The concert took place at the 2,700 seat l'Olympia Theatre in Paris. Madonna opened her set, according to the BBC
, proclaiming that she had "a special affinity with France" and "It could go all the way to Napoleon, because I think of myself as a revolutionary." She then launched into a rendition of Serge Gainsbourg's Je t’aime moi non plus
. However, warm feeling between Madonna and her audience was allegedly lost due to the brevity of her performance.
The concert was not only short, 15 of the 45 minutes were taken up with Madonna addressing the crowd on a range of social issues, according to the Daily Mirror
The recent show came as a surprise and tickets were only announced shortly before the event, with the tickets selling out in minutes. Sky News
notes that fans paid around $315 for a ticket, with some tickets changing hands for up to $1,500. According to Rolling Stone
, many angry fans demanded refunds.
The latest incident follows an earlier controversy surrounding the singer on her MDNA tour. At an earlier concert in France she used an image
where a swastika was imposed on the face of the far-right French politician Marine Le Pen.