Madonna Pays Tribute to Paris Victims With Impromptu Performance
Madonna paid tribute to the victims of the horrific November 13 terrorist attacks last night (December 9) when she gave an impromptu acoustic performance in Paris.
The surprise show took place at the Place de la Republique, where residents have created a makeshift memorial dedicated to the victims of the attacks. Madonna announced the performance on Twitter, writing, “Im singing some songs in place de la republique. Meet me there now #Paris. #rightnow #aftershow #rebelheartour.”
Accompanied by her son David and guitarist Monte Pittman, Madonna sang “Imagine,” “Ghosttown” and “Like A Prayer.”
According to a report from the Guardian, Madonna addressed the crowd during the brief performance, saying, “Everybody knows why we’re here. We just want to sing a few songs about peace, just to spread love and joy, and to pay our honor and respect to the people who died almost four weeks ago. And to spread light — we all need it."
Madonna also spoke of the Paris attacks earlier in the night, during her Rebel Heart Tour stop at the Bercy Arena, saying, “We will not bend down to fear! I think of what happened almost four weeks ago now. The heart of Paris and the heart of France beats in the heart of each city. I came here when I was 20 and it was here, in Paris, that I decided to make music. Thank you Paris for planting that seed in my heart!"
Check out the videos above to see Madonna perform acoustic renditions of "Imagine," "Ghosttown" and "Like A Prayer."
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