Confessions Tour - Schedule
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The crucifixion scene caused a lot of controversy, especially in Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Czech Republic and Russia, where religious conservativists tried to ban the show. When the concert was broadcast on NBC in November, Madonna was not shown during the performance until she came down from the cross. In addition, the concert special featured several other editing, including the omission of Drowned World, Paradise & Lucky Star.
The concert in Moscow was originally planned at the Moscow University on September 11th. Because this venue raised some security issues, the show was moved to the Luzhniki Stadium on September 12th.
Months before the tour, Madonna had promised that if she'd tour Japan, she'd also tour Australia. As the tour got planned, Japan was included, but Australia wasn't. For this, Madonna posted an official apology on her website.
The August 13th, 15th & 16th shows in London were recorded for the tv special (directed by Jonas Akerlund), which was released on DVD in January 2007. A live CD accompanied the release with 13 tracks.