Re-Invention Tour - Schedule
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Madonna had to postpone her 2nd show of the tour on May 25th due to illness. The show was rescheduled one day later.
For the European tour originally only London and Paris were announced. There were negotiations for shows in Spain, Italy and Germany but for some reason they failed. Instead shows were added for Holland and Portugal.
Rumours about getting Madonna to Slane Castle started spreading in March and seemed confirmed when a licence was applied for in April, which got approved in June.
Madonna originally planned to play 3 shows in Israel, but cancelled her plan due to safety problems. According to rumours she had received death threats from extremists. She did visit Israel for a pelgrimage right after the tour.
The Lisbon shows almost got cancelled due to a conflict with a church group who reserved the venue the week prior to the concert. Since Madonna's crew needed the venue to set up the stage and to prepare for DVD recordings, both shows were pushed back one day. This is the reason why the tour book mentions September 12 & 13 instead of 13 & 14.
For a while, Madonna and the tour management considered extending the European tour with stops in Helsinki, Stockholm and Moscow. Although some of those negotiations were almost finalized, Madonna decided to stick to the original idea to end the tour in Lisbon.
Like the Drowned World Tour, it was planned to broadcast one of the shows on TV. However, negotiations with TV network CBS fell through when it didn't want to comply with Madonna's demand to air for more than 2 hours and commercial-free.
The 4-month long tour was chronicled by Jonas Akerlund in the I'm Going To Tell You A Secret documentary. The movie features several edited performances, which is the only official footage of the show made available.