The Girlie Show World Tour
is the fourth concert tour
, in support of her fifth studio album, Erotica
. The tour visited the Americas
, and Australia
. Madonna's inspiration for the name of the tour was a painting called "Girlie Show" by Edward Hopper
. The tour is estimated to have grossed over US$70 million.
About the Tour
Proclaiming after her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour
that she would "never go on tour again", it only took her three years until she hit the road again. After that, she said that if "you ever hear me say again 'I'm never going on tour again', don't believe me."
The Girlie Show was launched in support of Madonna's 1992 album, Erotica
. The show had the central visual theme of a "sex circus". Described as "a mixture of a rock concert, a fashion show, a carnival performance, a cabaret act and a burlesque show", the show had a more complex stage than those from Madonna's previous tours: it had a runway that led from the center of the main stage to a minor stage, a revolving elevated platform in the middle of the main stage, balconies in the rear of the stage, and a giant illuminated "Girlie Show" sign above stage, among other features. The tour was directed by Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone
; costumes for the tour were designed by Italian
fashion house Dolce &......