On this day (Dec. 22) in 2012, Madonna took her final bow during her MDNA World Tour, the highest grossing tour of the year. According to Billboard Boxscore, the 88-show tour grossed an impressive $305 million. To mark the achievement, the pop icon was awarded with the Top Touring Artist Award at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. During her acceptance speech she said, "It took several international villages to put my show together." We can believe it.
MDNA (which Madonna described as “the journey of a soul from darkness to light”) was her ninth concert tour and showcased material from her twelfth studio album of the same name. Of course no Madonna concert would be complete without controversy, and this tour was no different, touching on violence, firearms, human rights, nudity and politics.
Today, we revisit the tour (that you probably attended) with our 5 favorite moments.