1987: Japanese Concert TV Broadcast!


25 years ago tonight Madonna was performing her final show of the first leg of the 1987 Who's That Girl World Tour.

Japan's 5th concert of the tour was at the Korakeun Stadium in capital city Tokyo and this show was specially filmed for TV broadcast and general release.

Edited highlights of the concert first aired on Japanese TV shortly after the show took place and within a couple of months the full gig was officially released (in that country only) on both VHS and Laserdisc as "Who's That Girl: Madonna Live In Japan". Outside Japan, fans would have to wait until Spring 1988 for an official home-video release of the tour in the shape of "Ciao Italia: Madonna Live From Italy".

Here's something rarely seen since 1987 - from the original Japanese TV broadcast the opening title sequence of the TV special, followed by "Open Your Heart" in full and then the original advertisements which were shown in the first ad break!




(June 1987)