2012: Power Cut in Córdoba!

The final show of Madonna's Number One MDNA Tour certainly proved eventful in the Argentinian city of Córdoba last night (Saturday December 22nd 2012).

During "Open Your Heart" at approximately 0:15am a power failure plunged the giant stadium into darkness.

All sound stopped immediately - the stage lighting went off and all video screens went black. Only emergency lighting illuminating the stage remained.

For the next hour confusion reigned! Madonna tried to communicate with the audience for almost 10 minutes - addressing both the Golden Triangle and then the Golden Circle area using a hand-held loudspeaker.

She then left the stage while the dancers and Kakalan Trio entertained everyone as best they could. At this point it was not clear if the show would restart at all.

Finally the power resumed and announcements were made that the show would restart and at approximately 1:15am that happened with the full performance of "Vogue".

A very emotional Madonna apologised and thanked the crowd for their patience and understanding just before a stunning performance of "Like a Virgin", during which she jokingly smoked a cigarette on stage (a reference to the cigarette controversy in Chile earlier in the week).

Madonna-TV would like to thank everyone associated with the MDNA tour for making this one of the most amazing Madonna tours ever.

And you know the drill... EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of everything which happened at the final shows will be "coming soon" on Madonna-TV! ;) ;)

(December 2012, Madonna-TV)


  1. Please guys, get your facts straight. I was there. The power failure was not due to a power outage in the stadium. The stadium lights never went out, in fact they were turned on while the technicians were trying to figure out what happened. The problem was a failure in the power generator that is part of the equipment that belongs to the Madonna Tour infrastructure. When you say that there was a power outage it reflects badly on the Argentina infrastructure, and that was not the case

  2. Man, Argentineans and their usual touchiness... Come on! Who cares who´s fault it was. The show was amazing, and the blackout turned out to be a bonus that 55000 fans had the privilege to experience!

  3. Absolutely...!

    The show *was* amazing and the blackout made it the most memorable Madonna gig ever.

    I have only adoration for Argentina after the amazing time I had there - and even more so - Santiago Chile, one of the most beautiful and welcoming cities I'v ever experienced! :-)