Posted September 11th 2015 in News

GALLERY: Madonna Kicks Off Rebel Heart Tour

As expected Madonna's Rebel Heart tour is a visual extravaganza!

Kicking off her world tour in Montreal, Canada the reviews are rolling in and so far so very good

Check out a sneak peek of what Australia and New Zealand can expect when she lands on our shores in 2016 and read on for a few facts and figures (they're fun ones we promise) about what it takes to get this show on the road. 

Rebel Heart Roadshow In Numbers

ONE specially designed crucifix shaped stage which flows directly through the audience with a heart shaped “Rebel Heart” at the end of the runway.

2,500,000 Swarovski crystals adorn Madonna's costumes.

2,150,400 LED Pixels light up the rear screens on the Rebel Heart stage

6.3 tonnes of lights, sound and video equipment necessary for each night's performance.

2.5 tonnes the weight of the moveable stage ramp used throughout the concert.

10,000 hours of workmanship have gone into creating costumes from Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Alexander Wang, Fausto Puglisi, Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Nicolas Jebran, Miu Miu, Prada and Swarovski for the Rebel Heart Tour.

1000+ wardrobe pieces are required for all the performers onstage.

500 pair of custom made shoes.

Image Credit: Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

200+ pair of fishnets will be worn by Madonna by the time the Rebel Tour wraps.

180 people working and traveling on the Rebel Heart Tour.

121 days of rehearsal before the opening night of the tour in Montreal.

60 people make up the costume staff dressing, sewing and adjusting the costumes night after night.

25 string instruments are used during the show.

23 songs are on the Rebel Heart Tour set list each night.

22 videos play on the rear screens during the concert.

20 dancers join the Material Girl on stage every night.

17 make-up brushes and 5 powder puffs used on Madonna each night.

13 drums make up the drum-kit.

7 bouncing sway poles extend over the audience during the performance.

6 custom designed sets of lashes are used each night.

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