MDNA World Tour

The Madonna 2012 World Tour begins May 31st 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel it was officially announced by Live Nation Entertainment, the tour’s international promoter. The shows will include arenas, stadiums and special outdoor sights including the Plains of Abraham in Quebec. The tour will stop in 26 European cities including London, Paris, Milan and Berlin. (Full Press Release)

Madonna (Vocals/Guitar)

Gibson Les Paul Classic (Ebony, modified with black hardware and Seymour Duncan pickups; ’78 in the bridge and a Greenie in the neck, flipped upside down)
Gibson Les Paul Axcess Custom w/ floyd rose tremolo (Alpine White) – Back Up
Gibson Hummingbird Custom (Ebony)
Fractal Audio Systems Axe FX II and MFC-101 controller

Guitar Tech: Tommy Simpson

Madonna playing her Les Paul during “Turn up the radio”
Madonna’s rack of Gibson guitars for the MDNA Tour

Monte Pittman (Guitar)

Jarrell MPS.f Monte Pittman Signature Model with floyd rose tremolo
Jarrell MPS Monte Pittman Signature Model
Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster (Black)
Gibson Melody Maker (covered in rhinestones)
Bourgeois 12-Fret OM
Bourgeois Ray LaMontagne Signature Model
Jerry Jones Master Electric Sitar
2 Orange Amps Rockerverb 100 Heads in custom black sparkle automotive finish
2 Orange Amps Cabs (4×12) in custom black sparkle automotive finish
Fractal Audio Systems Axe FX II and MFC-101 controller
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
Dunlop Jerry Cantrell Signature Wah
MXR Boost/Line Driver
MXR Dime Distortion
MXR Bass Octave Deluxe
MXR EQ (used for boost)
MXR Carbon Copy
TC Electronic PolyTune
Tortex .88s custom plectrums by Dunlop

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Guitar Tech: Tommy Simpson

Monte Pittman and his Jarrell MPS.f during “Turn up the radio”
Monte Pittman playing his Bourgeois 12-fret acoustic during “Masterpiece”
Monte Pittman’s guitars for the MDNA Tour
Monte Pittman’s pedalboard
MDNA / Monte Pittman Guitar Picks by Dunlop

Kevin Antunes (Music Director / Programming / Keyboards / Bass)

N/A yet

Madonna & Kevin Antunes during “Turn up the radio”

Brian Frasier-Moore (Drums)

DrumCraft Custom Acrylic BFM kit by CAD designs
SABIAN Cymbals
ddrum acoustic triggers
Pintech Pole Triggers
Roland PD-8 Trigger
Drum Kat Pad
VATER Brian Frasier-Moore signature drum sticks

Drums tech: Chris Achzet

Brian Frasier-Moore rocking the stage during “Give me all your luvin'”
Brian Frasier-Moore’s DrumCraft kit for the MDNA Tour
Brian Frasier-Moore’s DrumCraft kit

Ric’key Pageot (Keyboards/Piano)

Access Virus TI Polar Keyboard Analog Synthesizer
NORD Keyboards
Open Labs MiKo LXD
Spectrasonics Omnisphere

Keyboards Tech: Joe Wolfe

Ric’key Pageot playing piano during “Like a Virgin”
Ric’key Pageot’s rig
Ric’key’s Access Virus TI

Jason Yang (Violin)

Jason Yang during “Masterpiece”

Nicki Richards (Backing Vocals)

Nicki Richards giving us chills during “Like a prayer”

Kiley Dean (Backing Vocals)

Kiley Dean during “Masterpiece”

The Kalakan Trio (Percussion/Backing Vocals)

The Kalakan Trio & Madonna performing “Open your heart”


Girl Gone Wild
Gang Bang
Papa Don’t Preach
Hung Up
I Don’t Give A
Best Friend/Heartbeat (Interlude)

Express Yourself
Give Me All Your Luvin’
Turn Up The Radio
Open Your Heart
Justify My Love (Interlude)

Candy Shop/Erotica
Human Nature
Like A Virgin
Love Spent*
Nobody Knows Me (Interlude)

I’m Addicted
I’m A Sinner
Like A Prayer

*performed only in a few N.American shows