Madonna Performs to 1.5 Million People at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Madonna brought her “Celebration Tour” to a close with the biggest show of her career.

The pop icon held a free concert on Saturday, May 4th, at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, drawing upwards an estimated 1.5 million attendees.

Madonna’s performance spanned 26 songs and included guest appearances from Brazilian pop stars Anitta (who joined for “Vogue”) and Pabllo Vittar (who took part in the tour debut of “Music”). Check out the full setlist and watch performance footage below.

Previously, Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach massive concerts from The Rolling Stones, who played to a crowd of 1.5 million in 2006, and Rod Stewart, who broke the world record for most-attended concert of all time with an audience of 4.2 million people in 1994.

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Beyond being a big night in live music history, Madonna’s performance also closed out her “Celebration Tour,” which saw her honor her long, multi-faceted career with “reverence and joy,” as Consequence’s Paolo Ragusa explained in his review. Originally delayed after Madonna was hospitalized and put into an induced coma in June 2023, the tour kicked off last fall, and brought her to cities around the world, from Europe to the US, Mexico, and more.


Earlier this year, the tour made headlines when the New York stop had a delayed start, resulting in some fans suing (though Madonna’s legal team has clapped back). Last month, another incident happened where Madonna called out the production staff at a Miami venue for blasting the AC.


Act I
Nothing Really Matters
Into the Groove
Burning Up
Open Your Heart

Act II
Live to Tell
Like a Prayer

Justify My Love
Hung Up
Bad Girl

Act IV
Vogue (with Anitta)
Human Nature
Crazy for You

Act V
The Beast Within
Die Another Day
Don’t Tell Me
This Little Light of Mine
Express Yourself
La Isla Bonita
Music (with Pabllo Vittar)

Act VI
Bedtime Story
Ray of Light

Billie Jean / Like a Virgin
Bitch I’m Madonna