By the numbers: Everything we know about Madonna's NZ shows

The Material Girl herself is performing in New Zealand this weekend - but what can we expect from Madonna's show? Rachel Bache takes a look.
American singer Madonna performs during the Rebel Heart World Tour. Photo / AP
American singer Madonna performs during the Rebel Heart World Tour. Photo / AP

Madonna has always had a flair for putting on a dramatic live performance and it sounds like the Rebel Heart singer won't be holding back when she plays Auckland's Vector Arena on Saturday and Sunday.

Here are just some of the astounding figures that help give an idea of what's in store for Madonna's eager Kiwi fans ...

One huge crucifix stage

Madonna has always been a big fan of the crucifix - it's even got her in trouble with Catholic leaders in the past - but this pop icon doesn't care. The stage will run directly through the crowd, with a heart-shaped 'Rebel Heart' logo at the end.

America singer Madonna performs onstage during her concert Rebel Heart Tour. Photo / Getty Images
America singer Madonna performs onstage during her concert Rebel Heart Tour. Photo / Getty Images

One pioneering female DJ to open the show

DJ Mary Mac will open for Madonna for both nights of her New Zealand show, it was confirmed today.

No doubt she will get the party started early on the night.

Four poles arise from the stage during the show

You can only guess what those will be used for.

Six custom-designed sets of eyelashes are used each night

So that even the people seated up the back can see Madonna's peepers.

13 drums make up the drum-kit

For all those drum beats you didn't know existed.

20 amazing backup dancers

To help you Get Into The Groove.

America singer Madonna performs onstage during her concert Rebel Heart Tour. Photo / Getty Images
America singer Madonna performs onstage during her concert Rebel Heart Tour. Photo / Getty Images

23 songs on the set list

And you can bet it will cover a lot of the classics that fans will go crazy for.

121 days of rehearsal before the tour started

Which means this show is going to be on point.

200 plus pair of fishnets will be worn by Madonna by the time the Rebel Tour wrap

There's no such thing as too many fishnets when it comes to Madonna.

Madonna performs during the Rebel Heart World Tour. Photo / AP
Madonna performs during the Rebel Heart World Tour. Photo / AP

1000+ wardrobe pieces for all the performers onstage

Can anyone say "costume change?"

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

You might need to bring your sunglasses, Madonna is going to be so sparkly you won't be able to look directly at her. To get this look 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.

- nzherald.co.nz

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