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Virgin on the astonishing: Madonna, at The O2, reviewed

21 October 2023

9:00 AM

21 October 2023

9:00 AM

Madonna

The 02, touring until 6 December

Blink-182

The O2

When I was a kid listening obsessively to AC/DC and Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath, I despaired of music writers. How come none of them – except the staff of Kerrang! magazine and a couple of writers on Sounds – could see the majesty and splendour of this music? Why were they always banging on about flipping Echo and the Bunnymen and Joy Division, or harking back to old man Dylan? These days, all three of those bands are to some degree or another as revered.

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