Madonna cancels remaining Paris gigs over coronavirus

Madonna (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Madonna (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Pop singer Madonna on Monday called off two concerts in Paris, the last dates in her Madame X world tour, after French authorities banned large gatherings to stem the coronavirus spread.

"It is with profound regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the last two Madame X shows," the venue for the 10 and 11 March shows, the Grand Rex concert hall, announced on its website.

Paris was to be the last stage in Madonna's tour, which kicked off in New York last September and took her to Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Lisbon and London.

The 2 800-capacity Grand Rex cited the decision of the authorities to ban all gatherings of over 1 000 people for the cancellation.

The 61-year-old star played a single night at the Grand Rex on February 22 but cancelled a performance the following evening, citing "ongoing injuries."

Compiled by Alex Isaacs.