By J J ANISIOBI
The church of Madge: Madonna kicked off her MDNA world tour in Tel Aviv, Israel, tonight, and appealed for peace in the middle east
Tel Aviv was transformed into a land of razzamatazz tonight when Madonna took to the stage to kick off her 80 nation MDNA world tour.
The 53-year-old appealed for world peace and calm in the Middle East as fans went wild in the sold out 35,000-seat Ramat Gan Stadium.
The mother-of-four spoke to the audience between sets and revealed why she chose the Israeli city to launch her tour at 9.45pm tonight.
She said: 'I chose to start my world tour in Israel for a very specific and important reason.
'You can't be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world, we all bleed the same colour,' she said as the crowd cheered wildly.
'If we can all rise above our egos and our titles and the names of our countries and our religions, and treat everyone around us with dignity and respect, then we are on the road to peace.
The all blacks: Madonna performed in Tel Aviv and got a great reception from the crowd who screamed wildly
She continued: 'If there is peace here in the Middle East, there can be peace in the whole world.'
Madonna reportedly donated 580 tickets to her show to members of both the Israeli and Palestinian peace camps, but not everyone accepted the generous gift.
The concert kicked off with guts and guns being shown on the big screen inter-cut with Catholic imagery before the star burst on stage.
The church of Madonna: Topless dancers dressed as monks performed at the sold out Ramat Gan stadium
The fans enjoyed the grand opening and one eager person tweeted: 'Bow To The Queen Madonna!! #MDNA TEL AVIV!” Bow To The Queen Madonna.'
With guns featuring heavily in the next two songs, Revolver, and Gang Bang, the dancers and the Material Girl singer repeatedly fired guns into the audience.
After the dark introduction the tone switches up as Madge whips off her dark clothing to change into a cheerleader outfit with her iconic cone shaped bra making its first appearance as she performs vogue.
Guitar hero: The MDNA tour kicked off in Israel because Madonna wanted to promote world peace across all nations
Madonna, who is dedicated to Kabbalah, put on a show that the large majority of her fans seemed to be ecstatic about.
Israeli fan Carmit Zindani, 32, beamed: 'There is simply nothing bigger than Madonna starting her world tour here in the Holy Land. She is one of us.'
Another follower said on Twitter: 'The true and only Queen Madonna ruled Tel Aviv, amazing show!'
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The epic show marks the start of her ninth world tour and her first since her Sticky And Sweet set in 2008.
From Israel, she will head to Abu Dhabi and then to Europe and the Americas before finishing in Australia in early 2013, where she has not performed in more than 20 years.
'Madonna changes outfits seven or eight times and the dancers change 10 to 15 times, depending on the dancer,' stylist Arianne Phillips told the WWD website.
She has signed up a list of designers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, Dolce & Gabbana, Fausto Puglisi and J Brand.
She has also planned to wear Prada and Miu Miu shoes, as well as footwear and lingerie from her own Truth or Dare line.