MANCHESTER, England (AP) – Madonna kicked off the European leg of her “Re-Invention” tour Saturday with a crowd-pleasing show for 14,000 British fans.

Wearing black hot pants, a sequined silver top and knee-high black boots, the material girl mixed classics like “Holiday” and “Vogue” with tracks from her recent album “American Life” during the show at the Manchester Evening News Arena.

Tickets for Madonna’s two Manchester dates – the first in Britain since 2001 – sold out within an hour of going on sale in May.

Madonna is to perform again in Manchester on Sunday, followed by five nights in London and shows in Dublin, Paris, the Dutch city of Arnheim and Lisbon, where the tour ends Sept. 14.



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