Madonna gave an impromptu performance in Paris’ Place de la Republique last night following her concert at Bercy arena. The Plaza has become a massive memorial to those who were killed in the attacks on 11/13, and Madonna paid tribute to the dead by singing several songs alongside her 10-year-old son David. She began with “Ghosttown” off of her latest album Rebel Heart, then segued into John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and finished with a moving and lively rendition of “Like A Prayer.” All of the songs were performed acoustically. According to the BBC, Madonna addressed onlookers by stating the following:
Everybody knows why we’re here… we just want to sing a few songs about peace, just to spread love and joy, and to pay our honour and respect to the people who died almost four weeks ago. And to spread light… we all need it.
Watch videos of Madonna’s performance below.