Madonna gives impromptu gig in Paris square

Superstar Madonna delighted fans on the streets of Paris last night (Nov 9), performing an impromptu aftershow gig in tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent terror attacks.

One of the few big-name acts who refused to cancel her European shows following the attacks, Madge was in the French capital for a concert on Wednesday evening at the Bercy arena, as part of her Rebel Heart tour.

Following the sell-out gig, the singer tweeted that she was heading to the Place de la Republique for an aftershow appearance.

After arriving at the well known public square, Madonna performed an acoustic mini-set consisting of her single Ghosttown, a cover of John Lennon’s Imagine and her hit Like A Prayer.

Video footage (see below) shows the singer performing with her 10-year-old son, David, plus guitarist Monte Pittman.

“Everybody knows why we’re here,” Madonna told the assembled crowd. “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.”

Earlier in the evening at the Bercy arena, the US singer wrapped herself in the French Tricolor to sing La Marseillaise.

“We will not bend down to fear,” she told concert-goers. “Think of what happened almost four weeks ago now.

“The heart of Paris and the heart of France beats in the heart of each city.

“I came here when I was 20 and it was here, in Paris, that I decided to make music. Thank you Paris for planting that seed in my heart!”