On Monday, the CEO of Live Nation Global Touring announced that Madonna would launch her 2012 world tour in support of her upcoming MDNA album on May 29 with a show in Tel Aviv, Israel. He told Billboard magazine that the outing will be the singer's most extensive tour in terms of total dates and will take her to Australia for the first time in 20 years.
She'll play a combination of arenas, stadiums and outdoor sites, hitting 26 European and Middle Eastern markets (including London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Abu Dhabi and Berlin) before turning her attention to the U.S. Her North American shows start with an August 28 gig in Philadelphia and include 25 dates. Among them are a September 6 show at New York's Yankee Stadium and an October 10 stop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles before she heads to Latin America after Thanksgiving.
Other cities on the itinerary include: Boston, Atlantic City, Chicago, Washington, Seattle, Las Vegas, Dallas and New Orleans. Tickets for the North American dates will go on sale beginning on February 13.
The bar is already set high for Madonna, since her 2008-2009 Sticky & Sweet Tour grossed $408 million, which is the highest amount ever raked in by a solo artist and third-best of all time.
Madonna tour dates:
»August 28 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
»August 30 -- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
»September 1 -- Quebec City, QC @ Plains of Abraham Site
»September 4 -- Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Garden
»September 6 -- New York, NY @ Yankee Stadium
»September 10 -- Ottawa, ON @ Yankee Scotiabank Place
»September 12 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center
»September 15 -- Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
»September 19 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
»September 23 -- Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
»September 29 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
»October 2-- Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
»October 6 -- San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
»October 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
»October 13 -- Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
»October 16 -- Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
»October 20 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
»October 24 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
»October 27 -- New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
»October 30 -- Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
»November 1 -- St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
»November 3 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
»November 10 -- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
»November 15 -- Charlotte, N.C. @ Time Warner Cable Arena
»November 17 -- Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena