Madonna announces 2012 World Tour
Madonna has announced her 2012 World Tour, which will take in the Middle East, Europe, North and South America and Australia
Madonna has announced her 2012 World Tour.
The 'Give Me All Your Luvin' singer is set to embark on a huge trek across the Middle East, Europe, America and Australia - where she has not played for 20 years - in support of her forthcoming album 'MDNA'.
The tour starts in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 29th, and goes across Europe before heading to North America.
South American and Australian dates are yet to be announced.
The 'Music' hitmaker made her live comeback on Sunday (05.02.12), performing at the NFL Super Bowl in the US, playing a career spanning 12 minute set, which saw her carried to the stage at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium on a golden throne and joined by dancers dressed as Egyptian warriors. She was joined by guest stars including LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. and Cee-Lo Geen during her performance.
Speaking about touring, Madonna recently told TV host Graham Norton: "I do enjoy it, truthfully. I enjoy putting the show together.
"It's hard work but, for me, it's the most rewarding of all my jobs.
"To be able to stand on the stage and feel that very visceral connection with human beings, and that thing that only music can do with other humans - there's nothing like it."
Madonna fans who order tickets in the US will get a free copy of her new album, either in physical form or as a digital download.
Madonna's last live shows, the Sticky & Sweet Tour, took in 85 dates worldwide between 2008 and 2009.
Madonna 2012 Tour dates announced so far:
Europe and Middle East:
29May - Tel Aviv, Israel - Ramat Gam Stadium
03Jun - Abu Dhabi - Yas Arena
07Jun - Istanbul, Turkey - Turk Telecom Arena
11Jun - Zagreb, Croatia - Maksimir Stadium
14Jun - Milan, Italy - Stadio San Siro
16Jun - Florence, Italy - Stadio Franchi
20Jun - Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi
24Jun - Coimbra, Portugal - Estadio Cidade de Coimbra
28Jun - Berlin, Germany - O2 Arena
02Jul - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken Stadium
04Jul - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
07Jul - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
12Jul - Brussels, Belgium - Stade Roi-Baudouin
14Jul - Paris, France - Stade De France
17Jul - London, UK - Hyde Park
21Jul - Edinburgh, UK - Murrayfield Stadium
24Jul - Dublin, Ireland - Aviva Stadium
29Jul - Vienna, Austria - Ernst-Happel-Stadion
01Aug - Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium
07Aug - Moscow, Russia - Olimpiski Arena
08Aug - St. Petersburg, Russia - SKK Arena
12Aug - Helsinki, Finland - Olympic Stadium
15Aug - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena
18Aug - Zurich, Switzerland - Stadion Letzigrund
21Aug - Nice, France - Stade Charles-Erhmann
28Aug - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
30Aug - Montreal, Quebc - Bell Centre
01Sep - Quebec City, QC - Plains of Abraham Site
04Sep - Boston, MA - TD Garden
06Sep - New York, NY - Yankee Stadium
10Sep - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
12Sep - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
15Sep - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
19Sep - Chicago, IL - United Center
23Sep - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
29Sep - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
02-Oct - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
06-Oct - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
10-Oct - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
13-Oct - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand
16-Oct - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
20-Oct - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
24-Oct - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
27-Oct - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
30-Oct - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
01-Nov - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
03-Nov - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
10-Nov - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
15-Nov - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
17-Nov - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
TBC - Miami, FL - To Be Confirmed