Tuesday, February 7th - Los Angeles - For Immediate Release... Madonna is having a huge party and everyone's invited. The Madonna 2012 World Tour begins May 29th 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel it was officially announced by Live Nation Entertainment, the tour's international promoter. The shows will include arenas, stadiums and special outdoor sights including the Plains of Abraham in Quebec and a return visit to South America as well as Australia where she has not performed in 20 years. The tour will stop in 26 European cities including London, Paris, Milan and Berlin.
The first of 26 North American shows is scheduled for August 28th in Philadelphia and includes a September 6th show in NY's Yankee Stadium and an October l0th performance at LA's Staples Center. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale beginning February 10th in Tel Aviv and the United Kingdom, with North American tickets going on sale beginning February 13th. Tickets for North America are available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. A complete itinerary of Madonna 2012 follows this release.
The announcement of Madonna's 2012 World Tour follows an extraordinary week which included a monumental extravaganza of a performance at the Bridgestone Super Bowl Halftime which was seen in over 200 countries by over a billion people. Last week also saw the release of Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'" from her highly anticipated new album MDNA on Live Nation Entertainment/Interscope Records - scheduled to be released on March 26th. Pre orders have already catapulted MDNA to No. 1 on iTunes in 51 countries including the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Canada, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands. The single's video directed by Megaforce which also stars Nicki Minaj and MIA previewed on American Idol. Additionally, the Madonna directed Golden Globe Award winning film "W.E." opened in NY and LA with other markets to follow later in the month.
"Madonna's track record as a world class entertainer and touring artist speaks for itself. Her artistry, talent and creative productions get bigger and better with each tour and Madonna 2012 will be no exception. We are thrilled to have her back on the road and know her fans feel the same," commented Arthur Fogel, CEO Live Nation Entertainment Global Touring and Madonna tour promoter.
US residents ordering tickets online to a US performance will receive their choice of a digital or physical copy of Madonna's new MDNA album with every ticket purchased.
Citi is the official credit card of the US leg of Madonna's upcoming world tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 10am through Citi's Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com
Icon is Madonna's official fan club. Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages starting February 7, 2012. Registered free Icon members will have the opportunity to purchase an "Icon Live Pass" which gives them access not only to ticket & VIP Package pre-sales, but also to a tour devoted forum and an exclusive tour gift. Fans can sign up for a free Icon membership at Madonna.com today.
VIP Packages will are available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit: www.VIPNation.com
viagogo, Europe's leading secondary ticketing company (www.viagogo.co.uk
), has been named as the Official Premium and Secondary Ticketing Partner for Madonna's 2012 summer tour dates across Europe. viagogo will handle premium tickets for select shows this summer, offering fans the chance to see one of the most anticipated concert tours of the year. Fans that can no longer use their tickets will be able to resell them to other fans through viagogo's secure online platform, and, as always, all tickets are guaranteed.2012 WORLD TOUR ITINERARY
29-May - Tel Aviv, Israel - Ramat Gam Stadium - On Sale Feb. 10
03-Jun - Abu Dhabi - Yas Arena - On Sale Feb. 27
07-Jun - Istanbul, Turkey - Turk Telecom Arena - On sale soon
11-Jun - Zagreb, Croatia - Maksimir Stadium - On Sale Feb. 17
14-Jun - Milan, Italy - Stadio San Siro - On Sale Feb. 13
16-Jun - Florence, Italy - Stadio Franchi - On Sale Feb. 13
20-Jun - Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi - On Sale Feb. 16
24-Jun - Coimbra, Portugal - Estadio Cidade de Coimbra - On Sale Feb. 11
28-Jun - Berlin, Germany - O2 Arena - On Sale Feb. 13
02-Jul - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken Stadium - On Sale Feb. 13
04-Jul - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium - On Sale Feb. 17
07-Jul - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Ziggo Dome - On Sale Feb. 11
12-Jul - Brussels, Belgium - Stade Roi-Baudouin - On Sale Feb. 17
14-Jul - Paris, France - Stade De France - On Sale Feb. 14
17-Jul - London, UK - Hyde Park - On Sale Feb. 10
21-Jul - Edinburgh, UK - Murrayfield Stadium - On Sale Feb. 10
24-Jul - Dublin, Ireland - Aviva Stadium - On Sale Feb. 17
29-Jul - Vienna, Austria - Ernst-Happel-Stadion - On Sale Feb. 24
01-Aug - Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium - On Sale Feb. 17
07-Aug - Moscow, Russia - Olimpiski Arena - On sale soon.
08-Aug - St. Petersburg, Russia - SKK Arena - On sale soon
12-Aug - Helsinki, Finland - Olympic Stadium - On Sale Feb. 14
15-Aug - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena - On Sale Feb. 20
18-Aug - Zurich, Switzerland - Stadion Letzigrund - On Sale Feb. 24
21-Aug - Nice, France - Stade Charles-Erhmann - On Sale Feb. 14
28-Aug - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center - On Sale Feb. 13
30-Aug - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre - On Sale Feb. 18
01-Sep - Quebec City, QC - Plains of Abraham Site - On Sale Feb. 17
04-Sep - Boston, MA - TD Garden - On Sale Feb. 13
06-Sep - New York, NY - Yankee Stadium - On Sale Feb. 13
10-Sep - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place - On Sale Feb. 13
12-Sep - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre - On Sale Feb. 13
15-Sep - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall - On Sale Feb. 27
19-Sep - Chicago, IL - United Center - On Sale Feb. 13
23-Sep - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center - On Sale Feb. 13
29-Sep - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena - On Sale Feb. 13
02-Oct - Seattle, WA - Key Arena - On Sale Feb. 13
06-Oct - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion - On Sale Feb. 13
10-Oct - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - On Sale Feb. 13
13-Oct - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand - On Sale Feb. 27
16-Oct - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center - On Sale Feb. 27
20-Oct - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center - On Sale Feb. 27
24-Oct - Houston, TX - Toyota Center - On Sale Feb. 27
27-Oct - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena - On Sale Mar. 5
30-Oct - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center - On Sale Mar. 5
01-Nov - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center - On Sale Mar. 5
03-Nov - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center - On Sale Feb. 27
10-Nov - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena - On Sale Mar. 5
15-Nov - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena - On Sale Mar. 5
17-Nov - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena - On Sale Mar. 5
TBC - Miami, FL - To Be Confirmed - On Sale Soon
The tour will also visit South America. Additional cities and venues to be announced. Itinerary subject to change.