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February 2012 News Archive

A new German show has just been added to Madonna's 2012 World Tour schedule and will take place at Koln's LANXEES Arena on July 10!

Tickets will go on sale March 5th at 9am local time and a devoted Icon pre-sale will start March 1st at 10am local time for Legacy members / 11am local time for Live Pass members (pre-sales week #4).

Also, we are happy to announce that tickets to the August 9 show in St. Petersburg (RU) will go on sale at 10am local time on March 5th.

The devoted Icon pre-sale will start March 1st at 10am local time for Legacy members / 11am local time for Live Pass members (pre-sales week #4).

While the June 3 show in Abu Dhabi is now sold out, we are happy to announce that a second one at the Yas Arena will take place on June 4!

Tickets to this newly added show will go on sale on Monday, March 5th, while a devoted Icon pre-sale will start at 10am local time for legacy members and at 11am local time for Live Pass members on March 1st.

Second shows in Las Vegas (October 14), Dallas (October 21), Houston (October 25) and St. Paul (November 4) have been added to Madonna's 2012 World Tour schedule.

A devoted Icon pre-sale will start for each of them at 10am local time on February 28 (pre-sales week #4). Please visit the site's "Tours" section for more info.

The "Girl Gone Wild" lyrics video has just been added to Vevo's Youtube channel!

Check it out!!

We are happy to confirm that Madonna's 2012 World Tour will visit Miami on November 19!

The show will take place at the American Airlines Arena, with tickets going on sale March 05, at 10am local time.

Please note that a devoted fan club pre-sale will start on February 28 at 10am for Legacy members (11am for Live Pass members) and is part of pre-sales week #4.

A second show at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi has just been added to Madonna's 2012 World Tour schedule and will take place on June 21!

Tickets will go on sale March 1st at 10am local time.

A devoted fan club pre-sale will start on February 27 at 10am local time (pre-sales week #4)

We are happy to announce that a show in Pittsburgh has just been added to Madonna's 2012 World Tour and will take place at Consol Energy Center on November 6, 2012.

Tickets to this new show will go on sale at 10am on February 27, while a devoted fan club pre-sale has just started and is part of pre-sales week #3.

More info is now available for two of the shows included in Madonna's 2012 World Tour schedule:

- Tickets to the June 7th show in Istanbul will be on sale February 24, with a devoted fan club pre-sale starting February 21 at 10am local time (pre-sale week #3).

- Tickets to the August 7th show in Moscow will be on sale March 1st and a devoted fan club pre-sale will start at 10am local time on February 27 (pre-sale week #4).

We are happy to confirm that the video for "Girls Gone Wild", the second "MDNA" single, is to be filmed this week.

The new video will be directed by the talented Mert & Marcus, who are also behind the 2010 "Interview" magazine and 2012 "MDNA" album photoshoots.

Madonna has just broke her own record in the Billboard Single Chart history, the "Give Me All Your Luvin'," single hitting the No. 10 spot on its second week in the US Chart.

This marks Madonna's 38th Top 10 single in the United States, Elvis Presley coming at #2 with 36 of them and The Beatles at #3 with 34.

Congratulations MDNA!

A second show in Chicago (September 20, 2012) has just been added to the 2012 World Tour schedule and public on-sale for this new show started along with the September 19 one.

A devoted Icon pre-sale is now available but please note that we have a very limited allotment for this show, so we will observe special rules as follows:

- Legacy and Live Pass Members have access to the Icon ticket sale at once.
- There is a 2-ticket limit per code.
- Remember, tickets are offered on a first-come first served basis. Due to demand, our allotment is expected to go quickly.
- This special ticket sale ends tonight @ 10pm local time or when our fan club allotment is depleted.

Thank you!

Due to overwhelming demand, a 2nd show has been confirmed in Los Angeles, San Jose & Vancouver and will go on sale simultaneously on Monday with previously announced dates.

Vancouver - Rogers Arena - Sept. 29 & 30 - On sale Monday, Feb. 13 at 10am.

San Jose - HP Pavilion - Oct. 6th and 7th On sale Monday, Feb. 13th at 10:00 am.

Los Angeles - Staples Center - October 10th & 11th - On sale Monday, Feb. 13th at 10:00 am.

A second show in Toronto has just been added to Madonna's 2012 World Tour schedule and will take place on September 13.

The related Icon pre-sale wil start at 12pm local time today (not at 10am, as announced in a previous e-mail).

Get Ready for this extra party!

Madonna will attend KIISFM's "On Air With Ryan Seacrest" this Friday, February 10, to discuss her Super Bowl Performance, her MDNA album and her upcoming world tour!

For Immediate Release - (New York, NY) - February 8, 2012 - It's been a record breaking week for Madonna. Along with 117.8 million viewers - the largest viewership for a halftime show in Super Bowl history - and three million more viewers than the game itself, the pre-orders for the Material Girl's upcoming MDNA album ascended to the top spot on iTunes stores in 50 countries and was the largest one day pre-order of any album in iTunes history, it was confirmed today by her record label Interscope. Commented Madonna, "Thanks for all the L-U-V!! from around the world."

A key part of the album release included a first of its kind worldwide promotion by Clear Channel, a leading global media and entertainment company, which premiered Madonna's highly anticipated new single and video, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," across its full range ofmedia platforms, including radio, outdoor, online and mobile on Friday, February 3. As part of the campaign, Clear Channel used extensive on-air and online promotions to drive listeners and Madonna fans to iTunes, where they could buy the new single and pre-order MDNA, scheduled to be released globally March 26.

Below are some of the astounding numbers that add up for Madonna this past week.


50 - Number 1's Pre-orders for Madonna's MDNA album on iTunes (biggest one day pre-order in ITunes (biggest one day pre-order in iTunes history) hit the top spot at iTunes store in 50 countries!
11,000,000 - YouTube downloads of new Madonna video... and counting. The most searched subject on YouTube and Google during the Super Bowl
13 - Madonna's new single catapults to the #13 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart
56 - "Give Me All Your Luvin'" marks Madonna's 56th appearance on the Hot 100 according to Billboard's Keith Caulfield
117.8 Million - Peak audience viewership during Madonna's halftime performance - largest in Super Bowl history - up 4.7 million from last year - surpasses Michael Jackson's 1993 halftime performance - and exceeds by 3 million the number of people viewing the 2012 Giants/Patriots game.
47.1 Million - Households saw Madonna's Super Bowl Performance
#6 - Trending at No. 6 on European Airplay Charts
#2 - iTunes Single, jumped from previous spot 11 after the Super Bowl
2500 - Spins in less than 48 hours at Top 40 radio
25 - "Give Me All Your Luvin'" single's chart debut
51 - Global Tour Dates Announced by Live Nation 1600 - Clear Channel Digital Billboards Around the Globe aired Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin'"


320 - Hours of rehearsal prior to performance
750 - Hours to create and complete the Givenchy gold cape Madonna arrived in
4 - Special guests: Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., LMFAO and Cee Lo Green
1 - Slackliner
20 - Dancing Dolls
17 - Core Dancers
200 - Members of Gospel Choirs from Indianapolis area
150 - Gladiators carried Madonna onto the stadium with 280 feet of custom made 3 inch rope
1200 - lbs. - weight of Madonna's golden throne designed by Madonna and Jimmie Martin in London. Throne included 2 specially designed specially designed sphinx heads covered in Swarovski crystals.
100 - Members of Drumline
250 - Volunteers who assembled and took down stage during half time in 6 minutes (go Hoosiers!)
27 - Carts which carried the stage were wheeled in by the volunteers
36 - Projectors hung from ceiling of stadium to create light show
120 - Individual lashes applied to each of Madonna's eyelids per eye
18k - Rose gold ground down and added to Madonna's eye shadow and lips by makeup artist Gina Brooke
200 - Pairs of black briefs provided by Calvin Klein for the Gladiators (they got to wear them home)

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 and 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

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 today.

VIP Packages will are available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit:

viagogo, Europe's leading secondary ticketing company (, 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.



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.

While you all got to discover the cover art to the deluxe edition of Madonna's new studio album a few days ago, we are now happy to share the artwork to the 12-track edition of "MDNA", which will hit the stores on March 26. Enjoy!

Visit Material Girl's Facebook page now for an exclusive peek inside Madonna's closet at last night's Super Bowl!

"Your Love and support means the world to me and will give me wings to fly through the Super Bowl!!" - Madonna

MDNA is already #1 on the U.S iTunes store!

Congratulations Madonna!

Madonna partnered with Clear Channel to debut her new single and video to more than 150 million people all over the world this morning. Click here for more info and enter to win a trip for two to the kickoff of Madonna's 2012 world tour at

The "Give Me All Your Luvin'" video has just premiered on Madonna's Youtube Channel. Check it out!

Also, click here to pre-order the MDNA album from iTunes.

We are happy to share the titles to 15 of the songs to be included on the Deluxe Edition!

- Girls Gone Wild
- Gang Bang
- I'm Addicted
- Some Girls
- I Don't Give A
- Turn Up the Radio
- Give Me All Your Luvin'
- B-day Song
- Superstar
- I'm a Sinner
- Masterpiece
- Falling Free
- Love Spent
- I Fucked Up
- Beautiful Killer

Also, don't forget that the 18-track Deluxe edition of the album will be available for pre-order from iTunes at 6am PST / 9am EST tomorrow!

Madonna is to attend a special press conference at 2pm EST today, which will air live on the NFL Network. Get ready for some exciting news!