Madonna’s tour itinerary unwrapped for fans
Madonna, the world’s tastiest sweetheart, has announced more non-stop treats for her legions of legendary and devoted fans. Following the latest news that “Hard Candy” has debuted at Number 1 around the globe, it has been confirmed that Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet Tour” will begin (hip) hopping around the world on August 23rd in Cardiff, Wales with stops in major European markets through September including London, 11-September, and Paris, 20-September.
The North American leg of the “Sticky & Sweet Tour” begins October 3rd at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden on October 6th and 7th, followed by performances in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and more before stopping at Miami’s Dolphin Stadium on November 26th. Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet Tour” will also visit Mexico and South America later this year with show dates, and on sale information in these markets will follow at a later date.
Confirmed today by Guy Oseary, Madonna’s manager and Arthur Fogel, Live Nation’s CEO Global Touring and Chairman Global Music, who is producing the tour, “Sticky & Sweet” will play arenas and stadiums throughout Europe and North America including a number of cities where Madonna has not performed in the past fifteen years. “Sticky & Sweet” will be directed by Madonna’s long time creative collaborator Jamie King. The musical director will be Kevin Antunes. The complete tour itinerary is listed below with additiona cities and dates to be announced. For complete tour and ticket information, fans can visit livenation.com and madonna.com.
“Hard Candy,” Madonna’s 11th studio album for Warner Bros. Records debuted at number one in 27 countries around the world thus far, including the USA, Japan, France, UK, Germany, Canada, Italy, Australia, The Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Austria, Chile, Spain, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Slovenia, Portugal, Belgium, Brazil, Switzerland, Israel and U.A.E. The album has received Four Stars in Rolling Stone, Blender and People Magazine with The NY Daily News hailing “Hard Candy” as Madonna’s greatest album ever. Madonna’s current smash single “4 Minutes” was co-written and co-produced by Madonna, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake. “Hard Candy” is the Number One most downloaded digital album in the U.S. and many other countries. Madonna’s previous studio album “Confessions On A Dance Floor” sold over 8.5 million copies.
Madonna and Live Nation entered into a revolutionary partnership last fall and her last three worldwide tours were produced by Live Nation. A multi-Grammy award winner and recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Madonna has long been known for groundbreaking multi-dimensional tours that consist of visual and audio extravaganzas with non-stop singing and breathtaking dancing. Madonna’s last outing, 2006’s acclaimed Confessions Tour played in 25 countries including Russia, reached a collective audience of over 1.3 million fans, and was the highest grossing concert tour of all time by a female artist.
Tickets for “Sticky & Sweet” will go on sale beginning Friday, May 16th in London, Paris, Cardiff and Nice followed by on sales Saturday, May 17th in Amsterdam, Boston and Chicago with E. Rutherford and New York City on sale Monday, May 19th. Tickets will range from $55.00 through $375.00 offering a variety of excellent seats at all price levels. There will be a 4
ticket limit per person at the arena performances and a 6 ticket per person limit for stadium events.
Icon is Madonna’s official fan club. Legacy members of Icon get first access to tickets starting May 12th, 2008. Fan club members who join May 1st and later will not have access to presale tickets. However, all ticket buyers for the tour get a free trial one year Virtual Icon membership which provides access to the largest digital archive of Madonna photos online, a social networking community of dedicated Madonna fans, contests, news and much more.
Source: Live Nation.