Madonna returning to Australia in 2013
Madonna will finally tour Australia in 2013.
Her promoters Live Nation confirmed today that she will make her first visit here since 1993 early next year.
The announcement follows her performance at the Super Bowl half-time show broadcast to over 100 million viewers worldwide yesterday.
Madonna’s world tour will start in Tel Aviv on May 29 and end in Australia in early 2013, with 90 dates planned globally her longest tour to date.
Madonna’s last four world tours have all bypassed Australia.
Her manager Guy Oseary told angry Australian fans in 2009 after axing tour plans: “Madonna really needs to go to Australia. We are long overdue for a trip Down Under and apologise for that, it will happen.
Live Nation CEO Arthur Fogel told Billboard: “Of the shows we’re doing, I’d say 25 per cent to 30 per cent will be markets she’s never played before. There’s still a few left. We’ll get to these markets where she’s never been, some exciting new places, and get back to Australia after too long a time.”
Fogel said the tour will be adapted for arenas, stadiums and unique outdoor sights it will be big and can get bigger.
Madonna performed at the MCG in 1993.
Her last tour, 2008/2009’s Sticky & Sweet, grossed over $400 million. The new tour will be potentially more lucrative.
The itinerary sees Madonna in Europe through May to August, and North America from August to November before a break for Christmas and New Year, then the Australian leg.
Madonna’s new album MDNA is released on March 26.
From the Herald Sun.