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Madonna announces 2012 world tour & Hyde Park dates

Madonna

Story by Jack Foley

MADONNA has announced plans for a major world tour, including a date in London’s Hyde Park in July.

The Madonna 2012 World Tour begins May 29, 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 sites, including the Plains of Abraham in Quebec and a return visit to South America and Australia where she has not performed in 20 years.

The tour will stop in 26 European cities including London, Edinburgh, Paris, Milan and Berlin.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, February 10 and will be available from www.livenation.co.uk

UK tickets prices and dates (subject to booking fee) are as follows (all July 2012):

17 – London Hyde Park (£125 & £70)
21 – Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (£125/£80/£75/£70/£60/£45)

The announcement of Madonna’s 2012 World Tour follows an extraordinary week which along with Madonna’s Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime performance saw the release of Madonna’s new single, Give Me All Your Luvin’ from her highly anticipated new album MDNA on Live Nation/Interscope Records – scheduled to be released on March 26.

MDNA is already No. 1 on iTunes in many countries including the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Canada, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Arthur Fogel, CEO Live Nation Entertainment Global Touring and Madonna tour promoter, commented: “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.”

Madonna 2012 World Tour – the complete dates:

May
29 – Tel Aviv, Israel, Ramat Gam Stadium

June
3 – Abu Dhabi, Yas Arena
7 – Istanbul, Turkey, Turk Telecom Arena (On Sale Soon)
11 – Zagreb, Croatia, Maksimir Stadium
14 – Milan, Italy, Stadio San Siro
16 – Florence, Italy, Stadio Franchi
20 – Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi
24 – Coimbra, Portugal, Estadio Cidade de Coimbra
28 – Berlin, Germany, O2 Arena

July
2 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Parken Stadium
4 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
12 – Brussels, Belgium, Stade Roi-Baudouin
14 – Paris, France, Stade De France
17 – London, UK, Hyde Park
21 – Edinburgh, UK, Murrayfield Stadium
24 – Dublin, Ireland, Aviva Stadium
29 – Vienna, Austria, Ernst-Happel-Stadion

August
1 – Warsaw, Poland, National Stadium
7 – Moscow, Russia, Olimpiski Arena (On Sale Soon)
8 – St. Petersburg, Russia, SKK Arena (On Sale Soon)
12 – Helsinki, Finland, Olympic Stadium
15 – Oslo, Norway, Telenor Arena
18 – Zurich, Switzerland, Stadion Letzigrund
21 – Nice, France, Stade Charles-Erhmann
28 – Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
30 – Montreal, QC, Bell Centre

September
1 – Quebec City, QC, Plains of Abraham Site
4 – Boston, MA, TD Garden
6 – New York, NY, Yankee Stadium
10 – Ottawa, ON, Scotiabank Place
12 – Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
15 – Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
19 – Chicago, IL, United Center
23 – Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
29 – Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena

October
2 – Seattle, WA, Key Arena
6 – San Jose, CA, HP Pavilion
10 – Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
13 – Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand
16 – Phoenix, AZ, US Airways Center
20 – Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
24 – Houston, TX, Toyota Center
27 – New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Arena
30 – Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center

November
1 – St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
3 – St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
10 – Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
15 – Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable Arena
17 – Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
TBC – Miami, FL, To Be Confirmed

The tour will also visit South American and Australia