Official Live Nation Press Release - 07 February 2012
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 10th 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
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.
'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.
Madonna 2012 World Tour is the Material Girl's 9th Tour. Her first
tour was the 1985 Virgin Tour.
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.
CitiŪ is the official credit card of the US leg of Madonna's upcoming
world tour. CitiŪ cardmembers will have access to presale tickets
beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 10am through Citi's Private PassŪ
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
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.