Madonna will start her 52-city 2012 World Tour on May 29 in Tel Aviv, in support of her new album, MDNA. (PHOTO: REUTERS / Jeff Haynes).
Forget the Super Bowl halftime stage, Madonna is ready to take on the world.
The 53-year-old Material Girl has announced the dates for her 2012 world tour, in support of her upcoming album, MDNA.
Madonna will begin her tour of 52 cities on May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The world tour will include stops in Istanbul, Vienna, New York and Vancouver.
There are several firsts for Madge. Not only will the MDNA tour be her most extensive (in terms of dates), the tour will also be Madonna's first visit to Australia for the first time in 20 years, Live Nation CEO Arthur Fogel told Billboard.
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The MDNA tour will also be Madonna's first tour in three years. Her last tour, Sticky & Sweet, grossed more than $408 million in ticket sales, Billboard reports. The tour is the fourth highest-grossing concert tour of all time, behind U2's 360 Tour ($736 million), The Rolling Stone's A Bigger Bang Tour ($558 million) and AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour ($441 million).
The tour announcement is the latest Madonna headline to hit the music and entertainment world. On Friday, Madonna released the music video for Give Me All Your Luvin' -- two days ahead of her big Super Bowl halftime performance with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., who also appear in the video and song.
The halftime show, which was viewed by a record of 114 million people, did not disappoint. Madge delivered her classics Vogue, Music, Express Yourself, before launching into her new single Give Me All Your Luvin.' Joined by Cee Lo Green, his marching band and a choir, Madonna finished the halftime show with Like A Prayer, as the words World Peace lit up the field.
According to Fogel and Live Nation, more MDNA tour dates will be announced in the coming months, as Madonna is expected to finish the tour in Australia in 2013. This will put the total number of tour dates at around 90, according to Billboard.
MDNA arrives in stores on Mar. 26.
Here is the full list of dates for the first leg of Madonna's 2012 World Tour (via Billboard). For ticket information, visit Madonna's Web site.
29-May Tel Aviv, Israel Ramat Gam Stadium On Sale Feb. 10 3-Jun Abu Dhabi Yas Arena On Sale Feb. 27 7-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 2-Jul Copenhagen, Denmark Parken Stadium On Sale Feb. 13 4-Jul Gothenburg, Sweden Ullevi Stadium On Sale Feb. 17 7-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 1-Aug Warsaw, Poland National Stadium On Sale Feb. 17 7-Aug Moscow, Russia Olimpiski Arena On sale soon 8-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 1-Sep Quebec City, QC Plains of Abraham Site On Sale Feb. 17 4-Sep Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Feb. 13 6-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 2-Oct Seattle, WA Key Arena On Sale Feb. 13 6-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 1-Nov St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center On Sale Mar. 5 3-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