Madonna announces world tour; Philly’s first in U.S.

Posted: February 07, 2012

First, a worldwide audience.

Next, a worldwide tour.

Madonna, fresh off her performance as the Super Bowl's halftime show Sunday, has announced a globe-trotting string of concert dates, starting with May 29 in Tel Aviv, followed by Abu Dhabi and Istanbul, before a couple of dozen European gigs.

The Philadelphia appearance Aug. 28 at the Wells Fargo Center will kick off a series of 26 North American shows. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com on Feb. 13, as do tickets for the Sept. 6 show at Yankee Stadium and the Sept. 23 concert at Washington, D.C.'s Verizon Center.

The first shot at tickets and VIP package presales seems to be today, to Lifetime Legacy members of Madonna's fan club, Icon. Fans can sign up at www.madonna.com, according to the announcement.

Next, presale tickets will be available at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning to Citi card users. Details: www.citiprivatepass.com.

Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall will host the Material Girl on Sept. 15, with tickets available Feb. 27.

Madonna also hopes to schedule dates in South America and Australia.

The Super Bowl halftime show included a performance of her newly released single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," from MDNA, an album set for a March 26 release.

North American Tour

Date tickets go on sale is in parentheses.

Aug. 28, Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center (Sale date: Feb. 13)

Aug. 30, Montreal, Bell Centre (Feb. 18)

Sept. 1, Quebec City, Plains of Abraham Site (Feb. 17)

Sept. 4, Boston, TD Garden (Feb. 13)

Sept. 6, New York, Yankee Stadium (Feb. 13)

Sept. 10, Ottawa, Scotiabank Place (Feb. 13)

Sept. 12, Toronto, Air Canada Centre (Feb. 13)

Sept. 15, Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hall (Feb. 27)

Sept. 19, Chicago, United Center (Feb. 13)

Sept. 23, Washington, D.C., Verizon Center (Feb. 13)

Sept. 29, Vancouver, Rogers Arena (Feb. 13)

Oct 2., Seattle, Key Arena (Feb. 13)

Oct. 6, San Jose, HP Pavilion (Feb. 13)

Oct. 10, Los Angeles, Staples Center (Feb. 13)

Oct. 13, Las Vegas, MGM Grand (Feb. 27)

Oct. 16, Phoenix, US Airways Center (Feb. 27)

Oct. 20, Dallas, American Airlines Center (Feb. 27)

Oct. 24, Houston, TX,Toyota Center (Feb. 27)

Oct. 27, New Orleans, LA,New Orleans Arena (Mar. 5)

Oct. 30, Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center (Mar. 5)

Nov. 1, St. Louis, Scottrade Center (Mar. 5)

Nov. 3, St. Paul, Xcel Energy Center (Feb. 27)

Nov. 10,Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena (Mar. 5)

Nov. 15,Charlotte, Time Warner Cable Arena (Mar. 5)

Nov. 17, Atlanta, Philips Arena (Mar. 5)

Miami, Fla., concert is expected to be confirmed "soon," according to the tour announcement.


Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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