For every fat, drunk American football fan who couldn't even sit (or, uh, dance) through Madonna's 12-minute Super Bowl XLVI halftime bonanza, there are millions of giddy pop music fans in party towns like Istanbul, Zagreb, Warsaw, Kansas City, and St. Paul who'd be totally willing to blow their entire bank load just to spend two hours singing along to "Give Me All Your Luvin'" while getting middle-fingered "Like a Virgin" by the "Material Girl."
Well, good news for them ... The Sticky & Sweet 53 year old has announced her 2012 World Tour. Or as the "Official Press Release" says, "Madonna is having a huge party and everyone's invited."
This superinclusive, 52-show "Holiday" will kick off at Tel Aviv's Ramat Gam Stadium on May 29 before getting "Into the Groove" and "Causing a Commotion" in 25 other so-called European cities, including Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Moscow.
Then in late August, Ms. MDNA will skip across the Atlantic for some "Hanky Panky," "American Pie," and "Music" in 26 spots like Philly, Boston, New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, New Orleans, and Atlanta.
There's even a show skedded for Miami. But "Sorry,"
there's still no date or venue. It's apparently a "Secret."
UPDATE The "Secret" has been revealed! Madonna's coming to the American Airlines Arena on November 19.
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UPDATE Madonna's Miami show has sold out. But she's added a second concert at the AAA on November 20.
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Madonna's 2012 World Tour Dates
May 29 Ramat Gam Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel
June 3 Yas Arena, Abu Dhabi
June 7 Turk Telecom Arena, Istanbul, Turkey
June 11 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia
June 14 Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy
June 16 Stadio Franchi, Florence, Italy
June 20 Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
June 24 Estadio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
June 28 O2 Arena, Berlin, Germany
July 2 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
July 4 Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden
July 7 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
July 12 Stade Roi-Baudouin, Brussels, Belgium
July 14 Stade De France, Paris, France
July 17 Hyde Park, London, UK
July 21 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, UK
July 24 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
July 29 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
August 1 National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
August 7 Olimpiski Arena, Moscow, Russia
August 8 SKK Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia
August 12 Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland
August 15 Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
August 18 Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland
August 21 Stade Charles-Erhmann, Nice, France
August 28 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
August 30 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
September 1 Plains of Abraham Site, Quebec City, QC
September 4 TD Garden, Boston, MA
September 6 Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
September 10 Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, ON
September 12 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
September 15 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
September 19 United Center , Chicago, IL
September 23 Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
September 29 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
October 2 Key Arena, Seattle, WA
October 6 HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
October 10 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
October 13 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
October 16 US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
October 20 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
October 24 Toyota Center, Houston, TX
October 27 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
October 30 Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
November 1 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
November 3 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
November 10 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
November 15 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
November 17 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
November 19 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
Madonna. Monday, November 19, and Tuesday, November 20. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $48 to $386.50 via ticketmaster.com. Call 786-777-1000 or visit aaarena.com.