Madonna is touring North America and Europe this summer with a stop in Israel:
- The trek will kick off May 24 in Los Angeles. It will consist primarily of North American arena dates, as well as 12 European shows. A handful of North American dates were confirmed through early-August, along with an Aug. 18 show in London and Sept. 1 concert in Paris.
"Madonna has already started rehearsals for the re-Invention Tour and she can't wait to get back on stage to recreate her songs from the earliest days of her career up until the present," manager Caresse Henry said in a statement. "There is no doubt that this tour will be the pinnacle of her long standing and well deserved reputation as one of the most exciting live performers of our time."
Current members of Madonna's Icon fan club will have access to ticket pre-sale opportunities. There will be no supporting acts.
....Here are Madonna's confirmed tour dates:
May 24: Los Angeles (Forum)
May 29: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
June 8: San Jose (HP Pavilion)
June l3: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
June 16-17: New York (Madison Square Garden)
June 27: Boston (Worcester Centrum)
July 4: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
July 11: Chicago (United Center)
July l8: Toronto (Air Canada Center)
July 24: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
July 28: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Office Depot Center)
Aug. l: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
Aug. l8: London (Earls Court)
Sept. 1: Paris (Bercy) [Billboard]
I like Madonna a lot, despite what some may think, as I believe is self-evident from this story I wrote last November (if Madonna comes to Cleveland, I'm there):
Britney and Madonna
Britney Spears and Madonna have made an intergenerational mutual assistance pact, sealed with a very public kiss at the MTV Video Awards this summer, and made tangible through Madonna's vocal appearance on Britney's current single, "Me Against the Music."
For her part Madonna has dubbed Britney — who turns 22 on December 2 — her worthy successor from among the variety pack of pop-tarts, while Britney conveys upon Madonna, 45, the admiration and respect of a new generation, revalidating the former Material Girl's relevance as middle age casts a lengthening shadow across her ray of light.