Superstar Madonna has confirmed she will start her world tour in Los Angeles on May 21 followed by various North Amercian cities including Chicago, Boston, Montreal and New York before crossing the Atlantic to Europe and finally to Osaka and Tokyo in Japan.
Considered by many to be the Number 1 Gay Icon, her first stop in Europe is scheduled for July 30 at Cardiff Millenium Stadium followed by 2 nights at London's Wembley Arena (Aug 1 and 3) and will include venues in Paris, France; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Rome, Italy; Dusseldorf and Hannover Germany; Horsens, Denmark. The press release however did not indicate Tokyo and Osaka concerts dates.
The Confessions Tour will be directed by longtime Madonna collaborator Jamie King with Stuart Price once again on board as Musical Director. Arianne Phillips and Jean Paul Gaultier, long standing members of Madonna's creative team, will respectively oversee and design costumes for the tour.
Madonna's previous tour, the 2004 Re-Invention Tour was the most successful tour of that year, according to Billboard Magazine.
With international record sales of over 200 million albums and a staggering 35 No. 1 hits on Billboard dance charts during the course of her unparalleled career, it's no surprise that Madonna issued the following mission statement regarding the Confessions Tour: "I'm going to turn the world into one big dance floor."
The 47-year-old multi-Grammy Award winning artist, songwriter and children's book author will warm up for the new tour with a previously announced April 30 date at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in southern California, the first festival appearance of her career.
Madonna Confessions Tour Dates
May 21 Los Angeles Forum
May 27 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 30 San Jose HP Pavilion
Jun 5 Fresno Save Mart Center
Jun 8 Phoenix Glendale Arena
Jun 14 Chicago United Center
Jun 21 Montreal Bell Centre
Jun 25 Hartford Civic Centre
Jun 28 New York Madison Square Garden
Jun 29 New York Madison Square Garden
Jul 06 Boston TD Bank Garden
Jul 12 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
Jul 16 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Jul 22 Miami American Airlines Arena
Jul 30 Cardiff Millenium Stadium
Aug 1 London Wembley Arena
Aug 3 London Wembley Arena
Aug 6 Rome Olympic Stadium
Aug 20 Dusseldorf LTU Arena
Aug 22 Hannover Niedersachsen
Aug 24 Horsens (Denmark) Forum Horsens Outdoor
Aug 27 Paris Bercy Stadium
Aug 28 Paris Bercy Stadium
Sep 3 Amsterdam Arena
Additional dates for Osaka and Tokyo, Japan forthcoming. Check http://www.confessionstour.com for updates.