Fresh off the back of her Super Bowl half-time show, watched by an estimated 114 million, Madonna has announced plans to tour the world later this year, beginning with a show in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv on May 29, 2012.
The international pop star caused a stir in Indianapolis on Sunday (February 5, 2012), dressing as an Egyptian Queen while performing a selection of her biggest hits with Nicki Minaj and Mia - the latter of whom finds herself in hot water for a middle-finger salute at the television cameras. The Pop icon appears to be taking full advantage of the controversy surrounding the half-time show, and wasted little time in announcing the list of dates for her world tour. Stopping off in 26 cities in Europe, Madonna will also be hitting North America at the end of August, with dates in South America and Australia yet to be finalized. Members of her fan-club will get first dibs on the tickets on February 7, 2012, while a general sale for fans in North America begins on February 13, 2012. The tour is in support of the singer's forthcoming album Mdna, which includes her latest single 'Give Me All Your Luvin', with Mia and Minaj.
It's likely that Madonna's Mdna Tour will once again break records - her 'Sticky and Sweet' jaunt in August 2008 made 170 stops worldwide and reportedly grossed over $200 million. Stand-out dates on the upcoming tour include a show at London's Hyde Park, a huge concert at New York's Yankee Stadium, and a performance at the Staples Center.