The Madonna Dance party keeps getting bigger. Following immediate one day sellouts in many of the major markets of Madonna’s tour, Live Nation Entertainment has announced that due to the overwhelming demand, additional shows have been added including New York City’s Yankee Stadium on September 8th, Washington DC’s Verizon Center on September 24th and Seattle on October 3rd. Tickets for the additional shows in these markets go on sale February 21st. Additional shows in Europe thus far include Berlin June 30th, on sale Friday, Feb. 17th and in Amsterdam July 8th, on sale Saturday, Feb. 18th.
Madonna.com has the available tour dates and New York's Yankee Stadium, with a capacity of 60,000, sold out in twenty minutes.
In North America, advance interest was so great that 2nd shows were announced in Los Angeles, San Jose, Toronto, Chicago and Vancouver – all of which went on sale today. The sell outs follow Madonna’s historic performance at the Bridgestone Super Bowl Half Time which was the largest viewed halftime performance in the history of the Super Bowl reaching 47.1 million households, along with pre orders for the Material Girl’s upcoming MDNA album which reached the No. 1 spot in 50 out of 51 markets on iTunes. MDNA is scheduled to be released on March 26th on Interscope Records.
The Madonna 2012 World Tour begins May 29th, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel and will stop in 26 European cities, before starting in North America in August.
The shows will include arenas, stadiums and special outdoor sights including the “Plains of Abraham” in Quebec and a return visit to South America as well as Australia, where she has not performed in 20 years.
60 dates so far (Israel, Turkey, North America & Europe only).