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Madonna announces a career-spanning greatest hits tour

Written by on 20th January 2023

Madonna is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her breakout single, Holiday, by embarking on her first-ever greatest hits tour.

The pop icon will perform music from her entire career, from 1983’s self-titled debut album to 2019’s Madame X.

The 35-date Celebration Tour will see also her return to arenas and stadiums after the experimental, theatre-based Madame X shows in 2019 and 2020. Some of those shows were called off as the star battled knee and hip injuries. The final 10 dates in Paris were then cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

When and where is Madonna playing?

Announcing the new tour, the star said: “I am excited to explore as many songs as possible, in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for.” A press release said the concerts “will take us on Madonna’s artistic journey through four decades and pays respect to the city of New York where her career in music began”.

The tour will kick off in Vancouver, Canada, in July, with dates in New York, Barcelona, Paris and Stockholm before it wraps up in Amsterdam on 1 December.

Only one date has been announced for the UK so far, at London’s O2 Arena on 14 October. However, her schedule is clear for a week on either side of that date, suggesting more shows will be announced when the initial dates sell out. Tickets for the Celebration tour go on sale at 10:00 local time on Friday 20 January, with pre-sales for fan club members starting on Tuesday 17 (North America) and Wednesday 18 (Europe).

(Source: BBC News)

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