Following one of the most successful runs in European concert history, Madonna returns to the U.S. for the start of her mammoth Sticky & Sweet Tour with five sold out shows in the New York area. The Sticky & Sweet Tour is scheduled to open October 4th at New Jersey's Izod Arena with four Madison Square Garden dates to follow on October 6, 7, 11 and 12, it was confirmed today by Live Nation, the tour's international promoter.
"Now that I've warmed up in Europe, I'm ready to come home and do the show for my U.S. fans," remarked Madonna about her tour that includes 3500 wardrobe elements, 36 clothing designers, 100 pairs of kneepads, 12 trampolines, 69 guitars, a travelling personnel of 250, five keyboards for Kevin Antunes the musical director, three members of the Russian Romani (Gypsy) group the Kolpakov Trio, 18 dancers, one set of Swavorski crystal encrusted ear phones and one Material Girl.
Some of the rave reviews thus far: "In the premiere league of song-and-dance spectaculars, the queen of pop remains unrivalled and undefeated" raved the London Times. "Those who took in this spectacular opening to Madonna's world tour have seen anything as slick, innovative and energetic in recent months, then please point it out. The choreography, visuals and live talent were world class and mind-blowingly well executed, intelligent and witty" glowed The Independent (UK).
Following the NY area performances, The Sticky & Sweet Tour is scheduled to play multiple dates in North America including Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Oakland and Denver before wrapping up in Miami on November 26th. The tour will play Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium on November 6th. Tickets for this show are avaialble now at LiveNation.com. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.com plus all Ticketmaster retail outlets-- including all Macy’s, FYE stores & Ritmo Latino locations—and Charge by Phone: (213) 480-3232 • (714) 740-2000 • (805) 583-8700.
The tour then travels to Mexico City where the scheduled November 29th and 30th shows sold 100,000 tickets in just three hours. The South American leg of the Sticky & Sweet Tour has had a phenomenal response as well. With three shows and over 210,000 tickets already sold, a fourth performance was just added on December 3rd in Buenos Aires, followed by sold out performances in Santiago December 10 and 11, Rio De Janeiro on December 14 and 15 and Sao Paulo December l8, 20 and 21 due to unprecedented demand.
Madonna's current CD "HARD CANDY" debuted at No. 1 in over 33 countries.
Madonna's US Sticky & Sweet Tour:
04-Oct E. Rutherford Izod Center
06-Oct New York City Madison Square Garden
07-Oct New York City Madison Square Garden
11-Oct New York City Madison Square Garden
12-Oct New York City Madison Square Garden
15-Oct Boston TD BankNorth Garden
16-Oct Boston TD BankNorthGarden
18-Oct Toronto Air Canada Centre
19-Oct Toronto Air Canada Centre
22-Oct Montreal Bell Centre
23-Oct Montreal Bell Centre
26-Oct Chicago United Center
27-Oct Chicago United Center
30-Oct Vancouver BC Place Stadium
01-Nov Oakland Oracle Arena
02-Nov Oakland Oracle Arena
04-Nov San Diego Petco Park
06-Nov Los Angeles Dodger Stadium
08-Nov Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
09-Nov Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
11-Nov Denver Pepsi Center
12-Nov Denver Pepsi Center
16-Nov Houston Minute Maid Park
18-Nov Detroit Ford Field
20-Nov Philadelphia Wachovia Center
22-Nov Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
24-Nov Atlanta Philips Arena
26-Nov Miami Dolphin Stadium
Central & South American Tour Dates:
29-Nov Mexico City Foro Sol Paul Oakenfold
30-Nov Mexico City Foro Sol Paul Oakenfold
03-Dec Buenos Aires Estadio River Plate Paul Oakenfold
04-Dec Buenos Aires Estadio River Plate Paul Oakenfold
06-Dec Buenos Aires Estadio River Plate Paul Oakenfold
07-Dec Buenos Aires Estadio River Plate Paul Oakenfold
10-Dec Santiago Estadio Nacional Paul Oakenfold
11-Dec Santiago Estadio Nacional Paul Oakenfold
14-Dec Rio De Janeiro Maracana Stadium Paul Oakenfold
15-Dec Rio De Janeiro Maracana Stadium Paul Oakenfold
18-Dec Sao Paulo Morumbi Stadium Paul Oakenfold
20-Dec Sao Paulo Morumbi Stadium Paul Oakenfold
21-Dec Sao Paulo Morumbi Stadium Paul Oakenfold
The Sticky & Sweet Tour is being produced by Live Nation. For complete tour information, news, contests, and more, visit: www.madonna.com or www.livenation.com.