Madonna Will Tour Down Under For The First Time In More Than 20 Years
After 23 years and ceaseless pleas from Aussie fans, Madonna—who hasn't played an Australia venue since her Girlie Show tour—will finally return to the country for six shows next spring, Billboard reported this morning (June 22). Her Madgesty will also play New Zealand for the very first time in Aukland.
"The #RebelHeartTour is coming to Australia and New Zealand!" Madonna proclaimed on Twitter, to uproarious—albeit expected—fan exclamation. Rebel Heart's opening atop the country's charts marked the 11th time the "Ghosttown" singer had reached No. 1 in Australia, a feat no other artist has bested.
General ticket sales for Madonna's Australia and New Zealand dates will be available on July 6, but members of the Icon fanclub and My Live Nation will have the opportunity to strike first.
The Rebel Heart tour, which kicks off on September 9 in Montreal, will feature comedian Amy Schumer as an opener for three New York City dates. The tour was originally slated to kick off in August in Miami, but the first five shows were rescheduled last month when Madonna decided the creative could use a bit more finessing.
"Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realized. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my fans. I can promise you this show will be worth the wait," she wrote on her website.
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