SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

May 08, 2008 03:00 ET

Madonna's Yummy 'STICKY & SWEET' Tour Itinerary Unwrapped for Fans for the Very First Time

'HARD CANDY' CD Debuts at No. 1 Around the World in 27 Countries Thus Far Including US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Australia

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - Madonna, the world's tastiest sweetheart, has announced more nonstop treats for her legions of legendary & devoted fans. Following the latest news that 'HARD CANDY' has debuted at No. 1 around the globe, it has been confirmed that Madonna's 'STICKY & SWEET TOUR' will begin (hip) hopping around the world on August 23rd in Cardiff, Wales with stops in major European markets through September including London (11-September) and Paris (20-September).

The US leg of the 'STICKY & SWEET TOUR' begins October 3rd at the Izod Center in E. Rutherford, New Jersey, with stops at NY's Madison Square Garden on October 6th and 7th, followed by performances in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and more before stopping at Miami's Dolphin Stadium on November 26th. Madonna's 'STICKY & SWEET TOUR' will also visit Mexico and South America later this year. (Show dates and on-sale information in these markets will follow at a later date.)

Confirmed today by Guy Oseary, Madonna's manager, and Arthur Fogel, CEO of Global Touring and Chairman of Global Music, Live Nation, who is producing the tour, 'STICKY & SWEET' will play arenas and stadiums throughout Europe and North America including a number of cities where Madonna has not performed in the past fifteen years. 'STICKY & SWEET' will be directed by Madonna's long time creative collaborator Jamie King. The musical director will be Kevin Antunes. The complete tour itinerary is listed below with additional cities and dates to be announced. For complete tour and ticket information, fans can visit: www.livenation.com & www.madonna.com.

'HARD CANDY,' Madonna's 11th studio album for Warner Bros. Records, debuted at Number One in 27 countries around the world thus far, including the USA, JAPAN, FRANCE, UK, GERMANY, CANADA, ITALY, AUSTRALIA, NETHERLANDS, SOUTH AFRICA, SWEDEN, DENMARK, IRELAND, FINLAND, AUSTRIA, CHILE, SPAIN, MEXICO, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE, SLOVENIA, PORTUGAL, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, SWITZERLAND, ISRAEL, and U.A.E. The album has received Four Stars in Rolling Stone, Blender and People Magazine with The NY Daily News hailing 'HARD CANDY' as Madonna's greatest album ever. Madonna's current smash single '4 Minutes' was co-written and co-produced by Madonna, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake. 'HARD CANDY' is the Number One most downloaded digital album in the US and many other countries. Madonna's previous studio album 'CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR' sold over 8.5 million copies.

Madonna and Live Nation entered into a revolutionary partnership last fall and her last three worldwide tours were produced by Live Nation.

A multi-Grammy award winner and recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Madonna has long been known for groundbreaking multi-dimensional tours that consist of visual and audio extravaganzas with nonstop singing and breathtaking dancing. Madonna's last outing, 2006's acclaimed 'CONFESSIONS TOUR,' played in 25 countries including Moscow and reached a collective audience of over 1.3 million fans and was the highest grossing concert tour of all time by a female artist.

"I'll be your one stop Candy Shop

Everything that I've got"

                                    Madonna

                                    'CANDY SHOP' from

                                    'HARD CANDY'

TICKETS:

Tickets for 'STICKY & SWEET' will go on sale beginning Friday, May 16th in London, Paris, Cardiff and Nice followed by on-sales Saturday, May 17th in Amsterdam, Boston and Chicago with E. Rutherford and New York City on sale Monday, May 19th. Tickets will range from $55.00 through $350 ($375.00 in Las Vegas) offering a variety of excellent seats at all price levels. Additional on-sales vary and are listed below or available at www.livenation.com & www.madonna.com. There will be a 4 ticket limit per person at the arena performances and a 6 ticket per person limit for stadium events.

MADONNA.COM:

Icon is Madonna's official fan club. Legacy members of Icon get first access to tickets starting May 12th, 2008. Fan club members who join May 1st and later will not have access to presale tickets. However, all ticket buyers for the tour get a free trial one year Virtual Icon membership which provides access to the largest digital archive of Madonna photos online, a social networking community of dedicated Madonna fans, contests, news and much more. Sign up for Icon at Madonna.com today.

Citi:

"We are proud to provide Citi® cardmembers with access to one of the most anticipated tours of 2008," said Vik Atal, Chairman and CEO, Citi Cards. "The Madonna tour is a great example of the benefits of our alliance with Live Nation which enables us to offer our cardmembers exceptional experiences through our innovative Private Pass Program." Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 13th at 10am ET through Citi's Private Pass Program®. For complete presale details visit: http://privatepass.citi.com.

*Applicable for 'STICKY & SWEET' shows in the US.

www.stubhub.com:

StubHub is the official fan-to-fan ticket marketplace for Madonna's North American Tour 2008. StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to a vast selection of nearly 30,000 sports, concert theatres and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead through innovation. The company's unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered via StubHub's patent-pending Fan Network (SM ticket delivery service, supported by seven-day toll free customer service at 1-866-STUBHUB and backed by an industry-first Fan Protect Guarantee).

*Applicable for 'STICKY & SWEET' shows in the US and Canada.

www.viagogo.co.uk:

viagogo is the Official Premium Ticketing Partner for Madonna's European Tour 2008. Premium tickets and VIP packages will be available from Friday, 16th May on www.viagogo.co.uk. In addition, viagogo will be the Official Secondary Ticketing Exchange where fans can buy and sell their tickets. viagogo facilitates the exchange between someone who wants to sell and someone who wants to buy a ticket for a live event. It guarantees that buyers receive their tickets in time for the show and sellers receive payment. viagogo is Europe's leading ticket exchange.

*Not applicable for 'STICKY & SWEET' shows in Germany & Italy.

About Live Nation:

Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." Additional information about the company can be found at www.livenation.com under the "About Us" section.

                         MADONNA

                     'STICKY & SWEET'

                    TOUR ITINERARY 2008



Show Date:  City:                Venue:           On-Sale Date:



23-Aug    Cardiff          Millennium Stadium      Fri. May 16

26-Aug    Nice             Stade Charles Ehrmann   Fri. May 16

28-Aug    Berlin           Olympic Stadium         Wed. May 21



02-Sept   Amsterdam        Arena                   Sat. May 17

04-Sept   Dusseldorf       LTU Arena               Wed. May 21

06-Sept   Rome             Olympic Stadium         Fri. May 23

09-Sept   Frankfurt        Commerzbank Arena       Wed. May 21

11-Sept   London           Wembley Stadium         Fri. May 16

20-Sept   Paris            Stade de France         Fri. May 16



03-Oct    E. Rutherford    Izod Center             Mon. May 19

06-Oct    New York City    Madison Square Garden   Mon. May 19

07-Oct    New York City    Madison Square Garden   Mon. May 19

15-Oct    Boston           TD BankNorth Garden     Sat. May 17

18-Oct    Toronto          Air Canada Centre       Sat. May 24

22-Oct    Montreal         Bell Centre             Sat. May 24

26-Oct    Chicago          United Center           Sat. May 17

30-Oct    Vancouver        BC Place Stadium        Sat. May 24



01-Nov    Oakland          Oracle Arena            Sun. June 1

04-Nov    San Diego        Petco Park              Sun. June 1

06-Nov    Los Angeles      Dodger Stadium          Sun. June 1

08-Nov    Las Vegas        MGM Grand Garden Arena  Sat. May 31

11-Nov    Denver           Pepsi Center            Sat. May 31

16-Nov    Houston          Minute Maid Park        Sat. May 31

19-Nov    Philadelphia     Wachovia Center         Mon. June 2

22-Nov    Atlantic City    Boardwalk Hall          Mon. June 2

24-Nov    Atlanta          Philips Arena           Sat. May 31

26-Nov    Miami            Dolphin Stadium         Sat. May 31

Additional dates and venues to be announced.

Madonna's 'STICKY & SWEET' tour will also visit Mexico and South America later this year. Show dates and on-sale information to follow.

For news, contests, tour dates and more visit Madonna.com.

www.madonna.com

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