MADONNA’S ‘STICKY & SWEET TOUR’ GOES BACK ON THE ROAD SUMMER 2009
|MADONNA’S ‘STICKY & SWEET TOUR’ GOES BACK ON THE ROAD SUMMER 2009
Special Guest Paul Oakenfold To Open All Shows. MOST SUCCESSFUL CONCERT TOUR OF 2008 VISITS 22 MARKETS BEGINNING JULY 4 IN LONDON
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January 30, 2009 – Los Angeles, California… For Immediate Release
Madonna’s phenomenally successful ‘Sticky & Sweet Tour’, already the #1 Biggest Grossing Tour in history for a solo artist, will embark on another series of shows beginning July 4th in London. (Schedule follows this release). Stops will include appearances in never before played markets such as Werchter Belgium, Marseille France, Hamburg Germany, Oslo Norway, Helsinki Finland, Tallinn Estonia, Ljubljana Slovenia as well as stops in Romania, Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria it was confirmed today by Live Nation. Additional appearances by Madonna will include return visits after more than 15 years to Madrid, Gothenburg and Munich. “This is a first for me. I’ve never extended a tour before. I’m excited to be going back on the road, visiting places I’ve never been and returning to places I love” commented Madonna about the new run of dates.
Raves around the globe for the tour include the London Times which remarked, “In the premiere league of song-and-dance spectaculars, the queen of pop remains unrivaled and undefeated.” “The choreography, visuals and live talent were world class and mind-blowingly well executed, intelligent and witty,” glowed The Independent (UK). In 2008, the ‘Sticky & Sweet Tour’ was seen by 2,350,285 fans in 58 cities. With record breaking ticket sales everywhere, including 650,000 tickets sold in her series of South American dates, 72,000 tickets at Zurich’s Dübendorf Airfield – the largest audience ever assembled for a show in Switzerland, 75,000 tickets in London and four sell outs in New York’s Madison Square Garden (60,364 tickets).
“This new run of dates will further solidify Madonna’s position as one of the top selling touring artists of all time,” said Arthur Fogel, Live Nation’s Chairman of Global Music and CEO of Global Touring/Artist Nation.
Special Guest for Sticky & Sweet 2009, Paul Oakenfold has long been one of the most important–if not the most important–name in modern club culture. He has remixed The Rolling Stones, U2, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dog, Muse, New Order, The Cure, Massive Attack and even Elvis Presley, and produced The Happy Mondays. The two-time Grammy nominee is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the biggest DJ in the world. His new artist album, Pop Killer, is due out later this year.
Madonna’s multi-Grammy-nominated CD, Hard Candy, debuted at Number One in over 37 countries.
For further Madonna news, visit www.madonna.com
“STICKY & SWEET” TOUR
In 2009, Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour will also visit Marseille in addition to performances in Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Romania, and Serbia.
For complete Tour and Ticket Information, Fan Club Memberships, VIP Packages, Merchandise and more visit: WWW.MADONNA.COM
ICON FAN CLUB PRESALES
The Icon ticket presales for the shows listed in the grid below will start on Feb. 3 at 10am LOCAL TIME in the city where the show will take place for legacy Icon members and at noon LOCAL TIME in the city where the show will take place for newer members. Additional ticket presales will be announced as they are confirmed.
Who is a legacy member? A Legacy Icon Member is someone who has been a long time Platinum member of Icon. To read more about legacy access visit the help section. You can also check your membership status to see if you are considered a Legacy ICON Platinum Member. Visit yourMY ACCOUNT details to check your current offer status.
We highly recommend that you review the presale instructions in advance of participating in an Icon presale event. Our fan club sale system will generate your fan club sale passcode for you when the shows go live. For the 2009 tour dates, eligible Icon members will be able to purchase up to 4 tickets to each show during the presale with their membership.
|Show Date||City||Venue||Legacy Icon Member Presale||Icon Member Presale|
|4-July||London||The 02 London||Tue Feb. 03 at 10am||Tue Feb. 03 at Noon|
|7-July||Manchester||MEN Arena||Tue Feb. 03 at 10am||Tue Feb. 03 at Noon|
|11-July||Werchter||Festivalpark||Tue Feb. 03 at 10am||Tue Feb. 03 at Noon|
|14-July||Milan||San Siro||Tue Feb. 03 at 10am||Tue Feb. 03 at Noon|
|30-July||Oslo||Vallehovin||Tue Feb. 03 at 10am||Tue Feb. 03 at Noon|
|06-Aug||Helsinki||West Harbour||Tue Feb. 03 at 10am||Tue Feb. 03 at Noon|
|09-Aug||Gothenburg||Ullevi||Tue Feb. 03 at 10am||Tue Feb. 03 at Noon|
|11-Aug||Copenhagen||Parken||Tue Feb. 03 at 10am||Tue Feb. 03 at Noon|
NOTE ABOUT ICON MEMBERSHIPS AND TICKET ACCESS: The summer 2009 tour dates are an extension of the 2008 Sticky & Sweet Tour, which is why the cut off date to join Icon and receive access to these ticket presales is still April 30, 2008. Only those Icon Fan Club members who signed up for a Platinum membership before May 1, 2008, and whose account is currently in good standing will have access to fan club ticket presales. If you joined the Icon site as a Platinum member after April 30, 2008 you will NOT have access to ticket presales.