January 30, 2009

Madonna extends tour with dates in Europe

U.S. pop star Madonna announced she is extending her successful Sticky & Sweet Tour and will perform numerous concerts in Europe this summer.

The singer is scheduled to kick off the latest leg of her concert series in London July 4.

Scheduled stops include appearances in markets she has never played before such as Werchter, Belgium; Marseilles, France; Hamburg, Germany; Oslo, Norway; Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Ljubljana, Slovenia, as well as dates in Romania, Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria, it was confirmed Friday by Live Nation.

Madonna will make return visits after more than 15 years to Madrid, and Gothenburg and Munich, Germany.

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, Madonna said in a statement.

This new run of dates will further solidify Madonna's position as one of the top-selling touring artists of all time, added Live Nation's Arthur Fogel.