April 4, 2006

Madonna ready to “Dance” on world tour

By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Madonna will begin her latest world
tour in Los Angeles on May 21, with ticket prices topping out
at $350 in most U.S. venues, organizers said Monday.

The tour will promote her latest album "Confessions on a
Dance Floor," which has sold about 1.4 million copies in the
United States since its November release.

Contrary to speculation that the outing would play smaller
venues than usual, the "Confessions Tour" will visit arenas and
stadiums throughout the world. Dates are on tap through
September 3 in Amsterdam. A press release said Madonna would
also play Tokyo and Osaka, but no dates were indicated.

Madonna was last on the road in 2004 with her "Re-Invention
Tour," which grossed $125 million, according to Billboard

She will warm up for the new tour with a previously
announced April 30 date at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts
Festival in southern California, the first festival appearance
of her career.

Here are Madonna's tour dates:

April 30: Indio, Calif. (Coachella Valley Music & Arts

May 21: Los Angeles (Forum)

May 27: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)

May 30: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)

June 5: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)

June 8: Phoenix (Glendale Arena)

June 14: Chicago (United Center)

June 21: Montreal (Bell Center)

June 25: Hartford, Conn. (Civic Center)

June 28-29: New York (Madison Square Garden)

July 6: Boston (TD Bank Garden)

July 12: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)

July 16: Atlantic City, N.J. (Boardwalk Hall)

July 22: Miami (AmericanAirlines Arena)

July 30: Cardiff, Wales (Millennium Stadium)

August 1, 3: London (Wembley Arena)

August 6: Rome (Olympic Stadium)

August 20: Dusseldorf, Germany (LTU Arena)

August 22: Hannover, Germany (AWD Arena)

August 24: Horsens, Denmark (Forum)

August 27-28: Paris (Bercy)

September 3: Amsterdam (Arena)