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Madonna World Tour 2012 Set for Detroit's Joe Louis Arena Tonight, 11/8

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The Madonna Dance party keeps getting bigger.  Following immediate one day sellouts in many of the major markets of Madonna's tour, Live Nation Entertainment has announced that the world tour will now stop in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena tonight, November 8 at 8 p.m.   

Tickets ($48, $93 and $173) are on sale at OlympiaEntertainment.com, LiveNation.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000

In North America, advance interest was so great that second shows were announced in New York, Los Angeles, San Jose, Toronto, Chicago, Miami and Vancouver – all of which are on-sale now.  The sell outs follow Madonna's historic performance at the Bridgestone Super Bowl Half Time, which was the largest viewed halftime performance in the history of the Super Bowl reaching 47.1 million households, along with pre orders for the Material Girl's upcoming MDNA album which reached the No. 1 spot in 50 out of 51 markets on iTunes.  MDNA is scheduled to be released on March 26th on Interscope Records. 

Madonna's previous tour, the phenomenally successful "Sticky & Sweet Tour" reaffirmed her status as one of the most successful touring artists of all time.  The historic tour included such incredible touring feats as a 70,000 seat sell-out in Werchter, Belgium, an 85,000 sell-out in Helsinki (the largest show ever in the Nordic countries by a solo artist), a 40,000 ticket sell-out in Oslo, Norway, and 72,000 tickets sold out in one day in Tallinn Estonia. Other record breaking ticket sales  around the globe include 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).   

"Madonna's track record as a world class entertainer and touring artist speaks for itself.  Her artistry, talent and creative productions get bigger and better with each tour and Madonna 2012 will be no exception. We are thrilled to have her back on the road and know her fans feel the same," commented Arthur Fogel, CEO Live Nation Entertainment Global Touring and Madonna tour promoter. 

In the course of her phenomenal career, Madonna has a record breaking 37 Top 10 hits on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart along with a record breaking 40 Number 1's on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Song Charts.  No other act has more Top 10's on the Hot 100 or Number 1's on the Club Chart.  Madonna has sold over 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history. She is a seven time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Her last CDHard Candy, debuted at Number 1 in 37 countries including US, UK, Canada, France and Australia.  "Madonna 2012 World Tour" is the Material Girl's 9th Tour.  Her first tour was the "l985 Virgin Tour".       
  
Madonna's recent Golden Globe winning song "Masterpiece" from The Weinstein Company film  W.E. as well as W E. Music From The Soundtrack W.E. film have both been released digitally on Interscope Records.   A physical release can be found in stores now. 

US residents ordering tickets online to a US performance will receive their choice of a digital or physical copy of Madonna's new MDNAalbum with every ticket purchased. 
  
Citi® is the official credit card of the US leg of Madonna's upcoming world tour. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com
  
Icon is Madonna's official fan club. Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages. Registered free Icon members will have the opportunity to purchase an "Icon Live Pass," which gives them access not only to ticket & VIP Package pre-sales, but also to a tour devoted forum and an exclusive tour gift. Fans can sign up for a free Icon membership at Madonna.com today. 

VIP Packages will are available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit: www.VIPNation.com

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