(UPDATE 2/4) Madonna tour speculation has hit an all-time high since the 56-year-old announced yesterday her plans to perform at this year’s BRIT Awards at the O2 in London on February 25. With her album “Rebel Heart” slated to drop next month, it seems evident that Madonna will embark on a subsequent tour in support of the record. Australian ticket selling company Ticketek stated that Madonna had planned to announce a tour in the coming months late last year, but the wait could soon be over as she makes her way back to the mainstage in London later this month. “Rebel Heart” is scheduled to be released on March 6.
30 years after Madonna first hit the road on The Virgin Tour, the reigning Queen of Pop is reportedly planning to celebrate the milestone with her tenth major headlining trek.
According to British newspaper The Daily Mirror, the Material Girl is in the early stages of putting together a ‘very special’ show in support of her forthcoming 13th studio effort, which will ‘pull out all the stops.’
The 56-year-old will have to work hard to surpass the success of her previous 2012 MDNA tour, which with sales of over $300 million in Madonna tickets, became the highest-grossing of the year and placed just behind her previous Sticky & Sweet tour as the second most successful by a female artist of all time.
Featuring collaborations with the likes of OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, Swedish superstar DJ Avicii and Major Lazer producer Diplo, Madonna’s new album, tentatively titled Iconic, is also expected to hit the shelves in 2015.
The seven-time Grammy winner will no doubt treat those who get their hands on Madonna tickets to the best of her new LP, if and when she does return to the stage. But she’s certainly not averse to playing the either hits either and her last run of shows also included pop classics from the 80s (“Papa Don’t Preach,” “Like A Prayer”), 90s (“Vogue,” “Justify My Love”) and 00s (“Hung Up,” “Celebration”).