Madonna announces first world tour dates

Singer to kick off with UK shows

Madonna has announced that her ‘Sticky And Sweet’ world tour will begin in Cardiff this August.

The singer, whose latest album ‘Hard Candy’ went straight to Number One, will be touring throughout Europe this summer and autumn.

So far Madonna has confirmed she will kick the tour off with the following dates:

Cardiff Millennium Stadium (August 23)

London Wembley Stadium (September 11)

Tickets go on sale at 9am on May 16. To check the availability of Madonna tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The full world tour is:

Cardiff Millennium Stadium (August 23)

Nice Stade Charles Ehrmann (26)

Berlin Olympic Stadium (28)

Amsterdam Arena (September 2)

Dusseldorf LTU Arena (4)

Rome Olympic Stadium (6)

Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena (9)

London Wembley Stadium (11)

Paris Stade de France (20)

E. Rutherford Izod Center (October 3)

New York City Madison Square Garden (6,7)

Boston TD BankNorth Garden (15)

Toronto Air Canada Centre (18)

Montreal Bell Centre (22)

Chicago United Center (26)

Vancouver BC Place Stadium (30)

Oakland Oracle Arena (November 1)

San Diego Petco Park (4)

Los Angeles Dodger Stadium (6)

Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena (8)

Denver Pepsi Center (11)

Houston Minute Maid Park (16)

Philadelphia Wachovia Center (19)

Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall (22)

Atlanta Philips Arena (24)

Miami Dolphin Stadium (26)

Additional dates and venues to be announced.

Meanwhile, Madonna is due to play Radio 1‘s free Big Weekend festival in Maidstone, Kent this week (May 10).