Madonna announces UK arena shows as part of ‘The Rebel Heart’ world tour

Singer will return to London's O2 Arena for first time since Brit Awards fall

Madonna has announced details of four UK arena dates as part of a wider world tour.

The singer will play in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow in December as part of The Rebel Heart tour. The tour begins in August in Miami before arriving in Europe via Southeast Asia and Australia.

The UK dates announced so far include a return to London’s O2 Arena for the first time since falling at last week’s Brit Awards. Dates in Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena and The SSE Hydro in Glasgow all follow.

This tour will see Madonna visit Southeast Asia for the first time ever and Australia for the first time since 1990. She will be working with Arthur Fogel, the man behind her Sticky & Sweet, Confessions and Re-Invention tours. Tickets are available from 9am on Friday, March 6.

Madonna releases new album ‘Rebel Heart’ on March 9. A number of songs from the album were leaked in December, an incident Madonna called “artistic rape” and “a form of terrorism”. The leak led to the rush release of six songs from the album on iTunes days later.

Madonna revealed she was with a doctor until 3am following her tumble at the Brit Awards last week. The pop icon was tugged backwards down three steps when dancers attempted to remove her long cape as part of her show-stopping routine at the event at The O2 in London.

Madonna will play:

London O2 Arena (December 1)
Manchester Manchester Arena (14)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (16)
Glasgow The SSE Hydro (20)