Madonna, fresh off a Super Bowl appearance and more aware of how to capitalize than possibly anyone in pop music, has just announced a massive 2012 tour. And just days before Madonna 2012 World Tour goes out in (presumably) a blaze of infinite production value in Miami, she'll make a stop here in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue, 314-241-1888) on November 1. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 5th at 10 a.m through Live Nation or the Scottrade box office.
Update: Ticket prices have been announced. They start at $45 and go to $355 (before fees), and VIP packages will set you back anywhere from $250 to $1,250. Apparently she wasn't exaggerating about that $300 range; original post follows.
Madonna will release her twelfth studio album, MDNA, on March 26th. Its first single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," features Nicki Minaj and the officially obscene M.I.A. If you would like to assure yourself a pair of tickets to this thing, you might be interested in the pre-sale options available.
No prices have been announced yet, but tickets and VIP packages will start going on sale later this morning. Madonna fan club members (you can sign up here) get first dibs. Citi card holders will get the next crack at it on Wednesday, February 8 at 10 a.m. Once you've collected a password either way, you can certain packages through the Live Nation VIP site.
There may not be a dollar amount out there yet, but Madonna did drop a truly insane number in the course of making a point to Newsweek about the value of her show:
"So start saving your pennies now," she says, sounding annoyed that any-one would suggest these prices are prohibitive. "People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I'm worth it."
So put that in your mind, and when the actual price comes out you'll feel much better about it. Hopefully. Video of her Super Bowl blowout (with surprise guests Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo, LMFAO, M.I.A. and M.I.A.'s middle finger) plus a full list of tour dates can be found on the next page.
MADONNA 2012 WORLD TOUR ITINERARY
EUROPE 29-May Tel Aviv, Israel Ramat Gam Stadium On Sale Feb. 10 3-Jun Abu Dhabi Yas Arena On Sale Feb. 27 7-Jun Istanbul, Turkey Turk Telecom Arena On sale soon 11-Jun Zagreb, Croatia Maksimir Stadium On Sale Feb. 17 14-Jun Milan, Italy Stadio San Siro On Sale Feb. 13 16-Jun Florence, Italy Stadio Franchi On Sale Feb. 13 20-Jun Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi On Sale Feb. 16 24-Jun Coimbra, Portugal Estadio Cidade de Coimbra On Sale Feb. 11 28-Jun Berlin, Germany O2 Arena On Sale Feb. 13 2-Jul Copenhagen, Denmark Parken Stadium On Sale Feb. 13 4-Jul Gothenburg, Sweden Ullevi Stadium On Sale Feb. 17 7-Jul Amsterdam,The Netherlands Ziggo Dome On Sale Feb. 11 12-Jul Brussels, Belgium Stade Roi-Baudouin On Sale Feb. 17 14-Jul Paris, France Stade De France On Sale Feb. 14 17-Jul London, UK Hyde Park On Sale Feb. 10 21-Jul Edinburgh, UK Murrayfield Stadium On Sale Feb. 10 24-Jul Dublin, Ireland Aviva Stadium On Sale Feb. 17 29-Jul Vienna, Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion On Sale Feb. 24 1-Aug Warsaw, Poland National Stadium On Sale Feb. 17 7-Aug Moscow, Russia Olimpiski Arena On sale soon 8-Aug St. Petersburg, Russia SKK Arena On sale soon 12-Aug Helsinki, Finland Olympic Stadium On Sale Feb. 14 15-Aug Oslo, Norway Telenor Arena On Sale Feb. 20 18-Aug Zurich, Switzerland Stadion Letzigrund On Sale Feb. 24 21-Aug Nice, France Stade Charles-Erhmann On Sale Feb. 14
NORTH AMERICA 28-Aug Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale Feb. 13 30-Aug Montreal, QC Bell Centre On Sale Feb. 18 1-Sep Quebec City, QC Plains of Abraham Site On Sale Feb. 17 4-Sep Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Feb. 13 6-Sep New York, NY Yankee Stadium On Sale Feb. 13 10-Sep Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place On Sale Feb. 13 12-Sep Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Feb. 13 15-Sep Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall On Sale Feb. 27 19-Sep Chicago, IL United Center On Sale Feb. 13 23-Sep Washington, D.C. Verizon Center On Sale Feb. 13 29-Sep Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena On Sale Feb. 13 2-Oct Seattle, WA Key Arena On Sale Feb. 13 6-Oct San Jose, CA HP Pavilion On Sale Feb. 13 10-Oct Los Angeles, CA Staples Center On Sale Feb. 13 13-Oct Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand On Sale Feb. 27 16-Oct Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center On Sale Feb. 27 20-Oct Dallas, TX American Airlines Center On Sale Feb. 27 24-Oct Houston, TX Toyota Center On Sale Feb. 27 27-Oct New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena On Sale Mar. 5 30-Oct Kansas City, MO Sprint Center On Sale Mar. 5 1-Nov St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center On Sale Mar. 5 3-Nov St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center On Sale Feb. 27 10-Nov Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena On Sale Mar. 5 15-Nov Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena On Sale Mar. 5 17-Nov Atlanta, GA Philips Arena On Sale Mar. 5 TBC Miami, FL To Be Confirmed On Sale Soon