It didn’t take Madonna long to count the money she was paid for last weekend’s Super Bowl halftime performance—she received nada, zilch. But she did reap tons of priceless publicity, which will be transformed into bricks of pop gold on Madge’s just-announced world tour. In fact, if history repeats itself, she’ll need to hire a team of accountants to count the cash that’ll be rolling in. Ch-ching!
Fifty dates have been announced for Madonna’s world tour in support of her upcoming album MDNA, out March 26. According to Billboard, the tour kicks off May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be her most extensive tour ever, racking up more than 90 dates through 2013. She’ll play Australia for the first time in 20 years, plus new locations she’s never visited before.
And when all is said and done, Madonna’s MDNA tour will be one of the highest-grossing in history, potentially giving Madge two tours in the top five of all time; her last tour, the Sticky & Sweet in 2008-2009, grossed $408 million, the highest ever for a solo artist and third-highest of all time. Damn.