The last time I saw Madonna, it was 2006 and I paid $352 for a floor ticket. Madonna, fresh off the success of her Super Bowl halftime show, is going on a World Tour beginning May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. While we have no idea how much tickets will be going for, we do know she'll stop at South America and Australia, and 26 European cities including London, Paris, Milan and Berlin.
Her Madgesty's California dates include a San Jose stop at the HP Pavilion on Oct. 6, and and the Staples Center in LA on Oct. 10.
Don't despair that there isn't an OC date, though; looks like there are a few free days surrounding that Oct. 10 date--either they'll add a couple of shows at the Staples Center, or maybe even add a Honda Center show in Anaheim! She'll be in Las Vegas by Oct. 13 at the MGM Grand. North American tickets are going on sale starting Monday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets.
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Speaking of Madonna, the OC Register just published a story analyzing the 53-year-old's cosmetic surgery work. I'm a die-hard Madonna fan, admittedly. The first cassette tape I got as a kid was her True Blue album, and there were numerous times when people in our household had to tell me to turn "Like a Prayer" off for the nth time. It's hard for me to think Madonna can do wrong, even though I haven't liked a full album since Music.
But I'm not just speaking as a fan when I say it's offensive that Madonna's cosmetic work is worthy of conjecture on a major daily just because she's a woman. As our news blogger Matt Coker said, "I don't recall the paper or anyone else bringing up the same subject when it comes to a man--such as NBC Sports host Bob Costas, who looks to me like he's had work done around his eyes."