Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – Yes, you read that right – the Material Girl will turn Manila into a material world early next year.
A source told CNN Philippines Digital early Thursday (July 2) that promoters of Madonna’s highly-anticipated ‘Rebel Heart Tour’ have included Manila in the concert’s Australia and Asia legs. The one and only pop goddess, known for the hits such as “Like a Virgin” and “Material Girl,” will perform for two successive nights in her #MadonnaInManila concert set February 2016 at the 12,000-seater Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.
The Manila leg is not yet officially included in the #RebelHeartTour website pending a formal announcement of the Madonna in Manila 2016 Concert details this month.
The 56-year-old pop icon will kick off her tour this September in Canada and continues throughout North America and UK/Europe.
Along with extraordinary critical acclaim as an artist, songwriter, and producer who has sold a record-breaking 300 million records, Madonna’s reputation as one of the most successful, provocative, and enduring live performers of all time speaks for itself.
In 2006, her ‘Confessions’ tour was named the highest-grossing tour in history by a female artist, a record she went on to beat again in 2009 with her ‘Sticky & Sweet’ tour.
Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all-time by Guinness World Records.
She is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second best-selling female artist in the United States, with 64.5 million certified albums. Billboard ranked her at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of American singles chart.