Madonna will be dancing and singing across the stages of the world this spring and summer, it was announced today. The “Confessions Tour” with concerts across major US cities, Canada, Europe and Japan will begin in Los Angeles on May 21st. “Confessions” tour dates were officially confirmed by Madonna’s managers Angela Becker and Guy Oseary, along with Arthur Fogel, President of The Next Adventure (a Live Nation Company), the tour’s worldwide promoter.

Tour stops in North America for the “Confessions Tour” will include arenas in Chicago, Boston, San Jose, Phoenix, Fresno, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Miami, Montreal and New York. Overseas appearances will take place in arenas, stadiums and outdoor venues in Paris, France; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Cardiff, Wales; Rome, Italy; Dusseldorf and Hannover Germany; Horsens, Denmark; Osaka and Tokyo Japan.

The “Confessions” Tour will be directed by longtime Madonna collaborator Jamie King with Stuart Price once again on board as Musical Director. Arianne Phillips and Jean Paul Gaultier, long standing members of Madonna’s creative team, will respectively oversee and design costumes for the tour.

Madonna’s previous tour, the 2004 “Re-Invention Tour” was the most successful tour of that year, according to Billboard Magazine.

The Warner Bros. Records mega star, whose current CD “Confessions on a Dance Floor” debuted at No.1 in 29 countries, has already begun rehearsals in Los Angeles with her talented troupe of musicians and dancers. With a staggering 35 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s dance charts during the course of her unparalleled career, it’s no surprise that Madonna issued the following mission statement regarding the “Confessions Tour”: “I’m going to turn the world into one big dance floor,” exhorted the Material Girl.

The multi-Grammy Award winning artist, songwriter, children’s book author, producer and video visionary with an unrivaled reputation for astonishing stage spectacles, has made musical history many times over including international record sales of over 200 million albums. A cultural innovator of astonishing diversity and enduring appeal, Madonna has defined our era with a sound, style and vision that has inspired countless artists and millions of fans around the globe. In the process, she has pioneered a new model of creative empowerment, overseeing a multi-faceted career that encompasses virtually every aspect of contemporary culture.

Existing Madonna Fan Club Icon Members will receive a special pre-sale opportunity prior to the public sales dates. Members can check www.madonna.com for complete details.

Additional dates forthcoming.

For Official Tour and Fan Club Information, visit: www.confessionstour.com and www.madonna.com

Warner Bros. Records


 

H&M TO DRESS MADONNA’S TEAM ON CONFESSIONS WORLD TOUR

Upcoming Advertising Campaign With Madonna and Dancers to Follow

 

In a dream marriage of music and fashion, Madonna, has joined up with fashion giant H&M to supply a complete off stage wardrobe for her entire touring troupe including her band, dancers, crew members and the Material girl herself, it was announced today by H&M. With a shared philosophy of diversity and fashion freedom, “Team Madonna” participants will be free to choose clothing from H&M’s extensive 2006 collection.

Madonna, whose Confessions Tour opened on May 21st, will be dressed by famed designer Jean-Paul Gaultier while on-stage looks forward to being equally fashionable when she steps off the stage in H&M.

“Partnering up with H&M feels like a perfect fit. We’ll all get to express ourselves in our own individual ways. The dancers and I are excited to go shopping together,” stated Madonna.

Other aspects of the collaboration between H&M and the artist will include a specially designed Madonna track suit which will be available in H&M stores in mid August as well as an advertising campaign featuring Madonna and her legendary dancers.

“This is a thrill for H&M. Aside from being great fans of Madonna’s music and fashion sense, we admire her ability to always be ahead of the trends in everything she does. We look forward to seeing how her touring family translates H&M’s seasonal trends to their own personal looks,” says H&M’s head of design Margareta van den Bosch.

Founded in Sweden in 1947, H&M, which has over 1,200 stores in 22 countries, is synonymous around the world with affordable, up to date and high quality fashion. The company’s collections are created by their own designers. The spring/summer 2006 seasonal trends are romanticism inspired by the early 1900’s – clean cut tailoring in light neutrals and Riviera style preppy glamour. In addition, there is a wide range of updated classics including knitwear, denim, t-shirts and mix and match sweatshirts and accessories to complete any individual look.

Madonna, a multi-Grammy Award winning artist, children’s author and visionary is a cultural innovator of astonishing diversity and enduring appeal. Her current CD Confessions On A Dance Floor debuted at No.1 in 29 countries. The Confessions Tour is scheduled to travel the world through the end of September.

H&M

 

The Confessions Tour (2006)

May 21 – Los Angeles USA
May 23 – Los Angeles USA
May 24 – Los Angeles USA
May 27 – Las Vegas USA
May 28 – Las Vegas USA
May 30 – San Jose USA
May 31 – San Jose USA
Jun 03 – Los Angeles USA
Jun 05 – Fresno USA
Jun 06 – Fresno USA
Jun 08 – Phoenix USA
Jun 10 – Phoenix USA
Jun 14 – Chicago USA
Jun 15 – Chicago USA
Jun 18 – Chicago USA
Jun 19 – Chicago USA
Jun 21 – Montreal Canada
Jun 22 – Montreal Canada
Jun 25 – Hartford USA
Jun 26 – Hartford USA
Jun 28 – New York USA
Jun 29 – New York USA
Jul 02 – New York USA
Jul 03 – New York USA
Jul 06 – Boston USA
Jul 09 – Boston USA
Jul 10 – Boston USA
Jul 12 – Philadelphia USA
Jul 13 – Philadelphia USA
Jul 16 – Atlantic City USA
Jul 18 – New York USA
Jul 19 – New York USA
Jul 22 – Miami USA
Jul 23 – Miami USA
Jul 30 – Cardiff Wales
Aug 01 – London England
Aug 03 – London England
Aug 06 – Rome Italy
Aug 09 – London England
Aug 10 – London England
Aug 12 – London England
Aug 13 – London England
Aug 15 – London England
Aug 16 – London England
Aug 20 – Dusseldorf
Aug 22 – Hannover
Aug 24 – Horsens Denmark
Aug 27 – Paris France
Aug 28 – Paris France
Aug 30 – Paris France
Aug 31 – Paris France
Sep 03 – Amsterdam
Sep 04 – Amsterdam
Sep 06 – Prague
Sep 07 – Prague
Sep 11 – Moscow
Sep 16 – Osaka Japan
Sep 17 – Osaka Japan
Sep 20 – Tokyo Japan
Sep 21 – Tokyo Japan

The Confessions Tour
Europe (2006)
Kimberly van Pinxteren
The Confessions Tour
Europe (2006)
Hans Schaft
The Confessions Tour
Europe (2006)
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