The MDNA Tour (2012)

29-May Tel Aviv, Israel Ramat Gam Stadium
31-May Tel Aviv, Israel Ramat Gam Stadium
03-Jun Abu Dhabi Yas Arena
04-Jun Abu Dhabi Yas Arena
07-Jun Istanbul, Turkey Turk Telecom Arena
11-Jun Zagreb, Croatia Maksimir Stadium
12-Jun Rome, Italy Stadio Olimpico
14-Jun Milan, Italy Stadio San Siro
16-Jun Florence, Italy Stadio Franchi
20-Jun Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
21-Jun Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
24-Jun Coimbra, Portugal Estadio Cidade de Coimbra
28-Jun Berlin, Germany O2 Arena
30-Jun Berlin, Germany O2 Arena
02-Jul Copenhagen, Denmark Parken Stadium
04-Jul Gothenburg, Sweden Ullevi Stadium
07-Jul Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
08-Jul Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
10-Jul Kőln, Germany LANXESS Arena
12-Jul Brussels, Belgium Stade Roi-Baudouin
14-Jul Paris, France Stade De France
17-Jul London, UK Hyde Park
19-Jul Birmingham,UK NIA
21-Jul Edinburgh, UK Murrayfield Stadium
24-Jul Dublin, Ireland Aviva Stadium
26-Jul Paris, France ‘L Olympia Theatre
29-Jul Vienna, Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion
01-Aug Warsaw, Poland National Stadium
04-Aug Kiev, Ukraine Olympic Stadium
07-Aug Moscow, Russia Olimpiski Arena
09-Aug St. Petersburg RussiaSKK Arena
12-Aug Helsinki, Finland Olympic Stadium
15-Aug Oslo, Norway Telenor Arena
18-Aug Zurich, Switzerland Stadion Letzigrund
15-Aug Nice, France Stade Charles-Erhmann

28-Aug Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
30-Aug Montreal, QC Bell Centre
01-Sep Quebec City, QC Plains of Abraham Site
04-Sep Boston, MA MATD Garden
06-Sep New York, NY NY Yankee Stadium
08-Sep New York, NY NY Yankee Stadium
10-Sep Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
12-Sep Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
13-Sep Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
15-Sep Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
19-Sep Chicago, IL United Center
20-Sep Chicago, IL United Center
23-Sep Washington,D.C. Verizon Center
24-Sep Washington,D.C. Verizon Center
29-Sep Vancouver,BC Rogers Arena
30-Sep Vancouver,BC Rogers Arena
02-Oct Seattle, WA Key Arena
03-Oct Seattle, WA Key Arena
06-Oct San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
07-Oct San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
10-Oct Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
11-Oct Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
13-Oct Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand
14-Oct Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand
16-Oct Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
18-Oct Denver, AZ Pepsi Center
20-Oct Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
21-Oct Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
24-Oct Houston, TX Toyota Center
25-Oct Houston, TX Toyota Center
27-Oct New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
30-Oct Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
01-Nov St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
03-Nov St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
04-Nov St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
06-Nov Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
08-Nov Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
10-Nov Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
12-Nov New York,NY Madison Square Garden
13-Nov New York,NY Madison Square Garden
15-Nov Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
17-Nov Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
19-Nov Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
20-Nov Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

24-Nov Mexico City, MX Foro Sol
25-Nov Mexico City, MX Foro Sol
28-Nov Medellin,CO Estadio Atanasio Girardot
29-Nov Medellin,CO Estadio Atanasio Girardot
01-Dec Rio De Janeiro,BR Parque Dos Atletas
04-Dec Sao Paulo,BR Estadio Do Morumbi
05-Dec Sao Paulo,BR Estadio Do Morumbi
09-Dec Porto Alegre,BR Estadio Olimpico
13-Dec Buenos Aires,AR Estadio River Plater
15-Dec Buenos Aires,AR Estadio River Plater
19-Dec Santiago,CL Estadio Nacional
22-Dec Cordoba,AR Estadio Chateau Carreras

  • The MDNA Tour official premiere date in Tel Aviv was cancelled, the second planned show in Tel Aviv was branded ‘concert of peace’
  • It was extremely humid in Abu Dhabi, causing for M to start the show a little later than planned and making it difficult for everyone to perform
  • In Istanbul Madonna surprised the audience by flashing her nipple, leading to a media frenzy. She repeated the act in Stade de France during her show in Paris
  • Madonna worked with a new crew for this tour, namely from France
  • The show in Zagreb on June 11 was cancelled
  • During MDNA in Berlin Madonna cried during Like a Virgin, leading to media speculation, was she thinking about Guy? Was it something different?
  • During her stay in Amsterdam Madonna booked the largest theater in the Dutch cinema Tuschinksi to view the English subtitled succes film Intouchables with her crew. She also visited the Anne Frank house and saw Amsterdam by boat. Madonna described her Amsterdam stay as very relaxing
  • The Amsterdam ArenA was originally scheduled for the MDNA Tour, however dance event Sensation was booked on the same day (July 7) and they did not want to reschedule. MDNA was moved to the Ziggo Dome, giving us not one but two shows instead
  • Amsterdam was the first stop where most crew members invited family to fly in and attend the show in the Golden Triangle
  • While in Amsterdam one of Madonna’s shoes needed repair, an expert in Buitenveldert Amsterdam was contacted and he made sure Madonna was able to move her feet on stage that night
  • During the soundcheck in Cologne, fans got to hear a rehearsal of Je T’aime (moi non plus) for the first time (later performed at her Olympia gig in Paris)
  • Madonna received a lot of negative attention from the start of the tour because of using a Marine Le Pen image with a Swastika on her forehead in the Nobody Knows Me video. Madonna did not remove the sign for the Paris show as requested
  • The show in Paris in Stade de France was professionally filmed, some of it is used in the montage for the official MDNA Tour DVD
  • In London Madonna performed in Hyde Park with a strict curfew, so she started in sunlight
  • Some technical difficulties in Birmingham, no motel room in Gang Bang, video screens that did not close in Justify My Love (seeing the start of vogue) and a late entrance to I’m Addicted
  • Madonna announced a special club show in Olympia in Paris in the middle of the tour. This was going to be filmed for live broadcasting through internet. Show started with Turn Up The Radio and ended with the specially rehearsed Beautiful Killer and Je T’aime. Marine Le Pen supporters were there with pre-printed banners, booing Madonna after the show ended and throwing bottles on stage. Media picked this up but stated it were her fans that were disappointed in the length of the show, not mentioning the Marine Le Pen supporters. Madonna issued a statement on this and thankfully media reported it
  • In Russia Madonna was welcomed with a lot of controversy, she was warned that if she would stick up for gay rights and Pussy Riot, she was going to be charged. US embassy even issued a warning due to serious threats issued by Russians. However Madonna still spoke out for gay rights and Pussy Riot. She was charged but the case was later dismissed
  • In Nice the swastika on Marine Le Pen’s face was removed with a question mark (there had been threats prior to the show)
  • Once the tour hit the USA there were no changes made to the show, halfway however ‘Love Spent’ was added with sometimes Holiday thrown in after Open Your Heart. Later Give it 2 Me was mashed up with Celebration
  • Madonna followed and stayed true to her promise and stripped to her bodystocking after Obama won the elections
  • She decided to keep the striptease in her show and used it to collect money for the hurricane Sandy victims
  • During the last show in Madison Square Garden in New York, Madonna brought along a surprise! After Open Your Heart she suddenly performed Give it 2 Me and halfway performer Psy came on stage and performed a mash up with Gangnam Style. After which they sang ‘Music’ together
  • It was announced during the shows in New York that Miami was going to be filmed for official DVD release
  • First show in Dallas was cancelled as Madonna suffered from a throat infection
  • In Buenos Aires Madonna performed ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ instead of ‘Like a Virgin’
  • In Santiago Madonna was really ill with bronchitis, she asked the audience to stop smoking leading to another scandal in the media. The show was almost cancelled due to her illness but as she did not want to disappoint her fans she performed anyway starting the show with ‘Express Yourself’, completely deleting the first section from the show
  • During the very last show Cordoba the power went out during Open Your Heart this lasted a full hour before they could continue with ‘Vogue’
  • The MDNA Tour was officially the most successful tour of 2012
  • Lady Gaga had to ‘borrow’ Madonna’s outdoor stage for her Born This Way Ball


(16 dates)


(press gallery)

MDNA Tour release party

(FAME Amsterdam)

MDNA World Tour