New York, Europe Brief News – Madonna is expected to start a global tour marking the 40th anniversary of her breakout single, Holiday.
The pop icon will perform music from her entire career, from 1983’s self-titled debut album to 2019’s Madame X.
The 35-date Celebration Tour will see also her return to arenas and stadiums after the experimental, theatre-based Madame X shows in 2019 and 2020.
Those shows were subject to delays as the star battled knee and hip injuries.
The final 10 dates in Paris were then cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking to V Magazine at the time, the star said she had been determined to complete the tour, despite her ill health.
“I had no cartilage left in my right hip, and everyone kept saying, ‘You gotta stop, you gotta stop,'” she told playwright Jeremy O. Harris, who conducted the interview.
“I said, ‘I will not stop. I will go until the wheels fall off’.”
In the same interview, Madonna added: “I don’t think about stopping. I could have done a stadium tour, greatest hits, and made a billion dollars”.
The star’s 2008-2009 Sticky and Sweet Tour is the highest-grossing tour by a female artist ever, with receipts of $411 million (£335 million).
Her 2004 Reinvention concerts are the closest she has previously come to a formal greatest hits tour.
On those dates, the setlist largely ignored her then-current album, American Life, in favour of classics like Papa Don’t Preach, Into The Groove and Holiday.