You knew that Madonna’s Super Bowl performance had to be about more than just forward-promoting a new album.
Turns out the hype generated by her dazzling production is well-timed. The queen is launching a new world tour May 29 in Israel and will head to the U.S. in late August.
Atlanta is near the end of the 26-city trip with a show scheduled for Nov. 17 at Philips Arena. Ticket prices are $49, $90, $170 and $355 and on sale March 5.
Tickets for the first American concert – Aug. 28 in Philadelphia – will be available Feb. 13.
The tour is expected to be a monster spectacle, with a few stadium dates (including Sept. 6 at Yankee Stadium) sprinkled among arenas and some outdoor sites. Madonna will also visit Australia, where she hasn’t performed in two decades, as well as 26 European cities.
Anyone doubting her continued international prowess can look to the numbers from her last tour, 2008-09’s “Sticky & Sweet” outing, which sold out four dates at Madison Square Garden and 70,000-plus seats in Belgium and Helsinki.
Madonna’s 12th studio album, “MDNA,” will be released March 26. At Sunday’s Super Bowl gig, she performed the album’s first single, “Give Me All Your Luvin,” a pop piffle featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.