Madonna to Launch MDNA World Tour in Israel

The Queen of Pop is set to perform at Ramat Gan Stadium in May, in her fourth Israeli concert in history.

Pop icon Madonna will launch her upcoming world tour in Israel, her Israeli show producer, Shuki Weiss, announced Tuesday.

The tour for Madonna's new album, MDNA, will set off on May 31 at Ramat Gan Stadium.


Unlike her last two concerts in Israel, where general admission cost NIS 490 per ticket, most audience members will pay between NIS 240 and 490 for the MDNA concert. Like last year, VIP entrance will cost between NIS 1,500 and NIS 2,500.

On Sunday night, the 53-year-old singer crazed Super Bowl audiences with her half time show, where she performed the songs, "Vogue", "Like a Prayer", "Music" and "Give Me All Your Lovin'" – from MDNA, which is set to be released in March.

According to numbers released by NBC Sports on Monday, Madonna's performance was the most-watched Super Bowl half time show featuring entertainment on record - and actually edged out the game's averages in both ratings and total viewers.

This will be the fourth performance by the Queen of Pop in Israel. Her first show was in 1993, and in her last world tour, "Sticky & Sweet", Madonna brought her mix of provocative music and spirituality to the Holy Land with two concerts in 2009.

Madonna also visited Israel in 2004 and 2007 on private pilgrimages, along with other Kabbalah devotees. She's been dabbling in Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism, for more than a decade and has taken on a Hebrew name, Esther.


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