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Madonna launches 2012 world tour

February 7, 2012 | 11:58 am

Madonna, M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj performed that the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show
Whatever you made of Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show (some people loved it, some were mixed and some looked like they'd rather be elsewhere),  it got your attention. The pop icon's next move is a  new album, "MDNA," destined to be one of the year's most talked-about releases. And now she has a world tour to accompany it.

The Material Girl just posted dates for a six-month jaunt through the Middle East, Europe and North America, with a Staples Center date on Oct. 10 (and Australian and South American dates to come). Tickets for the L.A. stop are on sale Feb. 13, and the album hits stores March 26. Any errant football players that stand in her way will surely be dispatched immediately. Full schedule after the jump.

May 29                  Tel Aviv, Israel                                  Ramat Gam Stadium                          On sale Feb. 10 

June 3                   Abu Dhabi                                         Yas Arena                                          On sale Feb. 27

June 7                   Istanbul, Turkey                                Turk Telecom Arena                           On sale soon

June 11                 Zagreb, Croatia                                 Maksimir Stadium                              On sale Feb. 17

June 14                 Milan, Italy                                        Stadio San Siro                                  On sale Feb. 13

June 16                 Florence, Italy                                   Stadio Franchi                                    On sale Feb. 13 

June 20                 Barcelona, Spain                                Palau Sant Jordi                                 On sale Feb. 16 

June 24                 Coimbra, Portugal                              Estadio Cidade de Coimbra                 On sale Feb. 11

June 28                 Berlin                                                O2 Arena                                           On sale Feb. 13

July 2                    Copenhagen, Denmark                       Parken Stadium                                  On sale Feb. 13 

July 4                    Gothenburg, Sweden                          Ullevi Stadium                                    On sale Feb. 17

July 7                    Amsterdam                                       Ziggo Dome                                        On sale Feb. 11

July 12                  Brussels                                            Stade Roi-Baudouin                             On sale Feb. 17

July 14                  Paris                                                 Stade De France                                 On sale Feb. 14

July 17                  London                                              Hyde Park                                          On sale Feb. 10                 

July 21                  Edinburgh                                          Murrayfield Stadium                           On sale Feb. 10 

July 24                  Dublin                                               Aviva Stadium                                    On sale Feb. 17

July 29                  Vienna                                              Ernst-Happel-Stadion                          On sale Feb. 24

Aug. 1                   Warsaw                                            National Stadium                                On sale Feb. 17

Aug. 7                   Moscow                                            Olimpiski Arena                                  On sale soon

Aug. 8                   St. Petersburg, Russia                       SKK Arena                                          On sale soon

Aug. 12                 Helsinki, Finland                               Olympic Stadium                                 On sale Feb. 14

Aug. 15                 Oslo                                                 Telenor Arena                                     On sale Feb. 20

Aug. 18                 Zurich, Switzerland                           Stadion Letzigrund                              On sale Feb. 24

Aug. 21                 Nice, France                                     Stade Charles-Erhmann                       On sale Feb. 14

Aug. 28                 Philadelphia                                      Wells Fargo Center                             On Sale Feb. 13                 

Aug. 30                 Montreal                                           Bell Centre                                         On sale Feb. 18

Sept. 1                  Quebec City                                      Plains of Abraham Site                        On sale Feb. 17

Sept. 4                  Boston                                             TD Garden                                          On sale Feb. 13

Sept. 6                  New York                                          Yankee Stadium                                 On sale Feb. 13

Sept. 10                Ottawa                                             Scotiabank Place                                 On sale Feb. 13

Sept. 12                Toronto                                            Air Canada Centre                              On sale Feb. 13

Sept. 15                Atlantic City, N.J.                             Boardwalk Hall                                    On sale Feb. 27

Sep. 19                 Chicago                                            United Center                                     On sale Feb. 13

Sep. 23                 Washington, D.C.                             Verizon Center                                    On sale Feb. 13

Sept. 29                Vancouver, Canada                           Rogers Arena                                      On sale Feb. 13

Oct. 2                   Seattle                                             Key Arena                                           On sale Feb. 13

Oct. 6                   San Jose                                          HP Pavilion                                          On sale Feb. 13

Oct. 10                 Los Angeles                                      Staples Center                                     On sale Feb. 13

Oct. 13                 Las Vegas                                         MGM Grand                                         On sale Feb. 27

Oct. 16                 Phoenix                                            US Airways Center                               On sale Feb. 27

Oct. 20                 Dallas                                               American Airlines Center                     On sale Feb. 27

Oct. 24                 Houston                                           Toyota Center                                     On sale Feb. 27

Oct. 27                 New Orleans                                     New Orleans Arena                              On sale March 5

Oct. 30                 Kansas City, Mo.                               Sprint Center                                      On sale March 5

Nov. 1                  St. Louis                                          Scottrade Center                                 On sale Mar. 5

Nov. 3                  St. Paul                                            Xcel Energy Center                              On sale Feb. 27

Nov. 10                Cleveland                                         Quicken Loans Arena                           On sale March 5

Nov. 15                Charlotte, N.C.                                 Time Warner Cable Arena                    On sale March 5

Nov. 17                Atlanta                                             Philips Arena                                       On sale March 5

TBC                     Miami                                              To Be Confirmed                                  On sale soon



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Photo: Photo: Nicki Minaj, left, Madonna and M.I.A. perform during the Super Bowl halftime show. Credit: Christopher Polk / Getty Images.