Madonna set for world tour in 2015 to mark 30 years since debut Virgin concerts
The Material Girl is working on an album of new songs with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and plans to go on the road to mark three decades since her 1985 Virgin Tour. She is our favourite Material Girl, and we can revealQueen of Pop Madonnawill be back with a world tour in 2015. Hurrah.
It will mark the 30th anniversary of her debut 1985 Virgin Tour, where she performed across the US and Canada.
Madge, 56, is currently in early talks about the concerts, which will come after an album of new material. In 2007, she inked a 10-year, £75million deal with tour promoters Live Nation.
A source said: “This is going to be one very special tour. Madonna wants to pull out all the stops, especially because it is 30 years since the Virgin Tour.
“Like her 2012 MDNA tour, where she played 88 dates in places including Europe, South America and Asia, Madge will be travelling the world. Once the new record is finished she can concentrate on the concerts.”
We recently told how Madonna has drafted in Simon Cowell’s favourite hit-maker to help her pen tracks for the new album.
She is desperate to ensure it is a success and has tapped some of the industry’s biggest hitters to help, including OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder.
The pop maestro has been Cowell’s first port of call for new songs for his label’s priority acts, including One Direction and Ella Henderson, after Ryan wrote and produced Bleeding Love for Leona Lewis.
Ryan, 35, previously told 3am Madge’s new music is “her best stuff in more than a decade”.
Keeping tight-lipped about his own contribution, he said: “The tracks I’ve done with her are really hard to explain.”
It comes after the Material Girl teamed up with one of the world’s biggest DJs, Avicii, 25.
But the tracks, Rebel Heart and Wash Over Me, were leaked online, which the singer said “broke her heart”.
Madonna has completed nine tours in her time. And she is prepared to go the extra mile for her craft.
This month, Madge bared all in a topless shoot for Interview magazine.
The source added: “Madonna knows that in order to stay relevant she has to keep reinventing herself and push boundaries.
“The new tour will show a side of her that no one has seen before.”