Madonna cancels Australian tour
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:16a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Pop queen Madonna has snubbed her Australian fans by cancelling her upcoming tour, reports the BBC.
Although Madonna never officially announced any tour dates Down Under, a number of Australian media reports claimed that venues had already been booked in Sydney and Melbourne for early next year.
Arthur Fogel, CEO of Live Nation Global Touring, told media earlier this year: "Of the shows we're doing, I'd say 25-30 percent will be markets she's never played before. There's still a few left.
"We'll get to these markets where she's never been, some exciting new places, and get back to Australia after too long a time."
A Live Nation spokesperson has now told the BBC: "Madonna's tour will end in South America in December as planned. That's all we can say."
Madonna is currently touring the Middle East and Europe, causing controversy by flashing her breasts at crowds and using a Nazi swastika as part of her concert video.
She has not toured Australia since 1993.
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19/07/2012 11:17:33 a.m.
These days tours can take years to complete. It's always pssoible that Australia could be included in a new leg of the tour starting after December.
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