Thousands are searching for tickets ahead of BRITs
Andrew Trendell

13:19 4th February 2015

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Madonna fans have taken to the web in droves in search for tickets to her upcoming UK and world tour. 

With a tour announcement thought to be imminent, thousands have been online searching for tickets. The 'Like A Prayer' pop icon is set to return to the world stage in 2015, with the release of her new album Rebel Heart - giving new material its live premiere at the Grammys and the BRIT Awards later this month. 

Anticipation for shows is returning to fever pitch among Madge fans, after an Australian ticket website last year suggested that dates for 2015 would be announced soon. But now, with her 13th studio LP on the horizon and with her putting together a new stage experience, it seems the wait could soon be over. 

Fans were delighted when the 'Papa Don't Preach' confirmed herself for the BRITs at The O2 in London on 25 February, and now it looks like her new live show is really taking shape as she warms up for the Grammy Awardsthis weekend


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It's been a long and emotional ride for the 56-year-old star on her latest campaign. She suffered at the hands of hackers when Rebel Heart was prematurely leaked online before it could even be announced. She said she was 'profoundly grateful' for the hacker's arrest, but that was far from the end of the controversy. 

She had to apologise for causing offence after comparing the leak to 'artistic rape', and also caused quite a stir for sharing images of civil rights leaders appropriated with the album's artwork

Several of the tracks have been made available, with songs featuring a variety of special guests - including Mike Tyson, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj and Nas

Recent Madonna tours have hit headlines for numeous reasons. Her Stick & Sweet Tour between 2008 and 2009 saw her perform to over 3.5 million fans in 32 countries, grossing a total of US $408 million - breaking records at Wembley Stadium. The 2012 MDNA tour was a sold-out run of 88 dates, ranking the year's top grossing tour with $305 million but attracting much controversy for nudity, showing her support for Pussy Riot and brandishing a handgun on stage. 

Can she top her recent world tours? See Gigwise for latest Madonna tour news. For tickets and more information, visit Gigwise Tickets

Madonna's new album Rebel Heart will receive a full worldwide release on 6 March, 2015. Check back here for the latest Madonna tour and ticket news and updates.

  • Taylor Swift: Bringing 1989 to the UK, Swifty's short run of UK dates are some of the most anticipated pop moments of 2015. Playing dates in Glasgow and Manchester in June before rounding off in London on 27 June, tickets for these shows are absolute gold dust - and you can't stream them for free.

  • Fleetwood Mac: After months and months of rumours, Fleetwood Mac will finally be returning to the UK in May and June for a run of huge stadium dates, including two nights at London's O2 Arena. They've denied they're playing Worthy Farm, but there is a mysterious gap in the schedule..

  • Death From Above 1979: After making a truly majestic (and suitably loud) comeback after nearly a decade out of the spotlight, it seems right for Death From Above 1979 to play their biggest UK live shows to date. Taking The Physical World around the country in February, we already know the duo's shows are going to be nothing short of spectacular.

  • The War On Drugs: 2014 has no doubt been huge for The War On Drugs, releasing one of the year's finest albums with Lost In The Dream and stunning crowds the world over with their phenomenal live show. Needless to say this isn't going to stop in 2015, with some incredible dates lined up all over the country throughout February and March.

  • FKA Twigs: Less of a tour, more of two massive dates in our nation's capital, we can't wait for FKA Twigs' momentous pair of nights at London's Roundhouse, especially with the rave reviews Tahliah Barnett has received for her live performances so far.

  • Noel Gallagher: With tickets selling out in just 10 minutes last month, the anticipation for Noel Gallagher's run of solo dates in March can't be understated: not just to hear tracks from Chasing Yesterday but from across his 20 years in the spotlight.

  • Ben Howard: After a run of sold out dates next month, Ben Howard will embark on his biggest tour to date in April 2015, which is a VERY exciting prospect. Selling out three nights at Alexandra Palace and a wealth of other shows all over the country, this tour will see him become the superstar he was always destined to be.

  • The Decemberists: Returning with a bang in 2015, The Decemberists' forthcoming run of dates is going to astonish and delight anyone who remembers The Crane Wife. The venues they are playing are also pretty huge, from Brighton's Dome to Bristol's O2 Academy.

  • Belle and Sebastian: The return of Belle and Sebastian to UK shores may be far away, but we're still getting ready to swoon our way through their huge UK tour, including dates in some truly beautiful venues (including Bristol's Colston Hall and Manchester's Albert Hall.)

  • Tune-Yards: Without doubt one of the most inventive live shows we've seen this year, Tune-Yards has seriously honed her craft to take her material to stunning new heights at each performance, something that gets us seriously excited for her dates at the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Cathedral in Liverpool, and The Art School in Glasgow next March.

  • Future Islands: You've seen the videos, you know they have the tunes, do we really need to explain why Future Islands' dates in March are going to be incredible? Get ready, Roundhouse.

  • George Ezra: The ascent of George Ezra this year has been fascinating to watch, developing from an underground artist into a pop sensation (with Sir Ian McKellen starring in his videos). It's kind of obvious that his huge February dates are gonna be stunning, so get your tickets now.

  • Kate Tempest: Finally getting the recognition she deserves, the last few months have seen Kate Tempest become of the most talked about artists in the UK. Bringing her Mercury-nominated brand of inventive, literary-tinged hip-hop to the masses throughout February, these dates will no doubt prove to be jawdropping.

  • The Charlatans: Making a majestic return this year, The Charlatans' intimate gig at London's The Garage last month was without doubt one of our highlights of 2014 so far, so obviously we are seriously hyped about their extensive UK tour in March.

  • Interpol: This year saw Interpol craft one of the finest festival sets to grace the fields, finding the perfect mix between their extensive back catalogue and groundbreaking new album El Pintor. Basically, they're a bloody great live band, and you'd be a fool to miss out on their dates in February.

  • AC/DC: It's been a turbulent year for AC/DC, with the exit of Malcolm Young following his dementia diagnosis, and the forthcoming trial of Phil Rudd, but that hasn't stopped the remaining members' enthusiasm for their June and July tour dates. Nor has it stopped the fans' enthusiasm - tickets for Wembley sold out in less than an hour.

  • Nicki Minaj: Her new album, The Pinkprint, is something of a missed bag, but if you can forgive the benign stupidity of 'Anaconda', there's plenty of material to prompt excitement for her forthcoming UK tour, which kicks off in London in March.

  • Hozier: The Irish singer's self-titled debut album is nothing short of beautiful, and his live performances are understated but captivating. Buy tickets to his UK shows in May and June before he becomes huge.

  • U2: Your opportunity to hear Songs Of Innocence outside of your iTunes account, U2 will be playing four nights at the O2 Arena before heading to Glasgow for two shows at the SSE Hydro.

  • Ariana Grande: A surprise entry in Gigwise's 50 albums of the year list, Grande has proved herself far more than a former Disney pop star. Let her prove that to you in June.

  • Ride: The band renowned for paving the way for the likes of Oasis and Primal Scream split in 1996, so it's sort of a big deal that they're reforming nearly 20 years late for a headline slot at London's Field Day festival, as well as three other UK dates.

  • Queen Adam Lambert: If you're on the fence about whether to go and see Queen Adam Lambert on their 2015 UK tour, watch their New Year's Eve London show, and witness why they're a live team not to be missed. They're playing some pretty huge arena shows in January.

  • Slipknot: It was recently leaked by an embittered drum tech that Slipknot's new drummer is indeed former Against Me! member Max Weinberg, while their new bassist is Krokodil's Alessandro Venturella. See the new incarnation live for the first time on UK shores in January - joined by KoRn no less. Get some.

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