Madonna, fresh off a Super Bowl appearance and more aware of how to capitalize than possibly anyone in pop music, has just announced a massive 2012 tour. And just days before Madonna 2012 World Tour goes out in (presumably) a blaze of infinite production value in Miami, she'll make a stop here in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue, 314-241-1888) on November 1. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 5th at 10 a.m through Live Nation or the Scottrade box office.
Update: Ticket prices have been announced. They start at $45 and go to $355 (before fees), and VIP packages will set you back anywhere from $250 to $1,250. Apparently she wasn't exaggerating about that $300 range; original post follows.
Madonna will release her twelfth studio album, MDNA, on March 26th. Its first single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," features Nicki Minaj and the officially obscene M.I.A. If you would like to assure yourself a pair of tickets to this thing, you might be interested in the pre-sale options available.
No prices have been announced yet, but tickets and VIP packages will start going on sale later this morning. Madonna fan club members (you can sign up here) get first dibs. Citi card holders will get the next crack at it on Wednesday, February 8 at 10 a.m. Once you've collected a password either way, you can certain packages through the Live Nation VIP site.
There may not be a dollar amount out there yet, but Madonna did drop a truly insane number in the course of making a point to Newsweek about the value of her show:
"So start saving your pennies now," she says, sounding annoyed that any-one would suggest these prices are prohibitive. "People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I'm worth it."
So put that in your mind, and when the actual price comes out you'll feel much better about it. Hopefully. Video of her Super Bowl blowout (with surprise guests Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo, LMFAO, M.I.A. and M.I.A.'s middle finger) plus a full list of tour dates can be found on the next page.