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  • Madonna got a huge boost from her Super Bowl performance. In fact, some critics say the Material Girl turned it into one huge promotion for her upcoming tour and new album MDNA.  They may be right.

    True to form, while the Super Bowl performance is still fresh in viewers’ minds, Madonna announced her tour dates and released the cover art for the album today (Feb. 7). Talk about marketing prowess.

    Madonna isn’t holding back. She enlisted top fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to do the shoot. It was directed by Giovanni Bianco, who is known for his work with a long list of clients that include fashion brands Miu Miu, Dsquared2, Zegna, Pepe Jeans, Missoni, Car Shoe and Alessandro Dell’Acqua.

    The 53-year-old entertainer received mixed reviews for her performance, but put on a spectacle that likely foreshadows the stage production of her tour.  Madonna last toured in 2008 to promote her album Hard Candy.

    The trek latest trek will kick off on May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Madonna is a believer in the mystical Jewish faith known as  Kabbalah.

    The singer is expecting a crowd. The tour has lined up arenas, stadiums, unique outdoor venues. It will swing through 26 European countries before launching in North America, Aug 28.

    Tickets for most concerts in North America will go on sale Monday (Feb. 13) through Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

    29-May Tel Aviv, Israel Ramat Gam Stadium – On Sale Feb. 10
    3-Jun Abu Dhabi Yas Arena – On Sale Feb. 27
    7-Jun Istanbul, Turkey Turk Telecom Arena – On sale soon
    11-Jun Zagreb, Croatia Maksimir Stadium – On Sale Feb. 17
    14-Jun Milan, Italy Stadio San Siro – On Sale Feb. 13
    16-Jun Florence, Italy Stadio Franchi – On Sale Feb. 13
    20-Jun Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi – On Sale Feb. 16
    24-Jun Coimbra, Portugal Estadio Cidade de Coimbra – On Sale Feb. 11
    28-Jun Berlin, Germany O2 Arena – On Sale Feb. 13
    2-Jul Copenhagen, Denmark Parken Stadium – On Sale Feb. 13
    4-Jul Gothenburg, Sweden Ullevi Stadium – On Sale Feb. 17
    7-Jul Amsterdam,The Netherlands Ziggo Dome – On Sale Feb. 11
    12-Jul Brussels, Belgium Stade Roi-Baudouin – On Sale Feb. 17
    14-Jul Paris, France Stade De France – On Sale Feb. 14
    17-Jul London, UK Hyde Park – On Sale Feb. 10
    21-Jul Edinburgh, UK Murrayfield Stadium – On Sale Feb. 10
    24-Jul Dublin, Ireland Aviva Stadium – On Sale Feb. 17
    29-Jul Vienna, Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion – On Sale Feb. 24
    1-Aug Warsaw, Poland National Stadium – On Sale Feb. 17
    7-Aug Moscow, Russia Olimpiski Arena – On sale soon
    8-Aug St. Petersburg, Russia SKK Arena – On sale soon
    12-Aug Helsinki, Finland Olympic Stadium – On Sale Feb. 14
    15-Aug Oslo, Norway Telenor Arena – On Sale Feb. 20
    18-Aug Zurich, Switzerland Stadion Letzigrund – On Sale Feb. 24
    21-Aug Nice, France Stade Charles-Erhmann – On Sale Feb. 14

    North America:
    28-Aug Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center – On Sale Feb. 13
    30-Aug Montreal, QC Bell Centre – On Sale Feb. 18
    1-Sep Quebec City, QC Plains of Abraham Site – On Sale Feb. 17
    4-Sep Boston, MA TD Garden – On Sale Feb. 13
    6-Sep New York, NY Yankee Stadium – On Sale Feb. 13
    10-Sep Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place – On Sale Feb. 13
    12-Sep Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre – On Sale Feb. 13
    15-Sep Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall – On Sale Feb. 27
    19-Sep Chicago, IL United Center – On Sale Feb. 13
    23-Sep Washington, D.C. Verizon Center – On Sale Feb. 13
    29-Sep Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena – On Sale Feb. 13
    2-Oct Seattle, WA Key Arena – On Sale Feb. 13
    6-Oct San Jose, CA HP Pavilion – On Sale Feb. 13
    10-Oct Los Angeles, CA Staples Center – On Sale Feb. 13
    13-Oct Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand – On Sale Feb. 27
    16-Oct Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center – On Sale Feb. 27
    20-Oct Dallas, TX American Airlines Center – On Sale Feb. 27
    24-Oct Houston, TX Toyota Center – On Sale Feb. 27
    27-Oct New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena – On Sale Mar. 5
    30-Oct Kansas City, MO Sprint Center – On Sale Mar. 5
    1-Nov St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center – On Sale Mar. 5
    3-Nov St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center – On Sale Feb. 27
    10-Nov Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena – On Sale Mar. 5
    15-Nov Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena – On Sale Mar. 5
    17-Nov Atlanta, GA Philips Arena – On Sale Mar. 5
    TBC Miami, FL To Be Confirmed – On Sale Soon