Madonna has announced details of a world tour that includes a trip to Australia - but not New Zealand.

Live Nation Entertainment has announced that Madonna's tour will begin on May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

It will include performances in Istanbul, Brussels, Helsinki and Zurich.

The North American portion of the tour will include Montreal, San Jose and Cleveland. The tour will also visit South America and Australia.


New Zealand fans of the Material Girl were given hope for a visit when a leaked tour itinerary included an Auckland show on March 31. It turned out to be fake.

Madonna's last tour, 2008-2009's Sticky & Sweet, grossed more than $400 million.

Her new album, MDNA, is scheduled for release on March 26.

Check out the video for Madonna's latest singler Give Me All Your Luvin':

- Herald online