Madonna announces stadium gigs in London and Edinburgh



Madonna has announced two UK stadium concerts for this summer.

The singer will perform at London's Hyde Park on 17 July and Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium on 21 July.

Madonna said last month that her 12th studio album would be called M.D.N.A. but didn't reveal a release date for her new record.

She performed with Cee Lo Green and LMFAO during the Super Bowl's half-time show on Sunday night in front of a TV audience of more than 100 million.

She also sang her new single Give Me All Your Luvin' with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

NBC was forced to apologise after the British artist put her middle finger up during the performance.

The broadcaster said M.I.A. did not do anything similar during rehearsals and the league had no reason to believe she would do anything during the show.

World tour

Madonna will start her world tour on 29 May in Tel Aviv, Israel.

It will take in 26 European cities including Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Dublin and Berlin as well as dates in South America and Australia, where she hasn't performed for 20 years.

She'll then travel back to Canada and the US in August, September and October.

Promoters Live Nation say more dates and cities will be announced soon.

Arthur Fogel, CEO of Live Nation entertainment global touring, said: "Madonna's track record as a world class entertainer and touring artist speaks for itself.

"Her artistry, talent and creative productions get bigger and better with each tour and Madonna 2012 will be no exception.

"We are thrilled to have her back on the road and know her fans feel the same."

Madonna last performed in the UK in July 2009 on her Sticky & Sweet tour.

The 53-year-old also headlined Radio 1's Big Weekend at Maidstone, Kent, in May 2008.

Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 10 February.