Madonna will finally embark on her career-spanning Celebration tour this fall, months after being hospitalized in June.
Live Nation confirmed in a press release on Tuesday that the “Material Girl” singer will begin her string of performances in October with multiple shows at The O2 in London. The Celebration tour was originally scheduled to kick off July 15 in Vancouver, Canada.
Tour plans were abruptly put on hold in late June when the singer, who turns 65 on Wednesday, was hospitalized with a serious infection. Longtime manager Guy Oseary announced on Instagram: “Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection that led to a stay in intensive care for several days.
“Her health is improving, but she is still receiving medical attention,” Oseary said opinion Continuation. “At this point we have to pause all commitments, including the tour.”
Weeks later, Madonna provided fans with an update on her health in an interview opinion and a selfie she shared on Instagram in July. She told her social media followers, “I’m on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life.”
On July 30, the Grammy winner shared another Instagram Contributing to the celebration of a month out of the hospital. She said her six children – Lourdes, Rocco, David, Mercy James, Stelle and Estere – have helped her get through the health crisis.
“As a mother, you can really engage with the needs of your children and the seemingly endless giving………. But when push came to shove, my kids were really there for me. I saw a side of them that I had never seen before. It made all the difference,” she wrote. “So does the love and support of my friends.”
Madonna announced the Celebration tour in January with a raunchy, star-studded video that starred Jack Black, Lil Wayne, Eric Andre and Amy Schumer, among others.
She was scheduled to play at the Crypto.com Arena in downtown LA on September 27th, 28th, 30th and October 1st. Now the Angelenos will have to wait until 2024 to welcome the pop icon. The singer will take over the Kia Forum in Inglewood on March 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th.
According to Live Nation, tickets for the original LA dates will be refunded through August 28, and current ticket holders will get access to the new Kia Forum tickets before the general public gets it.
Times editors Nardine Saad and August Brown contributed to this report.