It’s shaping up to be a Madonna weekend, what with Clear Channel honking her new single – “Gimme All Your Luvin’” – throughout the corporate giant’s multi-platform empire of radio stations, websites and billboards. Then comes Sunday with Madge headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show, ensuring that everyone in the known universe is aware of her album, her single, her… infinite presence.
Plus, it’s looking as if we’re going to see Madonna tour dates and ticket onsales very soon. While speaking to the Los Angeles Times’ Randy Lewis about big names like Springsteen, Roger Waters and Van Halen hitting America’s touring superhighway in 2012, Live Nation president and chief executive Michael Rapino said tickets for Madonna will go on sale very soon.
“Madonna’s going on the road, and those tickets will go on sale right after the Super Bowl,” Rapino said.
As to this year’s concert scene, the article also mentioned the possibility of The Rolling Stones touring, although Jagger & Co. haven’t confirmed any plans. But the Times did quote Pollstar’s own Megamind Gary Bongiovanni saying the next 12 months will be “blessed with riches” and that 2012 is “going to be a great year with a wide array of artists out there working.”
But first, Madonna. We’ll see how accurate Rapino’s remark is come Monday.