Madonna Cancels Australian Tour

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Madonna Cancels Australian Tour

Adding yet another failure to a long line of recent terrible decisions, Madonna has cancelled what would have been her first Australian tour since 1993.

Live Nation Australia confirmed the cancellation this morning, with News.com.au claiming the decision was made hastily by Madonna's management overnight. Although the performance dates were never officially announced, a Live Nation tour itinerary document revealing plans for shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne had been leaked to fan site Drowned Madonna late last year – and stadiums in Sydney and Melbourne had reportedly been booked for shows in early 2013.

Madonna has consistently snubbed her Australian fans for nearly two decades now, with four world tours since 1993’s Girlie Show bypassing the Antipodes – and this cancellation follows a slew of recent PR-disasters for the Material Girl.

Her MDNA tour is currently ruffling feathers across Europe and the Middle East, more often than not for the wrong reasons. During a recent show in Israel she showcased a swastika as part of the visual projections - the Nazi symbol was placed over the head of a French politician, sending shockwaves all the way to Paris. In Istanbul, conservative fans were offended when she flashed her breast mid-concert.

Madonna is also currently being sued over the use of unauthorized samples buried in the hit single 'Vogue' more than twenty years ago.

Things aren't going too well on the sales front, either, with (her twelfth album) MDNA proving unpopular despite being given away as a free download with every ticket purchased to the show.

-Jenny Noyes with The Music Network 

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