Madonna's first tour in eight years will kick off in Europe in early June, before hitting North American shores in late July. The SFX-produced trek comes in support of the worldwide chart-topping "Mus

Madonna's first tour in eight years will kick off in Europe in early June, before hitting North American shores in late July. The SFX-produced trek comes in support of the worldwide chart-topping "Music" album (Maverick), which has spawned hit singles with its title track and "Don't Tell Me." Venues and dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Madonna last toured the world in 1993 in support of the album "Erotica." That tour, named The Girlie Show, took the artist formerly known as the Material Girl on a mostly European excursion, playing only a few North American dates.

Madonna performed some surprise low-key club shows in New York and London last year, and was recently seen strumming a guitar to "Don't Tell Me" on the "Late Show With David Letterman."

The artist has already begun auditioning dancers for the tour. Jamie King, who was recently part of the team that staged Ricky Martin's world tour, is said to be Madonna's lead choreographer for the concerts.

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