It's not every day you hear the gay community's favorite pop star called "sweet." And in this particular context, you'll likely feel sour.
"Madonna, the world's tastiest sweetheart" begins a recent press release announcing her new Sticky and Sweet Tour. But apparently, the No. 1 Sweet Tart doesn't like the taste of D.C. As with 2006's Confessions Tour, Madonna has pursed her lips at our Verizon Center candy. The Wachovia Center in Philadelphia is yet again the closest she'll come to our sticky city in support of her sweet, new chart-topping album Hard Candy. After stops in Europe, including a Saturday, August 23 debut in Wales -- exactly one week after Madonna turns 50 -- the tour will roll out of the factory in North America Friday, October 3 at New Jersey's Izod Center -- yes, named for the fashion line that put lizards on men's chests decades before Mark "Smoker's Delight" Lee did. (Though his are certainly nicer and bigger beasts.) After stops the following week at New York's Madison Square Garden, the tour will take another month to get to Philadelpia, sweetening Brotherly Loveland Wednesday, November 19, before finally dissolving stateside the next week on Thanksgiving Eve, November 26, in Miami, right in time for the resort's famed White Party.
Tickets go on sale Monday, May 19 for New Jersey and New York, but not until Monday, June 2 for Philadelphia. And never for Washington. Not that Hearsay's sour about it or anything. (Just a little case of the puckers.) According to the release, Citibank cardmembers can access presale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 13 at 10am -- that's next week, folks! Click here for complete tour and ticket information.