By Sarah Hall
She’s an actor, author, wife and mother, Kabbalah devotee and, oh yeah, the Material Girl.
Appropriately enough, Madonna is prepping for her re-Invention Tour, to take place this spring and summer.
The queen of image refurbishment will perform the songs that catapulted her to fame, as well as her more recent hits.
“Madonna has already started rehearsals for the re-Invention Tour and she can’t wait to get back on stage to recreate her songs from the earliest days of her career up until the present,” manager Caresse Henry said in a statement.
“There is no doubt that this tour will be the pinnacle of her long standing and well deserved reputation as one of the most exciting live performers of our time.”
The tour kicks off May 24 in Los Angeles and continues with dates across the U.S. and Europe, with a stop in Israel.
Fourteen performances are confirmed thus far. Madonna’s Icon fan club members get first dibs on tickets before they are made available to the general populace, according to the star’s official Website, www.madonna.com.
The underlying purpose of the tour is to support Madonna’s most recent CD, American Life, released in May 2003.
The CD debuted at number one but has had lackluster sales, moving fewer than 700,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan data.
Madonna’s 2001 tour sold out 47 venues and grossed $75 million.