Madonna Kicks Off "Sticky and Sweet" World Tour

Posted Sunday August 24, 2008 12:14 AM GMT

Shaking off a recent ankle injury, Madonna kicked off her highly-awaited “Sticky & Sweet” world tour Saturday night (August 23) with a performance at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in Wales.

According to press on-hand, "an army of fans wearing pink cowboy hats and boas waited nearly two hours for Madonna's concert to get under way, erupting into screams at the first song — Candy Shop."

Reports from the Associated Press add: "The show itself includes eight costume changes, 16 dancers, and $1.85 million worth of Swarovski crystals. It is billed as a musical mishmash of gangsta pimp, Romanian folk, rave, and a nod to the blonde material-girl's roots in the 80s New York City dance scene."

Now that the opening show is out of the way, Madge's “Sticky & Sweet” tour will travel through Europe, with big night's at London's Wembley Stadium on September 11 and Paris on September 20 topping the bill. Then it's off to North America in October before the tour's end in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 18.

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Enjoy the pictures of Madonna performing in Cardiff on Saturday night (August 23).

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