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Madonna pushes back tour start two days

Madonna launches her signature fragrance, Truth or Dare

Madonna launches her signature fragrance, Truth or Dare by Madonna, at Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan. (April 12, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

As Madonna’s team continues work on building a rehearsal version of her tour set at Nassau Coliseum today, promoters announced that the start date of the MDNA Tour has been pushed back because of production delays.

The MDNA Tour will now kick off on May 31 in Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv, instead of May 29, according to tour promoters Live Nation and Shuki Weiss. The delay is not expected to affect any other tour dates.

The North American leg of Madonna’s tour is set for Aug. 28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. She plays Yankee Stadium Sept. 6 and Sept. 8 and Madison Square Garden Nov. 12.

Madonna has rented out Nassau Coliseum through the start of the tour to rehearse on a full-scale version of her elaborate set, which includes what promoters say will be the largest video screens ever created. It is not clear when Madonna will start her rehearsals on Long Island. She is rehearsing with her band and dancers in Manhattan.

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