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Madonna starts rehearsals at Nassau Coliseum

Madonna performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI

Madonna performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Feb. 5, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Madonna has landed.

The Material Girl arrived at Nassau Coliseum this week to start rehearsals for her "MDNA Tour" using the elaborate stage set that will travel around the world with her and is expected to spend plenty of time in Uniondale before the tour launches in Tel Aviv on May 31.

Judging from photos of the closed rehearsals released on her website, the massive, triangle-shaped set includes two walkways for Madonna to wade into the crowd and an enclosed area where fans can get close to the stage. There will also be a huge, three-part video screen that promoters have called the largest in the world.

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.

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