Madonna Postpones First Five Dates of Rebel Heart Tour

"The show has to be perfect," pop star says. "Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realized"

Madonna has postponed the first five dates of her rebel heart tour to January 2016. Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty

Madonna has postponed the first five dates of her Rebel Heart tour. The tour was scheduled to kick off on August 29th in Miami, but she will now begin her international trek on September 9th in Montreal.

Along with two nights in Miami (August 29th and 30th), the pop star also moved dates in Atlanta (September 2nd) and San Juan, Puerto Rico (September 5th and 6th) to January 2016. "As my fans already know, the show has to be perfect," Madonna said in a statement. "Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realized. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my fans. I can promise you this show will be worth the wait. Can't wait to share it with all my Rebel Hearts out there."

Madonna released her latest album Rebel Heart and announced the tour in March. Since then, she's made a number of high-profile live appearances, including the Brit Awards, where she quickly recovered from a nasty mid-performance fall, and the IHeartRadio Music Awards. At the latter, Taylor Swift played guitar as the pop vet sang her latest Rebel Heart single "Ghosttown."

Her most-talked about performance, however, was at Coachella, where she joined Drake onstage. As Drake sang the If You're Reading This It's Too Late cut "Madonna" during the festival's headlining set, the titular inspiration joined him to perform a medley of her own songs and give the rapper-singer a passionate kiss.

Rebel Heart North American Tour Dates:

September 9 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
September 12 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
September 16 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
September 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 26 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
September 28 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
October 1 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
October 3 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
October 5 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
October 8 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
October 11 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
October 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
October 17 - Portland, OR @ MODA Center
October 19 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
October 22 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
October 24 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Forum

Rebel Heart European & UK Tour Dates:

November 4 - Koln, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
November 7 - Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
November 10 - Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena (02 World)
November 14 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Tele 2 Arena
November 17 - Herning, Denmark @ Jyske Bank Boxen
November 21 - Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
November 24 - Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
November 28 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
December 1 - London, UK @ O2 Arena
December 5 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
December 9 - Paris, France @ Bercy
December 14 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
December 16 - Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena
December 20 - Glasgow, Scotland @ The SSE Hydro

Rebel Heart Rescheduled North American Dates:

January 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
January 23 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
January 24 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
January 27 - San Juan, PR @ Coliseo de Puerto Rico
January 28 - San Juan, PR @ Coliseo de Puerto Rico