Nero to Open for Madonna on MDNA Tour
See this royal pairing on the North American leg of the tour!

One is the queen of pop, the other named after a hedonistic Roman emperor.  Seems like a perfect metaphorical pairing for one of the biggest tours the world has ever seen.  The MDNA tour, to promote Madonna's latest album of the same name, will be in North America from August until November, promising much spectacle and grandeur.

Where this metaphor falls apart, however, is when we consider that pop music, in fact, isn't meant for royalty, but is a populist musical genre, accessible by anyone and everyone.  Also, MDNA is Madonna's attempt to appeal to the EDM crowd, making club-forward pop tracks.  The whole album has a "I'm down here on the dancefloor with you guys! Seriously!" vibe that it can not shake.  Whether or not she succeeded in bridging this gap is a debate for another day. However, this tour is set to be one of the most expensive, yet profitable, in history --another relationship that just doesn't really make sense, but we're going with it.

Back to the news!  Nero is slated to open and support Madonna at every one of her North American stops.  The British EDM duo are quite possibly the most well known and popular acts in dance music right now and really don't need much of an introduction.  If you forgot who they are, check out this video from their latest hit, "Promises":  

MDNA Tour Dates

08/28 Philadelphia, PA   Wells Fargo Center                                
08/30 Montreal, QC   Bell Centre
09/12 Toronto, ON  Air Canada Centre
09/13  Toronto, ON    Air Canada Centre
09/15 Atlantic City, NJ  Boardwalk Hall
10/13 Las Vegas, NV   MGM Grand
10/14 Las Vegas, NV   MGM Grand
10/16  Phoenix, AZ     US Airways Center
10/18 Denver, CO  Pepsi Center
10/20 Dallas, TX  American Airlines Center
10/21  Dallas, TX    American Airlines Center
10/24 Houston, TX   Toyota Center
10/25   Houston, TX    Toyota Center
10/27  New Orleans, LA   New Orleans Arena
10/30 Kansas City, MO  Sprint Center
11/01  St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11/03 St. Paul, MN  Xcel Energy Center
11/04 St. Paul, MN  Xcel Energy Center
11/06  Pittsburgh, PA   Consol Energy Center
11/08 Detroit, MI  Joe Louis Arena
11/10  Cleveland, OH    Quicken Loans Arena
11/12 New York, NY   Madison Square Garden
11/15 Charlotte, NC    Time Warner Cable Arena
11/17  Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
11/19 Miami, FL   American Airlines Arena
11/20  Miami, FL  American Airlines Arena