Look out, world, here she comes


Nashville — Madonna plans to supply the world with "Hard Candy."

She will embark on a world tour Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales, with dates through year's end. Billed as the Sticky and Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and include about 50-60 shows.

Produced globally by Live Nation, Madonna's tour will hit stadiums in the U.K. and Europe through September, arenas and a "handful" of stadiums in 16 markets in North America in October and November and then stadiums in Mexico and South America in late November and December. (partialdiff)