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Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Tour: 'Living for Love' Singer to Return to Puerto Rico 22 Years After Disrespecting Flag

First Posted: Mar 02, 2015 03:31 PM EST
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Madonna will be returning to Puerto Rico this September. The last time the singer was on the island was in 1993 when she disrespected the flag by rubbing it between her legs.

Madonna will begin her 35-city "Rebel Heart" Tour in Miami Aug. 29. On Sept. 5, she will head to Puerto Rico and perform at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan.

In 1993, Madonna performed in Puerto at the Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in front of 20,000 audience members. When she put Puerto Rico's flag through her legs near her groin area, protests and criticism arose, according to The Associated Press.

Sen. Enrique Rodriguez Negron filed a censure resolution against Madonna for the act. Eventually that resolution was rejected by President of the legislature Roberto Rexach Benitez. 

This tour could be different for Madonna, who has her 13th album coming out March 9 also titled "Rebel Heart." Critics are loving Madonna's new music and are expecting big things from the pop star.

"The Queen of Pop will reign again – Madonna is about to release her best album in 17 years and one of the greatest of her career," The Sun said.

"They won't experience the celebrity of Madonna the fashion statement but the Madonna who has kept us listening for decades: Madonna the musician," The New York Times said.

Madonna has brought controversy to the stage and television screen throughout most of her career, but the 56-year-old singer has been a worldwide success, and the Rebel Heart Tour proves that. On the tour, Madonna will hit 21 cities in the U.S. and Canada before heading to Europe for 14 more cities.

Tickets for the tour go on sale March 9, the same day Madonna's new album is set to be released. Additional tour cities and dates are planned for Asia and Australia and are expected to be announced soon, according to Madonna's official website. 

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