By Ryan Buxton, EnStarz | Sep 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT
After months of controversy-stirring shows across Europe and a handful in North America, legendary pop star Madonna will bring her "MDNA" world tour to New York City tonight, Sept. 6.
The Queen of Pop will perform at Yankee Stadium this evening in the first of three New York City dates. She'll also perform another show in the Yankees' home on Saturday, Sept. 8, and she'll return to the city one last time on Nov. 12 for a concert in Madison Square Garden.
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Madonna announced early Thursday morning that 22-year-old Swedish DJ Avicii will be the opening act for her Yankee Stadium shows.
By opening the concert, Avicii is "reciprocating Madonna's surprise appearance at his headline show at Ultra Fest this year, when the two debuted AVICII's remix of her 'MDNA' track 'Girl Gone Wild,'" according to Madonna's Facebook page.
"She showed up and supported us, and this is my way of showing up and supporting her," the DJ said in a statement.
The "MDNA" tour has been well-received by fans and critics alike, and it's on track to become one of the most profitable tours of all time, with some reports estimating revenues of $300 million.
The tour includes performances of some of Madonna's biggest hits, including "Vogue," "Like a Prayer" and "Express Yourself." However, the show has drawn more attention for its violent images and Madonna's antics, including flashing her breast and projecting swastikas over the face of a French politician.
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