Madonna expected to announce Sydney MDNA concert dates this week

The 53-year-old pop icon is expected to bring her world tour Down Under after powering through the rest of 2012 with her massive show.

The tour is being promoted by Live Nation Entertainment and, if reports are true and she does hit Australia early next year, it'll be Madonna's first Aussie visit since 1993, when she performed three shows.

Tickets for her shows have ranged from $45 to $600.

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