April 08, 1998 12:00 AM

After last week’s announcement that Madonna would tour Europe and the U.S. this summer now comes specific dates and venues. “The Drowned World Tour” marks the pop star’s first live concert tour since l993’s “The Girlie Show.” The schedule, from a press release dispatched on Monday, is as follows: June 5, Cologne Arena, Germany; June 9, Barcelona Palau Jordi, Spain; June 14, Milan Forum, Italy; June l9, Berlin Max Schmelling (or Frankfurt), Germany; June 26-27, Paris Bercy; July 4, London Earl’s Court. In the States: July 21, Philadelphia First Union Center; July 25, New York Madison Square Garden; Aug. 2, E. Rutheford, N.J. Continental Airlines Arena; Aug. 6, Boston Fleet Center; Aug. 10, Washington, D.C. MCI Center; Aug. 14, Miami National Car Rental Center; Aug. 19, Atlanta Philips Arena; Aug. 25, Detroit Palace; Aug. 28, Chicago United Center; Sept. 1, Las Vegas MGM Grand; Sept. 5, Oakland Arena; and Sept. 9, Los Angeles Staples Center. That’s a lot of cities to drown.

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