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Madonna's first ever Midlands gig

Madonna performing on an earlier date of her MDNA world tour Photo: PA

Music superstar Madonna is bringing her world tour to Birmingham tonight - the first time she has ever performed in the Midlands.

Thousands of tickets have been sold for the concert at the National Indoor Arena which is only one of three UK dates on her world 'MDNA' tour.

It's also the only venue where fans are guaranteed to be protected from the weather, after fans got soaked in London on Tuesday.

She performed to thousands in Hyde Park, and after tonight's show in Birmingham she will be back in the open air at Murrayfields in Edinburgh on Saturday.

Birmingham was not originally included as a stop on Madonna's MDNA world tour, and was added in March.

Some fans were upset as tickets for the extra date were the most expensive out of the three UK events, with prices topping £175.

At the time a spokesperson from the NEC Group said:

" The ticket price is always set by the promoter ... the NIA is the only arena that Madonna will be performing at in the UK, meaning that although the capacity of the show is around 12,300, the show will be much more intimate and entirely seated so fans will be able to get a great view of the show."

– NEC Group spokesperson

On Tuesday night in London she performed a number of hits from her latest album, as well treating fans to a number of classic hits including Papa Don't Preach, and Vogue.

The doors of the NIA will open tonight at 6pm, with Madonna due on stage at 9pm.

There are a number of tickets left for Madonna's historic Midlands performance, starting from £95.