Pop superstar Madonna will launch her new album CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR with her first tour of Japan in 20 years.

The series of gigs will also mark the start of a huge world tour to promote the LP - which is tipped to be a hit - and a heavy promotional campaign, including appearances on the globe's major TV talk shows.

A source says, "They know they are on to a winner. The album has got hit written all over it and they want to make sure it gets as big a push as possible."

The first single will be heard at the MTV European Music Awards in Portugal in November (05). The release has been delayed so Madonna can dance in the video, following her horse-riding accident last month (AUG05).