The Sticky & Sweet Tour is the eighth worldwide concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna to support her eleventh studio album Hard Candy. It is Madonna's first major venture from her new recording and business deal with Live Nation, following the Hard Candy Promo Tour. The tour gained many achievements in 2008, including becoming the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking Madonna's record for the highest grossing tour in history by a female artist - achieved with her Confessions Tour, which grossed US$194.7 million. The tour is estimated to have grossed US$280 million as of December 2008. In January 2009, Live Nation announced that Madonna will continue her tour into 2009, in Europe, finishing with two dates in Israel.