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Will Toronto’s Azari and III open for Madonna on her next tour?

Madonna may have added writer and director to her resumé this past year, but she’s still first and foremost a pop star who promotes religion, sex and the old adage that “age ain’t nothin’ but a number.” News of Madge’s 2012 tour leaked earlier this year, and now Toronto group Azari and III are rumoured to be the opening act. While the band’s management can’t confirm or deny rumours about the tour, the Sun newspaper reports Madonna is a big fan of the band’s electronic sound—the quartet is made up of producers Dinamo Azari and Alixander III and singers Starving Yet Full and Fritz Helder (formerly of Fritz Helder and the Phantoms). Find out more about the group that may or may not be opening for Madonna’s new tour after the jump.

While the group has gained some exposure in North America, they’re certainly on the rise in the U.K.: Pete Tong named “Hungry For The Power” one of the essential new tunes of 2011, and the band has produced a two-hour essential mix for BBC as well. We wouldn’t be surprised if the rumours were in fact true, considering Azari and III’s tunes, such as “Reckless (With Your Love),” sound like they’re taking cues from ’80s Madonna hits. If Azari and III are, in fact, opening, we wonder if they’ll be asked to turn away from the stage.

Toronto group Azari & III reportedly tapped open for Madonna on next tour [Toronto Star]