Besides being one of the most influential recording artists of the past two decades, Madonna has also become a powerful force in the ticket industry. Since her debut in the early 1980s, the Queen of Pop has come to generate record-breaking sales around the world, making her a favorite on both the primary and secondary markets. Her most recent Sticky & Sweet Tour ended late in 2008 after nearly 60 concerts with a combined audience of 2.35 million people and total gross of more than $280 million. Her 2006 Confessions Tour was also a record-breaker at the time, grossing $193.7 million. Because of her continued popularity and audience draw, Madonna’s concerts often feature prominently in TicketNews’s weekly Top Events Rankings.

Delays in Madonna’s MDNA tour
It’s a big year for the Material Girl — Madonna recently released a brand new album, “MDNA”, and is about to embark on world tour set to begin at the end of May. However, after the April 26 announcement from promoters Live Nation and Shuki Weiss stating that the... Read more
Ontario Attorney General defends Live Nation’s resale of Madonna tickets
Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General dismissed concerns that Live Nation Entertainment violated the province’s anti-scalping laws when it sold tickets for Madonna’s September 10, 2012 concert in Ottawa. Tickets to the performance in ScotiaBank Place went on sale directly through Live Nation on February 14, 2012 and were... Read more
Madonna drops in events rankings while Broadway shows get a bump
Madonna’s hot ticket sales seem to be cooling off a bit, opening the door for the top two Broadway productions to take over TicketNews’ excusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, March 18. Holding court at No. 1 for the past five weeks, the performer was ousted this... Read more
Springsteen plays second-fiddle to Madonna, Van Halen
The “Boss” may have to change his moniker to “Vice Boss” in 2012. Ticket sales for Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball Tour have been strong in 2012, as he sold the second-most tickets in gross revenue in both January and February according to data from Ticket Liquidator, the second-largest ticket... Read more
Concert tours from Madonna, Iron Maiden lead events rankings
Madonna’s once again dominated TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, March 1, marking four consecutive weeks at the top. The 53-year-old mother of four is about to embark on the longest tour of her career, with 90 dates scheduled worldwide. Within minutes of public onsales a... Read more
Madonna, MLB tickets on sale throughout the weekend
With Spring Training already underway, tickets for some of Major League Baseball’s top teams 2012 schedules are among the onsales for the weekend ending March 5 as compiled by TicketNews. Starting off the onsales are tickets to the upcoming home season for the reigning World Series champion St. Louis... Read more
Madonna, Knicks tickets lead TicketNews’ events rankings
Tickets for dates on Madonna’s latest tour have been going on sale over the last couple weeks and in that time, the iconic singer-songwriter has become the undisputed queen of TicketNews exclusive events rankings. She dominated the ranks of top sellers on the secondary market this past week, marking... Read more
Madonna, Bonnaroo tickets on sale this weekend
With its headliners announced this week, tickets for the annual Bonnaroo festival are among the onsales for the weekend ending February 20 as compiled by TicketNews. Bonnaroo, which was first launched in 2002, is unique from many other music festivals in that it strives to be environmentally friendly while... Read more
Pop royalty Madonna & Lady Gaga plan massive tours
This year, the undisputed Queen of Pop, Madonna, and her heir apparent, Lady Gaga, are both set to launch world tours, which are highly anticipated by ticket brokers and fans alike. Fresh off her successful Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, where she performed hits including “Vogue,” “Music,” and “Give... Read more
Madonna ticket sales help arenas climb up venues rankings
With the help of the latest tour from Madonna along with Super Bowl XLVI being over, indoor sports and concert arenas took over the top spots in TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, February 12. Madison Square Garden (MSG) returned to the No. 1 spot after... Read more