Live Nation has booked Madonna’s final two concerts in North America: Boston, MA on October 16 and the singer’s hometown of Detroit, MI on...

Live Nation has booked Madonna’s final two concerts in North America: Boston, MA on October 16 and the singer’s hometown of Detroit, MI on November 18. Tickets for both shows go on sale August 23. The Boston play is the second of two nights, while Detroit is a new market, and Madonna will wind up performing 28 North American concerts.

Live Nation has also booked Madonna’s final two shows in Europe: Seville, Spain on September 16 and Budva, Montenegro on September 25; both shows are on sale. Interestingly, only hard tickets are being utilized for the Budva show. In all, Madonna will play 19 concerts in Europe.

“The Budva date on the itinerary was a direct result of the Rolling Stones performing there last year,” Live Nation Artists CEO Global Touring and Chairman Global Music Arthur Fogel told TicketNews.

Madonna’s final eight of 55 shows will be in South America, where tickets will go on sale in the next few weeks. When the tour winds down, Madonna’s estimated tour gross will be north of $250 million, which will top her $195 million in 2006.

Madonna was in Michigan on August 2 at the Traverse City Film Festival to screen her new documentary, “I am Because We Are.” She leaked word that Detroit would be getting her Sticky & Sweet tour date at Ford Field, marking her first local show since her 2001 Drowned World tour at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Her 2004 Re-Invention and 2006 Confessions tours bypassed her home town.

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By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen