Today’s recap features numbers for Madonna’s North American tour leg, as well as itinerary and festival announcements as compiled by TicketNews on December 1, 2008.
In concert news, Madonna‘s tour producer Arthur Fogel has announced numbers for the Queen of Pop’s recently-concluded North American jaunt. Over the course of 28 performances, Madge grossed a total of $91.5 million and performed to more than half a million fans. For industry estimates of her world tour totals and what those numbers could mean, read the full story.
While not on the same scale as Madonna’s massive Sticky & Sweet tour, the rockers behind Fall Out Boy have their own important dates coming up. The crew has announced a series of new U.S. dates (along with presale information), as well as information on their 2009 world tour, which includes stops in Japan, Australia and Europe.
In festival news, the fifth annual Bamboozle event has announced more artists to its lineup, which already featured headliners No Doubt and Fall Out Boy. Two dozen new acts have been revealed and more are still to be announced. … Following last weeks deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, organizers of the concert event Live Earth India — set for Mumbai on December 7 — have decided to cancel the event. The inaugural concert would have featured collaborations between Indian and Western recording artists while drawing attention to the global climate crisis and other environmental issues.
Those are the complete stories for the day. But before you launch your Monday evening routine, be sure to check out some new tour updates in brief, courtesy of your friends at TicketNews….
Nine Inch Nails is wrapping up the last dates of its North American tour this month, but Trent Reznor and friends will be back on the road in 2009 for a recently announced tour of Australia and New Zealand. The industrial rockers begin February 17 at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, before heading over to Australia for five Soundwave Festival performances across the country: starting in Brisbane on February 21 and wrapping in Perth on March 2. NIN’s next show is tonight (December 1) at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, SK, with the North American trek ending December 13 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV.
Lily Allen will support her sophomore release with nine-date tour of the UK in 2009. The first show is set for March 14 at the Academy in Glasgow, while the closer is currently booked for March 26 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. Other stops include Acadmy gigs in Bristol on March 18, Birmingham on March 23, and Leeds on March 24. A pre-tour date is also currently shown for a January 28 concert at Koko in London.
Shwayze is prepping for the kick-off of its month-long tour of the U.S. tonight (December 1) at Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR. The 22-show run wraps on December 29 with a concert at Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Along the way, the hip-hop due will stop for concerts on December 3 at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID, December 10 at Bluebird Theatre in Denver, CO, December 18 at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN, and December 26 at Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA.
Primal Scream plays the first show of NME‘s “Rock N Roll Riot” tour of the UK tonight (December 1) at the Academy in Sheffield, and continues on the road through a December 13 gig at S.E.C.C. in Glasgow. After the nine-city jaunt, the rockers aren’t calling it quits, but just resting for the holidays, as plans have been announced for a six-show run of Australia in early February. The new jaunt begins February 4 at The Forum in Sydney, and concludes on February 11 at Metropolis Concert Club in Fremantle.