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.

Billboard released its Top Concert Tours for 2009, and leading the pack with the highest-grossing trek was U2. The other artists in the top five were Madonna, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, AC/DC, and Pink. U2 spent 2009 touring behind its studio album “No Line on the... Read more
Since Madonna’s one-year Sticky & Sweet Tour played its two final concerts on September 1 and 2 at HaYarkon Park in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Material Girl is now a part of touring history. Not only is hers the most successful tour ever by a solo artist, according to... Read more
Madonna’s July 19 concert at the Velodrome stadium in Marseilles, France has been cancelled after the roof collapsed during the stage construction that left eight crew injured and two dead. According to the AP, initially an American and a Brit were seriously injured; the killed crew member was French.... Read more
Madonna is the Top Earning Musician of the year with about $110 million in profits, according to Forbes magazine. The total is based upon her touring, recording and endorsement earnings from June 2008 to June 2009. Two other female artists follow Madge in the top five: Céline Dion ($100... Read more
After a whirwind of sellouts, Madonna has made more changes to her European tour itinerary. Two concerts have been cancelled on the summer 2009 extension of her Sticky & Sweet Tour, while more than 10 new shows have been added since the outing was announced in January. Cancelled dates... Read more
With touring the most lucrative on an artist’s account receivables, there is no surprise that Madonna earned more money than any artist in Billboard magazine’s Moneymakers for 2008. Madonna topped the chart with revenues of $242,176,466 followed by Bon Jovi ($157,177,766), Bruce Springsteen ($16,327,964), The Police ($109,976,894) and Celine... Read more
Madonna seems to be recession proof. The European extension of her Sticky & Sweet Tour went on sale in a few European markets this past weekend and had some immediate sell-outs. In the UK, her July 4 show in London and July 7 concert in Manchester each sold out... Read more
The touring industry is ebullient since Madonna has extended her Sticky & Sweet Tour for a second year, something she has never done. Madonna will perform 24-25 European concerts this summer beginning July 4 in London, ENG and the last one booked so far is on August 20 in... Read more
Madonna‘s triumphant Sticky & Sweet tour has ended with 2,350,282 people attending and a gross of over $280 million in ticket sales for 58 concerts. Madonna performed in Europe, then the United States followed by Mexico and South America, finally wrapping on December 21. In the context of contemporary... Read more
Madonna was forced to postpone the first of four concerts in Argentina on December 3 at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires due to unforeseen technical difficulties. The AP reported that it was at the request of her production company since sound equipment had not arrived because of flight... Read more