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.

Madonna is already majesty when it comes to her performance on the pop music charts, but the singer could be on her way to claiming two more crowns: the highest grossing tour ever by a female artist and solo artist. The Queen of Pop grossed an approximate $91.5 million... Read more
Fans hoping to see Madonna perform in Atlantic City saw red instead when they were denied access to the Boardwalk Hall concert venue. Approximately one dozen counterfeit tickets were presented at the Queen of Pop’s November 22 show in New Jersey, according to a report by the Press of... Read more
While most national tours will pause for the Thanksgiving holiday, a few of the industry’s biggest names will close their North American ventures entirely during the week ending December 1 as compiled by TicketNews. The teen heartthrob Jonas Brothers are slated to perform their final concert of 2008 just... Read more
Pop majesty Madonna is extending her upcoming reign in South America. The singer was initially scheduled to play eight stadium concerts in South America: four in Brazil and two each in Argentina and Chile. Now she has booked 11 stadium concerts in South America: five in Brazil, four in... Read more
Madison Square Garden (MSG) maintained its dominance of the rankings for the fourth straight week, according to TicketNews’s exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, October 5. With a power score of 3.51, MSG is benefiting from strong ticket sales for upcoming concerts by artists like Madonna, Metallica,... Read more
Today’s tour recap features announcements, music festival news, memorial shows and more as compiled by Ticket News on September 8, 2008. Those who knew superstar tenor Luciano Pavarotti best are setting up a string of memorial concerts for the first anniversary of his September 6, 2007, death. The October... Read more
Earlier today, we posted complete tour updates for Flashback: The Classic Rock Experience, Talib Kweli’s headlining stint for Hip Hop Live!, Missy Higgins’ supporting tour dates, and Madonna’s new South American tour dates. If you’ve already read those stories, check out the following tour tidbits before calling it a... Read more
As Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour opened on August 23 at the Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in Wales, UK, her South American shows are coming into focus. The first four of eight dates have been issued with two shows in Brazil and one each in Chile and Argentina on the... Read more
In TicketNews’s event rankings for the week ending August 24, Madonna proves she’s still got the hot ticket. Tickets for two shows added to her North American tour went on sale this past weekend, and the sales results were good enough to land her at the top of the... Read more
Tickets for upcoming shows from music legend Neil Young and tickets for additional stops on Madonna’s fall national tour are on sale throughout the weekend ending August 25 as compiled by TicketNews. Leading off the weekend’s onsales are tickets to upcoming Canadian tour stops by Neil Young available Friday... Read more