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.

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
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