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.

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
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... Read more
Madonna’s two Sticky & Sweet tour concert dates at Denver’s Pepsi Center on November 11-12 have already sold out, but a limited number of seats at all price levels have become available for both concerts. According to Live Nation, the tour’s promoter, once production for the tour was completed,... Read more
Her tour has not yet started, but when Madonna concludes her forthcoming Sticky & Sweet Tour, which kicks off August 23 in Cardiff, Wales, the tour could gross an estimated $250 million for the 55 shows, according to the tour’s promoter Live Nation. This tops her 2006 Confessions tour... Read more
Tabloids in the UK are speculating that Britney Spears may join Madonna’s upcoming tour in Europe, but the tour’s producer is denying the reports. According to The Sun newspaper, “Madonna has asked troubled Britney Spears to join her on tour, and pals hope she will give guidance to the... Read more
With 14 concerts still not on sale around the globe, Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour has already passed the 1 million mark in tickets sold. Madonna will play a total of 55 concerts and still has eight South American, four European and two North American shows to be announced.... Read more