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.

By Petrina Crockford In an industry first for a major artist, Madonna has publicly embraced a secondary ticket broker, UK-based viagogo, as one of the channels for fans to obtain tickets. The Sticky & Sweet Tour is the singer’s first under her $120 million deal with Live Nation, and... Read more
Bon Jovi tickets, as well as Madonna tickets, are on sale throughout the week ending May 24, as compiled by TicketNews. New Jersey natives Bon Jovi have a tour stop in nearby Boston in the onsales for this week. Tickets for the show went on sale yesterday morning, May... Read more
Ticket sales were strong out of the gate for Madonna’s upcoming Sticky & Sweet Tour, according to officials with the tour. Among weekend sell-outs were stadium shows in Paris, France and London, England along with arena shows in Boston, MA and Chicago, IL. Two performances at Madison Square Garden... Read more
Tickets to concerts from Coldplay and Madonna are on sale throughout the week ending May 17, as compiled by TicketNews. The British rock group Coldplay has three shows in the week’s onsales, including stops in Las Vegas and Cleveland. The Material Girl herself has multiple ticket pre-sales beginning Monday... Read more
In what could be considered a boon for both companies, and further indication of the validity and growing influence of the secondary ticket market, StubHub and viagogo will be the official secondary ticketing companies for Madonna’s upcoming Sticky & Sweet world tour. The tour, which is in support of... Read more
Concerts from Madonna and Tina Turner top the onsales for the weekend ending May 12, as compiled by TicketNews. The Material Girl kicks off her national tour this summer following the release of her latest album “Hard Candy.” Tickets to what is sure to be one of the hottest... Read more
Madonna’s latest world tour, dubbed the Sticky & Sweet Tour after her hot-selling album “Hard Candy,” starts hip-hopping around the globe on August 23 in Cardiff, Wales. The tour, her first world tour in two years, will be the first under her landmark 10-year, $120 million deal with Live... Read more
There is speculation coming out of her adopted home of England that Madonna will play the most lucrative concerts of her career, and perhaps of any artist in the history of contemporary music. The proposed deal is two concerts in Dubai, supposedly in November, for a total of about... Read more
Concerts from Madonna and Elton John top the onsales for the weekend ending April 21, as compiled by TicketNews. In anticipation of her new album, “Hard Candy,” which has already spawned a hit duet with Justin Timberlake, Madonna will be performing at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, with... Read more
To celebrate the April 30 release of her upcoming album “Hard Candy,” Madonna will perform live at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, debuting songs from the new album. Presented by producer Control Room, MSN and Verizon Wireless, the show will also be broadcast live on MSN’s Music in Concert on... Read more