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 Stacey Willets Ever since word broke that Live Nation would be parting ways with Ticketmaster and will soon get into their own primary and secondary ticketing operations, the industry has waited to see who the promoter would partner with. A few weeks ago it was reported that the... Read more
Madonna’s deal to abandon Warner Music for concert promoter Live Nation signals more than just a tectonic shift in the music distribution business: It shows how far Live Nation is willing to go to break the hammerlock Barry Diller’s Ticketmaster has on online concert and sporting ticket sales, according... Read more
Madonna is close to making A-Rod money. The Material Girl and Live Nation are reportedly close to signing a 10-year, $120 million contract which calls for Madonna to deliver three studio albums and for Live Nation to exclusively promote the singer’s tours, sell merchandise and license her name. Though... Read more
There’s something about the number 50 that does it for Mrs. Guy Ritchie. Her tour last year was 50 dates. As we speak, let it be known that Her Very Own Self is gearing for yet another concert tour. . .The schlep now in the planning stage is to... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. TicketNews.com Live Nation and superstar Madonna are reportedly negotiating a mega- recording, touring and merchandising deal worth in excess of $100 million, according to the New York Post. News of the potential blockbuster agreement has been filtering out over the past couple of days, but... Read more
Bad girl, singer and actress Lindsay Lohan plans to take time out of her busy acting career to focus on recording and promoting her next album. The star is convinced her last two albums, Speak and A Little More Personal, tanked because she was trying to balance the two... Read more
“Desperately Seeking Susan,” the movie that made Madonna a household name, is being reworked into a London West End Musical scheduled to open October 12th at the Novello Theatre. The Musical highlights numerous Blondie songs, including a new song written by Blondie lead singer Debra Harry. Harry has hopes... Read more