The Queen of Pop is set to hit the road, and may be on track to break tour records yet again as well. Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” tour, a tour in support of her thirteenth studio album, which she released in March, is scheduled to kick off on September 9 in Montreal. The North American leg of the tour will wrap up in October (although several additional dates are scheduled in North America for 2016), and will cover Europe and the U.K. in November and December.
In her touring past, Madonna has smashed records on the road. According to the Billboard Boxscore, Madonna’s MDNA tour in 2012 grossed $305 million and moved 2.2 million tickets to 88 shows. That year, it was the highest grossing tour. On that run, the show made a stop at London’s Hyde Park, a stadium with a massive 65,000 capacity. The average ticket price for that show was $250, with a get-in price of $170. In the U.S., Madonna played two shows at Yankee Stadium, a venue with a 49,642 capacity, and the average ticket price was $204.70, with a get-in of just $28. On the second night, the average ticket price was $171.13 with a get-in price of $51. To compare, on her upcoming Rebel Heart tour, the average Madonna ticket is $331 on the secondary market for her US dates.
She is set to play two London dates in December at the O2 Arena, a 20,000 capacity arena. For her first show on December 1, the average ticket price to see Madonna is $366, with get-in ticket prices of $334. She is slotted to play two dates in New York City in September, one at Madison Square Garden (18,200 capacity), and the other at The Barclays Arena in Brooklyn (18,103 capacity). The MSG show on September 16 has an average ticket price of $387, with a get-in price of $114, and the Barclays Arena show has an average ticket price of $475, with a get-in price of $77, according to Ticketbis.
Madonna’s 2006 Confessions tour grossed $194 million and had 1.2 million tickets sold to 60 shows. Her most successful run yet, her 2008-2009 Sticky & Sweet tour, grossed $408 million for 3.5 million tickets sold. It continues to hold the record for the biggest tour ever for a female artist. With her ticket sales already competitive on the secondary market, Madonna may be on track to break more records with Rebel Heart.
Source : Forbes
Source : Forbes