Madonna Sells Out New York, London, Paris Dates in Minutes
Fans bought up 600,000 tickets in a matter of hours for Madonna‘s retrospective tour in North America and Europe, Billboard.com reports.
The Queen of Pop’s return to touring was a thunderous success this morning, with 23 concerts added to the 37 dates already announced for The Celebration Tour thanks to massive fan demand.
Billboard also reports that the tour is now 98% sold out, with only a handful of tickets still available. 51 shows went on sale yesterday, with 35 of the shows completely sold out by 5 PM EST.
Live Nation and Madonna’s team added a fourth New York show after the first three sold out in 15 minutes and two additional London shows after the first two concerts at the 02 Arena sold out in 20 minutes. Tickets to see Madonna in Paris sold out in under 7 minutes, while her Amsterdam date sold out in 10 minutes.
“It was a huge day for Madonna and a massive success thanks to her fans,” says Arthur Fogel, Madonna’s long-time promoter with Live Nation.
Fogel says additional dates will be announced for Europe next week before presales begin for ten North American shows that were not part of today’s sale. Presales for The Celebration Tour dates in Denver, Phoenix, Atlanta and more begin Jan 23, with the general public onsale scheduled for Jan. 27.
Madonna’s last major arena run, the 2015-2016 Rebel Heart Tour, grossed $169.8 million and sold 1 million tickets across 82 shows.
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