After selling out stadiums around the globe, yearning for something more intimate, Madonna has announced the Madame X Tour.
After breaking record after record with huge stadium tours, the Queen of Pop is trying something much different as she announces her Madame X Tour - short residencies at seven United States theaters and three internationally. Arthur Fogel, President of Global Touring for Live Nation stated, "The chance for fans to see Madonna at these venues is incredibly special. We are proud and excited to be able to deliver this ultimate opportunity for her fans."
Supporting the release of her upcoming 14th studio album, Madame X, the Madame X Tour will visit just 10 cities around the globe. While her previous tours found her selling out multiple consecutive nights at stadiums and arenas around the world, Madonna has been vocal about wanting more intimacy in her massive tours. During 2016's Rebel Heart Tour, the icon performed a theater show in Australia just one night before a run of sold out arena dates there as a thank you to her Australian fans. She hadn't visited the continent for a tour since 1993's The Girlie Show. The intimate show, billed Madonna: Tears of a Clown, had the superstar playing rare songs and talking with audience members throughout the loose show. Missing was the high level choreography and groundbreaking technology of her usual performances, but the reviews were glowing.
More recently, after her high tech performance of Medellín with Maluma at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, Madonna told Billboard that she yearns for more of a connection with her audience in her performances. Stadiums simply don't allow her to do that.
Madonna: Madame X Tour Dates
Sept. 12 New York, NY BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 14 New York, NY BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 15 New York, NY BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 17 New York, NY BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 19 New York, NY BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 21 New York, NY BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 22 New York, NY BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Oct. 15 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Oct. 16 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Oct. 17 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Oct. 21 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Nov. 12 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Nov. 13 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Nov. 14 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Nov. 16 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Nov. 17 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Dates for Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Lisbon, London and Paris are forthcoming.
Madonna Holds Multiple Touring Records Including Highest Grossing Female Tour
Madonna has never played to a venue that wasn't sold out. From just her last 8 tours alone, she has grossed over $1.3 billion in ticket sales. In fact, she holds multiple touring records, including:
Highest Grossing Touring Artist - 1990 through Present, $1.32 Billion from 8 tours (514 shows)
Top Grossing Tour (Female) - Sticky & Sweet Tour, 2008-2009, $408 Million from 85 shows
2nd Highest Grossing Tour (Female) - The MDNA Tour, 2012, $306 Million from 88 shows
8th Highest Grossing Tour of all Time - Sticky & Sweet Tour
The Madame X Tour promises to be an exclusive, intimate experience for fans of the most successful female artist in history. Having more Top 10 hits than any other artist, Madonna has a huge catalogue in which to cull for the setlist. It will almost certainly lean heavily towards Madame X, due June 14th.
Register for your chance to buy tickets to Madonna's Madame X Tour here.