Rock Witchu Tour Selling Well; Madonna Tidbit

Published: Thursday 26th Jun 2008 by Sam
Rock Witchu Tour Selling Well; Madonna Tidbit In news that will both please fans and silence some critics, the NY Daily News is reporting that Janet Jackson’s Live Nation ‘Rock Witchu Tour’ is performing well at the ticket box office:

Madonna’s ticket sales may have gotten off to a slow start, but Janet Jackson’s are doing fine, claims Live Nation, their concert-tour company.

Jackson is hitting the road to promote her latest CD, “Discipline”, which hasn’t fared well on the charts since its February release.

But hopes are still high for Jackson’s tour at Live Nation, where the chairman left last week after criticism that he was paying stars too much for the return. “She’s a tour record-breaker, having grossed more than $100 million in her career”.

So why is Jackson apparently selling well while only half of the seats at Madonna’s L.A. show have been sold? Her tickets are cheaper than Madonna’s, ranging from $46 to $126 at the Izod Center in New Jersey, for example, where Jackson performs Oct. 17. And unlike Madonna, who almost always favors her new material in shows, Jackson is willing to do the fan-favorite hits.

“We’re very happy with the ticket sales,” said a Live Nation spokesman. “She hasn’t complained about us. Thank God.”

It’s great to see Janet’s Live Nation ‘situation’ working out well at this early stage. There are murmurings that she may sign a similar ‘360’ deal similar to that of Jay-Z, Madonna etc with the company should the tour do well.

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  1. ND June 26, 2008

    Jus let me kno wen the UK dates are….

  2. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    huh? Madonna has already grossed more than her last tour. The only venue that didn’t sell out is LA.

    ?? I don’t get this reporting.

    Madonna’s last tour was the highest grossing tour by a female ever. This new one has topped even that – and had months before it begins in the USA.

  3. Soufian June 26, 2008

    go janet! We love youuu

    i need some discipline tonight!

  4. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Go J! Madge needs to lower her prices. She charges a lot of money to and have your ears bleed!

  5. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    LA is not the only city where there are still a lot of tickets for Madonna’s show. Besides, if her ticket prices were lower; I’m not sure if she would have the highest grossing tour.

    And chances are, Janet’s tour will be better received regardless of her sales rankings against Madonna. This article did a good job of explaining why. It happened in 2001 and it will probably happen again in 2008.

  6. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    cher has the highest ranking tour and that is fair enough as she done like 500 shows

  7. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    I luv janet but madonna has already sold ONE million tickets worldwide so far on her new tour

  8. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    well if you charging 300 dollars for nose bleed seat, i can see how Madonna already grossed one million, but that doesn’t mean seats are being filled. Last time Janet went on tour is was the second highest grossing tour by female ever, so im sure Janet will do well for herself on the road.

  9. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Well, that’s because janet has not posted all the tour dates yet, they are still being released….

  10. Anonymous June 27, 2008

    Madonna charges a lot for her tickets because she knows her shows are worth it. So does everyone who attends them, that’s why she’s already on pace to break her own record as the highest selling female performer in history.

    Second, Madonna has already sold out 90% of her shows, which is mindboggling when you consider the fact that she is doing a stadium tour, worldwide- something Janet could never pull off.

  11. Anonymous June 27, 2008

    ALL YALL MADONNA P**** HAIR HANGERS JUST SIT DOWN. DAMN JANET IS DOING HER S***! HER TOUR IS GONNA BE BLAZING AND EVERYONE IS WAITING ON THIS TOUR. THIS IS WHAT THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WANTING FROM JANET FOR A LONG TIME NOW. MY TICKETS ARE IN THE MAIL.

  12. Anonymous June 30, 2008

    People here are throwing around Madonna’s ticket sell numbers like they know what they are talking about. show facts! your comments don’t make ur point valid! I ilke Madonna but Janet puts on a far better show out performs Madonna by far.

  13. Anonymous July 1, 2008

    Yes, it would be much easier for Madonna to sell out millions, since she charges up the wazzoo for tickets. I paid like 90 bucks for nosebleed seats.

    For those who have not seen Janet in concert, it’s no wonder why you underestimate her. She may no longer be doing well on the charts, but when it comes to entertaining live, she delivers! You can feel her energy no matter how far you are. If she raised her prices, it would definitely be worth it to see her!

  14. Anonymous July 21, 2008

    I did see Janet and Madonna from the same seat (in the 2nd row) at the Oakland Arena in 2001. Janet came out with a sappy lame attitude of “OH my, you all really, really, love me and I love you too.” Madonna came out with an FU attitude as in “I’m gonna blow the rough off this house!” Madonna far outperforms Janet–particularly outside the U.S. Poor little Janet could not even go to Europe with this tour because her people would not support her.

  15. Eric August 11, 2008

    To whom ever stated that Madonna is doing a stadium only tour is false.

  16. Anonymous August 14, 2008

    Madonna’s dates are over 90% sold with over 1mil tix sold..janet cant even sell the little 18 dates she has posted and forget about janet going overseas because he fanbase is too small

  17. Anonymous August 23, 2008

    WHAT AN ASSWHOLE… MADONNA’S CAREER IS OVER! DEAL WITH IT!

  18. Anonymous September 13, 2008

    Ok Guys, here goes. Madonna makes more money on her tours cause her ticket prices are thru the roof. Janet charges modest fees cause she wants her fans to go, Madonna only does the rich!
    This time around, Janet is gonna kick b***, she’s doin a worldwide tour. So get ready!

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