Report: Madonna Makes History With ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour

Published: Monday 14th Mar 2016 by Rashad
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Queen of Pop Madonna proved a long time ago her reign was far from limited to pop charts.

Currently holding the record for the most successful tour ever by a solo act (see:  2008’s whopping $408 million-generating ‘Sticky and Sweet Tour’), the songstress is now making more noise in touring history books thanks to her current outing ‘The Rebel Heart Tour’ (christened after her 13th album of the same name).

And, while the ‘Living For Love’-led project is the worst-selling of her career, its supportive tour is singing a much different tune.

Get the details below:

Via Billboard:

Altogether during the first month of the year, the pop diva performed for just over 150,000 fans at 12 concerts, adding $19.3 million to her tour’s overall gross that has now topped the $100 million mark. Since the Sept. 9 opening performance in Montreal, the Rebel Heart tour has reached $107.3 million in ticket sales at 61 concerts.

With the latest receipts added to her overall tally, Madge is etched in history books as the only female artist in history to cross the $1 billion mark in reported ticket sales.  In fact, she is only one of six acts “who have topped the $1 billion mark in reported ticket sales since Billboard began tracking concert grosses in the early 1990s.”

Those artists, in order of ticket sales, are:

  1. Rolling Stones – $1.8 billion
  2. U2 – $1.6 billion
  3. Madonna – $1.24 billion
  4. Bruce Springsteen – $1.23 billion
  5. Elton John – $1.05 billion
  6. Bon Jovi – $1.03 billion

It should be noted that many of these acts are currently on tour and, as a result, should expect to see their revised grosses only cement their spots as the most sought after touring acts in history!

 

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  1. HailBeysus March 14, 2016

    Damn bish!! Slay a ton!!!

    • monarc087 March 15, 2016

      Even more interesting is her “old gay FANS” have complained of a “average” show with hits reworked into non-likeable versions and her refusing to play hits but to play FLOP songs for 2hours.

      Until she learns to respect the hits in there original form, she gets no coins from me.

      • rosy March 15, 2016

        Good for her but she chose money over giving her kids a stable life all her son wants is a stable life she is such a drama queen on stage fake drinking for attention I feel sorry for the two black kids she have they are nothing but slave to her and look at charlize theron everytime she take the kid out he throws a tantrum I gave her 4 passes but the fifth time makes you wonder what the heck is going on

      • Antonio Beardall March 15, 2016

        Am sure she does not want your coin. She does what she wants concert wise, and tailors the songs to fit the mood or theme. You want them in original format, stay at home and play the damn cd’s. You want a great new interpretation, go to her shows.

      • Tina Lord Roberts March 15, 2016

        @Rosy. What a ridiculous, try=hard troll post. Anything to see your name in a comments section, huh? Madonna’s kids, black ones included, currently have more money in their coat pockets than you’ll have by the time you’re 30.

      • LOL Bish March 16, 2016

        Evidently, she’s not hurting. So stay where you are. We don’t want people like you at her concerts.

  2. Tran anti no honey love time but it okay girl March 14, 2016

    Nice

  3. Cinnamon Girl March 14, 2016

    Michael Jackson’s last tour sold out in one day. These are what you call legends

    • 🍟🍧🍩Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans👟👗🎒 March 15, 2016

      Yep. All fifty dates too. I wanted him to play at stadiums on that tour, but his health and body probably wasn’t fit for allbthat moving, running, and walking.

  4. Cookie March 14, 2016

    Damn mother madonna.
    She’s a beast. Just wait until king bey gets her age.
    I know for a fact beyonce past all them when shes there age.

  5. YOUR MADGEsty March 14, 2016

    My Queen!!! *Tears*

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    Ive seen Madonna on 3 Tours already and she just gets better and better. This Woman will still be SLAYING stages in her 80s.

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    I hope Beyonce and Rihanna arrive at this plateau by the time they’re her age.

    • 🍟🍧🍩Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans👟👗🎒 March 15, 2016

      The “Girlie Show” slayed lives, hun. I still can’t believe she really allowed the show to be opened with a topless dancer sliding down a pole. When she appeared on stage with that whip and masquerade mask singing “Erotica”, I almost had to clutch my pearls. Lol! Queen of reinvention and creativity, indeed.

  6. CHAKA March 14, 2016

    Lmao how she mangaged to do this while falling off a tricycle, I’ll never know. 😂 Congrats Madge. 💁

  7. 🍟🍧🍩Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans👟👗🎒 March 14, 2016

    I love when she performs “Rebel Heart” each night on tour. She has fun with it and gets the crowd involved, but you can really tell that the song holds a special sentimental place dear in her heart because she wrote those lyrics with truth and good intentions. I love the pink wig she wore for her “Tears of a Clown” show too. It was everything and you could just tell that it was incredibly expensive by how clean it looked.

  8. Stephon Jackson March 15, 2016

    White artists slaying as usual.

  9. Annalise March 15, 2016

    ICONIC!

  10. Barb-wire March 15, 2016

    Slay B****!!!

  11. Weezy Tha Goat March 15, 2016

    Congrats old h**.

  12. RaulLondon77 March 15, 2016

    Yes!! Living legend, this woman is a rock! Still breaking records despite all the ageism and backlash of recent years…Unstoppable!!….By the way the Rebel heart album has now sold 1million copies worldwide( not bad for her worst performing album) and apparently was illegally downloaded 20 million times, making it one of the most illegally downloaded albums of all time.

  13. shakira stan March 15, 2016

    Where is Beyonce ?
    Didn’t they say formation was the best selling female tour currently ?
    Pathetic liars !!!
    And for those saying wait till Beyonce gets to her age…Beyonce won’t be relevant when she is Madonna’s age …at 35 Madonna was still topping charts both on the hot 100 and billboard 200…Beyonce has been flopping since 2009 …she is no legend just someone who had more than 15 mins of fame .

    • Meiz March 15, 2016

      I see no lies.oldyonce is washed up.she should just retire asap

    • HailBeysus March 15, 2016

      Keep telling yourself that. Formation is already being dubbed to be the highest grossing tour of 2016. That’s before the album dropped. Keep in mind that ‘flop’ as you say. Her last tour consisted of 80 sold out dates originally. But after self titleds drop she added 50 dates due to demand. Expect more dates once B6 drops. Because after this tour the already expected $250 million from the current 40 stadiums will place her all time touring gross between $700 to $800 million with just 5 tours. Awww but we see why you mad SheGoat and Frihanna could and will not ever!!!

      • shakira stan March 15, 2016

        Why is a zootopia song making more impact than formation?
        I see why you are mad !!!

      • HailBeysus March 15, 2016

        Lmao!!! Couldn’t keep with the topic at hand you played. Okay, but what’s funny is you claiming a Zootopia song having more impact than Formation yet i don’t see debates, a world tour being sold, countless youtubers making videos and interpreting the song. What conversation has this Zootopia song started? What impact? Can i get some receipts please. But to top it off. You said a ZOOTOPIA SONG! KIII the shade writes itself sis, you didn’t even know the name of it to mention it LMFAOOOO!!! Try again sis!

      • shakira stan March 15, 2016

        Hope your countles ddelusions makes you feel better …Meanwhile can’t wait for “try everything” to debut on the hot 100 next week …you know that place fformation can’t seem to find .

      • HailBeysus March 15, 2016

        The only delusional one here is you, with the desperate need to compare a free buzz single to a song thats been out for a week now has a Vevo video and is available for purchase. Shouldn’t it have already debuted on the Hot 100??

      • rosy March 15, 2016

        Your thirsty hateful ass can’t compare beyonce ass to madonna b**** your fav cannot go up against these white women but you on here everyday putting rihanna down against bey u forget bey is 9 years older than rih

      • HailBeysus March 15, 2016

        Can’t go up against white woman??? Bish what White Woman is Bey competing with? Adele and Basic Swift are fRihanna’s peers not Beys. Also 9 year difference??? We talking age or career because age its a 7 gap and career its a 2 year gap. Beys solo debut was 03 and Cheatanna was 05. Also the only thirsty hoee here is you. Shall we go through the receipts and see how many times you’ve dragged your sorry ass into my reply sections.

    • Tyler Makiavelli March 15, 2016

      Maybe we should buy tickets to the Anti Tour instead. There are plenty of seats left….
      OR NAH!
      Formation Tour>>>Anti Tour

      Mrs Carter Show>>>> Cubic Zirconium Tour

      • HailBeysus March 15, 2016

        Yas Tyler!! You betta get in on this self dragging hoeee lmao!

      • rosy March 15, 2016

        You need to buy antibiotics for that funk you carry around for a year cvs cream ain’t working for your nasty maggot dripping out your p**** b**** walking around Vegas Strip selling for crack no one wants your p**** or ass not even a homeless man stfu and go get a life you are bothered by rih everyday

      • rosy March 15, 2016

        Your f****** ass hailbeysus have to come on here and congratulate madonna bey ass could never compete with queen madonna so the hives are press the sad thing is these broke hives can’t even afford one dollar for formation it’s pathetic beyonce is tired and washed up like the blonde weave she wears to impress her white friends to fit in the nerve of them come at rih when adele Taylor madonna katy crushing her with everything after her superbowl fiasco she will be another kanye west has been I agree with amber bey run around naked on stage like a dollar w****

      • HailBeysus March 15, 2016

        Gurrrl stfu! I came and gave my congratz to Madonna. SheGoat/fRihanna stan is the first one to come up in here talking hate on Bey. Than your sorry ass came up in here next spewing hate. But of course you don’t see it that way because you’re a R****** Lmfaoo. Bish lets not talk about favs being naked. Didn’t Riherpes just release a desperate music video with her baloney tits hanging out. KIII THE SELF DRAG!

      • Ihaterihanna November 21, 2016

        Think not about Rihanna. Its about madonna. Compare madonna tours to COPYonce

  14. OKC Refugee March 15, 2016

    This is not surprising at all. She has controlled her career from the beginning and her business skills are sharp.She reinvents herself with every album released because she doesn’t want to bore her fans. For the little queen that said Beyoncé would surpass Madonna by the time she is her age…it will never happen.She is still trying to work the “Single Ladies” look and the dance moves that go with it. It got boring.

  15. Anastasia Beaverhousen March 15, 2016

    Congratulations on being the only woman on that list Madge. Another legend, another record set..

  16. oscar March 15, 2016

    queen!

  17. JuJu March 15, 2016

    Janet < Madonna. Madonna's shows are flawless. This Rebel Heart album is really great, it's a pity that in this new world, if people could, they would pirate tour tickets too. But she is hands down ONE who guaranteed to serve epicness.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen March 15, 2016

      Listen Madonna is your cup of tea dear. Leave it at that. Madonna brings epic pomp and circumstance to her shows, I won’t deny.

      Dancers, drag Queens, clowns, acrobatics,banana tricks, etc..

      Let’s not say whom is the better raw performer, without a gaggle of distractions dear..

  18. Learjet March 15, 2016

    It’s worth noting that her “worst selling” album leaked in it’s entirety TWO full months before it’s planned release. Too bad all those pirated copies can’t be included in the sales figures. If she wasn’t in mega-demand, NOBODY would have pirated it in the first place. Excellent album, regardless of the numbers, bogus and otherwise.

  19. Anastasia Beaverhousen March 15, 2016

    It’s funny how some have Janet all in their gullets.
    Just keep it all the way cute.

    No Janet fan started anything but congratulations, but you dumb succubuses are so desperate to trash one Queen for another..

    • Walker March 15, 2016

      I doubt any of the people bringing up Janet are even Madonna fans. They are just looking for some entertainment out of hypersensitive stans who are prone to reacting when their favs are pitted against another.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen March 15, 2016

        I’m aware of the purpose of trolling. Thanks.
        I’m glad I’m not one of “the hypersensitive”.
        Which is why I hardly comment on this site anymore..

  20. Terry B March 15, 2016

    It’s clear that no female act is seeing her on a touring front.

  21. Arx March 15, 2016

    Yas!!!!!! Another win for white people! White people stay slaying your favs!!

  22. FC/JC March 15, 2016

    Something is messed up about that list……. But whatevz, congrats Maddy

  23. March 15, 2016

    The legendary madonna that’s who,Gratz to her.

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