Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ Tour Scores $9.6M In Opening Run

Steven Klein
– Madonna

It’s a box-office bonanza for Madonna who launched her “Madame X” tour with an opening slate of 16 concerts at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, N.Y., that wrapped on Oct. 12. 

According to ticket sales data reported to Pollstar by promoter Live Nation Global Touring, the superstar’s combined grosses from the first run of shows total $9,631,758 from 31,401 sold tickets at the 2,098-seat performance venue.
Following the New York City engagement that began Sept. 17, the tour headed to Chicago for a run of shows at the Chicago Theatre that started on Oct. 16 and is set to wrap on Monday, Oct. 28 after seven performances.
The upcoming schedule includes multiple-show stints at theaters in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia and Miami for the remainder of the year, while a European leg is planned for early 2020 with shows booked in Lisbon, London and Paris.
The tour – the eleventh headlining effort of Madonna’s storied four-decade career – supports her latest album Madame X that was released on June 14. This year she is playing small venues for the first time since the “Virgin” tour, her first one as a headliner in 1985. All of her subsequent tours were produced for stadiums or arenas or both.
Prior to this year her most recent major tour was ”Rebel Heart”, a four continent jaunt that spanned from September 2015 through March 2016. With performances booked in 82 arenas worldwide, she racked up a box-office gross topping $169 million from over 1 million sold tickets. 
Her most successful tour on record based on sales is the “Sticky & Sweet” trek that still ranks among the highest-grossing tours of all time with a $411 million take from 3.5 million sold tickets in 2008 and 2009.