Madonna fans were ecstatic earlier this week when the QUeen of Pop announced a 32-date world tour to mark her 40th anniversary.
But even before the tickets go on general release on Friday, it’s been revealed that some tickets are already selling for nearly £3,000.
With only one UK date on October 14 at London’s O2, many of the pre-sale tickets are being listed for up to seven times their face value, while some fans have slammed the already high face value of the tickets.
Ticket rush: Madonna fans have slammed the price of tickets for the star’s 32-date world tour this year to mark her 40th anniversary
O2 Priority and Live Nation pre-sale tickets are on sale now ahead of the general release on Friday.
Some listings on ticket selling site Viagogo include general admission tickets with a face value of £400 selling for a whopping £2950.
Meanwhile The Immaculate VIP package is listed at £1,307.75 on Ticketmaster.
At the start of the 9am pre-sale on Wednesday, prices started at £47.55 for standard tickets but as the morning went on, the remaining available ticket prices were ranging from £93 up to £436.85 each as the more affordable seats snapped up within minutes.
On the road: With only one UK date on October 14 at London’s O2, many of the pre-sale tickets are being listed for up to seven times their face value
Ouch: Some listings on ticket selling site Viagogo include general admission tickets with a face value of £400 selling for a whopping £2950.
VIP: Meanwhile The Immaculate VIP package is listed at £1,307.75 on Ticketmaster
Those trying to get O2 priority tickets were shocked at the steep pricing with many pointing out the timing amid a cost of living crisis and the post-Christmas payday wait.
‘I couldn’t think of a worse week in the calendar year for extortionate but essential Madonna tickets to go on sale than the third week of January in a cost of living crisis. Christmas wiped us out and we haven’t had payday since. Pure evil,’ summed up one fan.
‘Can’t cope with Madonna’s tickets going on sale during the 9th week of January. Some of us are destitute your Madgesty,’ agreed another.
‘This feels like a once in a life time opportunity but with the cost of living it’s going to be a case of paying my bills on time or seeing the Queen of Pop,’ tweeted another.
Others were left with unaffordable ticket options after waiting in a queue, with one fan tweeting that ‘after queueing for over an hour I finally got to the point of being able to buy tickets. £876.20 FOR TWO!!! Sorry Madge that’s not happening.’
Not ideal: Those trying to get O2 priority tickets were shocked at the steep pricing with many pointing out the timing amid a cost of living crisis and the post-Christmas payday wait
Kicking things off in Vancouver, Madonna will visit multiple cities in the Unites States and Canada, as well as the United Kingdom and Europe.
Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off in North America on July 15th at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC with stops in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, Los Angeles.
She will then make her way to Europe where she will hit 11 cities throughout the fall, including London on October 24th, continuing onto Barcelona, Paris, and Stockholm, among others.
The Celebration Tour will wrap in Amsterdam, NL on Friday, December 1st at Ziggo Dome.
Exciting: Kicking things off in Vancouver, Madonna will visit multiple cities in the Unites States and Canada, as well as the United Kingdom and Europe
The shows will take audiences on Madonna’s artistic journey through four decades and pay respect to the city of New York where her career in music began.
Madonna said: ‘I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for.’
The Celebration Tour will offer a one-of-a-kind experience with special guest Bob the Drag Queen a.k.a. Caldwell Tidicue across all dates on the global tour.
THE CELEBRATION TOUR NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE DATES
Sat Jul 15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Tue Jul 18 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Sat Jul 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Tue Jul 25 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Thu Jul 27 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Sun Jul 30 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Wed Aug 02 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Sat Aug 05 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Mon. Aug 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Wed Aug 09 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Sun Aug 13 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Sat Aug 19 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
Wed Aug 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Thu Aug 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Wed Aug 30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sat Sep 02 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Tue Sep 05 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Thu Sep 07 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Sat Sep 09 – Miami, FL – Miami-Dade Arena
Wed Sep 13 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Mon Sep 18 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Thu Sep 21 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX
Wed Sep 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena
Wed Oct 04 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Sat Oct 07 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Sat Oct 14 – London, UK – The O2
Sat Oct 21 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
Wed. Oct. 25 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
Sat Oct 28 – Stockholm, SE – Tele2
Wed Nov 01 – Barcelona, ES – Palau Sant Jordi
Mon Nov 06 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
Sun Nov 12 – Paris, FR – Accor Arena
Mon Nov 13 – Paris, FR – Accor Arena
Wed Nov 15 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
Thu Nov 23 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
Tue Nov 28 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
Fri Dec 1 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
General tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 20th at 10am local time at madonna.com/tour.
The announcement won’t come as a surprise to some, as it had previously been reported Madonna was planning her first ever Greatest Hits tour.
A source told The Sun: ‘Madonna is trying something completely new — and really giving fans, young and old, what they want.
‘She wants to capitalise on tracks like Frozen and Material Girl popping off on TikTok, and introduce her back catalogue to an entirely new generation.
‘Previously she has always wanted to be forward-facing and focus on whatever new album she’s plugging. But now, in her mid-sixties, she is going back to basics and once again reinventing herself.’
It’s thought that the show’s will be ‘no-holds barred and suitably risqué’ as Madonna’s prior shows, with the star no stranger to raunchy displays on social media.
Famous look: It was during her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour that Madonna donned her now-iconic Jean Paul Gaultier conical bra during a sell-out show in Japan
Racy! The hitmaker is no stranger to her revealing looks while performing on her tours around the world (pictured performing at Wembley Stadium during her Girlie Show Tour in 1993)
Madonna’s previous tour saw her perform at significantly smaller theatre venues, but for this Greatest Hits tour she is expected to take to the stage and huge stadiums.
Last year, Madonna hinted that she was ready to get back on the road and tour again, telling Variety: ‘I want to go on tour again, I’m a creature of the stage. That is my happy place.’
Madonna last took to the stage in London’s O2 Arena during her Rebel Heart tour in 2015, the same year she famously took a tumble during a performance at the BRIT Awards.
Changing it up! She returned to the road in 2004 with her aptly-titled Re-Invention Tour
While Madonna performed at 75 theatre venues during her Madame X tour, she was forced to cancel several shows due to recurring hip and knee injuries.
She first took to the road to tour around the UK in 1987, with her Who’s That Girl World Tour.
Her performances have been no stranger to controversy, having famously angered the Catholic Church in 1990 when she simulated masturbation on stage, leading Pop John Paul II to call for a boycott of her Blonde Ambition tour.
Stunner! Madonna last took to the stage in London’s O2 Arena during her Rebel Heart tour in 2015 (pictured)
It was during that same tour that Madonna donned her now-iconic Jean Paul Gaultier conical bra during a sell-out show in Japan.
In 2006 she also infuriated the Church of England by staging a mock crucifixion during her Confessions tour in LA.
It comes after Madonna was scarcely recognisable in the latest racy offerings she uploaded to her Instagram page.
She decked herself out in bondage gear including a busty sheer lace top and flounced around her bed, biting down seductively on a riding crop.
Well that’s new! Madonna performed at 75 theatre venues during her Madame X tour in 2019 and 202, but was forced to cancel several shows due to recurring hip and knee injuries