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Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour: $46 Million Grossed (So Far)

Since Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour launched on September 9, she has performed for more than 300,000 fans at 24 shows, generating box office sales totaling $46 million.

Madonna heads up Billboard’s weekly ranking of concert touring artists, landing at No. 1 on the Hot Tours recap (see list, below) based on $25.4 million in sales reported from her Rebel Heart world tour. This tally includes the final 12 stops on the first leg of the tour that played 20 cities in North America during September and October.

Since the tour launched on Sept. 9, Madonna has performed for more than 300,000 fans at 24 shows, generating box office sales totaling $46 million. The trek through U.S. and Canadian markets wrapped on Oct. 29 in San Diego, but the tour began its second leg just six days later. A seven-week jaunt through 11 European countries began on Nov. 4 in Köln, Germany and will continue until Dec. 20, wrapping for the year in Glasgow, Scotland.


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Top box-office stats from the tour so far include a $5.2 million gross from two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sept. 16-17, the highest-grossing engagement among all of the venues on the schedule. The Garden’s sold ticket count of 28,371 is also the highest attendance recorded. Among the arenas that hosted the tour for just one performance, the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas produced the top sales total with $3.5 million on Oct. 24. Brooklyn’s Barclays Center logged the largest crowd among the single-show dates with 14,258 present on Sept. 19.

U2 follows at No. 2 in the Hot Tours ranking with $17.4 million reported from three arenas on the European leg of the band’s Innocence + Experience tour. Following a summer trek through North America that racked up $76.2 million at the box office, the 12-city run through Europe kicked off on Sept. 4 in Turin, Italy. Revenue from the first seven European venues adds $41.6 million to the tour’s overall sales total that currently tops out at $117.8 million. More than one million tickets have been sold at 58 performances on the six-month trek.

Sales from only five venues remain unreported on the 2015 arena tour that wraps at the end of the month in the Irish band’s home city of Dublin. The final engagement will be four performances at 3Arena on Nov. 23-24 and 27-28.

Zedd scores a slot on the Hot Tours roundup at No. 6 with $1.4 million in sales reported this week from 10 events on the Russian-German music producer’s world tour. With concerts set in Asia, North America and Europe from August through November, the tour supports his album True Colors that debuted in May. Since the tour kicked off on Aug. 6, reported grosses total $4.7 million from 115,947 sold tickets at 24 events.

  HOT TOURS – Nov. 3, 2015
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 27-Nov. 2
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
  Oct. 1-29
  Joe Louis Arena, Detroit (1/1)
  Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
  Air Canada Centre, Toronto (2/2)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
  Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (2/2)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
  Moda Center, Portland (1/1)
  SAP Center, San Jose (1/1)
  Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/1)
  172,166 (172,166)
2 U2
  Oct. 5-18
  Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (4/4)
  Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (2/2)
  Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany (2/2)
  151,597 (151,597)
  Oct. 23-25
  Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles (2/0)
  SAP Center, San Jose (1/0)
  23,324 (25,702)
  Oct. 27-28
  Allphones Arena, Sydney (2/0)
  22,419 (23,320)
  Oct. 22-24
  Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville (1/1)
  MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/1)
  Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/1)
  45,839 (45,839)
  Oct. 5-24
  Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn. (1/0)
  Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I. (1/0)
  Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass. (1/0)
  Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/0)
  Liacouras Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
  Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory, Charlotte (1/0)
  Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront Park, Miami (1/0)
  The Tabernacle, Atlanta (1/0)
  Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit (1/1)
  Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto (1/0)
  34,511 (50,727)
  Oct. 14
  Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/0)
  8,454 (9,215)
  Oct. 22-30
  The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas (1/1)
  XFINITY Arena, Everett, Wash. (1/0)
  Toyota Arena, Kennewick, Wash. (1/0)
  Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Mont. (1/0)
  Maverik Center, West Valley City, Utah (1/0)
  25,376 (29,708)
  Oct. 22-23
  Hípico de Juriquilla, Querétaro, Mexico (1/0)
  Poliforum, León, Mexico (1/0)
  10,362 (17,330)
  Oct. 5
  Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)
  9,260 (13,000)

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour: $20 Million Earned & Counting…

The first box office totals are in for Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour that launched on Sept. 9. With the first 10 performances reported to Billboard by promoter Live Nation Global Touring, the tour's…

The first box office totals are in for Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour that launched on Sept. 9. With the first 10 performances reported to Billboard by promoter Live Nation Global Touring, the tour’s total gross stands at $20 million, based on 132,769 sold tickets from the first eight arenas on the schedule.

Highlights include the tour opener in Montreal with sellout crowds on two nights and a gross of $3.4 million to kick off the tour’s six-month run. Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center hosted the first U.S. performance with a packed house of 13,271 on Sept. 12. Two shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden produced the top gross so far with a $5.2 million take from 28,371 sold seats on Sept. 16 and 17. A second Canadian performance on Sept. 21 occurred at a new venue, the 18,000-seat Centre Vidéotron in Quebec City that opened just 13 days earlier.

The Rebel Heart Tour’s opening leg in the U.S. and Canada will hit 20 arenas before wrapping in San Diego on Oct. 29 after a seven-week span. The following week, the tour heads to Europe for shows booked in 11 countries through December 20. Then during the first quarter of 2016, the tour will resume after the holidays with treks in three continents: a second North American run in January, Asia in February and a final Oceania jaunt in March.

Madonna’s last stint on the road, the MDNA Tour, topped $305 million in box office revenue in 2012, earning her the No. 1 ranking on Billboard’s Top 25 tours chart that year. Her highest-grossing tour on record is 2008-2009’s Sticky & Sweet that reached $408 million in sales, landing at No. 5 among the top-grossing tours of all time.