Madame X Tour

Live Nation’s Arthur Fogel Breaks Down Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ Tour

As this issue was going to press, Madonna had just announced dates for her upcoming 'Madame X' Tour in support of her upcoming 14th studio album of the same name. And, as luck would have it, Arthur Fogel, the man overseeing Madge’s tours for the past 18 years, also happens to be Live Nation’s esteemed president of global touring and chairman of global music. Here, he discusses what to expect for the global superstar’s first jaunt since 2015-2016’s Rebel Heart Tour and her serious underplays.

How many tours have you done with Madonna?
This will be my sixth. I started with her in 2001. Prior to that, she had toured, I think twice in 15 years? So, this is the sixth in whatever 18 years. She’s Madonna, right? This particular tour is a bit of a twist because she’s going to play multiple nights in smaller venues. It is not an arena tour or stadium tour.

What kinds of places will she play?
For instance, in New York, we’re playing Brooklyn Academy of Music. Basically, we’re going to do eight or nine cities over the course of the tour. Really, it comes from this album, it’s just a different kind of vibe. It lends itself more to intimacy. As we talked about it, it seemed to make sense to go this route rather than into bigger buildings. That’s what we’re going to do.

Is she doing multiple nights at each spot?
Yes. We’re playing three cities in Europe - London, Paris, and Lisbon. That’s it over there, and here, we’re doing LA [The Wiltern], New York [BAM], Chicago [The Chicago Theater], Miami [Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre], Vegas [Caesars Palace], Boston [the Boch Center Wang Theatre], Philly [The Met Philadelphia]. Multiple nights in each of those cities.

If she’s doing BAM I’m guessing it’s going to be fairly theatrical?
Listen, Madonna’s shows always have that dimension to them, but I would say it’s much more about the musical tone and vibe than it is pure theatrics. Maybe you’ve heard the first single? It’s definitely sort of Spanish influenced, world music-y, as much as a pop record.

Madonna doing BAM and the Wiltern and all these smaller theaters sounds like another innovative approach and iteration of the business. I would never have expected to see Madonna play those places in a million years.
I think it’s important, over a touring career, to change things up. It’s a part of what excites fans, keeps artists energized. I mean if you go out and do the same thing every tour, eventually that catches up to you. I think it’s great when people change it up, do different things, certainly, as it relates to creating music. There used to be a lot more tolerance for people changing things up and trying different things. I think doing that live is really important to longevity as well.

What do you do as her promoter now when you’ve announced the tour? What does that mean for your year ahead?
I would say most of the heavy lifting is done. We’ve been working on it for several months. Obviously, putting together the routing and the venues and putting all the pieces together on the marketing side, and the onsale. With Madonna, U2, my longtime clients, Gaga, I’m also the producer, so there’s both sides of the equation, right? There’s this kind of traditional promoter side, but there’s also the producer, production side. So, there’s a lot of pieces to put together, which we’ve been doing over the last several months. By the time this is announced, things will be in place. We’ll go on sale, and then it’s just sort of waiting to start in September.

From Pollstar


Madame X Tour: New US cities and dates announced

Due to overwhelming demand, Madonna’s Madame X Tour has announced additional dates in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Newly added New York shows will take place October 2 through October 7; Chicago shows October 23 and October 24; Los Angeles shows November 19 and November 20.

Show dates for the remainder of the Madame X concerts in North America have now been confirmed with 3 shows on November 7, 9 and 10 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; 3 shows November 30, December 1 and 2 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston; 3 shows at The Met in Philadelphia December 7, 8 and 11; and 5 shows at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on December 14, 15, 17, 18 & 19. Complete itinerary available here.

As with the original dates announced and to ensure fans have best access, ticket requests for the newly announced dates will be accepted immediately through Friday, May 24th at 12:00 noon ET at madonna.livenation.com. Fans will be able to select city and show preference plus their preferred price points prior to completing their request.

Any fan who has not already received four tickets to these very special events may submit new requests for the added dates now through Friday, May 24th at noon ET. Fans may sign in and select shows and price levels for the show(s) they hope to attend at https://madonna.livenation.com. Credit cards will only be charged if the ticket request is fulfilled. All tickets will be confirmed by Sunday June 2nd will be fulfilled using Secure Mobile Tickets. Your ticket barcode will be available 24-48 hours prior to each show for entry. Confirmed ticket requests include one CD of Madonna’s upcoming album, Madame X (due out June 14), with each confirmed ticket. Event ticket limit is 4 per person. For more information please visit https://madonna.livenation.com. For complete itinerary and all tour, ticket, VIP and Travel packages, please visit www.madonna.com/tour.

In North America, tickets for these very special Madame X performances will be scaled between $60.00 - $760.00 (plus applicable service fees). Every ticket purchased includes a physical copy of Madonna’s new release Madame X available on Interscope Records and in stores on June 14th. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to enter to purchase tickets at $10.00 at Madonna.com. There will be 10 tickets available per show and fans will be notified on show date if they have been selected for this unique opportunity.

Citi® is the official credit card of the Madame X tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have special access to tickets for all announced concerts by submitting their requests now through Friday, May 24th (12:00 NOON EDT) at madonna.livenation.com. If selected, cardmembers will receive notification of their ticket allocation by Sunday,June 2nd. Citi cardmembers will be eligible to receive up to 4 tickets for a single event across the entire tour. For complete cardmember details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Madame X Tour VIP Packages will be available for fans to request as well. VIP packages may include great ticket locations, exclusive backstage tour, photo opportunity on stage, VIP pre-show reception, limited edition Madonna gift item, fast pass access to designated VIP merch and concessions lanes, and more! . Additionally, fans can access Travel packages which include great ticket locations, exclusive merchandise, hotel accommodations and more! All fans wishing to access VIP Packages may register for the package and show of their choice at madonna.livenation.com

The Madame X Tour will kick off September 12th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York and will feature multiple nights of shows in each city including performances at the Chicago Theatre, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, The Met Philadelphia and at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in 2019.


Madame X Tour: Lisbon dates announced

Following last week’s heralded announcement that Madonna will perform a series of rare and intimate performances exclusively in theatres, Madonna, Live Nation, Everything Is New and Maverick today unveiled the dates for the first of the European shows in Lisbon, 16, 18 & 19 January, 2020 at the Lisbon Coliseum. Tickets for these very special performances go on sale Saturday, 25-May (10am) at everythingisnew.pt.

Tickets for the Madame X concerts 16, 18 & 19 January at the Lisbon Coliseum will go on sale Saturday, 25 May at 10am at https://everythingisnew.pt.

Tickets for these very special Madame X performances are available at €75.00 - €300.00 (plus applicable service fees). Fans may also access Ticket & Hotel packages which include great ticket locations, exclusive merchandise, hotel accommodations and more.

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MADONNA ICON LIFETIME LEGACY MEMBER PRESALE
- Madonna Icon Lifetime Legacy Members will receive priority presale access to Madame X Lisbon tickets, VIP Packages and Travel Packages! The Icon Legacy Member presale will begin Wednesday, May 22 @ 10:00 WEST.
- Icon Lifetime Legacy members will be assigned a unique presale code for access to tickets, VIP Packages and Travel Packages.
- Your unique presale code will be assigned directly to your Madonna.com account, and will begin displaying shortly before our presale begins on your logged-in Profile page or the Tour page.
- Your unique access code is valid for up to four (4) tickets total, and it can be used across multiple shows. EXAMPLE: 4 tickets to one event only, or 2 tickets for one event and 2 tickets for another event and so on.
- All sales are final. No refunds.
- The Icon Legacy Member Presale will close on Thursday, May 23 @ 17:00 WEST.

The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring.

MADONNA MADAME X 2020 PORTUGAL CONCERT DATES
16-January Lisbon, PT Lisbon Coliseum
18-January Lisbon, PT Lisbon Coliseum
19-January Lisbon, PT Lisbon Coliseum


Madame X Tour: Six more dates added to London

Following last week’s heralded announcement that Madonna will perform a series of rare and intimate performances at the iconic London Palladium on 26, 27, 29, 30 January and 1 and 2 February 2020, Live Nation and Maverick announced today that due to overwhelming Verified Fan registrations an additional six shows at The London Palladium have just been confirmed. Verified Fans code holders may now choose from 12 performances with news shows added on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 11 February, 2020.

ALREADY VERIFIED – NOTHING FOR YOU TO DO!
Tickets for all Verified Fan code holders go on sale this Friday, 24-May at 9am at ticketmaster.co.uk/Madonna. Tickets for the newly added shows will be available to Verified Icon Legacy members beginning this morning - Monday, 20-May at 9am through Tuesday, 21 (4pm). Citi is the official presale credit card of the Madame X tour and as such, Citi credit and debit cardholders who received their Verified Fan code can take advantage of a special Citi Presale beginning Wednesday, 22-May at 9AM and through Thursday, 23-May at 4PM. Tickets will be limited to 4 tickets per person.

MADONNA MADAME X 2020 UK TOUR DATES
26 January London, U.K. The London Palladium
27 January London, U.K. The London Palladium
29 January London, U.K. The London Palladium
30 January London, U.K. The London Palladium
01 February London, U.K. The London Palladium
02 February London, U.K. The London Palladium

Additional UK Shows:
04 February London, U.K. The London Palladium
05 February London, U.K. The London Palladium
06 February London, U.K. The London Palladium
08 February London, U.K. The London Palladium
09 February London, U.K. The London Palladium
11 February London, U.K. The London Palladium


Madame ❌ Tour - Paris show dates unveiled

Following last week’s heralded announcement that Madonna will perform a series of rare and intimate performances exclusively in theatres, Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick today unveiled the dates for her appearances at historic Le Grand Rex Feb. 18, 19, 20, 22 and 23, 2020.

The Madame X Tour will kick off September 12th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York and will feature multiple nights of shows in each city including performances at the Chicago Theatre, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, The Met Philadelphia and at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in 2019. The Madame X Tour will then resume in early 2020 with performances at the Coliseum in Lisbon, The London Palladium and at Le Grand Rex in Paris.

To ensure fans have the best access, Verified Fan is in effect for Madonna’s Madame X tickets at the Grand Rex in Paris. Fans may register starting today through Monday, 20 May (11:59pm CEST) at www.ticketmaster.fr for their chance to access tickets to these very special events. Verified Fan does not guarantee a ticket but does enable all fans an equal chance to access on a first come, first-served basis when they become available to Verified Fans on Monday, 27 May at 10am CEST. Tickets will be limited to 4 tickets per person.

ICON is Madonna's official fan club. Lifetime Legacy members of ICON may also register starting today through Monday 20-May (11:59pm CEST) to become a Verified Fan and receive first access to tickets when they become available to Verified ICON members on Thursday, 23 May at 10AM CEST. Icon presale runs through Friday, 24 May (5PM CEST). Complete details at: https://www.madonna.com/tour

Citi is the official presale credit card of the Madame X tour. As such, Citi credit and debit cardholders can take advantage of a special Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in France. Citi cardholders can register now through Monday, 20 May to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Friday, 24 May at 10AM and will continue through Saturday, 25 May at 5PM.

Tickets for these very special Madame X performances are available at €84.00 - €386.50 (plus applicable service fees). Madame X VIP & Hotel Packages will be available for all Verified Fans. VIP packages may include great seat locations, exclusive backstage tour, photo opportunity on stage, VIP pre-show reception, limited edition Madonna gift item, photo opportunity at the VIP red carpet and more! Additionally, fans can access Ticket & Hotel packages which include great ticket locations, exclusive merchandise, hotel accommodations and more. All fans wishing to access VIP & Hotel Packages may register now through Monday, 20-May (11:59PM CEST). Full details at www.ticketmaster.fr

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Madame X Tour London Announcement

To celebrate and publicise the launch of the London leg of the Madame X Tour a flashmob took place outside the London Palladium today at 12:30.


Madonna Unveils Madame X Tour London Shows

Following last week’s heralded announcement that Madonna will perform a series of rare and intimate performances exclusively in theatres, Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick today unveiled the dates for her appearances at the iconic London Palladium giving fans the opportunity to see her like never before with shows confirmed on 26, 27, 29, 30 January and 1 and 2 February 2020.

To ensure fans have the best access, Verified Fan is in effect for Madonna’s Madame X tickets at the London Palladium. Fans may unlock ticket access by registering today through Thursday, 16 May (4pm BST) at ticketmaster.co.uk/Madonna. With Verified Fan, a simple registration is all it takes to get verified for the opportunity to access tickets when they become available to Verified Fans on Friday, 24-May at 9am BST. Verified Fan does not guarantee a ticket but does enable all fans an equal chance to access on a first come, first-served basis. Tickets will be limited to 4 tickets per person. Get more details on Verified Fan.

ICON is Madonna's official fan club. Lifetime Legacy members of ICON may register from Monday, 13 May (6AM BST) through Thursday, 16 May (4PM BST) to become a Verified Fan and receive first access to tickets when they become available to Verified ICON members on Monday, 20 May at 9AM BST. Icon presale runs through Tuesday, 21 May (4PM BST). Complete details at: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Madonna

Citi is the official presale credit card of the Madame X tour. As such, Citi credit and debit cardholders can take advantage of a special Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in the United Kingdom. Citi cardholders can register now through Thursday, May 16 at 4PM to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Tuesday May 21 at 9AM and will continue through Thursday, May 23 ant 4PM. To register for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan visit Citibank.co.uk.

Tickets for these very special Madame X performances will be scaled between £60.00 - £480.00 (plus applicable service fees). Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to enter to purchase tickets at £10.00 at Madonna.com. There will be 10 tickets available per show and fans will be notified on show date if they have been selected for this unique opportunity.

Madame X VIP & Hotel Packages will be available for all Verified Fans. VIP packages may include great seat locations, exclusive backstage tour, photo opportunity on stage, VIP pre-show reception, limited edition Madonna gift item, photo opportunity at the VIP red carpet and more! Additionally, fans can access Ticket & Hotel packages which include great ticket locations, exclusive merchandise, hotel accommodations and more. All fans wishing to access VIP & Hotel Packages may register now through Thursday, 16-May (4PM BST) and find full details more info at ticketmaster.co.uk/Madonna

The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring.

MADONNA MADAME X 2020 TOUR DATES

Sunday 26 January London, U.K. The London Palladium
Monday 27 January London, U.K. The London Palladium
Wednesday 29 January London, U.K. The London Palladium
Thursday 30 January London, U.K. The London Palladium
Saturday 1 February London, U.K. The London Palladium
Sunday 2 February London U.K. The London Palladium

The Madame X Tour will also visit Lisbon, and Paris in 2020. Show information to follow.


Madame X Tour: New Shows Added in New York and Los Angeles!

Following this morning’s announcement that Madonna’s Madame X Tour will be a series of rare and intimate performances taking place exclusively in theaters in select cities in North America this fall, demand has been overwhelming and Live Nation has just confirmed additional shows will be available for ticket request alongside the original shows now through Friday, May 10th at 11:59pm ET.

In New York, in addition to the shows previously confirmed at the the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on September 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22, new dates have just been announced on September 24, 25, 26, 28 and October 1 making a total of twelve shows available for fan request.

In Los Angeles, adding to the 5 performances already confirmed at The Wiltern on November 12, 13, 14, 16, & 17, four additional shows have now been announced on November 21, 23, 24, and 25.

As with the original dates announced and to ensure fans have best access, ticket requests for the newly announced dates will be accepted immediately through Friday, May 10th at 11:59pm ET at madonna.livenation.com. Fans will be able to select city and show preference plus their preferred price points prior to completing their request.

From Madonna.com


Madonna sells out Brooklyn and LA shows in an hour

Madonna’s 'Madame X' tour sold out its Brooklyn and LA shows in just an hour on Monday morning, we hear - and the star will add more dates at BAM and The Wiltern, sources said.

The 'Like A Prayer' icon announced Monday that her intimate 'Madame X' tour will kick off with seven dates at the venerable BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, with subsequent stops at LA’s storied The Wiltern as well as theaters in Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Boston and Philadelphia.

Super producer and DJ Diplo helped announce the tour in a tongue-in-cheek video with Madonna - in which he shows up in a cowboy outfit to share margaritas with the singer.

'I’m going on a special tour,' Madonna explains. 'Are you doing stadiums?' Diplo asks. 'Arenas? Coliseums?' The Material Girl says instead, 'I’m going on a theater tour...I want to have an intimate experience with my fans.' She figures, 'After I do this for a while people will start hiring me to do parties, bar mitzvahs, weddings.'

The tour sold out five dates at BAM and five at The Wiltern. It will move to Lisbon, London and Paris next year.

From Page Six

We hope this actually means, they have enough ticket requests to consider the shows sold-out, but that people still applying until 10 May will still stand a chance of getting tickets in the 'ticket lottery' they are running and it was not a first-come, first-served basis!


Madame ❌ is excited to announce she is going on tour!

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Madame X Tour Announced

Following her incredibly stunning performance at the Billboard Music Awards and the announcement of her highly anticipated new album Madame X available globally on June 14, Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick have announced a series of rare and intimate performances to take place exclusively in theaters, giving fans an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they never have before.

The Madame X Tour will kick off September 12th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York and will feature multiple nights of shows in each city including performances at the Chicago Theatre, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, The Met Philadelphia and at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in 2019. The Madame X Tour will then resume in early 2020 with performances at the Coliseum in Lisbon, the Palladium in London and at the Grand Rex in Paris.

Madonna’s long-time promoter Arthur Fogel, President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music, Live Nation said: “The chance for fans to see Madonna at these venues is incredibly special. We are proud and excited to be able to deliver this ultimate opportunity for her fans.”

To ensure fans have best access, ticket requests for all shows will be accepted now through Friday, May 10th (11:59pm EDT) at madonna.livenation.com. Fans will be able to select city and show preference plus their preferred price points prior to completing their request. By Friday, May 17th, fans whose requests have been confirmed will be notified of fulfillment and informed of their ticket allocation(s) and corresponding show information. All fans will be notified even if we were unable to accommodate their request. Tickets will be fulfilled at Ticketmaster Secure Mobile Tickets. Every ticket purchased includes a CD of Madonna’s new release Madame X in stores June 14th. Event ticket limit is 4 per person. To submit ticket requests and for complete city & date, VIP and Travel Package information visit: Madonna.livenation.com

Tickets for these very special Madame X performances will be scaled between $60.00 - $760.00 (plus applicable service fees). Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to enter to purchase tickets at $10.00 at Madonna.com. There will be 10 tickets available per show and fans will be notified on show date if they have been selected for this unique opportunity. 

Icon is Madonna's official fan club and Verified Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages to these very special dates. Legacy Fan Club members will sign in at www.madonna.livenation.com and register for the show(s) of their choice. Verified Icon members will receive notification of their seat selection on Friday, May 17th. Icon Fan Club members will be eligible to receive tickets for a single event in up to two cities.

Citi® is the official presale credit card of the Madame X tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have special access to tickets by submitting their requests now through Friday, May 10th (11:59pm EDT) at madonna.livenation.com. Citi cardmembers will be eligible to receive up to 4 tickets for a single event across the entire tour. If selected, Citi cardmembers will receive notification of their ticket allocation by Friday, May 17th. For complete cardmember details visit www.citientertainment.com

Madame X VIP Packages will be available for fans to request as well. VIP packages may include great ticket locations, exclusive backstage tour, photo opportunity on stage, VIP pre-show reception, limited edition Madonna gift item, fast pass access to designated VIP merch and concessions lanes, and more!  All fans wishing to access VIP Packages may register now through Friday, May 17 (11:59pm EDT) at madonna.livenation.com. Additionally, fans can access Travel packages which include great ticket locations, exclusive merchandise, hotel accommodations and more! 

Every ticket purchased includes a physical copy of Madonna’s new release Madame X available on Interscope Records and in stores on June 14th.  The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring.

Dates announced today include seven shows in New York at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House September 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22, four shows at the Chicago Theatre October 15, 16, 17 and 21 and five shows at the Wiltern in Los Angeles November 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17.  Dates for the additional cities listed will be announced soon.

MADONNA MADAME X 2019 TOUR DATES

Sept. 12            New York, NY               BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 14            New York, NY               BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 15            New York, NY               BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 17            New York, NY               BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 19            New York, NY               BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 21            New York, NY               BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Sept. 22            New York, NY               BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Oct. 15                 Chicago, IL                   Chicago Theatre
Oct. 16                 Chicago, IL                   Chicago Theatre
Oct. 17                 Chicago, IL                   Chicago Theatre
Oct. 21                 Chicago, IL                   Chicago Theatre

Nov. 12             Los Angeles, CA           The Wiltern
Nov. 13             Los Angeles, CA           The Wiltern
Nov. 14             Los Angeles, CA           The Wiltern
Nov. 16             Los Angeles, CA           The Wiltern
Nov. 17             Los Angeles, CA           The Wiltern

The Madame X Tour will also visit Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Lisbon, London and Paris. Show information to follow.

For full information visit www.madonna.com


Madame X Theatre Tour Dates For Chicago / LA / NYC

US Ticketmaster has published dates and prices for the Madame X Tour in theatres late this year.

A theatre tour matches stories that madonnalicious heard about Madonna soundchecking at the London Palladium last month for dates at that historic venue in late 2019 / early 2020.

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Pictured below are the prices and VIP packages available for the Chicago dates of the tour. To view any details Ticketmaster, you will need to have a US Ticketmaster account.

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