Live Nation celebrates Madonna’s tour records
While forums and communities keep discussing the mixed reviews and fans feedbacks and complains from the Sticky & Sweet Tour concert in London on Thursday night, the show’s promoter Live Nation issued a press release to celebrate – once again – the success of Madonna’s latest tour adventure worldwide.
Something which – of course – we are all very happy and proud of – but also that seemed a bit rushed and out of place considering how fans – which are supposed to be (also) considered Live Nation customers – were discussing the quality of the show and the service provided, and the promoter only celebrates numbers and gross. No matter what, this certainly shows some sort of distance between the artist’s management and her fans – or customers – which we all hope will be filled very, very soon (and we are not talking about the handful of regular fans who grace her front row barricade at every concert – but of her overall fandom where no one is better than the other).
From the Live Nation, inc press release:
The Material Girl does it again! With a sell-out crowd of over 74,000 fans and a gross of over 12 million USD, Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour easily surpassed all previous grosses at both the old and the new Wembley Stadiums.
This record breaking performance adds another first following last week’s confirmation that Madonna’s Zurich performance in front of 72,000 fans was the largest audience ever for a concert in Switzerland. With upcoming European sell-outs in Lisbon, Paris and Athens, the beat definitely does go on and Sticky & Sweet is certainly destined to be the tour of the year.
But it’s not just Europe that is enthralled by the world’s tastiest sweetheart. In South America fan demand has been so great that multiple dates have now been confirmed everywhere dates were announced, resulting in three performances in Buenos Aires, two in Santiago and Rio de Janeiro and a final three performances in Sao Paulo before the tour wraps up on December 21st.
The North American continent is no exception. Sticky & Sweet kicks off October 4th in New York with over 66,500 tickets sold for five consecutive sold out arena performances including one at New Jersey’s Izod Center and four Madison Square Garden events before heading throughout the US and Canada and culminating in Mexico City where Madonna’s two Sticky & Sweet concerts November 29th & 30th sold out in record time.