On the heels of Madonna’s much-watched, well-received Super Bowl XLVI halftime show, the Queen of pop’s summer upcoming world tour is unsurprisingly selling out arenas and stadiums across the U.S. and has even added multiple dates to accommodate demand. Now, a Madge sellout is a pretty common thing – her 2008-09 “Sticky & Sweet Tour” is the highest grossing ever for a solo artist – but the pop superstar appeared to have adopted a “go big or go home” attitude with this tour, booking massive venues like London’s Hyde Park and New York’s Yankee Stadium, and it seems to have paid off. Her Sept. 6 concert at Yankee Stadium sold out in hours, forcing a second date, on Sept. 8, to be added.
All told, Madonna has already added five shows – two in Europe and three in the U.S. – to what was already her largest tour itinerary, 90 planned dates that would take Madonna to five continents, including M’s first trek through Australia in over 20 years. So far, the added shows include NYC’s Yankee Stadium on September 8, Washington DC’s Verizon Center on September 24 and Seattle on October 3 as well as Europeans dates in Berlin June 30 and in Amsterdam July 8. Tickets for the additional shows in the U.S. go on sale February 21.
The tour will support Madonna’s 12th studio album, MDNA, which drops March 26. Every concert ticket for M’s tour will also purchase a copy of the album, a move that helped Prince significantly goose the sales of his hit 2004 album Musicology. Not that she needs a ton of help there – following her appearance at the Super Bowl, which pulled in 112.6 million viewers, and the massive rollout behind her new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin,” pre-orders of MDNA pushed the record to #1 on iTunes album chart in 50 countries, giving Madonna the biggest single-day pre-order in iTunes history and helping her single to a #13 debut (her 56th Billboard Hot 100 appearance).