December 22, 2008

Madonna’s latest tour grossed $280M

U.S. pop star Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour has become the largest grossing tour of a solo artist in history, producers at Live Nation said Monday.

The announcement was made following Madonna's final performance of the tour in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday night.

Her 58 shows in Europe, the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America played for 2,350,282 fans and sold more than $280 million in tickets.

Madonna has yet again demonstrated her true global appeal as a live performer whether in stadiums or arenas. Not only will this tour be the top-selling tour of all time for a solo artist and a female artist (eclipsing her own record), but it will position her as one of the top-selling touring artists of all time, Arthur Fogel, Live Nation's chairman of global music and chief executive officer of global touring, said in a statement.