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Madonna's 17 Madame X Shows In New York Are More Than 90% Sold Out, So Everybody Chill

 

Want to see Madonna's Madame X show in New York? No problem. As of yesterday there were about 3,000 tickets available to one of her 17 shows at Brooklyn's Howard Gilman Opera House. Same for her shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Miami -- fans can still buy tickets directly from the "Medellin" singer through Ticketmaster for all 48 shows on her intimate Madame X theater tour stops in the U.S. 

 

That's normal. A lack of sellouts for what some would consider a once-in-a-lifetime experience doesn't mean that's Madonna's tour is "tarnished" as the New York Postclaimed yesterday. Similar things were said about Taylor Swift's Reputation tour, which went on to be highest grossing U.S. tour or 2018, as well as Jay-Z, whose 4:44 tour was the highest grossing of his career.

 

The truth about Madonna's ticket sales are more complicated than a Page Sixheadline and foreshadow changes to the way tickets are priced and sold that will ultimately reshape how the music industry views success in touring.

 

In Madonna's case, on Monday, Live Nation released about 3,000 unsold tickets to the public that hadn't sold during her initial presale. Madonna sold 31,000 tickets during the presale for her 17 New York shows and the tickets left over represent 8.8% of available ticketing inventory for the New York run. With exactly three months to go until the first show on Sept. 12, there's little doubt the iconic artist will sell the remaining tickets says Arthur Fogel, chairman of global music and president of global touring at Live Nation, which is promoting the tour. 

 

So why is the media piling on like Madonna has been cancelled if she has sold more than 90% of her tickets for the New York shows?

"In life, the only guarantees are death, taxes and the New York Post takedown piece on Madonna," :deadbanana2: jokes Fogel, who has battled the tabloid over its negative coverage of her tours going back to 2008's Sticky and Sweet Tour. (That tour was described as a flop by the Post and to this day holds the record for highest-grossing tour by a female artist with $408 million in ticket sales. :dies:)

 

"We started with seven shows" for Madonna in Brooklyn, Fogel says, "then added five more to get to 12 shows then added another five to get to 17. I'm adding shows because it's a flop? Is that some kind of new business model that I'm not familiar with?" :jonny5:

 

The concert business has been watching and, seeing how much money is being made on the secondary market, has increasingly shifted to more aggressive pricing strategies to earn more money for artists while also making it difficult for scalpers to resale tickets for a profit.

 

For Madonna, that meant charging $1,650 plus fees to sit in the front row, $1,350–$700 to sit in the front orchestra section, $550 per ticket to sit in the mezzannine section and $359 to sit in the rear balcony. Many of her longtime fans were not happy with the pricing, but "if she were to put them on sale at half the price, they would immediately be bought up by brokers and listed on StubHub," says Patrick Ryan with Eventellect, a ticket pricing and distribution company.

 

Instead the tickets are priced at what end consumers are willing to pay and sell slower than in the past with more lead time out to move the pricier platinum tickets and VIP packages. While the shows might not technically sell out, Madonna is going to make far more money than anyone else playing venues that size and will likely walk away with one of the highest grossest theater tours in history.

 

Fogel says more than 100,000 people registered for Madonna's Verified Fan presale for the Brooklyn shows. Ticketmaster then "scrubs those accounts and kicks out known scalpers and people using multiple credit cards to buys tickets," he says.

 

Live Nation allows the remaining presale registrants their crack at buying tickets and "at the end of the process, there's some tickets left," he adds. "And those tickets were put on sale yesterday because the registrants we're all satisfied. So out of 17 shows, 34,000 tickets available, there's a few thousand tickets left. So ****ing what?"

 

Fogel says he's not worried about selling the remaining tickets and says he might even expand the tour to throw off the haters.

"Maybe in New York I'll add a few shows just to **** with the Post," he laughs.

Imagine being a Madonna promoter and having to throw off haters and do damage control in every single record breaking tour :dies:

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1 minute ago, tiagol88 said:

In life, the only guarantees are death, taxes and the New York Post takedown piece on Madonna," :deadbanana2:

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Taylor her impact

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The NY post has called every single tour of Madonna since 2008 a flop :dies:

 

 

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2 minutes ago, mcohen said:

The NY post has called every single tour of Madonna since 2008 a flop :dies:

 

 

Madonna flopping with over 880M in ticket sales with 3 tours (one of them didn't even tour stadiums) :gaycat1:

We love a flopping fave like this!

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Just now, tiagol88 said:

Madonna flopping with over 880M in ticket sales with 3 tours (one of them didn't even tour stadiums) :gaycat1:

We love a flopping fave like this!

Yeah I don't understand why they keep doing it. Literal clowns 

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The tour is doing fine. More tickets will be sold when the actual album comes out. Glad Billboard/Livenation put them in their place.

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Madonna's team working overtime I see.

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"Maybe in New York I'll add a few shows just to **** with the Post," he laughs.

:dies:

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Her super lateness and lack of old hits hurt concert sales.But this tour will be fine.

 

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They've been calling all her tours flops since 2008. You'd think after calling the most successful tour by a female a struggling flop, they'd have given up.

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yeah I agree with what they're saying but I can't help but feel like if it were any other artist they wouldn't be saying ****

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Her team is getting desperate and she should spend more time promoting.

After failing to chart with songs released despite several publicity stunts and trendy features, things are looking dim for 'Madame X'.

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3 hours ago, Rowan said:

Her team is getting desperate and she should spend more time promoting.

After failing to chart with songs released despite several publicity stunts and trendy features, things are looking dim for 'Madame X'.

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The fact that her team thinks this paid-for fluff piece somehow makes things look better for her... she’s performing in theaters and she wasn’t able to sell out immediately? Even Gaga could sell out within a day for a show you have to travel to Vegas for. :bibliahh:

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"We started with seven shows" for Madonna in Brooklyn, Fogel says, "then added five more to get to 12 shows then added another five to get to 17. I'm adding shows because it's a flop? Is that some kind of new business model that I'm not familiar with?"

:fan:

 

not people mentioning gaga in a touring related thread LOL

no solo live album since forever

no solo tour dvd since 2011

wonder why?

 

OT the nyp clowns should leave the highest-grossing touring artist alone.

it's not even funny anymore.

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NYP and the usual tabloids have been coordinating this type of smear campaigns against her since the Sticky and Sweet Tour, which we all know how ended being the best selling tour for a female artist ever, so the joke writes itself :sistrens:

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12 hours ago, Rowan said:

Her team is getting desperate and she should spend more time promoting.

After failing to chart with songs released despite several publicity stunts and trendy features, things are looking dim for 'Madame X'.

5Y9tJ03.gif

I don't like Madonna and we all know her music has failed to resonate with new generations but she still has enough fans to walk away with one of the highest grossing tours ever. Stop spitting because it might hit you back.  

 

8 hours ago, Bang Up said:

The fact that her team thinks this paid-for fluff piece somehow makes things look better for her... she’s performing in theaters and she wasn’t able to sell out immediately? Even Gaga could sell out within a day for a show you have to travel to Vegas for. :bibliahh:

Did you actually bother to read the whole article? It is explained there. She's sold 90% of the tickets and those left were recently put on sell.

Do you really think Madonna would fail when it comes to touring? She might walk with one of the highest theaters grossing tours. 

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