Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour would be the most expensive concert tour of 2015.
According to Forbes, Madonna‘s Rebel Heart Tour would be the most expensive concert tour of 2015.
With the tour slated to kick off its North American leg at the end of August, the average price for Madonna tickets on TiqIQ is currently $452.33. Even if that average does drop slightly as more tickets hit the market, it is significantly more expensive than Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour. 1989 serves as the year’s second highest-priced tour with a ticket average of $305.21. Swift’s rebranded sound on 1989 has arguably made her the biggest name in pop music but Madonna’s initial secondary ticket prices are showing that demand still exists to see her live in concert. And if secondary market tickets have any say in the matter, that demand is massive.
The demand for Madonna tickets is not surprising, considering her past two tours have finished among the top 12 highest grossing tours of all-time. Her 2008 Sticky & Sweet tour grossed $408 million, third most all-time, while 2012′s MDNA grossed over $305 million.
The tour will hit some of the biggest arenas in the country, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, American Airlines Arena and United Center. Each of those venues see ticket prices well above the $400 mark on average.
Madonna kicks off the Rebel Heart Tour at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on August 29. 21 U.S. and Canadian dates are scheduled through October 27, when she wraps at The Forum in Los Angeles. A Europe and U.K. leg is scheduled for 14 dates between November and December and her final tour stop will be at the SSE Hydro on December 20.