All bow down, yet again, to the world's reigning Queen of Pop. Madonna - musician, mogul, mother, pop icon extraordinaire - is yet again leading the pack in all her Leo-glory. This time Money Bags Madge is making history by having the highest grossing tour ever.
Madonna had previously held the number four position on the highest-grossing concert ticket charts at $407,713, 266 for her Sticky and Sweet tour which promoted her Hard Candy Album. However the MDNA tour earned a whopping $50 million in its first three shows, and with 70 shows overall the tour is approximated to top previous records entirely.
This is great news for Madonna and her supporters, as the MDNA album did not receive the critical or business success many people had anticipated it would reach. Perhaps this hints at Madonna's genius as a multi-faceted artist whose success thrives off the grandeur and spectacle of her live shows. As a fan, I look to her concerts as a way to energize my outlook on life, and I feel they are truly incomparable in their ability to inspire, uplift and embolden the audience.
I also think Madonna fans are notorious for paying outlandish amounts to scalpers for prime, front row seats and this should be reflected in her tour earning approximations. Madonna's fanhood is so viserally charged that many would shell out thousands for a single ticket after market if it guaranteed closer proximity to your highness.
Also, no estimates have yet been approximated for what her Los Angeles ticket sales will do to her overall numbers. Many of her most die-hard fans and big-ticket purchasers are in Los Angeles, and it will be amazing to see what transpires over the next coming week in terms of her overall bottom line.
Here is a fiscal run-down from the first stretch of her tour: