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‘Madonna: The Celebration Tour’: All You Need To Know About Her Career-Spanning Extravaganza

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For over four decades, there’s been one name that exemplified music superstardom: Madonna. From her breakthrough singles in the 1980s like “Holiday,” “Lucky Star,” and “Like A Virgin,” to her reinventions with “Vogue,” “Justify My Love,” and “Take A Bow” in the early 1990s, to the dance-fueled explosion of “Ray Of Light,” “Music,” “Hung Up” and more early 2000s hits, Madonna has remained a relevant music force to this very day. This music icon continues to top charts and get people into the groove and will spotlight her legendary career with 2023’s Madonna: The Celebration Tour.

This career-spanning retrospective will hit 35 cities across the world in 2023. The tour was first announced on Jan. 17 with a special video that paid homage to Madonna’s 1991 movie, Madonna: Truth Or Dare. The black-and-white video had Madonna sitting at a table along with stars like Amy Schumer, Diplo, Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Lil Wayne, Bob The Drag Queen, Kate Berlant, Larry Owens, Meg Stalterand Eric Andre. After a round of dares, including Diplo getting spicy with a margarita and Kate planning a 12-hour date, it’s Amy’s turn. “Madonna, I dare you to do a world tour and play your greatest mp******** hits,” Amy said to the music icon.

“Four decades?” asked Madonna. “As in forty years? As in, all those songs?” Everyone then joined in an acapella singalong to Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita.” When reassured that fans would come to that tour, the Material girl was left with only one response to the dare: “F*** yeah!”

(Ricardo Gomes)

“I am excited to explore as many songs as possible, in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for,” said Madonna in the tour’s announcement. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 20, and Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 am local time. With that said, here is what you need to know:

TICKETS & PRESALES

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 20, and Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 am local time. Fans can go to madonna.com/tour for ticket listing. Live Nation is producing the tour so they will handle the tickets.

Citi cardholders will get a chance to score tickets early. Those cardmembers will get access to presale tickets for shows going “on sale Jan. 20th beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2 pm local time through Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program,” the tour announcement stated. “The Citi cardmember presale for the shows going on sale on Jan. 27 will begin Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 10 am local time through Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 pm local time.”

Legacy members of Madonna’s Official Fan Club will also have a presale opportunity for the shows that go on sale on Friday, Jan. 20, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 12pm ET through Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 5 pm ET for the North America based shows and from 9 am GMT/10 am CET to 5 pm GMT/6 pm CET on Wednesday, Jan.18 for UK and European shows. An additional Legacy presale for the North American-based shows going on sale on Jan. 27 begins on Monday, Jan. 23 (10 am) and through Wednesday, Jan. 25 (5 pm).

(Ricardo Gomes)

OPENERS

When Madonna first announced The Celebration Tourshe noted that RuPaul’s Drag Race winner and drag performer extraordinaire, Bob The Drag Queen, would be a special guest “across all dates on the global tour.” Expect Bob to bring her trademark stand-up humor to the stage and any additional acts that may be announced before the tour kicks off.

TOUR DATES

THE CELEBRATION TOUR NORTH AMERICAN DATES:

Jul 15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Jul 18 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Jul 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Jul 25 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Jul 27 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
July 30 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Aug 02 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Aug 05 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Aug 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Aug 09 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Aug 13 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Aug 19 – Montreal, QC – Center Bell
Aug 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug 30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Sep 02 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Sep 05 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Sep 07 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Sep 09 – Miami, FL – Miami-Dade Arena
Sep 13 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sep 18 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sep 21 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX
Sep 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena

Oct 04 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Oct 07 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

(Ricardo Gomes)

THE CELEBRATION TOUR EUROPE DATES:

Oct 14 – London, UK – The O2
Oct 21 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
Oct. 25 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
Oct 28 – Stockholm, SE – Tele2

Nov 01 – Barcelona, ​​ES – Palau Sant Jordi
Nov 06 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
Nov 12 – Paris, FR – Accor Arena
Nov 13 – Paris, FR – Accor Arena
Nov 15 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
Nov 23 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
Nov 28 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena

Dec 1 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome

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