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Commemorating 40 Years of Madonna

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From music to film and even fashion, the Queen of Pop has undeniably left a mark on American culture across her four decades in the entertainment industry. Madonna’s Celebration Tour is intended to put her contributions in perspective by taking a look back and appreciating the icon who released her debut album in 1983. Make sure to grab Madonna tickets today to see the pop icon live in concert for the first time in four years.

The North American leg of the tour starts July 15 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, and includes 37 stadium shows in cities like Chicago, New York, Boston and Los Angeles. Then, in mid-October, the tour goes overseas for another 13 European dates. 

Bob the Drag Queen, who also assisted in a star-studded video announcement, will join Madonna on all tour dates. Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect from Madonna’s Celebration Tour. 

Madonna’s Hall of Fame Music Career

Born Madonna Louise Ciccone, she moved to New York at the age of 20 to begin her dance career. Over the next few years, she performed as a drummer, guitarist and vocalist before releasing her first single “Everybody” in October 1982. Her self-titled debut studio album followed in 1983. It peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and featured a pair of top-10 singles in “Borderline” and “Lucky Star.”

Madonna scored her first number-one album with 1984’s Like a Virgin, which went on to become the first album by a female artist to sell more than five million copies in the United States. It has sold more than 21 million copies to date and was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). By the time she donned a white wedding dress for her iconic 1984 MTV Video Music Awards performance of the title track, Madonna was a worldwide sensation. 

She embarked on her first North American tour, the Virgin Tour, in 1985, and released her third album which produced five more chart-topping hits between the US and UK. It sold more than 25 million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling albums of all time by a female artist. 

In total, Madonna has recorded 14 studio albums and toured 11 times, setting records on the road as well. According to Billboard’s Boxscore Charts, she is the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time, generating more than $1.5 billion in ticket sales. Though she shows no signs of stopping, Madonna was a first-ballot inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Bob the Drag Queen

Bob the Drag Queen, also known as Caldwell Tidicue, rose to fame as a competitor on Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which he won in May of 2016. Since then, he has established himself as a humorous and personable entertainer with several podcasts like Sibling Rivalry with drag sister Monét X Change, and web series projects. He has also branched out into music with a handful of non-album singles and is a staunch advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights. 

In 2020, he also began co-hosting We’re Here on HBO with fellow Drag Race contestants Eureka O’Hara and Shangela. The show, which was recently renewed for a third season, chronicles the trio’s travels across the United States recruiting residents from small towns to participate in one-night drag shows. 

Celebration Tour Dates – North American Leg

Sat Jul 15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

Tue Jul 18 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

Sat Jul 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center

Tue Jul 25 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

Thu Jul 27 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

Sun Jul 30 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Wed Aug 02 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Sat Aug 05 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

Mon. Aug 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

Wed Aug 09 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Thu Aug 10 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Sun Aug 13 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

Mon Aug 14 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

Sat Aug 19 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell

Sun Aug 20 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell

Wed Aug 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Thu Aug 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Sat Aug 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Wed Aug 30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Thu Aug 31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Sat Sep 02 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena

Tue Sep 05 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

Thu Sep 07 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

Sat Sep 09 – Miami, FL – Miami-Dade Arena

Sun Sep 10 – Miami, FL – Miami-Dade Arena

Wed Sep 13 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

Thu Sep 14 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

Mon Sep 18 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

Tue Sep 19 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

Thu Sep 21 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX

Fri Sep 22 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX

Wed Sep 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Arena

Thu Sep 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Arena

Wed Oct 04 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center

Thu Oct 05 –San Francisco, CA – Chase Center

Sat Oct 07 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

Sun Oct 08 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

Madonna’s Celebration Tour Tickets

Don’t miss your chance to see an unforgettable show when Madonna hits the road this year. Get your tickets to Madonna’s Celebration tour now.