Madonna's Celebration Tour adds two shows at Barclays Center
After already adding more than two dozen dates to her upcoming Celebration Tour, including third and fourth shows at Madison Square Garden, Madonna has announced yet two more New York concerts, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Promoter Live Nation said Thursday that the iconic pop star's 12th concert tour will now play Barclays on Dec. 13 and 14, with tickets set for sale 10 a.m. Monday at Madonna.com. Tickets simultaneously will be available then via Ticketmaster, Barclays Center said separately Thursday on social media.
This follows Madonna's Madison Square stand Aug. 23, 24, 26 and 27, with the first three of those shows sold out. Tickets for the remaining Garden show went on sale Jan. 20.
Live Nation, which on Thursday also announced two additional Los Angeles shows, said 36 of the 70 North American and European concerts scheduled to date have sold out. "Tickets on sale for more dates will be announced in the next few days," Madonna, 64, teased on Instagram Stories, where posts cycle out after 24 hours.
The global tour kicks off July 15 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and concludes its first North America leg Oct. 8 in Las Vegas. The European leg commences Oct. 14 in London, and returns to that city Dec. 5 to close that segment of the tour. The newly announced second North American leg consists of four dates so far: Dec. 13 to 14 at Barclays and Jan. 7 to 8, 2024, at Los Angeles' Kia Forum.
Madonna said in her original announcement video that the tour would be a retrospective covering four decades of songs.
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