Madonna has secretly rented an arena in the UK to perform dress rehearsals for her upcoming Celebration Tour, which kicks off on October 14, 2023 at London’s O2 Arena.
To practice alongside her team and backing dancers, the legendary 64-year-old singer has paid the rent at Manchester’s AO venue out of her own pocket for some “intense last minute rehearsals” to ensure everything goes as planned. He will have less than 48 hours for these general rehearsals, and the reason for the rush is linked to the Blink-182 concert, which will have to perform in the Manchester arena. Usually the queen of pop practices for the entire week before the start of a tour, but this time she will have to settle for two days, which will certainly be two very intense days.
Madonna had previously used New York’s Nassau Coliseum to prepare for her world tour.
A source told The Sun: “Madonna’s tour is going to be epic. Now she’s in full days of rehearsals, some of which last 12 hours. The stage is the most elaborate she’s ever taken on tour. The tour is a celebration of her record-breaking career, so everything must be perfect.”
However, the Celebration Tour will have “a slower pace” after his health problem last June
If the source of The Sun spoke of an epic tour, an extremely elaborate stage and the hiring of the Manchester arena for rehearsals, a source of The Mirror instead, he says that the Celebration Tour will have “a slower pace” after the health problem that affected Madonna last June.
Veronica Ciccone (this is the artist’s real name) was forced to postpone her shows due to acute septic shock. She officially resumed tour rehearsals last August.
A source close to the American musician told the English tabloid The Mirror that Madonna is taking things “at a slower pace” and has “started boxing classes” in addition to yoga and weekly vitamin injections to aid healing.
As for boxing lessons, the approach to this sporting discipline is due to the star’s new boyfriend, Josh Popper, 29 years old. Popper is a boxing coach who trains one of Madonna’s sons. According to Mirror And Rolling Stonehe and the singer reportedly started dating a few weeks ago, after Madonna’s split from model Andrew Darnell.
Madonna is a legend and a record-breaking musician, but she was recently surpassed by Beyoncé
Madonna recently lost her record as the female singer characterized by the highest-grossing tour in history: the record was snatched from her by Beyoncé, who recently surpassed the record previously held by Madonna. Beyoncé surpassed her esteemed colleague with her Renaissance tour, which tore up Madonna’s 2008 Sticky & Sweet tour in this race.
Beyoncé earned more than half a billion dollars during her Renaissance World Tour, Live Nation announced Tuesday. She therefore took home more money than some had expected, she underlines in these hours Forbesbut remains below the total earnings of male colleagues such as Elton John and Coldplay, who were involved in longer tours and earned more.
In February, when tickets for Beyoncé’s tour went on sale, Billboard he estimated that the several-month tour would generate between $275 and $428 million in ticket revenue alone. These estimates were made before the singer expanded her tour from 41 stops to 56. Other estimates of Beyoncé’s tour gross receipts have topped $2 billion. This was Beyoncé’s first solo tour since her 2016 Lemonade Tour. “Beyoncé is among several high-profile artists who are taking advantage of the growing demand for concerts in the post-pandemic era. Taylor Swift, who has returned to the stage after a hiatus, has spent months on the road with her Eras World Tour, which some estimate will earn her $2.2 billion, competing on par with some of Beyoncé’s highest estimates. Elton John is currently on a multi-year, 330-stop tour that has grossed more than $939 million, becoming the highest-grossing concert in history, according to Billboard. And Coldplay have earned more than $617 million so far on their world tour, with dates scheduled through 2024,” he reported Billboard.
How much is Madonna expected to earn from her new tour?
Second Billboardthe queen of pop’s 65 shows between North America and Europe will bring in a total take of around 140 million dollars.
“The Celebration Tour has reached 65 dates, but given the high demand it could increase and furthermore the tour could also touch South America and Oceania. Sales forecasts speak of more than 800,000 tickets sold, sales to date are over 600,000 tickets with almost 40 dates sold out and the others soon to be sold out. The total collections (given the increase in prices compared to pre-pandemic times) would lead to a total collection of between 130 and 141 million dollars,” he writes Billboard.
Madonna will donate part of the proceeds to two charities
The singer is set to fill major arenas and earn millions from the venture, “but she’s also making sure to donate some of the proceeds and add a philanthropic aspect to the project,” she reported Forbes three days ago.
The pop icon is teaming up with fashion brand Ministry of Tomorrow to launch a line of limited-edition, super-fan-exclusive merchandise tying in to her Celebration Tour. “So far, the collection only includes a couple of shoulder bags with graphic prints that will surely be loved by the singer’s passionate supporters,” says Hugh McIntyre of Forbes.
The Celebration Tour merchandise is not only a sign of fashion, but also a testament to the sustainability and ethical practices in fashion that Ministry of Tomorrow is known for. The fabric used to create these items is certified organic and comes from fair trade channels.
Madonna fans will be able to purchase these exclusive items both online and in some physical points that will be located near the concerts, in the various stages of the Celebration Tour. The musician will donate 100% of the proceeds of these two shoulder bags to two charities: Raising Malawi and the Chema Vision Children’s Center. Madonna is also encouraging fans to donate to these organizations.
Recall that the American musician founded Raising Malawi in 2006 with the aim of addressing the critical needs of vulnerable children. The Chema Vision Children’s Center is located in Kibera, a disadvantaged urban area in Kenya, and – according to a quote on the non-profit organization’s website attributed to Mary Muthini, who is the Co-Founder and President of Chema Vision – the objective is “to educate and feed as many children as possible in the slums because we want something good for the children of Kibera”.