Huge news, Madonna fans: Her Madge is paying a royal visit to London's O2 as part of her fortieth anniversary 2023 'Celebration' tour. It’s a rare chance to see one of pop’s biggest names doing her first London gigs in three years, and tickets are selling fast, especially after the tour’s official trailer whipped up excitement by showing big-name celebs singing snippets of her back catalogue. So here’s our handy guide to making sure you don't miss out.
When is Madonna’s 2023 ‘Celebration’ tour taking place?
Madonna’s ‘Celebration’ world tour is a 58-date run in 35 cities beginning in Vancouver on July 15, and ending in London on December 5. There are now five London dates: after overwhelming interest in her October 14 show, Her Madge added extra performances on October 15, 17 and 18, and a final show on Tuesday December 5. She’ll perform them all at the O2 Arena, which has a capacity of 20,000.
When do tickets for Madonna’s tour go on sale?
The tickets for the final 'Celebration' show on December 5 drop tomorrow morning (January 27) at 9am, so set your alarms. The rest of the tickets went on general sale on Friday January 20 at 10am.
How can I get Madonna tickets?
Tickets for the ‘Celebration’ tour are available via Madonna’s website. The majority of tickets are now sold out, but luckily fans will have a final chance to cop the tickets to her London December performance tomorrow.
Why did she add three more shows?
Perhaps Madonna underestimated how much we love her here in the UK, as until last week she was only due to perform once at the 20,000 capacity O2. Thank God she added four more dates.
How much do Madonna tour tickets cost?
The official prices for the ‘Celebration’ tour were never officially released. But during the first release they started at a relatively affordable £47, but rose to £1,307 for the VIP package. However, most tickets are likely to be touted for at least three times the price. Viagogo is reportedly selling tickets with a face value of £400 for £2,950 – more than seven times the price. Ouch!
Who is opening for Madonna on tour?
Special guest Bob The Drag Queen aka Caldwell Tidicue aka Christopher Caldwell will warm up the crowds. This non-binary American performer, author and activist shot to fame after winning the eighth season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. They’re likely to perform their 2022 single ‘Bitch Like Me’, as well as serving some fierce lewks (in the far distance).