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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour Still Highest-Grossing Tour

Filed under: Performing Arts,Popular Music — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 00:39

hardcandy.jpgAlthough U2 has jumped up to No. 2 on the overall Top Tour rankings year-to-date, Madonna retains the top spot with five more European stadiums reporting totals this week from her “Sticky & Sweet Tour.” One of the stadiums, Stadio Friuli in Udine, Italy had a busy two weeks hosting Madonna on July 16th and Bruce Springsteen just one week later. Both tours played to sellout crowds of more than 28,000. In addition to Stadio Friuli, Springsteen also hit five Spanish markets to close out the European leg of his “Working on a Dream Tour”. He joins Madonna and U2 as the only touring artists surpassing $100 million in ticket sales so far for the year.

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