Madonna will play four London shows on her global tour due to “overwhelming” demand for tickets.
The Queen of Pop, 64, initially announced she was adding a second date at London’s O2 Arena when seats went on sale on Friday (20.01.23), with fans complaining they were fighting to secure a ticket, and one saying it was like an “Olympic sport”.
She has now said a third and fourth show will be performed at the 20,000 capacity venue, where she is set to appear on October 14, 15, 17 and 18.
Madonna added: “I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for.”
A press release stated her ‘Madonna: The Celebration Tour’ will take fans on her artistic journey through four decades and pay homage to the city of New York where her career in music began 40 years ago.
Madonna is set to bring it to 35 cities, with the gigs kicking off in Vancouver in Canada on 15 July and continuing across North America.
The singer – born Madonna Louise Ciccone – will then cross to Europe, where she will perform in 11 cities this autumn.
Before the extra dates were added she was scheduled to only play London’s O2 on 14 October, as part of a European leg that will see her perform in Barcelona, Paris and Stockholm.
She is due to finish the tour at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on 1 December.
Billed as a “one-of-a-kind experience”, the tour will feature Bob the Drag Queen – real name Caldwell Tidicue – as a special guest on all dates.
Madonna announced the global tour on Tuesday (17.01.23) by posting a black and white video that featured DJ Diplo, actor Jack Black and rapper Lil Wayne, and ended with comedian Amy Schumer daring the singer to go on tour.
It is the first time Madonna has toured since 2019, when she performed across America and Europe mark her ‘Madame X’ album.
News of the extra tour dates came as Mail Online reported Madonna fans are outraged some tickets for the tour, which marks her 40th anniversary as a singer, are being sold for nearly £3,000 each.
The singer has also provoked controversy with a new religious-inspired photoshoot for Vanity Fair, which has been described as “blasphemy” as it includes a photo of Madonna taking the place of Jesus in a recreation of the Last Supper, surrounded by 12 of her “disciples”.