Madonna plans ‘intimate experience with my fans’ for Madame X theater tour

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Maluma, left, and Madonna perform “Medellín” at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this month.
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Madonna is taking her Madame X persona on the road — but she’s not going to stadiums, arenas or coliseums.

On Monday, the superstar announced “a series of rare and intimate performances” that will take place in theaters beginning in September, promising fans “an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they never have before.”

“I want to have an intimate experience with my fans,” the singer said in a video announcing the tour on Twitter.

The Madame X tour will launch with seven shows at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York on Sept. 12 and will continue with stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Lisbon, London and Paris.


The ever-changing Material Girl will perform five shows in L.A.’s famed Wiltern theater from Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 16-17.

Tickets range from $60-$760, with 10 tickets for each show being sold through a lottery for $10. Requests begin Monday on and run through May 10, and Citi cardmembers will have special access to tickets by submitting their requests during that time.

Members of Madonna’s Icon fan club and Verified Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will have first access to tickets and VIP Packages to the concert dates beginning May 17.


Sales will be handled through Ticketmaster, and each ticket includes a CD copy of Madonna’s forthcoming “Madame X” album, which comes out June 14 through Interscope Records.

Madonna’s new record features her latest single, “Medellín,” and draws from her recent years living in Portugal and career-long affair with Latin music and culture.

She’s releasing five songs before the album drops, including “Medellín” and the ballad “I Rise.” “Crave,” featuring Swae Lee, will debut on May 10, the Jamaican dancehall-inspired single “Future” featuring Quavo will arrive on May 17 and “Dark Ballet” comes out on June 7.

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