Don't cry for me: Madonna tour sizzles


The 28 dates on Madonna's just- concluded North American jaunt grossed about $91.5 million and moved about 550,000 tickets, according to tour producer Arthur Fogel, chairman of global music for Live Nation.

The venerable performer wrapped the North American leg of her Sticky & Sweet tour Wednesday in front of 50,000 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. She then headed to Mexico City for two shows.

Counting her European run, Madonna is at about $207.5 million in ticket sales and on a pace to hit about $282 million when Mexico/South America wraps. That would make Sticky & Sweet the top-grossing tour ever by a female or solo artist.

Ray Waddell is an executive director at Billboard.