SOURCE: Madonna

November 06, 2015 11:00 ET

Madonna Launches Rebel Heart Tour in Europe

Rebel Heart Tour Is Top Grossing Tour on Billboard Hot Tours and Holds 12 of Top 17 Tour Dates on Current Boxscore Chart

COLOGNE, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2015) - Madonna returned to Europe this week launching the European leg of her top selling and critically acclaimed Rebel Heart Tour. After 24 shows across 20 cities in North America, The Rebel Heart Tour kicked off with a sold out show in Cologne, Germany where the Material Girl played two nights to packed houses and will continue its seven-week trek across eleven European countries before it returns to North America and heads to Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand in the first few months of the New Year. A full list of tour dates can be found HERE.

"Love and thanks to all of the Rebel Hearts who joined me in North America. You sure do know how to make a girl feel special. Europe, I'm coming for you next!"

The Rebel Heart Tour is the best selling tour on the Billboard's Hot Tours Chart this week selling over 350,000 tickets, grossing over $45 million dollars and holding 12 of the top 17 tour dates on the Current Boxscore. Madonna performed three SOLD OUT shows in the New York City area (two at Madison Square Garden and one at Barclay Center) and two SOLD OUT shows in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Cologne. She will also perform three SOLD OUT nights in Turin and a sold out show to over 40,000 in Stockholm. The Material Girl will also stage two concerts in Prague, Berlin, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Mexico City, Miami, San Juan, Taipei, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macau, Manila, Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. This will be the first time Madonna will perform in China, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian markets.

The Rebel Heart Tour set list spans all decades of the iconic superstar's illustrious career, including songs from her current album Rebel Heart (the No. 1 Dance hits "Living for Love" and "Bitch I'm Madonna,") to classic fan favorites like "Material Girl" and "Holiday" and a "Dress You Up" medley that included "Get Into The Groove," "Everybody," and "Lucky Star." Fan-created artwork is featured in a video montage shown during Madonna's performance of the song "Rebel Heart," and her rendition of "La Vie En Rose" played on just a ukulele received an overwhelming standing ovation from the audience. 

The Rebel Heart Tour is directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes (the band's keyboardist Ric'key Pageot, drummer Brian Frasier-Moore, guitarist Monte Pittman, and background vocalists Kiley Dean and Nicki Richards), lead choreography by Megan Lawson, hair by Andy LeCompte, makeup by Aaron Henrikson, and costume design by Arianne Phillips.

The Rebel Heart Tour will visit 16 cities in Europe and the UK through the end of 2015 with additional concert dates in the United States, Asia, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand already confirmed for 2016. The Rebel Heart World Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. A full list of tour dates and ticket information is below and can also be found at: http://www.madonna.com/tour.