Madonna ‘Takes A Bow’ As Final Show Of Record-Smashing ‘Sticky & Sweet’ Tour Ends In Israel
LOS ANGELES – September 2, 2009 – Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet” Tour made history as it wrapped up last night with two final shows in Tel Aviv, Israel at Yehoshua Gardens (HaYarkon Park, September 1 and 2). The Material Girl more than lives up to her name, as her tour becomes the most successful tour ever by a solo artist. After playing 85 shows since its launch in August 2008, Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet” has drawn more than 3.5 million fans in 32 countries and has grossed $408 million, it was announced today by Live Nation, the tour’s global producer. “Sticky & Sweet” is also the second highest grossing tour of all time.

Madonna set an attendance record for the biggest crowds in history in Zurich, Switzerland, where she drew the largest audience ever assembled for a show in that country (72,000). Her Gothenburg, Sweden show, seen by 119,000 fans, broke the record for highest grossing multiple shows in the country’s history. In Helsinki, Finland, “Sticky & Sweet” sold more than 85,000 tickets, making it the biggest single show by an artist in history for all of Scandinavia. Other highlights on the tour included stops in Buenos Aires, Argentina (256,000), Santiago, Chile (146,000), Sao Paulo, Brazil (203,000), Tallinn, Estonia (72,000), Warsaw, Poland (79,000), Bucharest, Romania (69,000), and Sofia, Bulgaria (54,000).

“With ‘Sticky & Sweet’ Madonna has proven yet again that there is virtually no limit to what she can accomplish both creatively and commercially,” said Arthur Fogel, Live Nation’s Chairman of Global Music and CEO of Global Touring.

“Sticky & Sweet” broke Madonna’s previous record of most successful tour by a solo artist with her 2006 Confessions Tour, which grossed $194 million.

Madonna’s upcoming CD, “CELEBRATION” – the definitive Madonna collection – is scheduled to be released at the end of September.

Photo: Frank Micelotta

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Krasi on Saturday, October 03, 2009 said:
The best
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The concert in Sofia was also great! I still live with the emotion! I hope that Madonna won't forget Bulgaria and her bulgarian fans! She is a great singer and dancer, a great woman!!!
on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 said:
You're a gift of God
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I can not explain all I've felt in your concert, in Buenos Aires. When you sang "Borderline", I was crying and you looked at me and when you down of the stage in "Give it 2 me", I couldn't sing, you're the best thing in this world, you're more than a person, you're like a God to me, you're my religion and thank you for giving me more everyday to CELEBRATE this life and really SAVE THE WORLD. Because all we need is love and you help me to love (L) MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BE YOURS! THANKS FOR SAVE MY LIFE!
aaa on Thursday, September 10, 2009 said:
sticky & sweet
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she is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was the best tour ever!!! i'm from israel and i was at the last show and it was so amazing!! i can't stop talking about this show... she's THE QWEEN!!!!!!! LOVE YOU!!! i'll never forget it...
RamShnabel on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 said:
MADONNA - I LOVE YOU!!
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Hi everybody i was in the two lasts concerts of "sticky & sweet" tour. The ones who weren't there won't be able to imagin how excited it has been for us to be present at this very concert!!!!! MADONNA- you r the queen!!! waiting for your'e next tour :)))
zsozsom on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 said:
God Bless The Quenn!!!
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Thank you so much for this tour!I saw you last year in Vienna,but that day(09.23.2008) was as far the best day in my whole life!!! LOVE!
andrej25 on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 said:
sticky&sweet
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if seen the show and i love it!!
madonna is the best!! can wait for the dvd!!
and please give us the dvd from the re invention tour!!
olso the show i love

madonna you rock my world!
love ya!
lsdmlvc on Monday, September 07, 2009 said:
From Athens, Greece
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27 September 2008, Olympic Stadium (OAKA), Athens (Greece): 76,000 people for one show; the biggest show by an artist in history for Greece! Se efharistoume Madonna! (Thank you!)
williewanker on Sunday, September 06, 2009 said:
So sad the tour Is over!!
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I'm so happy that I saw this show in different countries. But Now I'm sad that is over. This tour gave so much joy and happiness. Specially the wonderful people I've meet on the road. Can't wait for the next one.
lespattes on Sunday, September 06, 2009 said:
Thank You!
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Thank You Madonna for this incredible concert and for the unforgettable experience in Belgium! I love you!!!!!!!!!! Sebastiano
Moustaka on Sunday, September 06, 2009 said:
COME AGAIN!
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you are an inspiration anyway! It was a great experience to be in the show in Athens, IT WAS THE BEST SHOW WE EVER HAD IN GREECE! LOVE U - COME AGAIN!
ikoncanmaddy on Sunday, September 06, 2009 said:
steaky & sweet is perfect tour
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ı love madonna.she is a pop queen.my icon.ı m going to sofia (bulgaria ) from istanbul.(turkey) 29.08.2009 concert.
patthrush on Friday, September 04, 2009 said:
The best
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Madonna simply one of the finest people ever in the human race
Kimi on Friday, September 04, 2009 said:
wow wow and wow
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Hey i've been there between the 69.000-70.000 people from bucharest . and i was near the stage . i was all the time in "high' because of her show . Thank you Iulian (ROMANIA)
nfraizer on Friday, September 04, 2009 said:
YES!!!
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It's ben amazing! - I went to 3 concerts (London (Wembley), Copenhagen and Tel Aviv) and had a blast every single time!!! You are a true star. Can't wait to see you again! Preferably in Copenhagen and Tel Aviv ;o) - Shalom
arianefr on Friday, September 04, 2009 said:
Madge the only one - from Paris
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Berlin, Paris (2 times), NY City, London, Paris Bercy, Barcelone : I could go all around the world to see the Queen ! She the best, the only one ! Thanks for giving us such crasy moments ans so much fun !!!! No one's gone stop you ! Keep give it to us !!!!
Stanley on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
Madonna, Bulgaria loves you!!!
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I am very happy that I had the opportunity to visit the concert. Great show, thank you! I look forward to the next tour. Madonna, I hope to visit Bulgaria again! Bulgarian fans they expect! Thousands of kisses to you Madonna! We love you! Stiliyan. Varna, Bulgaria
renata on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
Congratulation !!!!!!
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It' s great that every hard work pays out !!! I'm raely glad for this tour to becam a history ! and thanking Madonna the most for including Serbia into this great deal :))) much love from Belgrade :)))
Gert on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
Thank you for the music ...
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... and your incredible show ! I enjoyed it in Frankfurt 2008 and Munich 2009 "Front of stage" and i hope to see you soon - maybe with a "Greatest Hits - Celebration - Tour" or something completely different ?! I'm sure i'll like it ! Can't wait Gert
gparhs on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
athens 2008
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Don't forget Athens concert with a single show of 76000 people in Olympic Stadium. The biggest concert in Greece of all time. We love you M
reti_maria on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
The best
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Even now, after a month, I'm still like under a spell.. A spell that Madonna put on me with her wonderful brilliant show in Tallinn.... I can never thank you enough, it was the greatest experience I've ever had! I love you, Madonna, you are beautiful person, rock on forever !!
repeta on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
THANK YOU AND TAKE CARE!!!
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I'm really happy and I'm absolutely proud to live one century with M. Thank you for incredible tour,for unforgettable days in each cities of your shows, for memories and for all your passion to life and music.
Hope see you soon. Love you. Take care.
Pisl on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
The Queen
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I have seen your show in Düsseldorf-08 and the most rainy show ever in Oslo-09. I loved it and can not wait for your next tour:) I love you, you are the queen of all times!!! Thank you!
AnnetteG on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
Annette
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Madonna, please tour again in the near future, including in Europe. I would like to see you in concert again.
amirh on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
Sticky & Sweet -the beeesssttt
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Hi! I have been on two concerts in Budva,Monte negro and Belgrade,Serbia-in golden circle 1,5 meter from cat walk.It was amazing.To see my icon again..I will remember every second of this best perfomance ever.Madonna and her dancers and musician, all crew was impresive. I realy hope to se her again on next tour and i hope that she get some nice memories from Balkan states. My dream is to see madonna in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Why not..:)) Great kiss and big hug for her from Amir and Darko-Tuzla,BiH
Axl on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
Thank you Madonna!!!
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Thank you for the S&S Tour!!! I went to the concerts of Paris, Madrid and Zaragoza and the concerts were great
spica2711 on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
Great! Long live the queen!
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Oh my god I'm so proud of you, MADONNA!!!
madonhermaj on Thursday, September 03, 2009 said:
Sticky And Sweet x2
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Loved the tour. Was lucky to see you in 2008 and 2009 in London. Would be there every year!! Celebration is a fantastic track.
Raluci on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 said:
Thank You!
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It was indeed a great show and i am very happy that i've been one of the 3,5 million fans to attend it. Thank you for all your work and for the opportunity to be part of this history. If you ever consider to put up another tour do not hesitate to come again to Romania. The real Romanian fans will appreciate this. Lots of kisses from Bucharest, Romania
popqueen on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 said:
The best tour
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Madonna deserves getting the biggest selling solo artist tour ever. This is what hardwork and creativity can give back to you. I cant wait for the DVD release. I hope CELEBRATION becomes a big smash!!!
bpesce on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 said:
Chile
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With only two shows, Madonna got a historic record in our country. Come back soon M (ìdola)!!
LaIslaMaria on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 said:
end of tour
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holidav is happy he saw this tour !! congrats Madonna for an incredible 2-year tour breaking tons of records !!! oh i can't wait for the next tour !!!
isaac on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 said:
Sticky and Sweet - The Best Tour Ever!
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I am so happy to say that I experienced 5 of her shows. 2 in Mexico City, 2 in London and 1 in Manchester. Each one very unique and special. I will always remember them with a lot of love and excitement. Thank you Madonna and team for the best experience of my life!

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