Madonna has cancelled her Celebration Tour in Los Angeles next month. TicketMaster sent notices this morning offering refunds to ticket holders for the shows scheduled at the Crypto.com Arena venue in late September. Refunds do not include shipping fees for ticket holders who did not purchased insurance, even though tickets were never actually shipped.
The Celebration tour will now kickoff in London on October 14, 2023, three months after it was originally due to begin in Vancouver, Canada in July. Most of the US dates have been pushed back to 2024, with some cancellations affecting New York, Tulsa, Nashville, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles.
The tour was originally planned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Madonna’s breakout self-titled album which came out in 1983, and recently celebrated 40 years on July 27th. After more than a month of delaying her Celebration tour because of a bacterial infection that left her hospitalized and fans holding their breath, Madonna has set new North American dates leaving ticket holders in Los Angeles the option of getting their money back or getting a credit for future Madonna concert tickets.
The Celebration Tour will run through the European leg of the tour, beginning on December 13, 2023, in Brooklyn and ending on April 24, 2024, in Mexico City. “Madonna regrets the inconvenience to fans and hopes to make it up to those markets in the future,” promoter Live Nation said in an announcement.
After four sold out dates at the O2 Arena, the show will travel to France, Italy, Denmark, Portugal and Germany before circling back to London for two more dates in December.
The tour then crosses the Atlantic for shows in New York and Washington. She will take a Christmas break December, and the rescheduled dates begin in the US, Canada and Mexico.
The setlist for the show is currently under wraps, but Madonna previously asked fans for their input, posing the question “What song would you like to dance to at my show?” on social media. She teased that she may perform songs she’s never played before like Physical Attraction and Bad Girl.