Madonna Setlist Celebration Tour: A Record-Breaking Spectacle of Music and Visuals

Highlights:

  • Madonna’s “The Celebration Tour” celebrates her 40-year career, achieving record-breaking sales of over 2.5 million tickets and $300 million in gross.
  • The setlist spans Madonna’s career, featuring a mix of classic hits, recent collaborations, and tributes to other artists.
  • The tour incorporates stunning visuals, designer costumes, and elements of social and political activism.
  • NYC Ferry honors Madonna with the “Madonna Celebration Route,” offering fans a unique journey to her Barclays Center shows.
  • Despite health challenges, Madonna’s resilience shines through, with last-minute tickets available for her electrifying performances.

Madonna, the Queen of Pop, is marking her 40-year-long illustrious career with “The Celebration Tour” — a world tour that has broken records as the highest-grossing tour by a female artist in history. The tour, which commenced on October 14, 2023, in London and will conclude on April 26, 2024, in Mexico City, features an array of songs from her various albums, remixes, and breathtaking visuals and choreography.

A Setlist Spanning Decades

The Celebration Tour has garnered both commercial success and critical acclaim. Fans and critics, like John Smith in New York, have praised Madonna as a “legend, an icon, and a trailblazer.” At 65, she continues to captivate with her energy and creativity.

The setlist, a 28-song anthology, takes fans through Madonna’s diverse musical journey — from timeless classics like “Holiday” and “Material Girl” to recent collaborations with artists like Maluma and Dua Lipa. The tour also features touching tributes, including a cover of “Purple Rain” by Prince and Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”

Here is a rundown of the songs you can expect to hear on The Celebration Tour.

Act I

  1. “Nothing Really Matters”
  2. “Everybody”
  3. “Into the Groove”
  4. “I Love New York”*
  5. “Burning Up”
  6. “Open Your Heart”
  7. “Holiday”

Act II

  1. “Live to Tell”
  2. “Like a Prayer”

Act III

  1. “Erotica”
  2. “Justify My Love”
  3. “Hung Up”
  4. “Bad Girl”

Act IV

  1. “Vogue”
  2. “Human Nature”
  3. “Crazy for You”

Act V

  1. “Die Another Day”
  2. “Don’t Tell Me”
  3. “Mother and Father”
  4. “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor cover)
  5. “La Isla Bonita”
  6. “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”

Act VI

  1. “Bedtime Story”
  2. “Ray of Light”
  3. “Rain”

Act VII

  1. “Billie Jean” / “Like a Virgin”
  2. “Bitch I’m Madonna”
  3. “Celebration”

Visual Extravaganza and Social Messages

Madonna’s tour is a visual and thematic masterpiece, showcasing costumes from iconic designers like Jean Paul Gaultier, alongside state-of-the-art stage designs with LED screens and pyrotechnics. The tour is also a platform for Madonna’s activism — emphasizing messages of empowerment, equality, LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, and environmental issues, and supporting charities like Raising Malawi and UNICEF.

Madonna - The Celebration Tour London o2 arena 15 October 2023
Madonna performs during The Celebration Tour at The O2 Arena on Oct. 15 2023 in London, England.

Special Honors and Last-Minute Tickets

In a unique gesture, NYC Ferry has renamed its South Brooklyn route to the “Madonna Celebration Route” in celebration of her shows at the Barclays Center. This route offers fans not only a convenient way to reach the venue but also a scenic experience of New York City’s skyline and the Statue of Liberty. For those seeking to catch this once-in-a-lifetime event, last-minute tickets are available on platforms like StubHub.

A complete calendar including all ‘Celebration’ tour dates, venues and links to the cheapest tickets available can be found here:

Madonna 2023-24 tour datesTicket prices
start at
Dec. 13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY$44
Dec. 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY$57
Dec. 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY$125
Dec. 18 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.$88
Dec. 19 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.$78
Jan. 8, 2024 at the TD Garden in Boston, MA$103
Jan. 9, 2024 at the TD Garden in Boston, MA$91
Jan. 11, 2024 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, CA$109
Jan. 12, 2024 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, CA$120
Jan. 15, 2024 at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI$90
Jan. 18, 2024 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV$85
Jan. 20, 2024 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, CA$72
Jan. 22, 2024 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY$154
Jan. 23, 2024 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY$152
Jan. 25, 2024 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA$116
Jan. 29, 2024 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY$146
Feb. 1, 2024 at the United Center in Chicago, IL$84
Feb. 2, 2024 at the United Center in Chicago, IL$99
Feb. 5, 2024 at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA$78
Feb. 8, 2024 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH$57
Feb. 13, 2024 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN$90
Feb. 17, 2024 at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA$85
Feb. 18, 2024 at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA$85
Feb. 21, 2024 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, CA$88
Feb. 24, 2024 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA$141
Feb. 27, 2024 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA$123
Feb. 28, 2024 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA$126
March 1, 2024 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV$125
March 2, 2024 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV$127
March 4, 2024 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA$87
March 5, 2024 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA$70
March 7, 2024 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA$85
March 9, 2024 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA$105
March 11, 2024 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA$70
March 13, 2024 at the Acrisure Arena in Thousand Palms, CA$355
March 16, 2024 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ$96
March 19, 2024 at the Ball Arena in Denver, CO$122
March 24, 2024 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX$67
March 25, 2024 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX$72
March 28, 2024 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX$84
March 29, 2024 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX$112
April 1, 2024 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA$102
April 4, 2024 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL$155
April 6, 2024 at the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL$108
April 7, 2024 at the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL$81
April 14, 2024 at the Moody Center in Austin, TX$145
April 15, 2024 at the Moody Center in Austin, TX$133

(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time. All prices are in US dollars, subject to fluctuation and include additional fees at checkout.)

Tour Challenges and Recovery

Despite facing challenges, including a health scare and hospitalization due to bacterial infections, Madonna has made a remarkable comeback. Her strength and the unwavering support of her fans have enabled her to resume her tour, delivering electrifying performances consistently.

A Star-Studded Opening Act

Enhancing the tour’s appeal, Bob The Drag Queen, celebrated for winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” joins as the opening act. Known for his charisma and talent, Bob has prepared a special set for the tour, adding a layer of diverse entertainment and promising a memorable experience for the audience.

An Unmissable Experience

“The Celebration Tour” is Madonna’s tribute to her fans — a showcase of her artistic evolution and influence. It’s an invitation to dance, sing, and celebrate the power of music. For those who haven’t experienced her live performance, this tour offers a chance to witness a musical phenomenon.


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