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Madonna continues to be one of the pop world’s true superstars, and although her recent MDNA album has not set the world on fire in the way that True Blue and American Life both did, the accompanying tour is looking like it will be one of her hugest efforts to date.

The Huffington Post recently revealed that in the first three weeks of the MDNA tour alone, Madonna has scooped some $50 million in ticket receipts and sales of merchandise such as Madonna music t-shirts – a staggering figure, and even more when you realise there are 70 more dates on the tour to go. At current levels, that looks set to make Madonna around $450 million for the entire tour. Her single most profitable show on the tour to date was in Abu Dhabi, where the total haul was an incredible $8,053,500.

Speaking to the Huffington Post, an unnamed concert promoter said that “this is one of the biggest tours we have seen ever. She is playing some of the biggest venues around the world and selling them out.”

“What is so impressive about these numbers is she’s playing far fewer shows than previous tours by the Rolling Stones, Cher and Lady Gaga, and grossing more.”

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