Madonna has shifted 90 per cent of tickets for her 17 Madame X tour dates in New York, despite widespread reports of “sluggish” sales.

Some 3,000 tickets were still available on Tuesday for one show in New York, as well as shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Miami.

During the Ticketmaster presale for the 17 New York shows at Brooklyn’s 2,109-capacity Howard Gilman Opera House, more than 31,000 passes were sold, with the remaining tickets accounting for 8.8 per cent of available inventory in the city.

The ticket prices range from between $53 (£41/€47) and $2,000.

According to Billboard Boxscore numbers, Madonna earns more per fan than any other artist with a gradual increase in ticket prices over the years. Ticket prices for her 2006 Sticky & Sweet tour averaged around $114, while the cost of a ticket to her 2016 Rebel Heart tour was $162. The superstar’s average ticket price since 2006 has been greater than recent tours from top earners including Bruno Mars, U2, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran.

Fans can still buy primary tickets through Ticketmaster for all 48 shows on her intimate Madame X theatre tour in the US.

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