Madonna has been forced to cancel five shows and swap some venues as new dates were announced for her rescheduled Celebration Tour.
Dates in Tulsa, Nashville, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Phoenix have been scratched due to scheduling conflicts as details were released of the revised itinerary.
The pop icon was forced to postpone the entire North American run of her world tour last month after being hospitalised with a serious bacterial infection. The tour was due to begin in Vancouver, Canada in mid-July, but will now begin in Europe in October with four dates at London’s O2.
The North American leg will now kick-off with three dates at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center from December 13. The third of these shows is a newly announced concert which replaces a cancelled date at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
After two dates in Washington DC, the tour resumes in early 2024 in Boston and runs until April. While Madonna will still play San Francisco and Las Vegas, the tour will not now stop in Tulsa and Nashville or at Los Angeles’ Cryptocom Arena.
Four concerts at Mexico City’s Palacio De Los Deportes that were due to be staged in January have all been switched to the end of the tour in late April.
Live Nation said: “Tickets for the previously scheduled shows will be honoured on the new dates. This includes all dates except Los Angeles and one date in New York due to a venue change. Getting all shows rescheduled was the No.1 priority. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts a few shows noted will be cancelled. Madonna regrets the inconvenience to fans and hopes to make it up to those markets in the future.”
Live Nation said fans holding tickets to the cancelled MSG, Cryptocom Arena and Kia Forum concerts will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets to newly added performances at the Brooklyn Center and Kia Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets for the original shows will be automatically refunded to the original purchaser. Ticketmaster will then provide all affected fans with a dedicated link and a unique code based on the quality of their previous seat locations to purchase tickets for the new shows.