Madonna reschedules postponed Phoenix concert but cancels second date

Aug 15, 2023, 8:00 PM

Madonna as seen in a promotional photo. After postponing one Phoenix show and canceling another, th...

After postponing one Phoenix show and canceling another, Madonna will finally perform at Footprint Center on March 16, 2024. (Ricardo Gomes Photo via Live Nation)

(Ricardo Gomes Photo via Live Nation)

PHOENIX — Madonna’s “Celebration Tour” is back on following the singer’s illness, but the news isn’t all good for Phoenix ticket holders.

The iconic singer’s greatest hits tour was supposed to kick off last month, with summer and winter shows at Footprint Center on the itinerary.

But the Material Girl was hospitalized in June after developing a serious bacterial infection and had to postpone the tour.

When Madonna announced a new schedule Tuesday, only one Phoenix show made the cut.

When will Madonna perform in Phoenix?

The Footprint Center concert originally scheduled for July 22 of this year will go on, but not until March 16, 2024. Previously purchased tickets are valid for the new date, and a limited number of seats are still available.

The show set for Jan. 20, however, has been canceled. It was among five dates dropped over what a press release called “scheduling conflicts.”

Refunds to the canceled concerts will be issued at the original point off purchase.

With schedule reworked, “The Celebration Tour” will get underway Oct. 14 with a European leg.

The North American portion of the tour celebrating Madonna’s four decades in music will start Dec. 13, the first of three nights in Brooklyn.

Here’s why Madonna is such a big deal

Madonna has amassed 38 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Twelve of her songs hit No. 1, including “Like A Virgin,” “Like A Prayer,” “Papa Don’t Preach” and “Vogue.”

Cited by Guinness World Records as the best-selling female artist of all time, Madonna was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

The Material Girl hasn’t been on the road since her Madame X theater tour wrapped up in early 2020.

She hasn’t performed in Arizona since a 2015 show at Gila River Arena (now Desert Diamond Arena) in Glendale, according to

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Photo of scales and gavel....

Arizona man sentenced to 11 years in prison on drug distribution, gun crimes

An Arizona man was sentenced to prison for drug distribution and gun crimes, according to the Justice Department. 

43 minutes ago

The Grand Canyon National Park entrance is blocked off, in Tusayan, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2013, because of...

Arizona among states to pay to keep national parks open if shutdown occurs

Arizona and Utah will keep the iconic national parks in those states open if a shutdown of the federal government were to occur.

3 hours ago

Red skirts are on display at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, May 5, 2021, to raise awareness ...

Associated Press

Former boyfriend of Navajo woman convicted of her fatal shooting in emblematic Arizona case

The boyfriend of a Navajo woman whose case became emblematic of an international movement launched to draw attention to an epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women was convicted of first-degree murder in her fatal shooting.

4 hours ago

US President Joe Biden gives a speech at the Tempe Center for the Arts on September 28, 2023 in Tem...

Associated Press

Biden targets Trump’s ‘extremist movement’ in democracy-focused speech in Tempe

President Joe Biden argued during a speech in Tempe “there is something dangerous happening in America” as he revives his warnings on Donald Trump.

5 hours ago

A person holds a Powerball scan entry. Three tickets sold in Arizona each won $50,000 in the drawin...

Kevin Stone

3 Powerball tickets sold in Arizona win $50,000 as jackpot surpasses $900M

Arizona had three five-digit winners in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, but the game’s ballooning jackpot went unclaimed.

7 hours ago

Cindy McCain accepts the President Medal of Freedom on the behalf of her late husband Sen. John McC...

Kevin Stone

John McCain was ‘very well aware’ of plans for library, Cindy McCain says

Planning for a library honoring John McCain’s legacy was underway before the Arizona political icon’s death in 2018, Cindy McCain said.

8 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Home moving relocation in Arizona 2023...

BMS Moving

Tips for making your move in Arizona easier

If you're moving to a new home in Arizona, use this to-do list to alleviate some stress and ensure a smoother transition to your new home.



When most diets fail, re:vitalize makes a difference that shows

Staying healthy and losing weight are things many people in Arizona are conscious of, especially during the summer.



Here are the biggest tips to keep your AC bill low this summer

PHOENIX — In Arizona during the summer, having a working air conditioning unit is not just a pleasure, but a necessity. No one wants to walk from their sweltering car just to continue to be hot in their home. As the triple digits hit around the Valley and are here to stay, your AC bill […]

Madonna reschedules postponed Phoenix concert but cancels second date