San Francisco wasn't originally on the schedule of Madonna's small theater-based Madame X Tour, but it has now been added. The one and only Madge will be performing her latest show three times at the Golden Gate Theater, on October 31, November 2, and November 4.
The news is likely going to be exciting for Madonna's Bay Area fan base, though maybe not so much for those who have already plunked down cash to see her at one of her 11 shows at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles in November. Those shows required fans to reserve spaces in line and then they were granted the privilege of purchasing tickets a week or two later — an initial one-week run at the Wiltern was extended to two weeks due to popular demand.
Update: SFGate notes the detail about this tour that Madonna is forbidding everyone from using their cell phones during the performance. The team is using Yondr, the service that provides sealed pouches for phones that can only be unlocked in designated areas — and anyone seen using their phone or recording during the show will be "escorted out of the performance."
Regular tickets go on sale Friday, September 13, at 10 a.m. Pacific, and you can find those here.
The current tour is designed with smaller, non-arena-type venues in mind, and thus Madonna is performing multiple nights at most venues. And, ever the perfectionist, the start of the tour has already been delayed by a couple of days, due to the polishing of some "highly specialized production elements," per a statement given Variety. The first show was supposed to be on Thursday, September 12, at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House, but the first two shows have now been swapped to October, with a show on Sunday the 15th cancelled outright.
Live Nation Global Touring, the concert presenters, are offering VIP packages with specialized seating, a backstage tour, a photo opportunity on stage, a VIP pre-show reception, a limited edition Madonna gift item, and fast-pass access to designated VIP merch and concessions lanes.
Madonna will now head to SF after doing 17 shows in Brooklyn, and another seven in Chicago.
Tickets for the LA show ranged from $50 for the lowest end, to between $400 and $750 for orchestra seats. As Billboard reports, VIP packages are in the range of $1,750 to $2,000.