Today in Madonna History: September 3, 2009

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On September 3 2009, Madonna’s “Sticky And Sweet” world tour was named the highest-grossing for a solo artist ever.

The tour, which finished in Tel Aviv on September 2 2009, made $408 million (£250m), according to promoters Live Nation. During the tour, Madonna played 85 shows, drawing in more than 3.5 million fans from 32 countries.

The “Sticky And Sweet” tour broke Madonna’s previous record for the most successful outing by a solo artist with her 2006 “Confessions Tour“, which grossed $194 million.