The Rebel Heart Tour is the tenth worldwide concert tour in support of her thirteenth studio album, Rebel Heart. It will begin on September 9, 2015, in Montreal (Canada) and continue throughout Europe, finally concluding in Puerto Rico on January 28, 2016 in San Juan (Puerto Rico)*.
The tour was formally announced on March 1, 2015 on Madonna's official website. Titled Rebel Heart Tour, it was initially scheduled to begin on August 29, 2015, from Miami and continue throughout Europe and end on December 20, 2015, in Glasgow, Scotland. According to Billboard, Rebel Heart would be an all-arena tour, and would visit cities where Madonna has not performed before. They assumed a total of 25–30 shows in North America and 20–25 shows in Europe, with additional dates being revealed later on. The tour is expected to visit Australia and Asia in early 2016, however no dates have been announced as of May 2015. It would be Madonna's first visit to Australia and Puerto Rico in over 21 years, when she last toured there with The Girlie Show World Tour in 1993. Rebel Heart Tour will be led by Live Nation Entertainment's Global Touring Division. It is Madonna's fifth collaboration with Live Nation, with more than $1 billion ($1.03 billion in 2015 dollars) in Boxscore grosses, and 7.8 million tickets sold for 289 shows from her previous ventures with the company.
Rebel Heart Tour will be Madonna's third and final tour under the 10 year multi-rights deal with Live Nation, struck in 2007 at a valued $120 million. General sales for the tour would start from March 9, 2015, and the North American tickets purchased online would be bundled with an exclusive digital download of the Super Deluxe version of Rebel Heart. Special access was granted to members of Madonna's official fan club known as Icon, including first access to tickets and VIP passes. Citi was listed as the official bank for the tour, with cardholders having the ability to buy tickets early. Ticket prices were kept the same as Madonna's last few tours, with the top price in $300–$350 range, and the cheapest being at $35. After the tickets were available, they started selling out fast. Tickets for the initially announced shows in Edmonton, Paris and Turin sold out within minutes after going on sale, resulting in the addition of additional shows in all cities. Additional shows have also been added in a number of cities in both North America and Europe.
On June 22, 2015 Live Nation announces first performances in Australia in over two decades & first ever appearance in New Zealand! Madonna will make a historic return to Australia performing live for the first time in 23 years as well as her first ever shows in New Zealand, with her Rebel Heart Tour.
* On May 21, 2015, Madonna rescheduled the first five dates of the tour and moved them to January 20, 23, 24, 27 and 28 in 2016. The singer confirmed that the delay was due to all the assembling and arrangements for the tour not being done within the timeframe given. She released a statement saying, "As my fans already know, the show has to be perfect. Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realized. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my fans. I can promise you this show will be worth the wait."