The singer, whose tours are highly anticipated because she holds the record of the highest-grossing tour by a solo artist, has been widely rumored to go on tour next year. Earlier this month, rumors also
to attract concert headliners. There are also fewer of artists who can command stadium audiences.
Madonna, like U2, is one of a handful of reliable overperformers on the road; her last tour, "Sticky and Sweet," topped the record for highest-grossing tour by a solo artist that she'd already set with the tour before that. Her strength in live entertainment is in large part why Live Nation signed her to a $100-million, so-called 360-deal that covers recording and touring.
Next year, she'll be releasing her 12th studio album. Madonna has played Philadelphia and Washington when she's performed in the region, but even her last appearance in Washington was seven years ago.