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Here's what you need to know about Madonna's Vancouver concert this week

Prepare to vogue, Vancouver
Popstar Madonna is playing Vancouver's Rogers Arena this week. Tickets are still available.

After delaying her show in Vancouver for more than six months, the Material Girl is bringing her material world to Rogers Arena this week.

Offering a retrospective of her career, instead of supporting a single album, Madonna's Vancouver show goes Feb. 21. It was originally scheduled for July 15, 2023 but was pushed back after she fell ill.

The Celebration Tour is a massive world tour that was supposed to launch in Vancouver last summer but was pushed back until Oct. 14, 2023 when she took the stage in London, England. The North American dates on the tour she missed were rescheduled for this winter.

During the tour she's had a rotating group of opening acts. Recently DJ Mary Mac has opened shows in the US, with other acts like Honey Dijon and Frank Walker taking the stage.

Prior to the show, the public will be able to experience a bit of the Madonna spectacle, as three projections will be set up around the city, according to a press release from Warner Brothers. While locations haven't been finalized, they're likely going to be at 852 Seymour St. (a parking lot with a large empty wall behind the Orpheum), 3 Expo Ave. (a wall at Rogers Arena), and 616 Seymour St. (likely on a wall next to Gotham Steakhouse).

Longtime fans of Madonna shows may recall that she often arrives on stage late. However, it should be noted that she's facing a lawsuit after a late start Dec. 13, 2023 (this has happened before). In defence of the late show start, her management has cited technical issues.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m.


It appears several hundred tickets are still available for the show, with both unsold and resale spots available. A handful in the upper bowl of the arena are still under $200 in Ticketmaster's resale system, while many lower bowl tickets are still available for their original prices, starting at $387.60.

At the other end of the price spectrum, VIP pit packages are selling for $1,223.07 (after fees) and front-row floor seats are running $1,500 (after fees).

Screenshots of tickets are not accepted at Rogers Arena.


TransLink has not announced any significant alerts for Feb. 21 service that would help or hinder fans going to or coming home from the show.

Hullo has announced a late-night sailing for fans on Vancouver Island to get back over after Madonna's concert; the sailing leaves at 11:55 a.m.


A few things aren't allowed in Rogers Arena for the show. Notably, some bags won't be permitted; all bags need to be under 35.5 cm by 35.5 cm by 15.2 cm. For reference, 35.5 cm is just a bit over 13 inches.

Rogers Arena is also a smoke-free zone, as far as cigarettes and cannabis are concerned. The band may have smoke machines.

Other common sense items, like skateboards, selfie sticks and outside food and drinks, should be left at home.

Cashless venue

Rogers Arena has gone cashless.

"Concession, retail stands, and hospitality will exclusively accept contactless forms of payment," states the venue's website.

Fan service

Rogers Arena has a fan service number to text if there are any issues during the show: 604-765-3267.

Concert-goers can text their issue and their location (seat number and row along with the section) and get help.