Dan Snierson
September 02, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Madonna has set a new record for the top-grossing tour by a solo artist, reports Reuters. According to data from concert promoter Live Nation Inc. — with whom she signed a 10-year, $120-million deal in 2007 — the singer’s “Sticky & Sweet” tour raked in $408 million by entertaining more than 3.5 million fans at 85 shows. The previous record-holder? Madonna. In 2006, her 60-show “Confessions” tour banked $194 million from 1.2 million fans.  The “Sticky & Sweet” tour, which finished Wednesday in Israel, featured bigger venues and more dates.

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