Madonna might need prayer power to shift expensive tickets
IT MIGHT be time for Madonna to ask for some assistance, like a prayer, to help shift some tickets to her Australian shows.
There are plenty of tickets left to see the singer perform Down Under next March despite tickets going on sale on July 6.
In most cities, it’s only the least expensive, or “bronze” seats that have been snapped up.
In Brisbane if you’re willing to shell out from $ 203.80 to $ 509.65 there are still plenty of seats.
In Melbourne and Sydney, there has been more of an uptake with bronze and silver mostly sold out in both cities. If you can part with anywhere from $ 305.75 to $ 509.65, however, there are plenty of available tickets.
Going even further for a Devil Pray VIP experience, you can shell out about $ 800 in each city for platinum or gold seating near the front, and added extras including canapes, drinks, access to a pre- show party with a DJ and some tour memorabilia.
Sitting in the front row is not an option as those seats have been bought.
But it’s a far cry from other heritage acts such as Bruce Springsteen or the Rolling Stones when they toured Australia.
Demand for Springsteen tickets caused the ticketek site to crash when they went on sale in 2013, while the Stones’ tickets for their tour Down Under last year were snapped up in minutes.
The hefty price tag may be putting off some fans but their reluctance may also be associated with the singer’s playlist on previous tours. Madonna has focused on her new material on past tours, not giving a lot of time to her bigger hits from the ’ 80s and ’ 90s.
With a new album, Rebel Heart, released earlier this year it’s likely Madonna will focus on playing songs from that record.
There is speculation, however, that once her tour kicks off in Montreal, Canada, in September, and the playlist is released, that will have an effect on sales.
So perhaps Madonna should Vogue it up with some of her classic tunes to help generate more of an audience for her first Aussie tour in 23 years.
SLOW START: Fans have focused more on the least expensive Madonna tickets.