Madonna might need prayer power to shift ex­pen­sive tick­ets

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

Pic­ture: AP

SLOW START: Fans have fo­cused more on the least ex­pen­sive Madonna tick­ets.

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