Fans can’t af­ford new ma­te­rial, girl

Ticket sales for Madonna Lon­don shows stall at 50% She’s the best-sell­ing fe­male record­ing artist of all time – shift­ing more than 300m records and gross­ing more than £1bn in ticket sales.

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But I can re­veal that Madonna is strug­gling when it comes to her Madame X tour in Lon­don.

Her net worth was listed by Forbes at £485m, which sees her among Amer­ica’s wealth­i­est self-made women.

But only HALF the tick­ets for the su­per­star’s 15-date Lon­don per­for­mances are show­ing as sold so far. They went on sale on Tick­et­mas­ter three months ago for the shows which start in Jan­uary.

A source said one of the rea­sons for lack­lus­tre sales was be­cause you need to be a Ma­te­rial Girl to af­ford them. The cheap­est are a wal­let­bust­ing £376 and they go up to £1,247.

The source says: “It was thought some fans will pay ex­tra to see her in a smaller venue, but the tick­ets are ex­tor­tion­ately priced and Madonna is strug­gling to sell out her


Ve­gas in May string of in­ti­mate con­certs in Lon­don. It’s not a good look for the Queen of Pop who is nor­mally a big hitter.”

The God Con­trol singer, who has the most No1’s on the Bill­board charts, an­nounced she was cel­e­brat­ing the re­lease of her 14th al­bum Madame X with 76 rare and spe­cial per­for­mances run­ning from Septem­ber this year through to Fe­bru­ary 2020. It’s the first time she has played theatre venues on a tour since 1985’s ground-break­ing Vir­gin Tour.

The tour kicks off next month in New York. Madge, 60, will then play in her adopted home of Lis­bon be­fore head­ing to the Lon­don Pal­la­dium in Jan­uary.

She has been writ­ten off be­fore and sur­vived. I’ve no doubt she’ll bounce back from this set­back too.

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