Madonna Proves Skeptics Wrong Again With Very Strong Ticket Sales For Australia And New Zealand

Daryl Deino

Madonna can do something that none of her contemporaries are able to anymore: fill up large sized venues at high prices. Due to large ticket demand for her Rebel Heart Tour, Madonna added dates to such cities in North America as Miami, New York City, Toronto, and Puerto Rico. In Europe, Madonna added dates in Prague, Barcelona, London, and others.

Madonna's tour announcement for Australia and New Zealand were met with a lot of fanfare and criticism. Andrew Hornery of the Sydney Morning Herald tried to put a bad spin on Madonna's return to Australia by insinuating that nobody cares about her anymore.

"Sadly it seems our celebrity adoration of Madonna has not withstood the passage of time, indeed it has diminished almost as much as the venues Madonna will be playing. Allphones Arena holds less than half the number that turned up at the SCG."

Perhaps, if Madonna was interested in an instant sellout, the prices would be cheaper. Judging by the price of the tickets and the size of the arenas she is playing, Madonna will make about $6 million per show. That's certainly not bad for someone who people like to refer to as "irrelevant."

In New Zealand, the demand for tickets was just as high. According to the New Zealand Herald, only high-price tickets remain for Madonna's shows there, despite just going on sale yesterday.

"General sale tickets for the star's March shows went on sale at 10am yesterday and the cheapest $99 tickets sold in seconds. Last night, pairs of tickets could still be bought for $299.90 for both concerts and a single ticket was available at $199.90 for the second show. The best available seats were $499.90."

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