Madonna may not hit the road until September, but her Rebel Heart Tour continues to sell tickets at a feverish pace. In early July, tickets for her first tour in nearly 23 years went on sale in Australia, and most of the cheaper tickets sold out instantly, according to Forbes.
“Tickets for the Australian/New Zealand leg of the tour went on sale this morning at 10 AM, and tickets are moving quickly – the cheapest available seats sold out in just minutes.”
The only seats that remain for Madonna’s six shows in Australia and two in New Zealand are the very expensive ones. The Rebel Heart Tour shows appears to be 90 to 95 percent sold out, even though the dates are seven months away. But Australia is not the only place where Madonna is selling very well.
On Monday, tickets for Madonna’s first show in the Philippines went on sale. Despite ticket prices averaging $500 or more, the Rebel Heart Tour sold enough tickets for a second one to be added. Rappler has the news.
“Filipino fans of Madonna will have not one but two chances to see her perform live in Manila. A second date has been added to the Manila leg of her world tour. On Instagram, Music Management International (MMILive) announced that due to demand, Madonna will hold a second day of her concert on February 25 at the Mall of Asia Arena.”
In North America, Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour added secondary shows in the following cities due to high ticket demand: Montreal, New York City, Toronto, Edmonton, Miami, and San Juan. In Europe, she added shows in several markets, as well. The Rebel Heart Tour appears to be on its way to becoming another record-breaking tour for Madonna. She recently released two clips of tour rehearsals.
Meanwhile, while her Rebel Heart Tour may be a major success, the Tidal streaming service that Madonna is involved with definitely isn’t. Still, Billboard quotes the Queen of Pop’s enthusiasm for the service.
“It’s just the beginning, so we’re working out a lot of kinks and hopefully we’re going to build something unique and amazing that’s going to attract a lot of people.”
Madonna goes on to note that in today’s society, everybody wants things for free. However, she believes artists should be compensated for their work, which is why Tidal exists. The problem has been that Tidal is perceived to charge a lot more than other streaming services. It doesn’t help that top executives are leaving the service quicker than a ray of light. But long after Tidal is gone, Madonna will still be here.
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