Tickets for Madonna’s Manila concert set new bar

Those excited to watch Madonna perform in Manila early next year should start saving pronto as tickets for the show don’t come cheap.
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According to reports – as with tweets by concert organizer MMILive – SVIP tickets for the affair cost P57,750 a pop.
Too rich for your blood? Well, VIP tickets are pegged little lower at P52,500, while Patron stubs sell for P42,000 a piece.
If these are still too costly for you, the next option is the Lower Box VIP tickets, which cost P33,600 each.
Then there are the Lower Box and Upper Box tickets that cost P29,400 and P8,400, respectively.
For those who don’t mind using binoculars, a seat at the General Admission section only costs a measly P3,150.
Concert promoters Live Nation Global Touring and MMILive might’ve inadvertently set a new bar concerning ticket pricing with the series of concerts given how VIP tickets for Katy Perry’s shows early this year cost only P15, 900.
Note that VIP tickets for Taylor Swift’s concert held around these parts June last year were also considerably priced lower at P19,600; while VIP tickets for Jennifer Lopez’s concert in 2012 are still much more affordable even at P25,840 each.
Well, one might say that Madonna is on a league her own but note that VIP tickets for Michael Jackson’s “HIStory” tour in ’96 cost only R5,000 (but that was decades ago!).
Meanwhile, VIP tickets for Mariah Carey’s “Me. I Am Mariah” World Tour October last year cost R15,840.
Back in the saddle
The 56-year-old Madonna is raring to capture old glory with her new album “Rebel Heart” mining the sound made popular nowadays by younger contemporaries.
In fact, some fans maintained that songs like “Living For Love,” and “Ghosttown” wouldn’t sound out of place in a Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry album.
In a seeming effort to prove that she is the originator and not the imitator, the music video for her latest single “Bitch, I’m Madonna” features cameos from Minaj and Perry (as with Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus).
In any case, Madonna is on the right track. “Rebel Heart” hit number two in the US and the UK upon its release.
And the pundits are praising it to high heavens with People Magazine deeming “Rebel Heart” Madonna’s best since 1998’s “Ray Of Light.”
Madonna, regarded as the “Queen of Reinvention,” rose to fame in the ’80s. Among her classic hits are “Like A Virgin, “Crazy For You,” “Borderline,” “Material Girl” and “Papa Don’t Preach,” among many others.
Recognized by Guinness World Records as the best-selling female recording artist of all time, she has sold 300 million records worldwide, the only artist to have 45 No. 1 songs in the Billboard.
Industry bible Billboard ranked her at number two, behind only The Beatles, on their Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists list, making her one of the most successful and enduring solo artists in the world.


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