Madonna fans have been left disappointed by the price of gig tickets for her upcoming tour, with prices for general admission tickets topping £400.
The Queen of Pop announced this week that she was returning to the stage with her Celebration tour, a live show of her greatest hits.
Pre-sale tickets went on sale this morning and naturally, the online queues were massive.
Once fans made it through to the front of the queue, they were ‘in shock’ at how much the star is charging, saying it was enough to give them a ‘migraine’.
Tickets for Madonna’s only UK gig this year are priced up to £436.85, with the cheapest tickets currently in the O2 Priority pre-sale coming in at £143.85.
Her show at the O2 in London is set to take place on 14 October, before she heads around 10 more European cities.
One person wrote: “Shame on @Madonna for her ridiculously expensive ticket prices. Another example of an artist who treats her lifelong fans like absolute garbage.”
Another said: “I honestly thinks Madonna’s ticket prices are unjustified and downright disgusting. In these times too? Filler must of gone to her head.”
Similarly, someone wrote: “Looking at the price of Madonna tour tickets during a cost of living crisis and now I have a migraine.”
Someone else commented: “Madonna tickets. Level 4B – the cheapest option at £143.85, it’s up in the gods FYI.”
One person tweeted: “Madonna has lost the plot with these prices.”
Although a few people were celebrating after being able to bag one of the handful of £40 tickets, which are positioned right at the back of the huge venue.
Announcing the Celebration tour yesterday, Madonna said: “I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for.”
The Celebration Tour will take audiences on a journey through the star’s phenomenal four-decade-long music career.
She’ll be joined on stage by Bob the Drag Queen a.k.a. Caldwell Tidicue across all dates.
But despite all the public backlash, pre-sale tickets still sold out… so it doesn’t look like Madge will be bringing those prices down any time soon.
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The Killers to play THREE huge gigs in Manchester next summer
The Killers have announced three massive arena shows here in Manchester for next summer on their Rebel Diamonds Tour.
The Las Vegas indie rock legends have announced the tour to celebrate 20 years of hits together, and will release a brand new compilation album of the same name next week.
The Rebel Diamonds Tour will mark the first time The Killers have played arena shows in the UK since 2017, though they wowed huge crows with their summer show at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground last summer.
The Killers will be at the Co-op Live arena for three nights in June 2024, with other shows announced in Dublin, London and Glasgow.
The group, consisting of Brandon Flowers (vocals), Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums), Dave Keuning (guitar), and Mark Stoermer (bass), are behind massive hits including Mr Brightside, When You Were Young, Read My Mind and Human.
They’ll bring together some of those huge hits from their back catalogue into the new Rebel Diamond album.
It will feature at least one song from each of the band’s seven studio albums, from their groundbreaking debut Hot Fuss to the band’s latest release Pressure Machine.
Brandon Flowers said of the record: “See it’s been said that what’s remembered lives, and we’ve racked up stadiums full of memories the past twenty years, enough to fill lifetimes. Twenty songs for twenty years – Rebel Diamonds.”
The Killers will perform at the Co-Op Live in Manchester on 18, 19 and 21 June 2024.
Tickets will go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 8 December through See Tickets.
Troye Sivan announces huge Manchester gig on European tour
Pop superstar Troye Sivan has just announced a massive gig in Manchester on his upcoming tour.
The Rush singer shared the news with a video posted on his social media, saying he is ‘so nervous’ to announce the tour.
The tour will come in support of his third studio album Something to Give Each Other.
Troye Sivan, who is nominated for two Grammy Awards this year, said he’s created the show to be ‘the best night of your life’.
The Australian singer’s tour dates will take him to cities including Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam and London, kicking off in Lisbon on 29 May.
He will reach the Manchester AO Arena on 22 June 2024.
In a video posted on TikTok and Instagram, Troye said: “When we wrote ‘Something to Give Each Other’, we wrote it as a live show. And I’ve been so nervous to announce this because I want this to be THE pop show.