Madonna’s tour fails to sell out in Aust only

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Danielle McGrane
(Australian Associated Press)

Madonna may need to bolster her Rebel Heart before she comes to Australia as none of her shows in the country have sold out.

Despite the fact that it’s Madonna’s first tour of Australia in 23 years, there are still plenty of tickets left for her upcoming Australian tour, which kicks off next month.

As of Wednesday morning, there were still tickets available to her concerts in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

At Sydney’s Allphones Arena and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, the cheaper tickets which started at about $100 have sold out, but if fans are willing to pay just over $300 for a gold ticket or $509.65 for a platinum ticket, they can still head along to see the Material Girl.

At Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre, the choice is yours with tickets in every section available, starting from just over $100 a ticket, for the two shows on March 16 and 17.

The story is not the same around the world.

Madonna started her tour in Montreal, Canada in September with two sold-out shows – a pattern which continued as she performed over 70 shows throughout North America and across Europe.

Nearly every concert on the Asian leg of Madonna’s tour have also sold out. Her shows in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Taipei and Macau sold out in minutes.

According to Forbes magazine, the average price for a ticket for Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour is $US452.33 ($A626.67), making it the most expensive tour of last year. Taylor Swift’s ticket price average for her 1989 tour was $US305.21.

If the reviews are anything to go by, Madonna’s ticket prices are justified with her show earning five stars in The Guardian.

“In a shock-and-awe spectacular that deftly blends past with provocative present, the queen of pop is charm itself,” the UK publication wrote in their review of her London show in December.

Rolling Stone magazine was equally effusive about the singer’s performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

“The whole night was a tour of everything only Madonna can do. She’s not the same. She has no shame. She’s on fire,” the music bible wrote.

According to Billboard’s Hot Tours tally, as of December 10, Madonna had made a total of $US80 million from 45 concerts during the first two legs of her tour which put her ahead of U2.

So while the rest of the world has bowed down to the Material Girl, Australia is yet to follow suit.


March 12 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

March 13 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

March 16 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

March 17 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

March 19 – Allphones Arena, Sydney

March 20 – Allphones Arena, Sydney


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