Madonna to charge less for Irish show
MADONNA'S Irish fans will pay less for tickets to see the Queen of Pop here this summer than their London counterparts, writes Allison Bray.
Tickets for Madonna's upcoming concert at Lansdowne Road on July 24 -- announced yesterday -- are priced between €54.65 and €141, compared with €77 to €137.50 for the same show a week earlier at London's Hyde Park.
The gigs are among the 53-year-old pop singer's 50-date 2012 world tour that will take her across Europe, North and South America and Australia. Dublin is the only Irish venue on the 26-city European leg that kicks off on May 29 in Tel Aviv to support her new album, simply titled 'MDNA' which is 'text-speak' for Madonna.
The last time the star played here was in 2004 during her 'Re-Invention' show at Slane Castle.
Basic tickets for the Lansdowne show are priced in the middle range, compared with tickets for some of our European counterparts.
Prices start as low as €40 a seat in Gothenburg and up to €178.25 at Milan's San Siro and Florence's Artemio Franchi stadiums.
Tickets for the Dublin show go on sale on Friday, February 17, at 8am through Ticketmaster outlets.