Madonna books Arena date
Material girl Madonna has announced a sensational concert date at the Manchester Evening News Arena.
The American star has finally bowed to public demand by her Manchester fans for what is already being hailed as the biggest Arena show ever, despite past superstar names like Sir Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Sir Elton John who have all appeared at the venue.
Promoters of the Sunday, August 15 show are anticipating an unprecedented stampede for tickets when they go on sale on Friday, May 21.
Arena general manager John Knight said: “After names like Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Elton John, plus all the other world stars the Arena has had in the past, this is the biggest announcement, and demand for tickets will be the greatest ever.
“This will without doubt be the biggest grossing box office event the M.E.N. Arena has ever had. Although the top price tickets at £150 are the same as they were for Sir Paul McCartney, we expect to sell more at that price because it is Madonna.”
The Manchester date will kick start the UK leg of Madonna’s world Re-Invention Tour, and will be the first time she has played in the north of England since a performance at Roundhay Park in Leeds in 1987.
Madonna, whose Arena concert is on a Sunday because of the star’s religious beliefs, has links with Manchester going back to the eighties.
Fans of the star, who now lives in the UK, will be aware that back in 1984 the then completely unknown singer did a turn at the voguish Hacienda.
Madonna plays the MEN Arena on Sunday, August 15. Tickets are £150, £90, and £75 and go on sale on Friday, May 21 at 9am.
Source: Carl Palmer, Manchester Online
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