A third of Madonna Moscow concert tickets sold in 2 days
More than a third of the tickets forMadonna’s Moscow concert had been sold by the end of the second day of sales, organizers said Thursday.
Some 16,000 tickets for the September 11 show, part of the diva’s world tour to promote her ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ albums had been sold by the end of August 9. Ildar Bakiyev, responsible for ticket sales, said the most expensive tickets would be distributed by order and members of the Madonna fan club would be able to buy tickets to the dance floor in front of the stage.
“We agreed that they would write an official letter with a list of all the fan club members, so that I was sure that the tickets would not go to touts,” he said.
A total of 10,500 tickets were sold Wednesday and 6,000 for the dance floor were sold for 1,500 rubles ($56), well under the European-low of $90, on Tuesday when sales began. Tickets for Madonna’s concert in Moscow are the cheapest in the world.
The 40,000 tickets for the show fall into six price categories, from 3,000 rubles ($110) to 25,000 rubles ($935).
Anton Artashkin, Russia’s PR manager of Madonna’s tour, said Web sites selling tickets experienced many technical failures as many people were willing to order tickets online.
Source: RIA Novosti.