Madonna promised that when her stint on the Superbowl finished she would announce her world tour concert dates and prices. And she was as good as her word - and so would I if the cash register was cha-chinging as loudly as this.
The tickets for her Dublin date (July 24th in the Aviva) will cost from €55 up to a cool €141 - and if you think that's ridiculously expensive then tough luck.
In an interview with Newsweek she was queried about the wisdom of charging astronomical prices during a recession. “So start saving your pennies now,” she says, sounding annoyed that anyone would suggest these prices are prohibitive. “People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I’m worth it.”
By any standards this was a remarkably dismissive and insulting quote. Obviously Madonna we know that you need the money to keep yourself in new pillow cheeks and crotch-showcasing leotards, so it's only right that we, the plebs, should WORK ALL YEAR to have the pleasure of going to your show.
Such arrogance, such super-hubris. And as Jim Carroll pointed out of her supreme self confidence in her live performances, "those who saw her at Slane a few years ago might have a quibble with that one."
And speaking of the Superbowl performance - she was totally miming.
Will you be shelling out to go to Madonna's show? Do remarks like this put you off a performer or not?