If you didn’t want to throw rocks at Madonna’s head before, you may want to after this. In an interview with Newsweek, Madonna, with all her bravado, says you should save up the $300 it costs to watch her in concert because it’s worth it.
Touring has become the bulk of Madonna’s business (the last tour grossed $408 million, the most ever for a solo artist) since the music industry went belly up and consumers stopped buying records.
She’s not ready to talk about specific plans for this go-round, but it’s safe to assume that her ticket prices will continue to be astronomically expensive, Great Recession be damned. “So start saving your pennies now,” she says, sounding annoyed that any-one 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.” Newsweek via The Daily Beast
Yea, because watching a geriatric gyrate her hips on stage and lipsync to old music is worth $300. You can go to a strip club at 2 in the afternoon and you’d get the same thing. The only difference is it doesn’t cost $300 and there aren’t fireworks going off behind the woman giving the illusion of a spectacle.