Interest in Madonna more than expected

Interest in Madonna more than expected

ISTANBUL-Hürriyet Daily News
Interest in Madonna more than expected

Madonna will take the stage in Istanbul’s Türk Telekom Arena on June 7 as part of her world tour. ABACA photo

Fifty percent of Madonna’s June 7 Istanbul concert was sold out in the first seven hours when tickets were released Feb. 24, according to reports.

Some 50,000 people will view the concert at Şişli’s Türk Telekom Arena.

Tickets for the Madonna concert, which is being organized by Live National Global Touring and BKM-GNL with sponsorship from Doritos, were released Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at Biletix booths and the Biletix website. The interest in tickets was higher than expected.

According to officials, there is a great demand from all around Turkey as well as neighboring countries. Madonna fans from countries like Greece, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, which are not on her European tour program, also purchased tickets for her Istanbul concert.

In Turkey, tickets were sold in all cities, but drew special interest from Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Antalya.
Meanwhile, tickets for Madonna’s Berlin, New York, Montreal and Las Vegas concerts were sold out on the first day they were put up for sale.

The first European concert of Madonna’s 58-stop 2012 World Tour, which will start on May 29, will be in Istanbul. She will visit more than 26 European cities following Istanbul. She will also take the stage in South America and Australia, where she has not performed for 20 years.