Dotmusic reports Madonna’s spokeswoman is denying a report in The New York Daily News claiming she “laughed hysterically” after hearing news of poor ticket sales for Mariah Carey’s upcoming U.S. tour. “She has no negative feelings toward Mariah,” the spokeswoman said. In addition, Mariah’s spokesperson insisted ticket sales for the tour are not poor, and offered an explanation for the cancellations. “Her tour is selling well,” the spokesperson said. “She’s cancelled a few dates so she can add shows in larger cities.”
Madonna Tour Snubs Aussies
June 24, 2006 – The Herald Sun reports that despite Madonna’s promise to include Australia if her tour reached Asia, it was confirmed Saturday that the singer would not perform in the country. The Material Girl’s Australian tour promoter, Michael Gudinski, said yesterday Australia was “not under consideration for a Madonna tour.” Gudinski added: “I am sure she will come back here one day. She likes Australia. It’ll be worth the wait.”
British Fans Snub Madonna Over Sky-High Ticket Prices
June 24, 2006 – The Mirror reports Madonna is having troubles selling out her British tour due to “outrageous” ticket prices, which top out at a staggering $273 each. “Madonna should be the hottest ticket of the year, but for many of her loyal fans the prices are outrageous,” an insider said. Tour promoters Live Nation told the tabloid, “What sort of story are you trying to do? We don’t have a comment, speak to her PR.” But her PR had no comment.
Madonna Won’t Endorse Magic Pill
June 22, 2006 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports Madonna has reportedly turned down an offer of $3 million to endorse a pill that claims to help people lose weight and increase their sex drive.