Madonna boosts tourism in Israel

 

The Queen of Pop Madonna has attracted over 4,000 visitors to Israel as she kicked off her latest ‘MDNA’ concert in Tel Aviv last week.

The last time the pop princess performed in Israel was in 2009 during her hugely successful ‘sticky and sweet’ tour which drew revenues of US$408 million, Haaretz.com reported.

The 53 year old singer’s concert in Israel is part of her MDNA World Tour 2012 to promote her new album.

The extravagant show produced by Shuki Weiss and Live Nation has been estimated to cost more than NIS15 million and has attracted some 35,000 fans.

Some fans to the show in Israel paid up to US$620 for a VIP ticket which included a seat in the VIP area, on-site parking, hot meal, and a private party.

The singer herself had commented on the high cost of tickets by telling a Newsweek reporter that people should “start saving now”.

“People spend US$300 on a handbag all the time. Work all year, save money and come to my concert.”

The current concert tour is the pop icons ninth and also her longest, the world tour will have Madonna visiting 32 countries including the United Arab Emirates, the Ukraine and Colombia.

The tour is expected to draw to a close in Australia next year, the pop princess has not performed down under for more than 20 years.

 

 

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P
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