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Santo Domingo.– Madonna could delight her Dominican fans with her elaborated ´Sticky and Sweet Tour´ if negotiations succeed in bringing the Queen of Pop to the Dominican Republic for the first time.

According to local press reports, it would be possible for Madonna to include the country in her Latin American tour, despite rumors that she charges approximately $4 million dollars per concert.

Madonna, who is recognized as the "Best Selling Female Rock Artist of the Twentieth Century" by the Recording Industry Association of America, is scheduled to perform in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico before the year ends.

This is Madonna's first tour since striking a deal with concert promoter Live Nation Inc. worth an estimated $120 million over 10 years.

Next stops:
Sep 23 Vienna
Sep 25 Budva
Sep 27 Athens
Oct 04 East Rutherford
Oct 06 New York City
Oct 07 New York City
Oct 11 New York City
Oct 12 New York City
Oct 15 Boston
Oct 16 Boston
Oct 18 Toronto
Oct 19 Toronto
Oct 22 Montreal
Oct 23 Montreal
Oct 26 Chicago
Oct 27 Chicago
Oct 30 Vancouver
Nov 01 Oakland
Nov 02 Oakland
Nov 04 San Diego
Nov 06 Los Angeles
Nov 08 Las Vegas
Nov 09 Las Vegas
Nov 11 Denver
Nov 12 Denver
Nov 16 Houston
Nov 18 Detroit
Nov 20 Philadelphia
Nov 22 Atlantic City
Nov 24 Atlanta
Nov 26 Miami
Nov 29 Mexico City
Nov 30 Mexico City
Dec 04 Buenos Aires
Dec 06 Buenos Aires
Dec 07 Buenos Aires
Dec 10 Santiago
Dec 11 Santiago
Dec 14 Rio de Janeiro
Dec 15 Rio de Janeiro
Dec 18 Sao Paulo
Dec 20 Sao Paulo
Dec 21 Sao Paulo

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34 comment(s)
Written by: josean This user is banned, 22 Sep 2008 11:35 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!
Is that Chauncey in the white suit?
Written by: yumnuk3, 22 Sep 2008 11:49 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨
A-rod, showed her what Dominicans are made of!
Written by: yumnuk3, 22 Sep 2008 12:01 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨
The Super Slugger and her can't wait.?
Written by: lunapark, 22 Sep 2008 1:00 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Great news!!! And good news fly so quickly...
Take a look: http://www.madonnatribe.com/news/index.php

Written by: miloskorac, 22 Sep 2008 1:12 PM
From: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
It wouldn´t be impossible, or it would be possible, are two different expressions. First one says 80% chances not happening, other 50%-50%.
Written by: NYCDR, 22 Sep 2008 2:03 PM
From: United States
why?
why is it that when these musicians got nothing going on, that they are not hip anymore, they all go to DR for a concert?
Written by: Sajomero, 22 Sep 2008 5:06 PM
From: United States, Del primer Santiago de America....y el mejor!!!
Well i think NYCDR isn't very hip to know the stats about her concerts. She no longer has to sell records to please current pop trends, again her latest contract is mostly so that she will make huge profits from her performances...This is a very savvy business woman who knows how to make money. Her last tour sold out all over the world grossing over $360 million dollars, thats something no other current pop artist can match...I'll send you pics from her sold out performance at the MSG on the 7th....Liven up people this and all other concerts bring revenue for the country. People will fly in from neighboring countries to see her and will spend money. This will also give the country a chance to prove that it can hold large international events and still profit. If Madonna triumphs here, others will surely follow. Good luck....
Written by: lunapark, 22 Sep 2008 5:28 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Well said, Sajomero. You couldn´t say it better...
Written by: Edward, 22 Sep 2008 5:49 PM
From: United States, Faux News: Unfair Imbalance
I hope there's enough adult diapers in Santo Domingo LOL!
Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 22 Sep 2008 6:27 PM
From: United States
sajomero opines that people will fly in from "neighboring countries " to see her, and it will bring money into the economy. which "neighboring countries" might these be? let's exclude cuba, for starters. then, we can expect only limited amounts of people flying in from haiti. Puerto Rico? Turks and Caicos? i hardly think that a consequential amount of people in the caribbean basin are going to get on planes in these troubled economic times, to go see somebody sing. at 4 million dollars for her fee, plus the cost of the concert security and logistics, only moneylaunderers will see this as a viable venture.
Written by: NYCDR, 22 Sep 2008 9:00 PM
From: United States
Written by: Sajomero, 22 Sep 2008 5:06 PM
From: United States

I don't doubt that she is business savvy, dude she self exploited her sexuality to become a multi-millionaire. Again, she never looked at DR when she was at her peak.
Bryan Adams was another singer that no one remembered yet he was packing Altos de Chavon?
I just want a US artist that is hot at the moment to be in concert. We deserve better!
Enough of the has been artists shows...
Written by: NYCDR, 22 Sep 2008 9:03 PM
From: United States
Well said, Dread!!!
Written by: old_school_trinitario, 22 Sep 2008 10:39 PM
From: Dominican Republic, San Carlos, barrio de matatanes, aqui no invente
i would rather go see Fefita la Grande in concert. she's much more entertainment for your money.
Written by: NYDR30, 23 Sep 2008 7:27 AM
From: Dominican Republic
I really cannot believe a comments like these. Anyone who said that Madonna is a has been and that's why she is coming to DR , has been living in the moon for the last 25 years. I know is not her peak but you know that madonna has the no 3 most selling album of the year ( 2008 ) ?

It not fair to compare her to Bryan Adams. Remember US is not the rest of the world and maybe she is not Rianna who is the flavor of the month in USA radio stations but Madonna right now is the only pop artist that could archive selling out stadiums around the word with the current global economic situation. So, if this time Live Nation and Madonna decide to came to DR, that will have a big impact here not only because we are going to receive an artist who is hot right now but also a leyend and the last time we received a leyend was when Frank Sinatra went to Altos de Chavon and you know she s bigger than him.
Written by: NYDR30, 23 Sep 2008 7:29 AM
From: Dominican Republic
also people from centraamerica will come , the same people from Puerto Rico, Venezuela and even Colombia.. we are cheaper than Brazil and Chile and Buenos Aires three shows are complete sold out .......it could be intesresting to see how it goes.

and finally ... I would like to see Fefita been the opening act for her .... ! LOL
Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 23 Sep 2008 8:27 AM
From: United States
nydr, let us assume that people will come from venezuela and colombia to the DR to see madonna sing. i think it is ludicrous to believe that, but i will concede the probability for purpose of argument. how will they get here? by boat? maybe not. let's say by air. how many flights per day land here from colombia and venezuela? are you saying that we are going to see several charter flights coming in from central america to a concert? what do you mean when you say we are cheaper than brazil and argentina? if her fee is 4 million in all cases, then the country which can fit the largest crowd into a venue will be the one which can charge the lesser of the prices. argentina and brazil have stadium facilities which dwarf anything we have here. the maracana is the biggest stadium in the world, and brazil has several stadiums which hold over 75,000 people.
a 4 million dollar fee is a lot of money to recoup. you need 40,000 people who are willing and able to shell out
Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 23 Sep 2008 8:30 AM
From: United States
a hundred US dollars per ticket just to recoup the artist fee. throw in stadium rental, security, and all the associated cost of logistics, and you will realise that it is not an easy economic nut to crack.
Written by: NYDR30, 23 Sep 2008 9:19 AM
From: Dominican Republic
dreadlocks, please believe me when I said that I do not think that a Madonna show is a possibility. You don't fill 75,000 with people from Colombia and Venezuala.. at least 25000 wil come from outside... and that 's a lot of people .

In my opinion, a show in DR is not possible from the commercial point of view.... she is not going to sell 15,000 tickets x US$375 to secure the payment + 60,000 tickets in the range of US$200.00 , not because there's not a demand here, but because we are a poor country for that kind of entertaiment but my point is that she is the hottest live act right now and that she is selling out stadium around the world... let see what happen but I'm to keep my NJ ticket just un case !

have a nice days people.. see u later
Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 23 Sep 2008 9:54 AM
From: United States
nydr, "at least 25,000 from outside"? do you have any idea of how long it would take to get 25,000 people from " outside"? how many planeloads of people do you think 25,000 entails? you are absolutely correct about the demographics. there are simply not enough people who can be expected to shell out 7000 pesos to watch a singer. secondly, madonna is a niche product in the FR. i can see a hispanic performer like alejandro sanz or marc antony drawing massive crowds. Madonna, not really.
Written by: NYDR30, 23 Sep 2008 10:58 AM
From: Dominican Republic
my mistake.. I was thinking in 2500 .......

In a parallel universe, if tickets price were like Alejandro Sanz or Shakira, like RD$10,000 for VIP and RD$1,000 general admision, she won,t have problem selling out this show but at that price it will don't leave any profit.....

madonna is big here... as she is wordwide
Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 23 Sep 2008 11:05 AM
From: United States
exactly right, NYDR. with general admission tickets at 1000 pesos, the equivalent of 30 US dollars, it is a losing proposition.
Written by: snoopyy3k, 23 Sep 2008 1:18 PM
From: United States
Welcome to Quiqueya La Bella Madonna aka Madge
Written by: NYDR30, 23 Sep 2008 2:24 PM
From: Dominican Republic
I really would like to know where dominicantoday got the news ? ..... I mean, maybe someone got in touch with Madonna camp to see.. there where talk of show in Venezuela but demand in Argentina was too big and they gave preferences to those shows..... let's wait !

Time goes by ...so slowly ! lol
Written by: Sajomero, 23 Sep 2008 2:52 PM
From: United States, Del primer Santiago de America....y el mejor!!!
As for the prices people people are paying $5,000 pesos and more just to see Anthony Santos play in Santiago...Aventura completely sold out the Arena Del Cibao twice...I think the image of poverty that lurks over our heads doesn't really limit us when it comes to recreation. I don't know how young or wild most of you guys are, so i don't know what your entertainemt consists of. Dominicans are know for big spending on entertainment and partying...And if Fefita opens i'll be there front row for that spectacle..lol...Lighten up people is not like she's bringing in the anticrist or a plane full of coca.
Written by: NYDR30, 23 Sep 2008 5:52 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Hi Sajomero..... please always check the facts .... Aventura sold out two nights as you said in the " Arena del Cibao Dr. Oscar Gobaira " with a capacity of 6,688 people. Just for the record, what Aventura did was a record locally but tickets prices were as follow :

General admision RD$650 ( US$18.00 aprox ) there were available 4,899 tickets
Premium RD$1,000 ( US$29.00 aprox ) there were available 882 tickets
VIP RD$2,000 ( US$58.00 ) there were available 853 tickets
VIP PLUS RD$4,000 ( US$114 aprox ) there were available 54 tickets

Total tickets sold in two shows : 9,798 tickets and I said it again .. this is remarkable but please don't compare with 15,000 tickets for madonna x US$375.00 + 60,000 x US$29.00..... also remember Aventura sings in Spanish and ithey have heavy routation in all spanish and latin radio station in he country ...madonna only in the english radio station that are like15 in the entire country ..

Written by: NYDR30, 23 Sep 2008 5:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic
and you are right ..dominican use to spend a lot of money in cigarate, beer, rum and night listening to bachata and merengue.... but we don't have shows like that on a regular basis or maybe never... so you can't compare Aventura show with a Madonna show....,
Written by: NYDR30, 23 Sep 2008 5:59 PM
From: Dominican Republic
and please let me know.. I'l be next to you from row when Fefita and Madonna sings in el Estadio Olimpico ...
Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 23 Sep 2008 6:36 PM
From: United States
congrats on some serious research, NYDR30. when a person puts facts together like you just did, it is hard to argue against them. keep the good stuff coming!
Written by: drliving, 23 Sep 2008 8:29 PM
From: Dominican Republic
You Dominicans are complaining, "Why doesn't she play here we deserve it"! Why would she play here? Playing here probably ranks up there with playing in Haiti, or kenya, maybe oven zimbabwe. The stadium probably hasn't been cleaned up from the last concert. If she does play here someone will have to bribe edesur to keep the power on for the whole concert. Which will probably cost about 4 million dollars anyways. Get your act together, clean up the damn city, have some self-respect for your country. Quit messing up the damn country and maybe in 100 years a group that wasn't famous 25 years earlier might want to play here.
Written by: NYDR30, 23 Sep 2008 10:16 PM
From: Dominican Republic
wao drliving.. you had a tough day !!!!!! and you know what .. you are right !!! we have to clean our house to let the visit come in ..... but what I don't understand is why are you saying that we are complaining ..... because we are not !!!!!! what we are discussing is the economic possibility of the show in DR vs other local acts .........

but even if you can't read, Im with 100 % ... we have to quit messing up our country in order to be maybe like the people from your country ..whatever that means !!
Written by: danny00, 24 Sep 2008 10:53 AM
From: United States, Berlin Germany
not complaining, are you jokeing?..dominicans want every thing to come to them, but dont want to give any thing in return....


Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 24 Sep 2008 10:58 AM
From: United States
danny00, might your post fall into the category of statements commonly characterised as "generalisations"?
Written by: josean This user is banned, 24 Sep 2008 12:21 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!
Dread,

There appears to be a large number of self hating Dominicans on this forum!
Written by: Sajomero, 30 Sep 2008 4:29 PM
From: United States, Del primer Santiago de America....y el mejor!!!
Just to keep this interesting read on.....
Entradas para ver a Madonna se venden por más de 9 mil dólares en Internet .......
http://www3.diariolibre.com/noticias_det.php?id=171389
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