ANOTHER LAST CHANCE TO SEE BARBRA
If Barbra Streisand is wondering why tickets for her upcoming tour are stagnating at the boxoffice, she might be advised to take a look at her ticket prices. At last count at venues across the country, only a third of the presale tickets have been sold. Usually there’s a mad scramble! Seats cost more than TWICE what Madonna charged on her recent tour – and we thought SHE was shockingly expensive! Streisand’s $800 up to $3500 tickets are not selling like hotcakes. Informed sources explain they HAVE to charge that much because Barbra insists that she be guaranteed four million dollars for each night she performs. “That’s incredibly greedy” shared our source “Bono only got 1.5 million.”
Ticket brokers speculate that Barbra’s politics may have turned off some of her wealthy fans – the ones likely to fill the costly seats. Plus, this is her third or fourth farewell tour. Insiders are amused to note that American Idol’s ticket sales are outselling Streisand by a mile.