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Like a (Hong Kong) virgin! Madonna to play in city for the first time on February 16

World's top-selling female artist will play AsiaWorld-Arena in February, with ticket prices ranging from just under HK$700 to nearly HK$12,000

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 15 September, 2015, 2:30pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 September, 2015, 3:44pm

Pop queen Madonna’s first concert in Hong Kong has been confirmed for AsiaWorld-Arena on February 16 next year.

Tour organiser Live Nation declined to comment earlier this month on talk that Madonna would finally be making her debut in the city, but today announced a concert in Hong Kong would be added to the Asia-Pacific leg of her   Rebel Heart Tour.

Catching the appropriately named Material Girl in concert won’t come cheap – ticket prices range from HK$688 for the cheapest seats   all the way up to a whopping HK$11,888 for what organisers are calling the “ultimate front row VIP package”.

Read more: Madonna in Hong Kong: Will the Queen of Pop finally get into the HK groove and, if so, where will she play?

Shows in Manila, Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane were already on the Rebel Heart schedule. Apart from the Hong Kong show, dates in Taipei, Macau, Bangkok and Tokyo were announced yesterday.

The Rebel Heart Tour kicked off in Montreal, Quebec, on September 9 and will take in 64 cities before it wraps up in Brisbane on March 27, 2016. The tour follows the spring release of Madonna’s Rebel Heart album, the singer’s 13th studio album.

Since her 1983 debut, Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, making her the best-selling female recording artist of all time, according to Guinness World Records.

Ticket sales start at 10am on September 25 through HK Ticketing.