According to this article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4896262.stm Madonna’s latest tour “Confessions on the Dance Floor” is running upwards of about $250 per ticket.
The article goes on to claim that because concerts no longer directly equate to bigger sales of albums, the cost has gone up. Apparently piracy is the bugaboo being blamed for this.
Now, I don’t think I’d pay money to watch Madonna take a shower with Brittany Spears. If this is what live concerts are costing, venues are going to have to scale down to accomodate (unless, as the article suggests, there are more than enough people willing to spend money for this).
Honestly, I can’t think of anything I’d pay that kind of money to see.