Madonna is to sign the most lucrative contracts of her career – playing two gigs in Dubai for $25MILLION.
The Queen Of Pop is finalising negotiations on a deal to finish her forthcoming world tour in the oil-rich Arab state in November. By my calculations, if one of the gigs – for which she will get $15million – runs to 90 minutes she will pocket a staggering $170.000 a minute.
That’s a pretty impressive pay day by any standards.
And if that wasn’t enough, she is also in talks to perform at a private party for a mystery punter while she is out there which will earn her another $10million.
Sources claim: “Madonna is about to break another record by playing the most lucrative concert of her whole career – or anyone’s career for that matter. The negotiations for the tour to stop in Dubai in November are being finalised and she will get $15million for the one show only. The figure is so big because of her new contract with Live Nation and the huge funds available from private promoters in Dubai.”
Madge signed to the company for $120million last autumn. The source added: “She is also close to agreeing to play at a private party in Dubai, the first in her career.”
If Madge sticks to her confession in a recent interview, she won’t be settling for a bottle of champers and a bunch of flowers in her dressing room as payment. She said she wouldn’t perform at a private bash for less than$10million. All in all it looks like Madge is on a nice little earner.
The deal will have top music figures queuing up for a piece of the action. How long before Sir Elton John is doing a residency?
Madge’s new bosses at Live Nation are keen for this not to be a one-off and are already in the process of brokering similar deals with other massive bands.
Millions of Pounds on offer for just one gig – shouldn’t be too hard to get them signed up.