MADONNA’S GRAND ENTRANCE

Want a pair of briefs for the five-song Brixton Academy gig? hope you've got a spare couple of grand...

A pair of tickets for MADONNA’s LONDON show tomorrow night (November 28) are up for auction on the Internet and currently stand at a shade under £1,000 each.

The staggering asking price, at press time sitting at £914 per ticket, is sure to leap when Madonna devotees learn that the auction is set to time out tomorrow morning at 10am (GMT). No tickets are on general sale anywhere and are only available to competition winners through radio stations and selected websites. Wembley TV have put the tickets up for auction to raise money for charity. QXL.COM is at present the only site offering tickets for sale.

The show, Madonna’s first in the UK for seven years, is one of the most eagerly anticipated of recent times. Aside from the queen of pop herself, support will come from ex-Verve man Richard Ashcroft, Texas and Prodigy driving force Liam Howlett.

The entire show will be webcast from 8pm through www.msn.com have reportedly ploughed £30 million into the webcast of the five-song set at the 4,000-capacity Brixton Academy, and it is expected to become one of the biggest webcast gigs in Net history.

Cash raised from the ticket auction will be donated to a charity of Madonna’s choice.