TOTALLY MAD FOR MADGE!

You're looking at around £400 for the cheapest ticket - but poor U2 can't attract a single bid...

Tickets for U2‘s sold-out London shows in July are selling for up to £800 a pair on EBAY, the Internet auction site.

With over two months to go before the shows, the UK leg of her ‘Drowned World’ tour, fans are already paying well over the odds for tickets, which sold out within minutes last week (April 26).

A pair of front-row seats for the July 12 show, which have a face-price of £85 each, are currently valued at £800 (about US$1,150) for two. With three and a half days to go before bidding closes this figure is likely to top £1000.

Such is the demand to see [/a] on her first wide-scale tour for eight years, that less exclusive tickets, such as those for the opening night at Earl’s Court (July 4) with a face value of £40 each are on sale for £400 (about US$575) a pair.

The unprecedented price far exceeds that of any other tickets currently being traded on ebay. U2, whose fans pushed the price for tickets for their one-off London Astoria show in February close to four figures (even though the tickets were initially free), are currently bobbing behind in [a]’s wake. There are no tickets being traded at present for their own series of sold-out Earl’s Court shows at the end of August, while a pair of tickets for their show in Birmingham’s NEC have failed to receive a single bid.