Even though tickets for The Material Girl's London gig don't go on sale until tomorrow, the hardcore fans are already queuing outside the venue...

MADONNA fans have already started queuing outside EARL’S COURT in LONDON, patiently waiting to get the best tickets for her July 4 show, which go on sale tomorrow (April 26).

As previously revealed on NME.COM, tickets for the concert go on sale at 8am, with Madonna charging up to an astronomical £85 per ticket. The date is the only confirmed UK appearance on her forthcoming Drowned World tour.

However, the price has not stopped die-hard fans making an early pilgrimage to the venue.

One fan told the London Evening Standard newspaper that he arrived at Earl’s Court at 2pm on Tuesday afternoon (April 24) – two nights before he can actually buy tickets.

Student Paul Jonson, from Edinburgh University, said: “We know lots of die-hard Madonna fans who I’ve been communicating with by e-mail. I expected more people to be here, but I think most people will arrive in the morning. This is the best way to do it. You can’t get front row tickets if you make bookings over the phone or on the Internet.”

In other Madonna news, the BBC reports that the superstar is to lend a piece of art from her personal collection to the Tate Modern in London. The painting, ‘Self-Portrait with Monkey’ by Frida Kahlo, will be displayed from September 20 as part of a larger surrealism exhibition.