Madonna Paris concert sells out in 'five minutes'

2015-03-10 19:00

Paris - A 9 December concert in Paris by US pop star Madonna sold out within "five minutes" of going on sale on Monday, the organisers of the event said.

All 15 000 tickets for the concert, priced from 51 to 205 euros ($55 to $223), were snapped up, the company Live Nation said.

The date is for now the only one Madonna will be playing in France, her first event in the country since 2012.

The 56-year-old American singer will on 29 August kick off a tour of North America and Europe to promote her latest album, Rebel Heart, as well as revisiting some of her crowd-pleasing past standards. Currently, she has 35 concert dates programmed.

Madonna has sought to calm a festering row with France's far-right politician Marine Le Pen started back in 2012 when the diva showed a photo of Le Pen on stage in Paris with a swastika superimposed on her forehead, earning the threat of a lawsuit.

Last week on French TV, the American star suggested she and Le Pen "sit down and have a drink" and talk about their points of view.

Le Pen the next day accepted the invitation "with pleasure", but there hasn't been any sign yet of the two blondes getting together for their discussion.

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