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September 12, 2008

Madonna, South of the Border

Hard Candy Tour
Madge is ridin' south.
AP Photo

by Beata Loyfman

If you didn't rally a group of coworkers to simultaneously dial Ticketmaster at 9:59:59 the day tickets for Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour went on sale, you may have found yourself locked out of the chance to see Madge strut her 50-year-old stuff in the U.S. Not that this is what I did or anything...

If you're stuck paying four figures for the nosebleed section on eBay, don't despair. Madonna's just released her South American tour dates, which means three things:

1. You can still see her live.
2. You can do so without experiencing massive jet lag.
3. You won't have to eat Rice-a-Roni for a month after shelling out $350 for a seat at the Madison Square Garden show. (Not that this is what I did or anything...). Tickets for the December 10-11 shows in Santiago, Chile are under $200, leaving you enough dough for a decent post-concert steak.

Coincidentally, getting to South America has just gotten easier (and more fun) with LAN Airlines' souped-up planes. Each economy seat now comes with a high-res-screened TV that has 55 channels of programming. So there's no risk of boredom. Nonstop tickets start at $1,000 from Miami and at $1,300 from NYC, even in December high season--not bad for a leisurely 13-hour flight.

Flying high--entertained: You won't be banging your head against this wall.
Photo: LAN Airlines


I'm seeing her at MSG, but I'd go south to see La Madge again. Thanks for the info!

LAN should play madonna videos on the flight!

So long as she steers clear of politics, I'm a fan.

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