Exclusive Meet & Greet with Cheryl before/after the show
Fans of Cheryl Cole are being asked to pay an eye-watering €444.40 to meet the popstar when she plays in Ireland later this year.
The platinum package includes a ticket close to the stage, a meet-and-greet with Cheryl (28) and a surprise gift.
The advertisement reads: “Platinum Package includes: Ticket in first 6 rows to see Cheryl in concert on her ‘Million Lights Tour, Exclusive Meet & Greet with Cheryl before/after the show, Photo opportunity, singing opportunity, exclusive gift, official ‘Million Lights Tour’ programmes, commemorative Platinum tour laminate.”
Details of the Platinum experience for her fans in the UK were not available online yesterday, but reports claimed that fans were being asked to pay in the region of £350.
But fans had already seen it and hit Twitter to express their shock and disgust, describing the deal as "robbery".
One wrote: "£350 for a M&G with Cheryl Cole! After the jubilee disaster I wouldn’t pay £3.50! "No 1 is that special u should have 2
pay 2 meet them £Please."
And another added: "As much as I like Cheryl, £350 for a M&G is TOO much and not nice at all. "Girls Aloud always had free m&g’!"
It is believed that all profits made from the sale of the packages will go directly to her charitable foundation which is part of The Prince’s Trust.
Yesterday, a spokesperson for the concert in Dublin's O2 in October was not available to comment on the matter.
Cheryl is not the only popstar to charge for VIP packages, as Westlife raised eyebrows when it emerged that fans in the UK were being charged over €500 to meet the band on their current tour.
Ordinary tickets for Cheryl's Dublin concert are reasonably priced, between €39.05 and €44.05 and go on sale tomorrow (Friday).
The 10-date tour will bring Cheryl around Ireland and the UK and she will finish in her hometown of Newcastle on October 17th. It is her first headline arena tour but she has already played four sold-out arena tours as part of Girls Aloud and has supported the Black Eyed Peas on their European Tour.
She has said: “I am so excited to be back out there on tour. It’s the best part of what I do and I can’t wait. I am very aware of my ability, I know I’m no Mariah Carey but I think the emotion in the song is what matters. It’s making people feel what you’re singing about.
“My new album is designed to entertain and I know when I take to the stage and I see a million little lights it really is game time.”