La Streisand Bids Farewell To Live Performing
The diva’s diva will perform two shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles September 20 & 21, and two at Madison Square Garden on September 27 & 28.
“Ms. Streisand has chosen to conclude her public performance career in the two cities most closely associated with her work,” said Streisand’s long-time manager, Martin Erlichman.
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster July 30 for the Los Angeles concerts and July 31 for the Garden shows.
Live Streisand performances are among the rarest of events, and tickets reportedly are priced accordingly at $150, $375, $1,275 and $2,500.
Prior to a pair of Las Vegas concerts marking the new year in 1993-94, Streisand had gone nearly 30 years without performing for pay in public.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, her 42 gold albums makes her one of the best-selling female recording artists ever, with No. 1 albums in each of the last four decades. She has 25 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums, not to mention a solid career as a film actress, director and producer.
“It is only natural that Barbra Streisand says goodbye to her legions of hometown fans from Madison Square Garden,” added Mitch Slater of promoter SFX. “We are thrilled and honored to have her play the world’s most famous arena for her swan song.”