Concert Ticket Prices: Barclays Center vs Madison Square Garden

Earlier this year, the Barclays Center overtook Madison Square Garden as the highest grossing concert venue in the New York City area. We recently posted an update to that story on Forbes discussing how the average ticket price at MSG is slightly higher. With that, here's a breakdown of performers who've played both venues, and their average secondary market ticket prices:

Event Date Event name Venue Avg Price
4/11/13 Alicia Keys & Miguel Madison Square Garden $377.09
4/5/13 Alicia Keys & Miguel Barclays Center $384.58
12/2/10 Andrea Bocelli Madison Square Garden $593.63
12/5/12 Andrea Bocelli Barclays Center $514.06
12/1/11 Bob Seger Madison Square Garden $166.77
4/16/13 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Barclays Center $159.88
11/12/10 Dave Matthews Band Madison Square Garden $142.34
11/13/10 Dave Matthews Band Madison Square Garden $167.59
12/21/12 Dave Matthews Band & The Lumineers Barclays Center $295.50
11/20/10 Furthur: Phil Lesh & Bob Weir Madison Square Garden $164.45
11/21/10 Furthur: Phil Lesh & Bob Weir Madison Square Garden $128.91
11/10/11 Furthur: Phil Lesh & Bob Weir Madison Square Garden $109.19
7/11/13 Furthur: Phil Lesh & Bob Weir Barclays Center $95.00
3/2/10 Jay-Z Madison Square Garden $234.70
9/28/12 Jay-Z Barclays Center $379.55
9/29/12 Jay-Z Barclays Center $272.27
9/30/12 Jay-Z Barclays Center $257.80
10/4/12 Jay-Z Barclays Center $211.67
10/3/12 Jay-Z Barclays Center $210.20
10/6/12 Jay-Z Barclays Center $576.44
10/5/12 Jay-Z Barclays Center $361.00
10/1/12 Jay-Z Barclays Center $264.83
1/13/14 Jay-Z Barclays Center $296.73
1/12/14 Jay-Z Barclays Center $286.88
8/31/10 Justin Bieber Madison Square Garden $257.96
11/28/12 Justin Bieber Madison Square Garden $389.45
11/29/12 Justin Bieber Madison Square Garden $454.20
11/12/12 Justin Bieber Barclays Center $291.57
8/2/13 Justin Bieber Barclays Center $168.64
11/23/13 Kanye West Madison Square Garden $225.15
11/24/13 Kanye West Madison Square Garden $213.37
11/19/13 Kanye West Barclays Center $163.79
11/20/13 Kanye West Barclays Center $188.78
12/18/12 Leonard Cohen Madison Square Garden $364.25
12/20/12 Leonard Cohen Barclays Center $217.73
9/10/10 Marc Anthony Madison Square Garden $236.14
2/16/13 Marc Anthony Barclays Center $1,026.48
2/15/13 Marc Anthony Barclays Center $276.41
2/15/14 Marc Anthony Barclays Center $242.67
11/28/10 Michael Buble Madison Square Garden $182.77
9/29/13 Michael Buble Barclays Center $192.90
9/29/13 Michael Buble Barclays Center $263.80
11/27/12 Neil Young And Crazy Horse & Patti Smith Madison Square Garden $250.20
12/3/12 Neil Young And Crazy Horse & Patti Smith Barclays Center $231.53
5/21/10 Pearl Jam Madison Square Garden $285.67
5/20/10 Pearl Jam Madison Square Garden $236.84
10/19/13 Pearl Jam Barclays Center $559.07
10/18/13 Pearl Jam Barclays Center $611.78
10/20/10 Phoenix Madison Square Garden $105.56
10/2/13 Phoenix Barclays Center $144.66
3/22/13 Pink Madison Square Garden $828.56
12/8/13 Pink Barclays Center $283.47
12/9/13 Pink Barclays Center $252.25
5/4/13 Rihanna & ASAP Rocky Barclays Center $660.92
5/5/13 Rihanna & ASAP Rocky Barclays Center $339.07
8/12/10 Rihanna & Kesha Madison Square Garden $135.20
4/10/11 Rush Madison Square Garden $329.57
10/22/12 Rush Barclays Center $233.92
12/16/11 Swedish House Mafia Madison Square Garden $306.63
3/1/13 Swedish House Mafia Madison Square Garden $251.84
3/2/13 Swedish House Mafia Barclays Center $269.15
3/3/13 Swedish House Mafia Barclays Center $154.29
3/4/13 Swedish House Mafia Barclays Center $152.77
12/14/12 The Killers Madison Square Garden $182.30
5/14/13 The Killers Madison Square Garden $178.73
5/18/13 The Killers Barclays Center $130.23
12/5/12 The Who Madison Square Garden $751.13
11/14/12 The Who Barclays Center $204.20

 

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