Since opening in 2012 with a price tag of over $1 billion the Barclays Center in Brooklyn has quickly cemented itself as one of the premier arenas in the world hosting such prominent events as the MTV Video Music Awards, NBA Playoffs and Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament. The Barclays Center started with Jay Z and Beyonce taking over the stage to be the venue’s inaugural performance which consisted of an eight night run of shows in the fall of 2012. While still technically being in New York City the Brooklyn arena is normally a cheaper option than Madison Square Garden concert tickets by virtue of just being farther away from Manhattan than its counterpart. Here we break down the top five upcoming Barclays Center concert tickets, which begins with a throwback from an artist who has transcended generations:
5/9/14 | Cher | Avg. Price: $361 | Get-In Price: $86
The top upcoming NY concert tickets is for none other than Cher herself. Despite turning 68 a little more than a week after this May 9th concert the timeless pop singer Cher is back at it for her new Dressed To Kill Tour after taking a decade off since her highly profitable 2004 Farewell Tour. Cher’s Dressed To Kill Tour coincides with the release of her 26th studio album Closer to the Truth and when the timeless singer comes to Brooklyn tickets will be very hard to get as demand has seen prices increase all the way up to $361 but has a Get-in price of $86.
4/10/14 | Rock And Roll Hall of Fame | Avg. Price: $247 | Get-In Price: $49
The second spot on our list of top five Barclays Center concerts is an event you may not know even existed. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame may be in Cleveland but it will also have a concert at the Brooklyn arena on April 10th where it will be filmed for broadcast by HBO. The concert will focus on the recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees KISS, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens, and Linda Ronstadt, as well as Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement inductees Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham Award for Music Excellence inductees The E Street Band. Tickets for this great event are down by 5% recently and are now averaging $247 with a Get-in price of $49.
4/5/14 | Miley Cyrus | Avg. Price: $239 | Get-In Price: $5
The last time Miley Cyrus was in the Barclays Center she sure knew how to leave an impression. While hosting the MTV Video Music Awards there the former child pop star shocked audiences as she used a foam finger in ways no one ever thought it could be used for. Since that time Cyrus has been all the talk in the tabloids with each story more outrageous the the last. When she makes her triumphant return to the Barclays Center tickets will be going for as high as $239 with some as unbelievably low as just $5, cheaper than a beer there.
3/31/14 | Black Sabbath | Avg. Price: $221 | Get-In Price: $77
As time has passed and reality television shows have come and gone Ozzy Osbourne is still at his best. At 65 years old the Black Sabbath frontman and heavy metal legend is back on tour with his old band to play a massive 83 show, 10 leg reunion tour which began in 2012. Their latest album 13 is the first to feature Osbourne since 1978’s Never Say Die! and comes in as the fourth highest priced event at the Barclays Center this Spring. This concert clocks in with a Get-in price of $77 and a average price of $221 per ticket to see Black Sabbath.
3/24/14 | WWE Raw | Avg. Price: $217 | Get-In Price: $45
On the 26th Monday Night Raw took over the Barclays Center with a raucous crowd in tow. While previous thought to be on the decline in popularity the WWE has proved doubters wrong as it continues to be a huge draw amongst wrestling fans. There have been over 1,000 tapings of WWE Raw and when it came to Brooklyn on Monday it saw a late surge in ticket prices of 32% to average $217 with a Get-in price of $45.
As the Barclays Center continues to grow and become a venue artist strive to play you can be certain that more events will be announced there later on this year. Be sure to come back to check out which are the most highly coveted Barclays Center concert tickets of the year.