As Coachella enters its second weekend beginning April 18, several other big-name artists will also be performing around the U.S. With more than 9,000 people attending each day, Coachella continues to thrive as one of the largest and most successful music festivals in the country. The California-based festival hasn’t stopped ticket prices from rising for artists like Bruno Mars and Lana Del Rey, who will both be playing high-demand gigs on the 18th. Newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer will also see higher ticket prices for their Dallas stop at the House of Blues on April 15. Billy Joel will also continue his 12-show residency at Madison Square Garden on April 18.
With major acts such as Beck, Ellie Goulding and Muse set to perform during the second weekend, it is no wonder Coachella attracts large crowd numbers each year. The average price of Coachella tickets for the second weekend of shows is set at $1,002.95 on the secondary market, with a get-in price of $450. This marks an upward trend of 41% and also shows a larger demand for tickets during the festival’s second and final weekend.
4/15/14 - 5 Seconds of Summer / Avg. Price: $451.67 / Get-in Price: $404
Australian pop-rock sensation 5 Seconds of Summer will head to the Lone Star State when they play the House of Blues in Dallas on April 15. Gearing up for a world tour with One Direction this summer, the band has seen ticket prices on the secondary market soar during their current run of U.S. shows. The average price of 5 Seconds of Summer tickets is $451.67 with a get-in price of $404, showing a 20% rise in ticket prices when the band travels into the Texas heat.
4/18/14 - Bruno Mars / Avg. Price: $491.84 / Get-in Price: $54
Bruno Mars will head home to Hawaii when he plays the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu on April 18. Mars has garnered critical acclaim after the release of his sophomore LP, Unorthodox Jukebox, in 2012 and earned the coveted spot of performing at this past year’s Super Bowl halftime show. The average price of Bruno Mars tour will go for $491.84 and fans can find a get-in price as low as $54 on the secondary market.
4/18/14 - Lana Del Rey / Avg. Price: $385.44 / Get-in Price: $139
Lana Del Rey will also see an increase in ticket prices when she heads to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on April 18. With the release of a brand new single titled “West Coast” this week, it’s only proper that the New York-born singer heads to the Pacific Coast for a string of upcoming shows. Lana Del Rey tickets will see an average price of $385.44 and fans can get in for $139, marking a 9% increase in tickets for the Bay Area show on the secondary market.
4/18/14 - Billy Joel / Avg. Price: $632.32 / Get-in Price: $130
As the sole top performer to see a decrease in ticket prices this week, Billy Joel will play his fourth show at Madison Square Garden this year on April 18. The singer announced a 12-show residency at the Garden last December, with the intent of playing one show a month for the entire 2014 calendar. Fans looking to see the Piano Man at MSG should consider his April date this Friday, with Billy Joel Madison Square Garden tickets averaging at a price of $632.32. Fans can also find a get-in price of $130, marking a 6% decline in average price for Billy Joel concert tickets this year.
With both upcoming and established musicians taking the stage all across the U.S. this week, fans will prepare to see ticket prices increase. Coachella’s final weekend will be sure to attract the masses as 5 Seconds of Summer will pack the house in Dallas this Tuesday. With Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars and Billy Joel all playing big-name venues, look for high quality performances from some of music’s best this upcoming week.