There will be plenty classic rock bands touring around this summer. While they’re not all stocked with their original members, there is still plenty for the fans of these artists of the 70s and 80s to enjoy. Below is the top five classic rock music tours of the summer, ranked by average price on the secondary market:
1. Aerosmith - Avg. Price: $275.85
The first leg of Aerosmith’s “Global Warming” tour is in Europe, and the band will be all over the continent till early July. They’re touring with legendary guitarist Slash, with their most expensive show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Aerosmith tickets are averaging $435.57 for the show, 54 percent above the average tour price of $275.85. The two-year tour ends in Kyic, Ukraine on July 2 at the Olimpiysky National Sports Complex.
2. KISS - Avg. Price: $255.19
KISS is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary by touring around with Def Leppard starting June 23. The first show is scheduled at the USANA Amphitheater in West Valley City, UT. Their most expensive show is August 8 at Nikon on Jones Beach with KISS tickets averaging $459.24 for the show. Overall tickets are averaging $255.19 for the tour.
3. Queen with Adam Lambert - Avg. Price: $222.02
There will be 23 chances to catch Queen in North America this summer. The rock band is touring with special guest Adam Lambert, hitting the United Center in Chicago and the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. The show at the Hard Rock is the most expensive of the tour with an average of $551.68, or 148 percent above the tour average. Overall Queen tickets are averaging $222.02 for the tour, which ends at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on July 28.
4. Motley Crue - Avg. Price: $210.33
Motley Crue certainly knows how to drum up excitement. The band has been on the road for ages, but has marketed their latest tour as “The Final Tour,” meaning exactly what you think. Motley Crue tickets are averaging $210.33 for their final tour, with the most expensive at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion averaging $354 a ticket. They’re touring with special guest Alice Cooper, with their first show June 21. Their last show in North America is on November 22 at the Spokane Arena in Washington, before going international for the final leg of the world tour.
5. Journey - Avg. Price: $191.62
Journey is already on tour, accompanied by the Steve Miller Band. Their “Eclipse Tour” has dates set in the US through the end of August, with dates in Toronto, Ontario and Quebec in late June and early July. Journey tickets are averaging $191.62, with the most expensive show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California with an average of $275.34.