Forbes: Prior To Public Onsale Prices For Black Keys Tickets Already Rising On Secondary Market

The Black Keys tour tickets go on sale this week for their upcoming 42-date trek this fall and we broke down the already high secondary market prices and compared this year's tour to their 2012-13 with the Arctic Monkeys and The Flaming Lips. Here's some of the article:

As of Wednesday morning, The Black Keys tickets have officially gone on sale, at least in presale mode, with tickets going on sale to the general public May 16 at 10 am. As a result, tickets for some shows have have started to pop up on the secondary market. According to TicketIQ, tickets for 14 of those shows are currently available on the secondary market, with an average tour price of $228. With tickets just hitting the secondary market, some of these shows still have a limited quantity of available tickets, which can lead to exaggeratedly high prices until more tickets are available.

The tour will kick off September 5 in Columbus, Ohio, and will run until December 21 in Kansas City. Currently, the most expensive tickets are for the band’s Halloween gig October 31 at Portland’s Moda Center at the Rose Quarter with average price of $548, 140% above the tour average. The next-most expensive tickets are for the band’s closing date December 21 at Kansas City’s Sprint Center. For this show, the average price is $458 with a get-in price of $382.


Following the release of 2011’s El Camino, The Black Keys embarked on their first headlining arena tour, which because a huge success. The tour eventually spanned nine separate legs, through North America, Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand. The tour lasted 112 shows in 2012 and a total of 129 shows running through July of 2013 with several opening acts such as Arctic Monkeys and The Flaming Lips . While the amount of shows through the tour was high, the average price across the tour on the secondary market was only $113.18, over 50% less expensive than the current price for the upcoming tour.

We also previewed the tour right here on this blog a few weeks ago when dates were first announced. To read more of the Forbes article, click here.

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