Top Concert Tickets Of The Week (11/3)
November 3, 2014
After more than four decades of hit albums, songs, collaborations and producing his patented white smile everywhere he goes, Stevie Wonder still elicits a high-demand ticket when he tours. It comes as no surprise that his current North American run appears on this week’s most expensive concerts list twice for shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden and the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Other notable acts performing across the U.S. this week areBritain’s Got Talent icon Susan Boyle, Bob Dylan and The Black Keys, who round off this week’s top concerts list with a stop at the Viejas Arena in San Diego over the weekend.
11/6 Stevie Wonder at Madison Square Garden | Avg. Price: $610.57 | Get-in: $198
This week’s most expensive show on the secondary market belongs to Stevie Wonder, who will play Madison Square Garden on Thursday. The average secondary price for tickets to his MSG show is currently $610.57. Get-in price for the mid-week show starts at $198. A staple in soul and pop music for more than 40 years, Wonder continues to see impressive numbers on the secondary ticket market whenever he tours the U.S.
11/5 CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena | Avg. Price: $559.24 | Get-in: $208
Country music’s biggest night of the year will take place at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday when the CMA Awards are held. The average price for CMA Awards tickets is currently $559.24 and get-in price starts at $208 on the secondary market. This year’s awards will feature live performances by Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban and will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Pop singers Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor will also perform duets alongside some of the genre’s top musicians.
11/5 Susan Boyle at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall | Avg. Price: $450 | Get-in: $200
Rising to fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, Susan Boyle continues to elicit huge secondary numbers when she tours. Her show at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida on Wednesday will be no exception. The average secondary price for tickets in Florida is $450 with a get-in price of $200. She’ll play two more shows this week following her stop in Sarasota on Wednesday, making stops at the Moran Theater in Jacksonville on Thursday and the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose, California on Sunday.
11/7 Joe Bonamassa at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie | Avg. Price: $352.70 | Get-in: $114
Illustrious blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa makes his way to the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Texas on Friday. The average price for Joe Bonamassa tickets to his Friday show in Texas is $352.70 on the secondary market. Get-in price starts at $114. Bonamassa is scheduled to tour the U.S. through February before traveling to Germany for nine dates later that month. He’ll return to North America in April to play 23 dates in Canada and the U.S. through May.
11/9 Stevie Wonder at Verizon Center | Avg. Price: $307.11 | Get-in: $143
Stevie Wonder again makes this week’s list for a show at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. The average price for Sunday Stevie Wonder tickets is currently $307.11 on the secondary market and get-in price starts at $143. Following his stop at MSG on Thursday, Wonder travels to D.C. for this week’s fifth most expensive concert.
11/5 Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas | Avg. Price: $298.79 | Get-in: $62
After announcing plans to extend her Las Vegas residency through 2017, Britney Spears will continue to garner top-priced tickets on the secondary market. Her Vegas show on Wednesday currently owns a secondary average of $298.79 and get-in price of $62. Spears is scheduled to play three shows this week, with her two other shows slated for Friday and Saturday night.
11/7 Usher at Madison Square Garden | Avg. Price: $287.03 | Get-in: $103
Beginning his UR Experience World Tour over the weekend was Usher, who will play a top-priced show at Madison Square Garden in New York City this Friday. The average price for tickets to his Manhattan show is $287.03 with a get-in price of $103 on the secondary market. Usher will travel through North American until mid-December and will then begin his European leg of tour at Park & Suites Arena in Perols, France on February 15.
11/7 KISS at The Joint Las Vegas | Avg. Price: $274.47 | Get-in: $132
KISS will begin their first-ever residency in their 40 years as a band at The Joint in Las Vegas this Wednesday. The average secondary price for tickets for their mid-week show is $247.47 and get-in price starts at $132. The iconic band is scheduled to play the Vegas venue through November 23 and will likely continue to dominate the secondary market over their three-week stint in Sin City.
11/9 Tame Impala at Beacon Theatre | Avg. Price: $273.58 | Get-in: $49
Psychedelic rock band Tame Impala head to the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday. The Australian-based quintet will play two dates at the notable Manhattan venue, but their most expensive show will be on Sunday. The average price for tickets for their Sunday show at Beacon Theatre is $273.58 and get-in price starts at $49 on the secondary market. The band has received critical acclaim for its most recent album, Lonerism, which dropped in 2012 and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album.
11/6 Kid Cudi at Matthew Knight Arena | Avg. Price: $252.82 | Get-in: $157
Kid Cudi is scheduled to play two shows this week and will see his more expensive show at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on Thursday. The average secondary price for Kid Cudi tickets to his Thursday show is $252.82 with a get-in price of $157. The rapper will then head to The Chelsea in Las Vegas on Thursday.
11/8 Bob Dylan at Cadillac Palace | Avg. Price: $248.27 | Get-in: $163
As his Never Ending Tour continues, Bob Dylan will play the Cadillac Palace in Chicago on Saturday night. Bob Dylan tickets for his Illinois show this weekend currently average at $248.27 on the secondary market and get-in price starts at $163. Late last week, Dylan announced that his forthcoming record, Shadows in the Night, will be released next year. The iconic musician last released an album in 2012 with Tempest, his 35th studio album.
11/7 Don McLean at Palace Theatre | Avg. Price: $239.83 | Get-in: $168
Perhaps best known for his timeless classic “American Pie”, singer-songwriter Don McLean is scheduled to play the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, Pennsylvania this Friday. The average secondary price for tickets is $239.83 with a get-in price of $168. The 69-year-old musician will then conclude his week at the Raymond F. Cravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday.
11/5 Rod Stewart at Caesars Palace | Avg. Price: $236.53 | Get-in: $66
Pop icon Rod Stewart continues his residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this Wednesday. The average price for Rod Stewart tickets to his Las Vegas show is $236.53 on the secondary market and get-in price starts at $66. Stewart is scheduled to play the Las Vegas venue through February before heading to Australia for 11 dates beginning in March.
11/8 Phil Lesh at Capitol Theatre | Avg. Price: $235.18 | Get-in: $202
Best known as a founding member and bassist for The Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh has begun a five-weekend, ten-show stint at Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The iconic musician will again play the venue this Saturday, where Phil Lesh tickets own a secondary average of $235.18 and get-in price of $202. Earlier this year, Lesh announced intentions to take up residencies at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas and the Lock’n Festival. He also played the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York on September 21.
11/9 The Black Keys at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl | Avg. Price: $216.57 | Get-in: $119
Rounding off this week’s top concerts are The Black Keys, who will play the Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl in San Diego on Sunday. The average price for The Black Keys tickets to their Sunday show is currently $216.57 and get-in price starts at $119 on the secondary market. The band will play four shows prior to their week-ending show on Sunday, making stops along the West Coast that include Oracle Arena in Oakland and The Forum in Los Angeles.