The final full week of 2014 is here, and Britney Spears will again dominate the secondary market with her Piece of Me Live show in Las Vegas this weekend. Other pop artists on the bill this week include Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Sammy Adams, the national Jingle Ball concert and several other big-name artists. Below are the 15 most expensive shows of the week on the secondary market, according to TicketIQ:
12/28 Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas | Avg. Price: $242.67 | Get-in: $99
Britney Spears continues her reign in Las Vegas this weekend, where her December 28 show at Planet Hollywood serves as the most expensive show on the secondary market this week. The average secondary price for Britney Spears tickets is $242.67 and get-in price starts at $99. The Piece of Me Live Tour is currently set to run in Vegas through September of 2015, where it has already garnered more than $35 million over its first year in the City of Sin.
12/22 Mariah Carey at Beacon Theatre | Avg. Price: $230.61 | Get-in: $150
Continuing her New York City residency at the Beacon Theatre this week is Mariah Carey, who will play the second top-priced show of the week on Monday night. The average price for Mariah Carey tickets is $230.61 and get-in price starts at $150 on the secondary market. Monday’s show will be the sixth and final date the pop singer will play at the Beacon Theatre following an overwhelming demand for tickets. The best-selling female artist of all-time, Carey plays hits from both of her Christmas-themed albums, Merry Christmas and Merry Christmas II You, alongside a few of her most beloved songs over the two-hour performance.
12/27 Pretty Lights & Bassnectar at Hampton Coliseum | Avg. Price: $192.48 | Get-in: $97
Electronic music artist Derek Smith, better known by his stage name Pretty Lights, will play this week’s third most expensive show when he stops by the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia this Saturday. The average secondary price for Pretty Lights tickets to his Virginia gig this weekend is $192.48 and get-in price starts at $97. DJ and producer Bassnectar will also be on-hand to open up the show.
12/23 Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Sprint Center | Avg. Price: $179.75 | Get-in: $158
Holiday ensemble Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes its way to the Sprint Center in Kansas City this Tuesday, where the average price for tickets is $179.75. Get-in price starts at $158 on the secondary market. The orchestral group is performing its original Christmas Attic album in its entirety for the first time ever this year, making ticket prices rise significantly on the secondary market. TSO has plans to tour the country through January 4, wrapping at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois.
12/26 Life in the Color at Sun Life Stadium | Avg. Price: $169.53 | Get-in: $119
The Life in Color Paint Party is coming to Sun Life Stadium in Miami this Friday. Described as the “World’s Largest Paint Party”, the event is scheduled to hit four U.S. cities through February. The average price for Life in Color tickets is $169.53 on the secondary market. Get-in price starts at $119. Artists slated to perform at the Miami event this week include Kaskade, Borgore and Adventure Club.
12/22 Jingle Ball at Amalie Arena | Avg. Price: $164.68 | Get-in: $58
The Jingle Ball holiday concert makes its way to the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Monday night. Featuring performances by Fall Out Boy, Demi Lovato, Pharrell, Jason Derulo and many more, the 93.3 FLZ-sponsored event has seen average ticket price listed at $154.68 on the secondary market. Get-in price for the show starts at $58. Monday’s show will serve as the final Jingle Ball concert this year, where it made previous stops at Madison Square Garden, TD Garden, Verizon Theatre and several other notable venues across the U.S.
12/28 Sublime with Rome at House of Blues Anaheim | Avg. Price: $154.76 | Get-in: $81
Ska-punk revival group Sublime with Rome hits the House of Blues in Anaheim this Sunday night. The average secondary price for Sublime with Rome tickets is $154.76 and get-in price is listed at $81. The band consists of Sublime’s original bass player Eric Wilson alongside Rome Ramirez and Josh Freese. The group primarily plays Sublime classics while also incorporating original songs from its debut album, Yours Truly, which was released in 2011.
12/28 DJ Tiesto at Borgata Events Center | Avg. Price: $136.09 | Get-in: $88
Popular EDM artist DJ Tiesto travels to the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City for a show this Sunday. The average secondary price for Tiesto tickets is $136.09 and get-in price starts at $88. Tiesto will play seven more shows before ringing in the New Year and has two Canadian dates scheduled onDecember 31, where he plays the Boodang NYE 2015 show at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton and the Solid NYE 2015 at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver.
12/27 Erykah Badu at Fox Theatre Detroit | Avg. Price: $133.43 | Get-in: $117
R&B singer, actress and activist Erykah Badu will play a top-priced show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on Saturday night. Erykah Badu tickets for her Detroit show currently average at $133.43 on the secondary market. Get-in price is listed at $117. Badu has just one other show listed on her upcoming tour schedule, with a show at Depac Durham Performing Arts in North Carolina scheduled for February 14.
12/27 Sammy Adams at Paradise Rock Club | Avg. Price: $118.33 | Get-in: $59
American rapper Sammy Adams takes his cloud9 tour to the Paradise Rock Club in his native Boston this Saturday. The average secondary price for Sammy Adams tickets is $118.33 and get-in price starts at $59. He’ll then hit Webster Hall in New York City the following night, where he will play alongside D-Pryde.
12/26 Boyz II Men at The Mirage Hotel & Casino Las Vegas| Avg. Price: $108.83 | Get-in: $78
R&B juggernauts Boyz II Men continue their residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino Las Vegas this Friday, where the average price for tickets is $108.83 on the secondary market. Get-in price is $78. The trio has touring plans to remain at the Las Vegas venue through March before hitting the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville for three dates at the end of the month. They’ll head back to The Mirage for nine dates from March 27 to April 19.
12/28 Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues Boston | Avg. Price: $88.74 | Get-in: $43
Ska-core band Mighty Mighty Bosstones begins their Hometown Throwdown – Return of the Great Wall of Santas Tour at the House of Blues in Boston this Friday, but the band will play its most expensive show on Sunday night. The average price for Mighty Mighty Bosstones tickets to their Boston show on Sunday is $88.74 and get-in price is $43 on the secondary market. Sunday’s show will also feature Andrew W.K. and Lost City Angels, adding demand for tickets to the end-of-the-week performance.
12/23 Kenny Rogers at NYCB Theatre at Westbury | Avg. Price: $86.35 | Get-in: $70
Beloved musician Kenny Rogers will play his final show of the year at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in New York on Tuesday. The average price for Kenny Rogers tickets to his New York show is $86.35 on the secondary market. Get-in price starts at $70. Special guest Linda Davis will also play alongside Rogers as he performs Christmas songs and hits throughout the years.
12/27 Chaka Khan & The Temptations at Choctaw Casino | Avg. Price: $76.80 | Get-in: $71
Chaka Khan plays the Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma this Saturday, where the average price for tickets is $76.80 on the secondary market and get-in price starts at $71. The Temptations will also play the weekend gig and showtime is scheduled for 7pm. Chaka will make one more stop on tour this year, with a show at the Dubai Media City in Dubai on New Year’s Eve.
12/27 Taking Back Sunday at Starland Ballroom | Avg. Price: $75.18 | Get-in: $57
Influential rock band Taking Back Sunday will play Sayreville, New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom this Saturday. The Amityville natives have seen tickets average at $75.18 on the secondary market and get-in price starts at $57. Scranton-based punk outfit The Menzingers and Modern Baseball will open up the show, which serves as the first of two consecutive shows at the New Jersey venue this week. They’ll play the Starland Ballroom again the following night on December 28.