U2 Dominates List Of Top 30 Most Expensive Concert Tickets This Summer

Summer can often be the perfect time to go out and see a show. With the amount of summer tours picking up and the perfect weather to sit outside and enjoy a concert, July can become peak concert season. With the combination of artists and demand, there are plenty of tickets with high prices on the secondary market. While putting together a list of the 30 most expensive concerts throughout the remainder of the summer on the secondary market, all 30 came during the month of July.

If you’re looking to attend one of the biggest concerts this summer, odds are you’re going to see U2.  The Irish rock band, in the midst of its iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE World Tour, makes the list an astounding 13 times. Much of that is thanks to every show of the eight-night run at Madison Square Garden having an average price of at least $325. U2 tickets for the opening show of the run on July 18 are the most expensive of any concert during the summer with an average price of $670.58 and a get-in price of $189. The least expensive show at The Garden, on July 27, is No. 20 on the list. The band shows up five other times at three other venues — United Center, Air Canada Centre and TD Garden.

Among the non-U2 shows, three of the top four concerts belong to the Grateful Dead for their Fare Thee Well shows at Soldier Field in Chicago. Grateful Dead tickets for the July 4 show are currently the most expensive with an average of $597.57 and a get-in price of $158. The band’s final show on July 5 is the second most expensive concert of the month with an average price of $596.68 and a get-in price of $159. The opening show of the run on July 3 has the lowest average, $553.34, but the highest get-in price of $164.

Artist

Date

Venue

Avg.

Get-in

U2

7/18/2015

Madison Square Garden

$670.58

$189

Grateful Dead

7/4/2015

Soldier Field

$597.57

$158

Grateful Dead

7/5/2015

Soldier Field

$596.68

$159

Taylor Swift

7/10/2015

MetLife Stadium

$579.32

$151

Grateful Dead

7/3/2015

Soldier Field

$553.34

$164

U2

7/19/2015

Madison Square Garden

$535.14

$138

Luke Bryan

7/17/2015

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

$531.21

$43

U2

7/22/2015

Madison Square Garden

$469.23

$89

U2

7/23/2015

Madison Square Garden

$446.83

$84

Taylor Swift

7/18/2015

Soldier Field

$418.15

$81

The Eagles

7/17/2015

Boardwalk Hall Arena

$409.21

$89

Taylor Swift

7/11/2015

MetLife Stadium

$392.11

$142

U2

7/26/2015

Madison Square Garden

$381.09

$78

U2

7/31/2015

Madison Square Garden

$374.68

$117

U2

7/11/2015

TD Garden

$371.24

$74

Garth Brooks

7/12/2015

Smoothie King Center

$370.03

$82

U2

7/10/2015

TD Garden

$334.32

$61

U2

7/30/2015

Madison Square Garden

$331.40

$80

U2

7/7/2015

Air Canada Centre

$330.33

$90

U2

7/27/2015

Madison Square Garden

$326.23

$71

U2

7/6/2015

Air Canada Centre

$321.94

$86

Mana

7/5/2015

American Airlines Center

$314.20

$74

The Eagles

7/13/2015

John Paul Jones Arena

$303.75

$67

5 Seconds of Summer

7/17/2015

Mandalay Bay Events Center

$303.68

$91

One Direction

7/11/2015

Levi's Stadium

$300.44

$33

Rush

7/11/2015

Pepsi Center

$286.22

$87

The Rolling Stones

7/11/2015

Ralph Wilson Stadium

$285.89

$83

One Direction

7/15/2015

CenturyLink Field

$283.39

$35

U2

7/2/2015

United Center

$273.23

$53

Taylor Swift

7/13/2015

Nationals Park

$271.97

$154

 

While the Grateful Dead need their final shows to boost those averages, Taylor Swift can just have a casual Friday night. Swift’s show at MetLife Stadium on July 10 holds and average price of $579.32, the fourth most expensive of the summer, with a get-in price of $151. Swift’s second show the following night, also at MetLife, is No. 12 on the list. Taylor Swift tickets for the July 11 show have an average price of $392.11.

Swift appears four times on the top shows, behind only U2. Three other artists appear multiple times, Grateful Dead, The Eagles and One Direction. After having the hottest tour of the summer two years ago and seeing some declining demand last year, only two shows for the On The Road Again Tour appear in the top-30. Though with two appearances, the most expensive One Direction tickets don’t show up until No. 25 on the list with a show at Levi’s Stadium.

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