(UPDATE 7/22/15) After kicking off its eight-show stay at Madison Square Garden in New York City last week, U2 returns to the Midtown Manhattan stage tonight for its third straight gig. The band is slated to perform at The World’s Most Famous Arena through July 31, and ticket prices won’t be cheap for any remaining date on the secondary market.
U2 MSG Tickets Exceeding $400 Average on Secondary Market
(UPDATE 7/15/15) Midtown Manhattan is preparing to Rattle and Hum over the next two weeks as U2 sets to invade Madison Square Garden. The iconic Dublin rock import will rock the Garden over eight shows between July 18 and 31, and the quartet is generating big ticket prices to the secondary market. In fact, the eight-show tenure is garnering so much demand that tickets now top the $400 average on the secondary market.
According to TicketIQ, the average secondary price for U2 tickets at MSG is now $402.09. U2’s top-priced MSG gig comes on July 18, where tickets own a secondary average of $686.66 and the get-in price is $160. No other show is currently averaging above $600, but the band’s July 23 show has a $506.50 average and $88 get-in price.
Don’t expect to find tickets for much cheaper. The least expensive show will be held on July 27. That show has a median ticket price of $322.42 and tickets start at $72. The second cheapest U2 at MSG show comes on day prior, with tickets averaging at $380.33 and get-in price starting at $83.
It has been a whirlwind summer for Bono and Co. The group had a rocky start to the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, tragically losing its longtime tour manager Dennis Sheehan to a heart attack just after The Edge accidentally fell off stage in Vancouver. Neither deterred the band from continuing its run, however, and the “With or Without You” creators will end things with a bang at The Garden beginning this weekend.
Tickets to U2’s Remaining i+e Tour Dates Nearing $400 Average on Secondary Market
(UPDATE 7/6/15) After setting Chicago ablaze with five consecutive shows at the United Center last week, U2 takes its iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for two gigs this week. The band has 14 more shows remaining through the end of July, when they wrap their North American run with a mammoth eight-show stay at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Astronomical ticket prices remain in place on the secondary market over the next three weeks, with the average price for U2 tickets on TicketIQ now $374.96.
Thank the bulk of those MSG shows for the exorbitant ticket average. Six of the eight gigs serve as the most expensive remaining shows on the i+e Tour, with each owning a ticket average well above $350 on the secondary market. In fact, the median secondary price for U2 MSG tickets over those six shows is $440.38, marking a 17.4% jump over tour average. The cheapest MSG date comes on July 27, where tickets average at $330.14 and get-in price is $71.
Even the band’s cheapest gig is posting massive ticket prices on the resale market. U2’s July 14 show at TD Garden in Boston currently serves as the cheapest show remaining through the end of the month. The average secondary price for U2 Boston tickets to that show is now $243.19. The get-in price for that performance is $51. Only three other shows own a ticket average below $300 – July 6 at Air Canada Centre ($251.38), July 15 at TD Garden ($278.79) and July 7 at Air Canada Centre ($281.06).
Following their stay in NYC at the end of the month, U2 will take the rest of the summer off to prepare for its fall tour through Europe. That leg will carry on over 31 dates between September and November.
U2 Chicago Tickets are Averaging $213 on Secondary Market over Final Two United Center Shows
(UPDATE 6/29/15) U2 has taken Chicago by storm over the past week and have rocked the United Center three times since last Wednesday. The City of Wind will welcome Bono and Co. for two more shows this Monday and Thursday, and the secondary market is eliciting big ticket demand for both gigs.
According to TicketIQ, the average price for U2 tickets in Chicago is $213.29 over the band’s final two shows this week. Monday’s show currently owns a secondary ticket average of $177.87, making it the cheaper of the pair. Get-in price for Monday, or the cheapest ticket available, is now listed for $37. U2 tickets to the band’s Thursday night gig currently average at $224.47 and the get-in price is $54.
The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour continues in the U.S. and Canada through July 31, when it concludes with a mammoth eight-show stay at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
(UPDATE 6/22/15) U2 is bound for the Windy City this week. The band will make five stops at United Center between June 24 and July 2, and each show will be among the cheapest remaining on the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. According to TicketIQ, the average price for Chicago U2 tickets is $200.18 on the secondary market, 36.4% below the tour average of $315.19.
U2’s most expensive show at United Center comes on July 2. That show currently owns a secondary ticket average of $289.44 and the get-in price, or cheapest available ticket, is now $53. Two of the band’s five Chicago shows have a ticket average below $200 – June 25 ($173.50) and June 24 ($158.69), which is the cheapest show remaining on the i+e Tour.
Bono and Co. remain on the road in North America through the end of July , when they wrap with a monumental eight-show residency at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
U2’s Four Upcoming Bell Centre Shows Are Cheapest of i+e Tour
(UPDATE 6/10/15) U2 takes its monumental iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour to the Great White North this weekend with four consecutive shows at Montreal’s Bell Centre. The iconic Irish quartet will remain in Montreal through next Thursday, and the Canadian gigs will be the four cheapest of the entire tour. According to TicketIQ, the average secondary price for U2 Bell Centre tickets is $151.34, 45.2% below the tour average of $276.62.
The band’s top-priced show in Montreal will be next Thursday, June 17. That show currently owns a secondary ticket average of $159.02, still 38.5% below tour average, and the cheapest ticket available is priced at $49. The least expensive Bell Centre show will be U2’s opening gig there this Friday, where tickets average at $136.16 and get-in price starts at $28.
The i+e Tour continues in North America through the end of July, wrapping with a monumental eight straight shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
U2 Tickets on i+e Tour Exceeding $250 Ticket Average on Secondary Market
(UPDATE 5/26/15) U2 continues its monumental iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour in Los Angeles this week, playing five more shows at The Forum through next Wednesday. The band has 30 more shows remaining on its North American run, which runs through the end of July. Don’t expect to get in cheap if hoping to attend an upcoming show, however. According to TicketIQ, the average price for U2 tickets over the band’s two-month road stint is $252.47 on the secondary market.
Bono and Co. will play their most expensive show on July 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Tickets to the Midtown Manhattan gig currently average at $595.44 and get-in price starts at $181. A pair of other shows sees tickets average above $400; May 30 at The Forum ($404.38) and July 19 at Madison Square Garden ($401.23). Among other top-priced stops are Bell Centre on June 13 ($349.24), TD Garden on July 11 ($326.47) and Air Canada Centre July 6 ($306.21).
Conversely, the band’s cheapest gig comes on June 7 at Pepsi Center in Denver. That show owns a secondary ticket average of $150.11 and get-in price is $56. Two shows at Chicago’s United Center on June 24 and 25 are the second and third cheapest gigs, with tickets averaging at $163.71 and $174.80, respectively.
New York Most Expensive, Denver Least Expensive City on U2’s iNNOCENCE+eXPERIENCE Tour (Infographic)
(UPDATE 5/18/15) An accidental spill in Vancouver over the weekend wasn’t enough to keep U2 guitarist The Edge off the stage. The band’s mammoth iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour will continue as planned this week, playing two shows each at SAP Center in California and US Airways Center in Phoenix. The tour will continue in North America through the end of July, and the average price for U2 tickets over the two-month road stint is $281.13 on the secondary market.
The band’s top-priced gig of tour will be held on July 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. That show owns a secondary average of $626.57 and get-in price starts at $138. Its final MSG show on July 31 will be the second most expensive stop, with tickets owning an average price of $473.86 and get-in price listed at $79.
Conversely, the cheapest date comes on June 7 at Pepsi Center in Denver. The Colorado show sees tickets average at $160.60 and the least expensive ticket is $61. Interestingly enough, three consecutive shows at United Center are among the cheapest dates of tour. A June 25 stop at Chicago’s United Center owns a secondary average of $162.41 and get-in price starts at $19. Two other Windy City shows on June 24 and 29 average at $173.09 and $188.23, respectively.
Now Underway, U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour Averaging $267 On Resale Market
(UPDATE 5/15/15) Finally kicking off in Vancouver, perhaps the summer's most anticipated tour with stay on the west coast visiting San Jose, Phoenix and LA before moving throughout the US and Canada.
Looking at the resale market, demand for U2 tickets is still incredibly strong, now averaging $267. Of those dates, July 18th at Madison Square Garden is by far the most expensive date, averaging $607. Its the only date of the tour to average above $500 and the cheapest seat available is $152.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, June 25th at the United Center is the cheapest date of the tour at a $158 average asking price. Shockingly, Chicago also features the cheapest get-in price of the tour at $17, $20, $35, $17 and $48 respectively for the 5 shows.
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U2 Begins iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE World Tour in Vancouver Next Week
(UPDATE 5/4/15) In what is widely being considered one of the biggest tours of 2015, Irish rockers U2 will kick off the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver next Thursday. The tour will continue on its first North American leg through July 31, ultimately wrapping with an eight-show stay at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
The band is posting big ticket demand on the secondary market ahead of its tour as well, and U2 tickets currently average at $232.38 across the 11-week road stint. The most expensive date of tour will be on July 18 at MSG, where tickets average at $521.98 and get-in price starts at $152. No other shows along the tour route see a secondary average above $500. U2’s second top-priced show will be on June 13 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. That show sees tickets own an average secondary price of $414.84 and $50 get-in.
The cheapest date of the tour will be the opening night on May 14. Tickets to the Vancouver show own a $112.49 secondary average and the cheapest ticket is listed for $21. 10 other shows average below $200 on the resale market, including multiple stops at the US Airways Center, United Center and TD Garden.
U2 Tickets Down 3% for iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Since Tour Was Announced
(3/4/15) U2 will play 33 dates on their upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. While those 33 dates only cover nine venues, there’s still been significant demand for U2 tickets on the secondary market. Across the 33 shows, U2 tickets have an average price of $254.99.
Four of U2’s five most expensive dates will come at Madison Square Garden. The most expensive of which will come on July 18 with an average price of $570.93 and a get-in price of $111/ It will be the only show with an average above $500 and only one other concert will have an average above $400.
The least expensive night of the tour will come on May 15 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The show has an average price of $169.78 and a get-in price of $36. It will be one of five shows with an average below $200, which also includes performances in Phoenix, Chicago and Boston. However, that is 3% below the overall average of $262.71 the original lineup of shows had in late January.