Taylor Swift At Rogers Centre Among Cheapest Remaining on ‘1989’ World Tour

Taylor Swift has been dominating the ticket box office along her “1989” World Tour this year, posting massive numbers on the secondary market while cementing herself as Generation Y’s Queen of Pop. The “Bad Blood” singer hits Toronto’s Rogers Centre for two shows this weekend, and while ticket prices are still exorbitant in comparison to fellow touring pop stars, the two gigs will be among the cheapest remaining on her final month of shows.

According to TicketIQ the average secondary market price for Taylor Swift tickets across her two Canadian shows this weekend is $220.63. That marks a 49.5% drop below her remaining tour average of $437.32. In fact, only an October 12show at the Fargodome in North Dakota will be cheaper, which averages $212.83.

Swift’s Friday night gig at the Rogers Centre currently owns an average price of $237.75 and the get-in price is $82. Tomorrow night, tickets have a secondary market average of $213.58, though get-in price is nearly identical at $83.

The “1989” World Tour continues in the U.S. and Canada through October 31and its final North American leg culminates at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Short runs in Asia and Australia will then be held in November and December.

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Taylor Swift Brings ‘1989’ Tour to Nashville this Weekend, Swift Tickets Nearing $500 Average

(UPDATE 9/25/15) The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville will welcome Taylor Swift and her “1989” World Tour for two shows this weekend. Serving as the most expensive tour of 2015, Swift’s jaunt across North America will again find massive ticket demand for its two-night stop in Nashville. According to TicketIQ the average secondary market price for Taylor Swift tickets at the Bridgestone Arena is $485.51, 23% above her tour average of $394.58.

Swift’s first show in Nashville tonight is currently the cheaper of the pair. September 25 Taylor Swift tickets now average $397.12 and have a get-in price of $207. Expect to pay even bigger prices for Saturday’s show, as tickets are averaging $532.72 and the cheapest is listed for $195.

The “1989” World Tour continues in the U.S. and Canada through October 31 when it wraps at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. 25 more shows are scheduled before she begins a trek through Asia in November. She’ll wrap with seven shows in Australia between November 28 and December 12.

 

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Taylor Swift Hits Gillette Stadium this Weekend, Tickets Nearing $500 Average on Secondary Market

(UPDATE 7/20/15) Taylor Swift continues her assault on the Northeast this week with two consecutive shows at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The pop superstar’s Massachusetts stay is garnering massive ticket demand on the secondary market, too, as Taylor Swift Gillette Stadium tickets currently average at $486.68 over the two-show affair.

Swift’s second show there on Saturday will be the more expensive of the pair, with tickets averaging $509.13 and get-in price starting at $182. Her first stop this Friday won’t be much cheaper, however, with tickets owning a secondary average of $467.27 and a $175 get-in price.

The “Bad Blood” singer will hit the Great White North following her short stint on Massachusetts. She’ll play BC Place Stadium onAugust 1 before hitting Rexall Place in Edmonton for two shows on August 4 and 5. Over those three show, Taylor Swift tickets average $425.18 on the secondary market.

The 1989 World Tour continues in North America through October 31, when it wraps at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. 45 more shows remain over the next three months.

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Taylor Swift Tickets Nearing $400 Average over Remaining 1989 World Tour Dates

(UPDATE 7/14/15) The second North American leg of Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour rolls on this week as the singer hits Nationals Park in DC and Soldier Field in Chicago. The pop superstar will be on the road in the U.S. and Canada through the end of October, and the average price for Taylor Swift tickets over her remaining 48 dates is $394.72 on the secondary market.

Swift’s top-priced show remaining comes on October 27 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, where Taylor Swift Miami tickets is $1,048.73 on the resale market. The cheapest available ticket to the South Beach show is currently $302. Other top-priced gigs include September 4 at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City ($758.53 avg./$253 get-in), September 5 at Denver’s Pepsi Center ($737.62 avg./$228 get-in) andSeptember 26 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville ($631.17 avg./$192 get-in).

 

Conversely, her cheapest show will be held at North Dakota’s Fargodome on September 9. That show currently owns a secondary average of $182.77 and a $79 get-in price. The Scottrade Center in St. Louis welcomes the second cheapest show on September 29, where tickets average at $252.49 and the get-in price is $113.

Her three shows between Nationals Park and Soldier Field this week are also averaging big ticket prices on the secondary market. Over the three-show affair the average price for Taylor Swift DC tickets and Taylor Swift Chicago tickets is $445.77, marking a 12.9% spike over tour average on the secondary market.

The 1989 World Tour continues in North American through October 31, when it wraps at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

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Taylor Swift Begins Next North American Leg of 1989 World Tour Tonight in Ottawa

(UPDATE 7/6/15) Just days after partying across the pond and ringing in Independence Day with her closest friends, Taylor Swift will kick off her second stint across the U.S. and Canada tonight at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The pop superstar has 53 dates scheduled through the end of October, and ticket prices won’t be cheap on the secondary market.

According to TicketIQ, the average secondary price for Taylor Swift tickets over her three-month stretch on the road is $387.13. The “Bad Blood” singer will play her most expensive show on October 27 at American Airlines Arena in Miami. Taylor Swift Miami tickets currently average at $972.17 and the cheapest available ticket is listed for $313. Other top-priced shows include three stops at the Staples Center in Los Angeles between August 21 and 25, which each own an average ticket price above $750.

August 9 at the Fargodome in North Dakota will be Swift’s cheapest date of tour. Taylor Swift North Dakota tickets currently average at $179.51 and the get-in price is $79. It will be the only show of tour that averages below $200 on the resale market. Her second cheapest show comes on September 29 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, where tickets own a secondary average of $246.14 and get-in price is $109.

The 1989 World Tour continues in the U.S. and Canada through October 31 and wraps at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Following her North American run, Swift heads to Australia for five dates between Anz Stadium, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Aami Stadium in late-November and December.

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Since the release of 1989 in October of 2014, much has been made of Taylor Swift’s transformation from country to pop. Swift had long been a crossover star, but the latest album was her announcing her country roots had been left behind. 1989 was filled with synthesizers, heavy bass and little acoustic guitar. It was a drastic change in style for her recorded sound. It’s a transformation that’s carried over to her live show as well.

Swift embarked on the North American leg of the 1989 World Tour at the end of May. The first North American leg of the tour concluded on June 13, as Swift will play eight shows in Europe before returning to North America on July 6. Including her first two shows in Japan, Swift has played 12 shows on the 1989 Tour, which gives 12 shows worth of setlists to see how Swift has spilt her sets between her five albums. Let’s take a look at the average set so far through the tour.

All data below is from setlist.fm

Welcome to New York
New Romantics
Blank Space
I Knew You Were Trouble
I Wish You Would
How You Get the Girl
I Know Places
All You Had to Do Was Stay
You Are in Love
Clean
Love Story
Style
This Love
Bad Blood
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Wildest Dreams
Out of the Woods
Shake It Off

Swift has played an average of 18 songs during her shows so far. Of those 18 only one is from an album older than 2012’s Red. That would indicate a transformation is complete, as Swift has completely shifted to her most recent, poppier songs. Noticeably absent from the set are some of Swift’s biggest earlier hits such as “You Belong With Me” from 2008’s Fearless or “Mean” from 2010’s Speak Now. 15 of the 18 songs played, 83.3 percent of the average set, come from 1989, including some of the album’s bonus tracks like “New Romantics” and “You Are in Love.”

The average set doesn’t necessarily mean those are the songs played every night. Some artists change up the show each night, both for the enjoyment of the fans and the artist. So far on the tour, though, Swift has not made many changes on a night to night basis.

15 songs have been played at every show so far, including “Love Story” — the oldest of the bunch. Where Swift has changed things up are with two 1989 bonus tracks, “You Are in Love” played 10 times and “Wonderland” played only twice. Swift has yet to throw older songs into the set, even just for one night. It should also be noted Swift has continued to bring guests out on select nights to play a song from that artist. Rachel Platten, Echosmith, Imagine Dragons and Little Big Town have been guests thus far.

This is a slight difference from the Red Tour, which ranged from 2013 to 2014. During the 86 shows, 12 songs were played every night. Those 12 songs spanned three albums and include nine songs yet to be played during the 1989 Tour. Three other songs were played at least 65 times, with another played 41.

Fans are fully buying into Swift’s pop-only philosophy for this tour, at least due to prices on the secondary market. Taylor Swift tickets on the secondary market have an average price $340.80 for the remaining North American shows. That nearly double — 92.5 percent — the average price of the Red Tour at $177.06 on the secondary market. Swift may currently be leaving her past behind, but it’s brought big things for her future.

 

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