Summer '19 Concerts: How To Get Best Deals On Tickets, from Cheap Seats or Floor Seats

With the Summer of 2019 in full swing, there’s more opportunity than ever to see live music concerts.  For music lovers trying to figure out where to buy tickets and how much you should expect to pay, we've put together a comprehensive overview on the biggest tour of the summer and analyzed Ticketmaster, Livenation, AXS and other major ticket buying platform, as well as TicketIQ for secondary market, or 'sold out' tickets.  Below is our Summer 2019 Concerts Infographic that shows volume of tickets available for sale on the secondary ticket  market. After the Rock category, anchored by legacy bands, and Pop, anchored by current top 40, Country is in the highest demand this summer, at least as measured by the volume of tickets for shows through the end of August.

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Tips to getting tickets where you want at the right price:

🎟️Check both the primary and the secondary market, as the majority of tours have tickets available in both. Very few 2019 summer tours are completely sold out, which means that face price tickets are available for many of the tours. Depending on where you want to sit, face price tickets may be available. If there are face price tickets for shows with lots of  ‘unsold’ inventory available on Ticketmaster, Livenation or AXS, check the secondary market to see if there are any deals below face price.

 🎟️Look for Lawn Seats: For many 2019 summer outdoor Amphitheater shows, there are often Lawn seats available starting around $40.  In addition to a spot on the grass, many shows also have portable chairs that you can add to your lawn seat for $10.

 🎟️Always buy from a ticket company with a guarantee and return policy in the event is cancelled or changed. TicketIQ has a Low Price Guarantee and also guarantee delivery and validity  of all tickets purchased and confirmed. We have been awarded an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

🎟️Look for Citicard preferred offers on Ticketmaster and Livenation venues, which can save as much as 25% off of the face price ticket by entering the first six digits of their Citibank credit card.

🎟️Look for 4-Pack offers on tours with more inventory available, which can save as much as 25% on Lawn and seated tickets and is a great excuse to round up some friends for affordable summer music.

🎟️Upgrades may be available for less than you might expect. While some VIP option for major tours means spending $500 or more on a ticket and swag, there are some relatively affordable VIP options available that get you access to a faster entry, a less crowded bar and private restrooms. For some tours like Florida Georgia Line, these upgrades go for as little as $30 which when combined with a lawn seat, still keep the price under $100.

🎟️Be aware that Platinum Tickets are tickets that are dynamically priced up and down based on demand. Platinum Tickets are not part of VIP packages - they are tickets only, and may or may not compete with the secondary market on price.

 Whether it’s their first or last tour, below are details and information to help see your favorite band or artists for the summer of 2019, across several different music genres.

Classic Rock: With tour titles like No More Tours, Roll Me Away Final Tour, The Farewell Tour prices for Classic rockers can often be expensive for the simple economic law of Supply and Demand. Farewell tours are the last time fans can see a band or artist that they’ve grown up with…unless they decide that the final tour wasn’t do final. The Rolling Stones may be the best example of that law in action, as prices actually went up in average price on the secondary market after the No Filter Tour was rescheduled to accommodate Mick Jagger’s heart surgery. In addition to the Stones, Queen has incredibly high ticket prices for the Rhapsody, likely as the result of the exposure the band received as a result of the Academy Award Winning movie Bohemian Rhapsody.

 Ozzy Osbourne with Megadeath: No More Tours 2 - May 27th to July 31st
Tickets on the secondary market are as cheap as $50 and $60 in most cities with a handful of cities higher than that on the secondary ticket market

Many Amphitheater dates are close to sold out Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com while many of the arenas shows still have tickets available for sale.

 Paul McCartney: Freshen Up Tour – May 27th to July 10th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $100 to $300 depending on the city, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market

Most dates are sold out via Ticketmaster.com

 Hootie And The Blowfish w/ Barenaked Ladies: Group Therapy Tour – May 30th to September 13th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $20 to $70 depending on the city, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market

Most dates still have tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $30 in Amphitheater shows.

Bob Segar: Roll Me Away Final Tour: May 30th to September 21st

Dead and Company: May 31st to July 2nd

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $70 to $100, depending on the city, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market

Most dates still have tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $50 in Amphitheater shows.

Jimmy Buffett: June 1st to October 19th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $20 to $100 depending on the city, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. Mix of Arenas and Amphitheaters.

Limited tickets via Livenation.com for Amphitheaters with Lawn Seats sold out or going for as high as $75 in some markets.

 Rolling Stones: No Filter Tour – June 21st to August 31st

The cheapest tickets on the secondary ticket market range from $150 to $250, with a couple cities below that on the secondary

Most dates are sold out via Ticketmaster.com

 Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Tour- July 18th To September 25th

Tickets on the secondary market are as cheap as $50 in most cities with a handful of cities higher than that on the secondary

Most dates still have tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $30 in Amphitheater shows.

Santana with the Doobie Brothers: Supernatural Now – June 20th to August 25th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $40 to $70 depending on the city, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market

Most dates still have tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $50 in Amphitheater shows.

 Jeff Lynne’s ELO-Electric Light Orchestra – June 20th to August 1st

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $50 to $70 depending on the city, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market

Most dates still have tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with cheapest seats starting

Peter Frampton Finale – The Farewell Tour June 20th to October 12th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $25 for most stops, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market

Most dates still have tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $30 in Amphitheater shows.

Queen and Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour-July 10th to August 23rd

The cheapest tickets on the secondary ticket market range from $200 to $500, with a couple cities below that on the secondary market.

Most dates are sold out via Ticketmaster.com

Dave Matthews – June 15th to September 13th

Kiss: End of the Road World Tour – August 6th to September 16th

John Fogerty: My 50 Year Trip - August 9th to August 18th

Country: While Classic Rock may be the most expensive set of shows, Country is the most plentiful, with legends and newcomers alike touring across the country to sing about love, loss, livin’ and even beer. With a few exceptions, cheap tickets are available to most of the show on both the primary and secondary market, whether on the lawn or in the pit, the Amphitheater shows have unsold tickets at face price in both of those areas.  Seated tickets are often harder to find on the primary ticket market the closer you get to the center of the theater and to the stage. That means that the better seats for many shows are mostly sold out and the secondary market is your best option for those more expensive seats.

Carrie Underwood: The Cry Pretty Tour 360 – May 28th to October 31st

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are around $65, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. All Arenas.

Some dates have tickets available while some are completely sold out with only platinum seats available.

Brad Paisley - May 30th to September 22nd

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are around $50, with a handful of dates lower than that on the secondary ticket market. Mostly Amphitheaters.

Most dates have cheaper tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $40. Lower sections mostly sold out.

 Luke Bryan: Sunset Repeat Tour: May 31st to October 25th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are around $60, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. Mostly Amphitheaters.

Most dates have plenty of cheaper tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $30 but lower sections mostly sold out.

Aaron Lewis – May 31st to December 13th


Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019 – May 30th to September 9th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are from $30 to $50, with a handful of dates lower than that on the secondary ticket market. Mostly Amphitheaters.

Most dates have cheaper tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $40 but lower sections mostly sold out.

 Father John Misty and Jason Ibsell - June 6th to September 19th

The Avett Brothers – June 7th to December 31st 

Rascal Flatts - Summer Playlist Tour – June 9th to October 4th

 Thomas Rhett: Very Hot Summer Tour: June 8th to August 16th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are around $50, with a handful of dates lower than that on the secondary ticket market. Mostly Amphitheaters.

Most dates have cheaper tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $40 and lower sections mostly sold out.

Zac Brown Band: The Owl Tour – June 7th to October 27th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $40 to $100 depending on the city, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. Mix of Amphitheaters, Arenas and baseball stadiums. Mostly Amphitheaters. Amphitheaters and Baseball Stadiums.

Most dates still have tickets cheaper tickets available via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $40 in Amphitheater shows. Baseball Stadium shows have less unsold tickets available.

 Florida Georgia Line: Can’t say I Ain’t Country Tour – June 13th to November 12th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $60-$120 depending on the city, with a handful of dates lower than that on the secondary ticket market. Amphitheaters.

Most dates still have tickets via Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $40 in Amphitheater shows.

Toby Keith – June 14th to November 9th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are around $70, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. Mix of Arenas, Amphitheaters and Casinos.

Most dates have cheaper tickets via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com with Lawn Seats as low as $40 but lower sections mostly sold out. Some casino dates are almost totally sold out.

Carly Rae Jepsen – June 27th to September 18th

Chris Stapleton: July 9th to November 2nd

Kacey Musgraves: Oh, What a World Tour II – August 20th to September 28th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $75 to $150, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. Very few tickets are available on the primary ticket market at face price. Smaller Theaters and Amphitheaters. 

Luke Combs: Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour – May 30th to December 13th

 Jason Aldean: Ride all Night Tour – July 19th to October 11th

 Pop: While the contemporary Pop genre may have fewer tours on the road this summer and Country or Classic Rock, the Arena shows for the biggest names tours are all very high demand with limited unsold tickets available on Ticketmaster.  That means that the secondary ticket market is the best option for price and selection.

Ariana Grande: Sweetner World Tour – May 28th to July 11th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are between $150 and $250, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. All Arenas.

All shows are sold out via Ticketmaster.com

 Jojo Siwa: D.R.E.A.M The Tour – Through September 17th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are between $50 and $150, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. Arenas and Amphitheaters. Full tour breakdown on the TicketIQ blog.

 Jennifer Lopez:  It’s May Party – June 7th to July 27th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are between $30 and $60, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. Arenas and Amphitheaters.

Full Tour Analysis On the TicketIQ Blog

Shawn Mendes: The Tour – June 12th to September 6th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are between $50 and $150, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. All Arenas. The tour is mostly sold out, with a few dates have tickets available via Ticketmaster

 Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour – July 12th to September 15th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary market are between $575 and $150, with a handful of dates higher than that on the secondary ticket market. All Arenas. The tour is mostly sold out, with a few dates have tickets available via Ticketmaster

 John Mayer – July 19th to September 14th

 Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Tour – August 7th to October 21st

 Lady Gaga Las Vegas - May 30th to November 9th

 Alternative:

Billie Eilish – May 29th to August 11th

For this small-venue and arena shows, the cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $150 to $500 with no tickets available on the primary market

Twenty One Pilots: The Bandito Tour – May 28th – June 30th  

For this Arena-only show, the cheapest tickets on the secondary market range from $35 to $100 depending on the city, with a handful of dates higher.

There is less inventory available on Ticketmaster.com for most tours, with unsold tickets mostly in the upper level and scattered singles on the floor.

Rob Thomas: Chip Tooth Tour – May 28th to September 28th

Full Tour Breakdown on TicketIQ Blog

Death Cab For Cutie – June 2nd to September 8th

 Vampire Weekend: Father of the Bride Tour – June 5th to October 9th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary ticket market range from $50 to $100 with a handful of cities below and more above that on the secondary. Amphitheaters, Small Theaters and some larger venues.

Most of the shows are close to sold out via Ticketmaster.com.

 Goo Goo Dolls with Train – June 7th to August 17th

The cheapest tickets on the secondary ticket market range from $30 to $50, with a couple cities below that on the secondary. Amphitheaters and Casinos.

Many smaller venue shows are close sold out via Ticketmaster.com.  Amphitheater shows ion Livenation.com have tickets available in most sections, with more in cheaper sections. Lawn Seats start at $30.

Beck and Cage the Elephant – July 11th to August 30th

Korn with Alice In Chains – July 18th to September 4th

Rap-Hip Hop (details coming):

Khalid

Wiz Khalifa

SZA

Anderson .Paak

Snoop Dogg

Nelly

Other  (details coming):

Michael Franti 

Sublime with Rome

Lyle Lovett – June 25th to August 19th

Norah Jones

 

Latin (details coming):

Luis Miguel

Mana

Wisin Y Yandel

Banda Ms

Pepe Aguilar