It depends on the show, of course. I can hit some medium-sized shows for $20 dollars or so here in the D.C. area, but the big ones are usually $60 or more.I heard that the cheap seats ffor the Stones were in the $100 range. Yikes.-- david
Same with this area-- I heard back in 03 or 04 Madonna tickets for her show at the UC were running about $250. U2 tickets were similarly expensive. The U2 show sold out almost instantaneously. I do have some friends that had the good fortune to get those tickets and were able to attend and my wife was able to catch them live here in Chicago back in 2001, shortly after 9/11.
I guess the average cost for a show around here is $40. For The Who the tickets ranged from $40-$250. For Roger Waters I paid $125 for pretty decent seats. To me ticket prices are pretty absurd but clearly the time have changed from many years ago. I know you already know but for those who are reading the comments I live in New Jersey and see shows that are in the NY/NJ area.
Around here the absoulute cheapest tickets you can get are $45 but thats rare. Any of the big names usuallys start at $75-80. People were paying in the thousands to see U2 and the Stones in '05. I personally paid $400 for a U2 ticket and it was worth it.BUT I think its insane that they charge so much!!!
It may be insane at some level -- the same way it is that some pro sports players make tens of millions a year -- but it's the market. You prove that it works, by paying $400 for a ticket!(And yes, I've paid major bucks for tix, too, so I'm just as guilty.)-- david
The big guys like the Stones pull in a lot for their tickets, but I'm going to see Dave Matthews for about $50 at Randalls Island and Queensryche for about $40 at House of Blues in Atlatic City.
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