Following an analysis of pricing data collected from 2017 to 2021 by touring industry resource Pollstar, personal finance website FinanceBuzI found that the average ticket price for a classic rock concert was $119.14.
The price, which is the highest of any musical genre in the last five years, was supported by the cost of seeing Bruce Springsteen’s “Springsteen on Broadway” show, which had the three most expensive average ticket costs. (2017: $496.16, 2018: $508.93 and 2019: $506.39) in the analysis. (Whether Springsteen’s Broadway shows should have been included in the analysis as “concert” tickets is debatable.)
Pop was the second most expensive genre at $100.65 per ticket, and Lady Gaga’s 2020 Tour was the most expensive ticket on average among pop artists with an average price of $337.43. Bruno Mars was just second with an average ticket price of $330.73 for his 2021 tour. In total dollars, pop generated the most money with over $5.2 billion in ticket sales from 137 tours in 2017 to 2021, according to the study. The cheapest average ticket price was Christian music at $39.38, followed by EDM ($55.05), alternative rock ($63.54), country ($66.18 ) and folk ($75.21). (Jimmy Buffett was called folksy. Sorry Parrotheads.)
“Of course, raw totals don’t tell the whole story, so it’s worth looking at which genres generated the most money per tour,” per FinanceBuzz. “The top three genres remain the same looking at it this way, with pop tours generating $38.6 million in ticket sales per tour over 137 tours, followed by classic rock ($35.6 million per tour over 100 tours) and rock ($33.7 million per tour). on 72 rounds).
This week, Springsteen announced that the E Street Band will hit the road for their first tour since the 14-month global River Tour which began in 2016. The new tour will begin in April in Barcelona and will include stops in Dublin, Paris, Ferrara , Rome, Amsterdam, Landgraaf, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Gothenburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Vienna, Munich and Monza. The tour will also touch the United Kingdom and Belgium. No US Arena date has been announced at this time, but that should change shortly.
“I just can’t wait to play, you know and actually not just to play, but to travel and see our fans in all of our different cities and feel that life again and see their faces again,” Springsteen, who will have 73 years old in September, said on his SiriusXM channel. “And, we have an old school, you know, tour scheduled where we’ll be there for quite a while and give everybody a chance to see us if they want to… So that’s, it’s It’s an old school E Street Band long tour that we’re going to be involved in. And everyone is very excited about it.
Get ready to pay him his money or tenth avenue will freeze.
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