Summer can be one of the biggest times of the year for music, Generally, it’s one of the best times of the year for concerts when stadiums and amphitheatres are in full use. With the amount of concerts occurring around this time, it’s only natural that many of the biggest acts will be touring. Rock bands will be a big portion of that and tickets for these shows are in high demand on the secondary market. Below are the four most expensive rock tours on the secondary market this summer, according to data from TiqIQ.
U2 | Avg. Price: $295.66
U2 still has 19 North American shows remaining on its iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour in Chicago, Toronto, Boston and New York. The band will be playing just two shows at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, while playing at least four shows at the other three venues. The most expensive of which will come in the eight show run at Madison Square Garden. The most expensive U2 tickets on TiqIQ have an average price of $636.46 for a July 18 show. The get-in price for the show is $212. The cheapest date at MSG has an average price of $293.42, just barely below the tour average.
The Rollings Stones | Avg. Price: $273.50
The Rolling Stones’ Zip Code Tour was not planned to be a long one, but maybe for that reason it’s been drawing high prices on the secondary market. Rolling Stones tickets on the secondary market are averaging almost $275 over its eight remaining shows this summer. The most expensive of which will come on June 23 at Marcus Amphitheatre in Milwaukee. The show, which includes Buddy Guy as the opening act, has an average price of $407.62 and a get-in price of $123.
Rush | Avg. Price: $240.52
19 dates remain on Rush’s 40th anniversary tour and those dates will not be cheap. Rush will be hitting some of the country’s biggest arenas in the final tour stops, including Madison Square Garden. However, a show in neighboring New Jersey will be the most expensive of the bunch. Secondary market Rush tickets for a June 27 show at Newark’s Prudential Center have an average price of $552.48, 129.7% above the remaining tour average. Two other shows will also have an average exceeding $500, the June 29 show at The Garden and a July 19 stop at KeyArena in Seattle.
Foo Fighters | Avg. Price: $157.29
Slight turmoil hit the band recently as Foo Fighters were forced to cancel European dates of their Sonic Highways World Tour after Dave Grohl fractured his leg during a gig in Sweden. While the June European dates were cancelled, the North American dates are still scheduled to proceed as planned. The tour will unofficially kick off with a day-long 20th Anniversary Bash in Washington D.C. that will also feature Gary Clark Jr., Joan Jett and LL Cool J. The first official date of the tour will be two days later in Camden, New Jersey. The most expensive Foo Fighters tickets on the Sonic Highways Tour come on August 29 at Wrigley Field in Chicago at an average of $322.80.