In light of his recent return to the limelight on the hit television show “The Voice”, Usher announced last week his intent to embark on a 27-city tour over six weeks beginning November 1 and ending December 14. According to TiqIQ, Usher tickets for his UR Experience Tour currently have a secondary market average of $200.34, surpassing Ariana Grande’s first headlining tour, which is set to begin in February, and its average of $199.94 in recent days. Though he has seen secondary prices climb slowly on the secondary market, Usher has sold only a fraction of primary tickets for his 27 upcoming shows. This may be largely due to the recent turmoil the tour has undergone after opening guest August Alsina collapsed at a recent show in New Orleans and entered a three-day coma, prompting doubt as to whether the singer will be on the bill when the tour begins in just over a month. DJ Cassidy is scheduled to perform at all dates, though his sole presence with Usher hasn’t brought the type of primary market sales that were expected. Still, Usher tickets are fairly expensive on the secondary market. It’s one of the most expensive upcoming tours in terms of secondary market prices.
Usher will play his most expensive show of tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 22. The average price for the show is currently listed at $327.81 on the secondary market, 63.2% above the tour average, with a get-in price of $74. The “Confessions” singer will then play his next top-priced show just five days later at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, which has an average secondary price of $234.55, 16.7% above the tour average, and a get-in price of $53.
Fans hoping to see Usher at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and the 1st Bank Center in Colorado will find the cheapest tickets available on the secondary market for his upcoming tour. Usher’s November 11 stop in Philadelphia will his cheapest date and the show currently has a secondary average of $126.44, 37% below the tour average, with a get-in price of $43. The December 2 date in Colorado has a $142.90 average and get-in price of $76.
While primary tickets haven’t sold as well as anticipated, the UR Experience Tour has still produced relatively impressive numbers on the secondary market. Usher begins his tour on November 1 at the Bell Centre in Montreal and will wrap at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 14.