Concert Tickets Information
The concert ticket is one of the most sought after tickets in the industry as there is no off-season for concert tours. With a year round demand for some of the music industry’s most prominent artists, the average ticket price for concerts can vary tremendously, but as demand for a concert builds so too does the average price of the ticket.
Some of the biggest names on the concert circuit in 2015 were younger stars, who saw their ticket prices rise to rival many of the classic pop and rock stars from decades past. Taylor Swift’s 1989 World tour was one of the biggest shows of the year, and median ticket prices to see the pop sensation rose to $187, as the artist filled major stadiums across North America. Other contemporary artists such as Bruno Mars and Luis Miguel also saw their ticket prices reach high levels with median ticket prices of $297, and $263 respectively.
Shania Twain’s Rock This Country tour helped push the iconic country artist to one of the highest median ticket prices of the year. The tour was billed as the final performance for Shania Twain, which helped draw fans from around the world to see Shania one more time before her retirement. Median ticket prices to the Rock This Country tour reached $249. Other established artists such as Elton John continued to sell tickets extremely well, with median ticket prices for Elton John tickets rising to $206. Some artists, such as Elton John, pick and choose the dates and locations of their performances carefully, helping to drive ticket demand and prices. Paul McCartney and Don Henley both had median ticket prices of $181, as the legendary artists from the Beetles and the Eagles continue to draw sold out shows, and high anticipation for their tours.
One of the top hip hop acts of 2015 was The Weeknd who embarked on possibly the most anticipated tour of their career, with shows across North America at large venues and music festivals including both weekends of ACL. Median ticket prices for The Weeknd tickets reached an impressive $130. Some of the other top hip hop artists of 2015 were Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, and Big Sean.
In the country genre, a mixture of contemporary and established artists combined to make the list of the top tours of the year. George Strait performed a number of shows throughout the year and drew on his decades worth of stardom to entice crowds. While newer artists such as Luke Bryan and Father John Misty experienced one of the best years of their still growing careers.
Ticket prices based on averages as of October 15, 2015