The 17 Most Expensive Concert Tickets of 2015

More than half of all the money people spend on music is now going to live concerts, according to data released last week.  Now, we have an idea as to why that is.

According to Pollstar, these were the most expensive concert tickets of 2015, worldwide.  Each features the average ticket price, as well as the number of cities and shows performed during 2015.

 

Taylor Swift Tour

#17. Taylor Swift
‘The 1989 World Tour’
53 cites, 83 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $110.15

 

Marc Anthony Tour

#16. Marc Antony
18 cities, 22 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $110.92

 

Rod Steward Concert

#15. Rod Stewart
17 cities, 34 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $114.30

 

Robbie Williams Concert

#14. Robbie Williams
‘Let Me Entertain You Tour’
23 cities, 31 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $115.27

 

Sting and Paul Simon Concert Tour

#13. Sting+Paul Simon
‘On Stage Together Tour’
28 cities, 29 shows in 2014 and 2015

Average Ticket Price: $115.85

 

U2 Concert Tour

#12. U2
‘Innocence + Experience Tour 2015’
22 cities, 76 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $118.35

 

Elton John Concert

#11. Elton John
52 cities, 86 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $124.49

 

Fleetwood Mac Tour

#10. Fleetwood Mac
‘On with the Show Tour’
62 cities, 78 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $125.61

 

Bette Midler Concert

#9. Bette Midler
‘Divine Intervention Tour’
29 cities, 32 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $127.54

 

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour

#8. Madonna
‘Rebel Heart Tour’
37 cities, 50 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $127.55

 

Britney Spears

#7. Britney Spears
Vegas Residency, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
1 city, 60 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $136.83

 

Grateful Dead Tour

#6. Grateful Dead
Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead
2 cities, 5 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $144.32

 

Paul McCartney Tour

#5. Paul McCartney
19 cities, 23 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $155.76

 

Eagles Tour

#4. Eagles
‘History of the Eagles Live In Concert’
32 cities, 38 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $159.44

 

celinedion

#3. Celine Dion
‘Vegas Residency: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace’
32 shows in 2015

Average ticket price: $163.44

 

Rolling Stones Tour

#2. The Rolling Stones
‘Zip Code Tour’
14 cities, 14 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $174.50

 

Andrea Bocelli Tour

 

#1. Andrea Bocelli
20 cities, 24 shows in 2015

Average Ticket Price: $202.95

4 Responses

  1. Versus

    Those prices aren’t bad compared to the reseller markups.
    U2 tickets were on sale for over $1000.
    Are resellers essentially legalized scalpers? What value do they add to justify their extreme mark-ups?

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