We’ve heard of nosebleed aftermarket ticket prices for the likes of Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, and Madonna.
But… Bon Iver? Absolutely: according to data shared recently by SeatGeek, Bon Iver’s aftermarket ticket prices are now brushing $420 — for one seat, on one night. “This year Bon Iver’s ticket sales reached a staggering $420 per ticket, trumping the average [Celine] Dion claimed for her performance at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas,” an executive at the aftermarket ticketing firm shared. “Pretty impressive for a new artist, with no major label support, radio success or big marketing dollars behind him.”
We found a few ‘great deals’ on StubHub for an upcoming Bon Iver date in Toronto. Not in the $400s, but prices were approaching $270 per show on the high-end.
All of which sounds shocking, but perhaps part of a new trend: nosebleed aftermarket ticket prices for indies as well. After all, an artist in demand is an artist in demand – regardless of the classification. And for those lucky enough to join the elite indie ranks, there’s huge money on tour, especially in the aftermarket.