A New Home for Legacy Acts? The Sphere Adds Four More Eagles Shows As ‘Cheap Seat’ Tickets Top $300 Each

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The Eagles (pictured) are fetching sizable sums for tickets to their seemingly high-demand Sphere residency, which recently added four dates. Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur

Eagles fans are decidedly pumped up about the band’s forthcoming Sphere performances, remaining “cheap seats” to which have an all-in price of $300 or more per ticket.

The over half-century-old group unveiled eight weekend-only Sphere shows earlier in June before adding another four dates. And already, a substantial portion of the available passes look to have been scooped up for the concert series, which is scheduled to kick off in late September and wrap in November.

Admittedly, a number of Verified Resale tickets were live on Ticketmaster at the time of this writing; the coming months will reveal whether these expensive secondhand attendance options find takers at their current prices.

But more passes than that appear to have been bought outright, and the cheapest of the few purchasable standard tickets, mostly for the November dates, will set one back north of $300 a pop, as initially mentioned. (Tickets started at $175 each when they went on sale last week.)

Even so – and in a testament to the unique venue’s nuances – those willing to part with a bit of additional cash than the “cheap seat” minimum can seemingly secure for November far-side floor seats for about $400 each.

(On Reddit, there’s considerable ongoing discussion and debate as to precisely which seats provide the best overall view. According to the official description for the Sphere Experience show’s “director’s seats,” Section 306, at least when it comes to the program at hand, offers “the very best seats in the house.”)

Shifting to the special packages made available for the Eagles’ Sphere residency, half the dates were completely sold out at the time of writing; most of the others looked to be nearly sold out. Based on double occupancy and excluding resort fees, those packages cost $1,051 per person (the “experience & hotel” tier) or $1,451 per person (the VIP variation thereof).

Regarding the bigger-picture significance of the Eagles’ strong commercial results at the Sphere, the one-of-a-kind venue could very well be cementing its status as a worthwhile stop for veteran acts.

Thanks to the centrally located (in the grand scheme of things, that is) Sphere, Dead and Company, U2, the Eagles, and different legacy artists needn’t travel far and wide to put a new twist on live entertainment for fans. And though it perhaps goes without saying, the professionals are presumably enjoying material paychecks for their efforts.

On the other side of that equation, their mature fanbases – listeners who were just 18 when Hotel California released are now 66 years old – evidently possess the time and resources to make their way to Vegas for performances at the Sphere.