Remember when going to see Britney or Beyoncé cost roughly the same as dinner with wine? Now it'll cost you a weekend vacation: from 2015 to 2019, average ticket prices for the top 100 tours in North America rose from $73.86 to $94.83 , with top acts spiking, according to Pollstar. Lady Gaga averaged $288 this year in her Las Vegas residencies, and the Rolling Stones averaged $226. Keep in mind that these averages include the prices for not-so-great seats. advertisement The industry is, according to the Wall Street Journal , taking its cues from the airline industry—whose ticket strategy, we'd like to point out, everyone hates (see: baggage fees, no perks, difficult refunds, headache booking). Ticketmaster and others now offer dynamic pricing, so that ticket prices rise in real time along with demand. Concertgoers are now also weathering the creation of "premium" aisle seats, which set you back as much as $30 extra. says that its front-of-house pricing was up 30% globally over the 18 months that ended in June. Ticket sales—aka "butts in seats"—are not actually growing substantially. They're up 5% this year, so jacking up ticket prices is currently fueling the intensive growth of the industry: In… Read full this story
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