Average my ass!

Everyone keeps making such a big fuss about falling ticket prices for live musical experiences with your favorite pop and/or lock and/or rock stars, but the actual numbers still make me sick.

The average ticket price for the top 100 North American concert tours during the last six months fell by 6 percent, to $50.27, according to a study by the trade magazine Pollstar. (full ridiculous story)

Whoa! A whole six percent! And the average ticket is $50.27!? Christ Almighty on a stick. What

3 Comments so far

  1. Alana Waters (unregistered) on July 11th, 2005 @ 11:30 am

    Really?! That is *insane*. Thank god for press passes. I haven’t paid for a show in years.

    $50. Holy crap. And what, do tell, is the percentage that actually makes it back to the band?

  2. A Nony Mouse (unregistered) on July 11th, 2005 @ 12:58 pm

    It is truly insane… but then again, so is the TicketF*cker monopoly that allows ticket prices to edge higher and higher all the time. To say nothing of the problem with ticket brokers…

    God forbid any act I like see a moderate increase in popularity, because then that $10 show at the Empty Bottle end up being a $35 show at HOB. Well, $45 once TM adds their “ass f*ing” fee.

  3. Bill V (unregistered) on July 11th, 2005 @ 3:48 pm

    That is a good question, who are these people? I can’t remember the last time I paid $50 for one show. Hopefully Ticketmaster does not get it’s hands on tickets for the small shows.

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