Forbes on High Secondary Market Demand for Who at 50 Tour
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Secondary Market Demand High After The Who Tickets Go On Sale For 50th Anniversary Tour
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The Who is turning 50, and what better way to celebrate than by embarking on a massive tour? The iconic rock group recently announced 44 North America...
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The Who is turning 50, and what better way to celebrate than byembarking on a massive tour? The iconic rock group recently announced 44 North American dates over two legs in an eight-month span, beginning in April of next year and wrapping in early November. Frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend will take to the road on April 15 at the Amelie Arena in Tampa and conclude their first leg at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York on May 30. The band will then begin their second stint of shows at the Honda Center in Anaheim on September 16 and wrap at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on November 4. Tickets for the tour have just recently gone on sale, but the band has already seen huge numbers on the secondary market for their 50th anniversary tour.
According to TiqIQ, the tour average for The Who tickets over their 44-show excursion is currently $312.54 on the secondary market. The band will play its most expensive show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on September 23, where the average secondary price is currently listed at $537.64 and the get-in price is $98. A stop at New York’s Madison Square Garden on October 27 serves as the second top-priced show with an average price of $415.16 and get-in price of $90.
Their third highest-priced show of tour and most expensive of their first leg will be played at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on May 13. The average price for that show is currently $391.20 on the secondary market. Get-in price starts at $67. Rounding off the band’s top five most expensive shows are stops at the United Center in Chicago on October 15, which owns an average of $357.07, and the Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 22. That show sees a secondary average of $347.98 and get-in price of $79.
The Who Hits 50 Tour will make its least expensive stops at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on April 19 and the Moda Center in Portland on September 25. Though secondary market tickets still continue to hit the market, the band currently has a secondary market average of $211.15 for their stop in Jacksonville and a $192.18 average for their Portland show. Get-in price in Jacksonville starts at $67 and $59 in Portland.
While the band’s rhythm section in Keith Moon and John Entwistle has since passed away, Daltrey and Townshend have continued to garner impressive ticket prices when they tour together as The Who. Next year’s tour will be no different as they celebrate their 50th anniversary and continue their British invasion on North America that served as a staple in the countercultural movement of the 1960’s.
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