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2011 Concert Tickets Sales Rebound

U2 still the top concert in town!

U2 is still the king as they top the list of 2011 Concerts with $85.8 million in gross revenue.

According to the Pollstar Mid Year Business Analysis, 2011 concert ticket sales are well ahead of the 2010 pace.  The top 100 North American tours have grossed 1.2 billion dollars thus far-  a 157 million more than the previous year (16.2%).  The jump in revenue can be largely attributed to a substantial increase in average ticket price.  In the first half of 2011, the average ticket price increased by $6.25 (or 10.2%).  Although the increasing price of tickets certainly influenced the bottom-line, more tickets were also sold in 2011.  This year 16.7 million tickets have been sold in comparison to the 15.9 million in 2010- an increase of 5.3%. All in all, this data suggests that the demand for concert tickets has rebounded from a very sluggish 2010.

Not surprising, U2 was the highest grossing North American tour in the first half of 2011.  Through 6/30/2011, U2 has sold nearly 1 million tickets with an average price of almost $88 each.  Their 11 city /14 show tour has netted  $85.8 million or an average of $7.8 million per show.

Coming in a distant #2 is Lady Gaga whose 38 city / 40 show tour sold 674,795 tickets with an average ticket price of a whopping $96.77 (gross $65.3 Mil).  Rounding out the top 5 are Bon Jovi ($57.4 mil), Kenny Chesney ($46.7 mil), and Luis Miguel ($33.9 mil).  Young country music star Taylor Swift came in at #6 with a gross of $29.5 million just ahead of Elton John ($28.0 mil), Lil Wayne ($26.3 mil), Celine Dion (23.9 mil), and Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks ($22.2 mil).

Many other acts did not make the top 10 in total gross revenue but had extremely high average grosses.  These acts will likely produce solid numbers in the second half of 2011.  These performers include:  Marco Antonio Solis ($1.1 mil per show), Mana ($2.5 mil per show), Shakira ($1.4 mil per show), Eric Clapton ($1.1 mil per show), Chayenne ($1.2 mil per show), Phish ($1.0 mil per show), George Strait with Reba & Lee Ann Womack ($1.0 mil per show), and Price ($1.1 mil per show).

Other high grossing performer include:  Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, Rush, Iron Maiden, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Rammstein, Enrique Iglesias, Rihanna, Jimmy Buffet, Janet Jackson, and New Kids on the Block / Backstreet Boys.  Look for these acts to be some of the most popular events this summer and fall.

To find great deals or sell tickets to see these great performers, be sure to check out Tickifieds!





Summer Concert Season!

It’s summer, and that can only mean one thing, it’s concert season!  People are clamoring for great music once again. 

Some of the big shows have already shown up in the weekend top 10 lists like Phish, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney.  As always, any kind of outdoor festival like the Vans Warped Tour and Bamboozle has strong appeal.

Other hot tours include the American Idols Live!, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift.

The American Idols Live! Tour features current winner Scotty McCreery and his country music counterpart and 1st runner up, Lauren Alaina.  This show will showcase the top 11 contestants of the 10th season, also including Haley Reinhart, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams, Stefano Langone, Paul Mcdonald, Pia Toscano, Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia.  This is a 47 date tour and will start in Utah on July 6th and end in New York on September 10th.

Britney Spears and her Femme Fatale tour have hit the pavement strong.  Her fan base is exceptionally loyal and is coming in droves to see her.  Her latest album debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard Charts, making her the first and only female artist to ever have six number one debut albums.  Nicki Minaj is Britney’s current opening act, after there was a last minute drop out of Latin hunk, Enrique Iglesias.  Her shows are always a spectacle.

The newly minted Mrs. Russell Brand is another pop concert that is sure to not disappoint.  Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream tour is fun and poppy and always catchy.  She is sure to sing her chart topping songs like “Teenage Dream”, “California Gurls” and her recent hit “Firework.”  Her tour runs from June 7th in Atlanta, GA until August 14th in Santa Barbara, CA.

Mumford & Sons is another show that people are exceptionally anxious to get their hands on.  Tickets are usually hard to come because they typically only ever play small, intimate venues.  As of March 2011, their current album, Sigh No More, has sold over 1, 00,000 copies in the both the United States and the United Kingdom.  This is a band to keep your eye on.

Taylor Swift announced her current tour, Speak Now, back in December 2010.  Regardless, this concert is still very much a hot topic.    Ms. Swift has a very strong and broad fan base.  Her music style that combines pop and country makes her very appealing.

As the weather heats up, so does the concert season, check out Tickifieds for all your ticket needs!