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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.

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Top 10 Events This Weekend (12/10 – 12/12)


The Z100 Jingle Ball featuring a lineup that includes Justin Bieber and Katy Perry is a hot event this weekend!

At Free Ticket Classifieds we always strive to provide ticket buyers and sellers with the latest trends in the event ticket industry.  With 10’s of thousands of tickets listed in our classifieds database we are able to sift through the clutter and see what is hot and what is not.  Every Wednesday, we will provide our readers a list of the most popular events for the upcoming weekend.  We hope that this list will be useful for people marketing events tickets and also for those that are looking to find something to do.

The top events for the second weekend in December consists of an interesting mix of sports, concerts and comedy events.  On the list are annual holiday concerts put on by local radio stations, a good ol’ fashioned rodeo, and the “Queen of Mean”.   The number one event this weekend, not surprisingly, is the lone college football game this weekend.  So without further delay, here are your top 10 events this weekend.

#1.  Army vs Navy Football Tickets Saturday 12/11/2010 – Philadelphia, PA

#2 2010 NFR FINALS Tickets Saturday 12/11/2010 – Las Vegas, NV

#3. B96 Jingle Bash Tickets Saturday 12/11/2010 – Rosemont, IL

#4.  Lisa Lampanelli Tickets Friday 12/10/2010 – New York, NY

#5  Rammstein Tickets Saturday 12/11/2010 – New Yor, NY

#6 Bulls vs Lakers Tickets Friday 12/10/2010 – Chicago, IL

#7 Z100 Jingle Ball Tickets (Justin Bieber – Katy Perry) – Friday 12/10/2010 New York, NY

#8 Roger Waters Tickets Friday 12/10/2010 – Vancouver, BC

#9 Kings vs Lakers Tickets Saturday 12/11/2010 – Sacramento, CA

#10 Saints vs Rams Tickets Sunday 12/12/2010 – New Orleans, LA

To evaluate the most popular events we use a combination of unique ad views, responses, and search traffic.  If you have any suggestions for future analyses please let us know.   Free Ticket Classifieds is now the #1 site in the world to buy and sell tickets.