8 Most Expensive Concert Tickets Currently on Sale

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The most expensive music genre in terms of concert ticket prices is Classic Rock, with the average seat costing $119.14. Christian music is on the other end of the spectrum, with the average ticket costing only $39.38. Everything else is in-between.

However, any genre of music can cost a fortune for a great concert seat if the performer is famous enough.

Continue reading for a list of the most expensive concert tickets currently available for purchase. We used the most expensive trending artists and looked up the top values for the best seats at their upcoming tours to come up with these numbers.

8. Tyler the Creator: Made in America ‘22

Highest price: $835.24
Date: September 3, 2022
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Venue: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Tyler the Creator: Made in America ‘22
photo source: Wikimedia Commons

The Made in America ’22 music festival featuring Tyler, the Creator, Bad Bunny, Pusha-T, and more, has an event coming up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 3.

Two-day VIP passes to this event can run up to $750 per person, with $835.24 being the most expensive ones so far.

Tyler the Creator is a rapper and producer who got his start with a self-funded mixtape in 2009 called Bastard. His debut album, Goblin (2011), was when he really hit the mainstream, with the music video for “Yonkers” going big. He was one of the founders of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, a music collective in LA.

Did you know?

The other original members of Odd Future include Casey Veggies, Left Brain, Jasper Dolphin, Syd, Travis Bennett, Hodgy, and Matt Martians.

7. Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 World Tour

Highest price: $1,000
Date: September 15, 2022
Location: Orlando, Florida
Venue: Camping World Stadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 World Tour
photo source: Wikimedia Commons

The Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 Global Stadium Tour is a celebration of the band’s twelfth and thirteenth albums, both released in 2022. Unlimited Love came out on April 1 and Return of the Dream Canteen is slated for release on October 14.

The tour represents the band’s first in over a decade with the guitarist, John Frusciante. The World Tour started in Seville in Spain and is going around the world, including to Orlando, Florida on September 15 at the Camping World Stadium.

Tickets for this concert are currently going for $835.24 on the high end.

Did you know?

The Red Hot Chili Peppers was formed in 1983 out of a slew of musical genres encompassing alt-rock, funk, hard rock, hip hop, punk rock, funk metal, rap rock, and more. They’ve sold more than 100 million records, making them the top band in the history of alt-rock. They’ve won six Grammys.

6. Jimmy Buffet

Highest price: $1,022
Date: October 8, 2022
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Jimmy Buffet
photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Jimmy Buffet is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, worth nearly a billion dollars for his “island escapist” music style. His band, known as the Coral Reefer Band, is famous for hit songs like “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday.”

His most recent concert is in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Buffet fans are commonly called “Parrot Heads,” and they’re coming out in the millions to his latest gigs. Tickets for this concert are up to over $1,000 for the best seats.

Did you know?

In addition to being a musician, Jimmy Buffet is also an author responsible for three bestselling books: Where is Joe Merchant?, Tales from Margaritaville, and A Pirate Looks at Fifty. Project HIMANK in the border roads of northern India includes road signs with philosophical wisdom on them. Jimmy Buffet is one of the “philosophers” quoted.

5. Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour

Highest price: $1,800
Date: August 13, 2022
Location: Miami, FL
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium
Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour
photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour started with three shows in Puerto Rico, the country where Bunny was born. He has only let people buy tickets in-person to avoid scalpers inflating prices online.

Though this hasn’t stopped the tickets from rising to prices as high as $1,800 on TicketMaster, which is the current high point for the “World’s Hottest Tour’s” next performances in August.

The concert is happening in Miami, FL at the Hard Rock Stadium. The songs he’s performing include “Me Fui de Vacaciones,” El Apagon,” “Despues de la Playa,” and “Ojitos Lindos.”

Did you know?

Bad Bunny is the stage name of Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio. He’s known for mixing rock, soul, bachata, and other genres in his music. In the past, he’s collaborated with other famous artists like Rosalia, Daddy Yankee, Arcangel, J. Balvin, Farruko, and Residente.

4. Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road The Final Tour

Highest price: $1,924.48
Date: September 7, 2022
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Venue: Rogers Centre
Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road The Final Tour
photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road The Final Tour is going to showcase the superstar performing throughout 2022, next at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Farewell Yellow Book Road has been going on since 2018, beginning in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The Final Tour of the concert is going on now, with the next on September 7, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario in Canada at the Rogers Centre.

The name of this tour refers to one of John’s first big albums, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which came out in 1973. The tour will be going on until July 8, 2023.

The tour has grossed $358.6 million in 179 shows, which shouldn’t be surprising considering tickets currently go for as much as $1,924.48.

Did you know?

Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight. The British pianist/composer is a knight, known as one of the greatest pop artists of all time. He’s sometimes known as Rocket Man, named after his 1972 single. He’s sold over 300 million records, so his concerts have no trouble packing them in.

3. George Strait

Highest price: $1,958
Date: November 18, 2022
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Venue: Dickies Arena
George Strait
photo source: Wikimedia Commons

George Strait is a country music singer, the “King of Country,” and as a consequence of being on this list is the most expensive country music star currently performing.

Strait’s first big single was “Unwound” in 1981, a song that ushered in what is now known as “mainstream neotraditionalism” in American country music.

His latest concert, simply titled “George Strait,” is going to be performed at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas in November of 2022. Tickets for the concert are selling for as much as $1,958.

Did you know?

George Strait has sold over 120 million records, putting him in the upper tier of the best-selling musicians ever. His albums have gone platinum 33 times, multi-platinum 13 times, and gold 38 times.

2. Def Leppard/Motley Crue/Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Highest price: $2,000
Date: August 14, 2022
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium
Def Leppard/Motley Crue/Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
photo source: Live Nation Entertainment

The Def Leppard/ Mötley Crüe /Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts concert happening this month still has ticket sales up on Ticket Masters, with the next performance on August 14 as high as $2,000.

The concert will be in the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The headliners are the English rock band Def Leppard, which has been around since 1997. Mötley Crüe is a heavy metal band that formed in 1981 and has released 7 platinum albums since then. Poison is a glam metal band formed by Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett, and C.C. DeVille in 1983.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the singer behind “Cherry Bomb” and the band behind “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” will close off the night.

Suffice it to say that it’s an 80s music lover’s dream, so it should be no surprise that tickets to this concert are up to $2,000 apiece for the best seats.

Did you know?

Mötley Crüe disbanded from 2015-2018, reintroducing themselves to the world with four new songs for their biopic, The Dirt, for Netflix.

1. Usher: My Way – The Vegas Residency

Highest price: $2,367
Date: August 26, 2022
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: Dolby Live
Usher: My Way – The Vegas Residency
photo source: Wikimedia Commons

The most expensive concert tickets are to Usher: My Way – The Vegas Residency. He’ll be performing in Las Vegas, Nevada next at Park MGM in the Dolby Live venue on August 26.

The concert is named after My Way, Usher’s second studio album from 1997, featuring the single of the same name.

The R&B singer was born in Dallas, Texas and had been showing up at singing competitions since he was 12. His first huge hit was the album, Confessions in 2004, which had four number-one singles. Tickets for Usher: My Way – The Vegas Residency are selling for as much as $2,367.

Did you know?

My Way features guest music work from Lil’ Kim, Jermaine Dupri, and Monica. Three separate singles on the album went platinum, including “Nice & Slow,” “You Make Me Wanna…”, and “My Way.”


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