Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:56:16 +0200
- OH NO!!
Red-Hot Market for Ariana Grande Tour Tix Puts Your Left-Side Princess Among Pop Elite
2014 has been a massive year for pop artist Ariana Grande. On the heels of a pair of hit songs and another No. 1 album, the singer also announced her first North American tour last week, which will run over three months from February through April of next year. The news of the 25-show Honeymoon Tour comes just three weeks after the release of her sophomore studio album, titled My Everything, that dropped on August 25 and marked the second consecutive time the “Problem” singer has released a top-selling album on the Billboard 200.
While her 2015 tour will run primarily through the U.S., the 21-year-old Grande will make two Canadian stops in Toronto and Vancouver over her three-month stint on the road. The hype surrounding the tour has already drawn price parallels to other solo female pop artists in Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, who have toured extensively this summer and will continue to do so this fall. Such a comparison does seem justifiable, however, as secondary market prices for Ariana Grande tickets have already started to accumulate since last week and prices continue to rise.
According to TiqIQ, Grande’s Honeymoon Tour currently has an average price of $225.24 on the secondary market. This is an impressive statistic for a debut tour, but the considerable amount of media coverage and overwhelmingly positive album sales back it up. Secondary market tickets will continue to appear in the coming weeks after primary tickets go on sale this Saturday, but the singer’s most expensive date of tour is currently at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 20. The average secondary price for Ariana Grande tickets at the Garden is currently $341.42, 51% above the tour average, with a get-in price of $120. Grande’s cheapest date on the secondary market is currently at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, which she will play on April 1. The average secondary price for the April Fool’s Day show is $190.94, 15% below the tour average, with a get-in price of $75.