Whether in crisis or not, sometimes there are shows we just don’t want to miss. This is certainly the case with U2’s upcoming “Innocence and Experience” tour. With an overabundance of fans dying to see the band perform live, securing a ticket will be quite the challenge. Their last tour alone sold a total of 7.2 million tickets around the world.
The expectation achieved by U2’s announcement reminds us a lot of the last Rolling Stones tour which sold out in every venue in a matter of days or even hours. Although the resale gives fans a better chance of securing tickets, according to the online marketplace Ticketbis, the average price for a Rolling Stones ticket on the secondary market was $310.
We should all expect to relive this phenomenon with U2’s upcoming concerts. Since December 4th, fan club members have had access to pre-sales and these have already sold out in several locations. Fortunately, subscribers to the U2 website still have the opportunity to participate in a second pre-sale December 5th. The first pre-sale was only available for those who had already subscribed to their site prior to the announcement of the tour.
The second important date for fans wishing to secure tickets will be this upcoming Monday, December 8th, which is when tickets go on sale worldwide with the exception of Spain where they’ll go on sale the following day. In total, 44 concerts have been confirmed in Europe and the US with seats ranging from as little as $30 to $275.
For those who want to pass on the online queue or that have no idea what they’ll be doing six months from now, the secondary market will be an option too. Average price for U2’s 360º tour was at $180 in Ticketbis. However, prices range heavily and tickets were available for as cheap as $37 on the resale market.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.