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June 02, 2016    Featured Story

Priceline.com Shares Concert Hacks to See Summer 2016’s Top Acts for Up to 70% Off

 Concert Hacks to See Summer 2016’s Top Acts for Up to 70% Off

 

NORWALK, Conn., June 2, 2016 . . . Travel is just the ticket for music lovers who want to see their favorite artists this summer without breaking the bank. According to priceline.com and online ticket seller TiqIQ, fans can trim concert ticket costs on the secondary market as much as 70 percent or more by comparing show prices in different U.S. cities.

When a promise to see a revered pop star this summer is on the line, it pays to shop around. For example, an average Adele resale market ticket in Austin is around $1,872, while over in Phoenix, the average price is $523, or 72 percent less.

“Instead of waiting for a star to come to a city, budget-minded fans should consider traveling to another city to catch the show,” said priceline.com travel analyst, Brian Ek. “Depending on the city, fans may be able to find a ticket and a last-minute hotel room for what they’d pay for just the ticket in another town.”

Priceline.com and TiqIQ.com have looked some of the hottest tours for this summer and compared the city with the most expensive current resale ticket prices to other, more wallet friendly tour stops, along with the average hotel costs in each alternative city. Here’s what they recommend:

 

Adele’s North American Tour

The most expensive city to see Adele this year is Austin, where the average resale market ticket price is $1,872, and the get-in price is $506. Here’s where you can see her perform for less:

Saint Paul, MN / July 5-6, 2016

Resale Market Average Ticket Price: $648

Resale Market Get-In Price: $258

Average per-night hotel rates: 4-stars $179-$32; 3-stars: $49-$289

 

Phoenix, AZ / August 16-17, 2016

Resale Market Average Ticket Price: $523

Resale Market Get-In Price: $135

Average per-night hotel rates: 4-stars $8-$239; 3-stars: $44-$199

 

Justin Bieber “Purpose” World Tour

Tickets for Bieber’s summer tour are up there – $761 is the average ticket price for his Newark, New Jersey performance on July 9, with the cheapest seat priced at $216. Here are some budget-friendly alternatives, along with hotel costs.

Miami, FL / July 2, 2016

Resale Market Average Ticket Price: $444

Resale Market Get-In Price: $205

Average per-night hotel rates: 4-stars $126-$459; 3-stars: $65-$415

 

Guns ‘N Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour

East Rutherford, NJ, is the most expensive show, with the average July 23 ticket hovering around $457, and a resale market get-in price of $135. Here’s where to see the band for less:

Nashville, TN / July 9, 2016

Resale Market Average Ticket Price: $ 205

Resale Market Get-In Price: $78

Average per-night hotel rates: 4-stars $189-$449; 3-stars: $79-$534

 

Philadelphia, PA / July 14, 2016

Resale Market Average Ticket Price: $217

Resale Market Get-In Price: $65

Average per-night hotel rates: 4-stars $141-$309; 3-stars: $92-$389

 

Paul Simon National Tour

Austin is the most expensive ticket on the resale market, where the average ticket price is $466, and the get-in price is $365. Here’s where to see him for less:

Boston, MA / June 24, 2016

Resale Market Average Ticket Price: $220

Resale Market Get-In Price: $97

Average per-night hotel rates: 4-stars $150-$485; 3-stars $104-$429

 

Resale Market refers to tickets available through online ticket seller TiqIQ.com. The average price is the average of all tickets currently available for a show on the resale market. The get-in price refers to the least expensive ticket still available on the resale market. Prices and hotel rates were shopped on April 25, 2016. Prices, rates and availability are subject to change at any time. For more information on specific concerts, visit http://www.tiqiq.com/concerts/concert-tickets.

 

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For press information: Flavie Lemarchand-Wood, press@priceline.com