As of now, if anyone has recently been to a metal or rock concert then one would be aware of how much steep increase in the ticket prices has been, it might turn out as a surprise to look into how much the price of these concerts tickets was then compared to as of today.
For ages, music has known no boundaries and people have bonded over it what can be more enticing than listing to your favorite artists live on the stage; when given a chance to enjoy?
Over the years there has been a gradual increase in prices of the commodity you name it; be it food, water, etc, and last but not least music is also no exception to it…
According to a Bloomberg report in 2019; “There has been a significant four times increase in the ticket value in the last two decades, from the mid-’90s to 2019 the price of concert ticket has gone up from $26 to almost 100$, and its estimated the bigger the artist the higher the ticket price.”
The reason live concert tickets are expensive because albums sales have fallen sharply due to piracy and the use of internet-downloaded music, resulting in losses for the record company, thus the only way to recoup profit is by raising the stakes of tickets in a live concert, as it costs a chunk amount of money in the production of the album.
The largest ticket provider in the USA, “Ticketmaster” and Live Nation were accused of charging high prices for tickets due to demand for live music after the post-pandemic scene. To keep up with their justified ticket fee, the platforms have a justified Dynamic Pricing Model, which means that the value of a ticket is based on circumstances it can be hiked in face of high demand.
This dynamic pricing resulted in ticket prices of $400 to $5000 for a concert ticket of Bruce Springsteen, similarly, the prices of Taylor Swift were touching the sky.
According to Loudwire, a US-based music platform states, ticket prices are touching a whooping high after the pandemic restricts were removed, let’s compare some of the prices over the years
Metallica— Then It was $22 for the lower area of the Chicago arena in 1991. Now the ticket prices are almost touching $800 for a two-day event.
Guns N’ Roses— The ticket price in 1987 was $15, Now the ticket can cost up to $217.
Foo Fighters—Their 1996 GA ticket sold for 18$ but Now it ranges from$143 to $248.
Bruce Springsteen— $17 was the price for the Born in the USA tour in 1984 but Now it ranges from $400 to $500.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers—In the year 1999 for $29 you could get your hands on a ticket to a concert but Now the prices vary between $176 to $826.
Motley Crue— $18.50 for the price for loud fun, Now the tickets a running at $145.
In India, the netizens were surprised that the cost of Arijit Singh’s ticket ranged from Rs 999 to a whopping Rs 16,00,000.
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