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We're about a third done with the summer concert season. Naturally, we got curious to see what fans have been paying to see their favorite artists. So, we took the average purchase price for shows between the dates of June 21 (the first "official" day of summer) and July 8 to see which artists have the most die-hard fans.
I was surprised to see KISS on the top 10 list two separate times for their Canadian shows in Kamloops and Dawson Creek. The average ticket price for that shows were $431.50 and $318.50, respectively. The Kamloops KISS show was even cited as the biggest concert in Kamloops history. Well KISS, now you know where you're biggest fans are located (not Detroit, unfortunately).
The other artist to make it on the top 10 list two separate times was Celine Dion, with both her shows having an average price of $284.87 and $275.23. Celine Dion performed both shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. She's performing 20 more shows at Caesars over the course of the summer. It must be her favorite venue.
I would pay an average of $658.32 to see nine-time Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow. The show sold out in record time at Beaver Creek (36 minutes), which in comparison to the Paul McCartney tickets that sold out in under 10 seconds, isn't too shabby. Another consideration for Sheryl's high ticket price was the intimacy of the show. Beaver Creek's Vilar Performing Arts Center is a 530-seat venue -- quite a small shop in comparison to some of her other gigs.
The remainder of summer is surely to be dominated by Paul McCartney's shows -- particularly at Wrigley Field. Be sure to check back soon to see our next analysis of summer's most expensive concert tickets.
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If you want to see how concerts stack up against other events, check out our comparison of the most expensive tickets by event-type.