6 Tips to Save Money on Elton John Tickets
Elton John has announced that he’ll be retiring from the road–after performing 300 shows all over the world for the next three years. While tickets to see the iconic musician are in high demand, you shouldn’t have to blow your summer vaca fund in order to catch a glimpse. Read on for our top tips on how to save money when buying tickets to Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour!
Tip #1: Utilize the Ticket Tracker
Find out when Elton John ticket prices drop in a city near you by utilizing SeatGeek’s “Track Artist” feature. When you track the artist and/or event, you’ll be notified of any cost fluctuations and if any additional dates have been announced. You can find the “Track Artist” feature at the top of any performer or event page.
Tip #2: Check Out Nearby Cities
While it’s certainly more convenient (and exciting) to catch Elton John performing at your local venue, it might not always be the smartest move. If you live on the East Coast, do some comparison shopping to see what nearby venues offer the cheapest ticket prices. For the die-hard fans living in a larger, less-clustered area, consider planning a summer vacation to one of the more affordable concert destinations.
Tip #3: Use Deal Score
When spending hard-earned cash on concert tickets, fans want to make sure they’re getting their money’s worth. Deal Score is a tool developed by SeatGeek to help rank the value of a ticket based on historical prices for the performer and the venue, the row location, the expected sightline from the section, and the quality of the other available tickets for the event. Utilizing this feature will ensure that you’re getting the most bang-for-your-buck when buying Elton John tickets.
Tip #4: Wait Until The Last Minute
Calling all procrastinators! If you don’t mind being spontaneous, waiting until the week (or even hours) before the concert can often save buyers money when purchasing tickets. While it’s not a guarantee that prices will drop, sellers with remaining inventory are eager to rid themselves of extra tickets, thus costs go down the closer it gets to show time.
Tip #5: Go On a School Night
Unsurprisingly, concerts held on a Friday or Saturday are often more expensive than those on a Sunday or week night. With John performing multiple nights in the same city for many of his stops, opting for a work night concert over a weekend blowout will likely save you a few bucks.
Tip #6: Cozy Up To The Nosebleed Section
If you’re just looking to get to a final Elton John show and don’t really care where you sit, sort the ticket listings by “price.” It’ll filter the cheapest options to the top, showing you the current lowest get-in price for the concert. With John performing at such large venues on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, there will likely be large screens projecting him so that everybody gets a clear view. Or with the money you saved on your nosebleed tickets, you can buy a fancy pair of binoculars.