Taylor Swift Set for Five Huge Shows in Los Angeles
Taylor Swift is currently in the throes of her highly successful 1989 World Tour. This weekend she arrives at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where she will perform for five nights spanning August 21 to 26 (excluding the 23rd).
Even with five shows for fans to attend, the first two shows at the Staples Center are the most expensive Taylor Swift shows since 2010, when we started tracking the secondary market. This would seem to indicate that no city has more Taylor Swift fans than Los Angeles, as the larger inventory available hasn’t driven prices down.
Tickets to See Taylor Swift at the Staples Center
Behind two performances by the Rolling Stones in 2013, Taylor Swift is the second most expensive concert to see at the Staples Center since 2010. Swift tops acts such as Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Drake and Justin Bieber.
With five shows to choose from, there is some significant price variation between each show. As expected, the two weekend shows are the most expensive, with average resale prices of more than $320 each. The cheapest show to see is Tuesday’s, when the average resale price if just $271.
Average Resale Price for Taylor Swift at the Staples Center
|Show Date||Average Resale Price|
|Fri, Aug 21, 15||$322|
|Sat, Aug 22, 15||$338|
|Mon, Aug 24, 15||$298|
|Tue, Aug 25, 15||$270|
|Wed, Aug 26, 15||$273|
Fans that want to get as close as possible to the catwalk will pay a premium, as the average price of a floor seat next to the catwalk is $492. Fans can save money by sitting in the upper level, where tickets are reselling for an average of $165 each.
Demand to see Swift in Los Angeles has gone way up since her performances at the Staples Center in 2013 and 2011. The overall average resale price of a ticket to see Swift in LA this year is $302, which is 53 percent more than the average when she performed at the Staples Center in 2013, and 92 percent more than the average when she performed at the Staples Center in 2011.