Boston Summer Concerts 2012

The summer is a great time to go to concerts. Just being outside, listening to your favorite artist play on a warm summer evening or afternoon is an incredible experience. This year, we’ve examined the best summer concerts in Chicago, and we’ve also taken a look at the top summer concerts around the nation and near New York City. Now we’ve decided to give you a more local look at the top summer concerts in Boston this summer, as ranked by average selling price on the secondary market. Let’s get you to the list right away, and then after the jump, we’ll take a closer look at the top 5.

Top Boston Concerts Summer 2012

Event Date Average Price
Stevie Nicks with Marc Cohn 7/10/2012 220.7
Coldplay with Marina and The Diamonds 7/29-30/2012 204.175978
Dukes of September Rhythm Revue with Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald 8/9/2012 197.333333
Aerosmith with Cheap Trick 7/17&19/2012 186.078519
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 8/14/2012 181.723892
Kenny Chesney with Tim McGraw and Empire of the Sun 8/25/2012 160.69633
Allman Brothers Band 8/7/2012 151.694792
Kenny Chesney with Tim McGraw and Brother Sun 8/24/2012 147.973512
Barenaked Ladies with Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker 8/18/2012 135.076923
O.A.R. with Rebelution 8/3/2012 125.458333
B-52s with Squeeze 7/11/2012 124.164179
Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson 9/1/2012 123.225423
Enrique Iglesias with Wisin y Yandel and Jennifer Lopez 7/25/2012 121.576134
Summerland with Gin Blossoms and Sugar Ray 7/28/2012 116.88
Brandi Carlile with Josh Ritter 8/4/2012 113.166667
American Idols Live 8/18/2012 112.021739
Darius Rucker 8/31/2012 111.745562
Miranda Lambert with JT Hodges 7/27/2012 100.637363
Gavin DeGraw with Colbie Caillat 7/25/2012 98.189474
Steve Miller Band with George Thorogood 8/5/2012 85.847826
Matisyahu with Dirty Heads 7/10/2012 49.659574
Refused with Off! 7/20/2012 30.714545

Stevie Nicks Boston 2012

If you want in on Boston’s top concert of the summer, you better buy quickly, because Stevie Nicks will be performing with Marc Cohen tomorrow night! However, though the average ticket price so far has been over $220, cheaper tickets are readily available, with prices starting around $100.

Stevie Nicks Boston Tickets 2012

Tuesday 8:00 PM Boston, MA tickets from $112

Stevie Nicks Video

Coldplay in Boston 2012

Coldplay comes in at number two, and the only surprise here is that they aren’t number one. Indeed, their average ticket price over the last 12 months has been $200, almost exactly the average price for their July 29th and 30th concerts at the TD Garden in Boston.

Coldplay Boston Tickets 2012

Friday 7:00 PM Montreal, Canada tickets from $84
Sunday 7:30 PM Boston, MA tickets from $88
Monday 7:00 PM Boston, MA tickets from $84
Wednesday 7:00 PM Auburn Hills, MI tickets from $74

Coldplay Video

Dukes of September in Boston 2012

Dukes of September Boston 2012
Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, and Boz Scaggs decided to get together and do a tour as the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue, and fans clearly love the idea. The average ticket price for their August 9th Concert in Wang Theater is nearly $200. Once again, however, bargain-hunting fans can find cheaper tickets, starting around $90.

Dukes of September Boston Tickets 2012

Thursday 8:00 PM Boston, MA tickets from $87

Aerosmith Boston 2012

Coming in at number four is Aerosmith, who will be playing at the TD Garden with Cheap Trick on July 17th and 19th. Tickets for their most recent tour have been averaging about $185, so their average Boston price of $186 is just about a good a deal as anywhere. Moreover, the cheapest tickets to the July 19th performance are going for under 60! Buy now.

Aerosmith Boston Tickets 2012

Tuesday 7:30 PM Boston, MA tickets from $80
Thursday 7:30 PM Boston, MA tickets from $59

Aerosmith Video

Bruce Springsteen Boston 2012

Rounding out our top 5 is “The Boss,” Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen will be playing three shows with the E Street Band. First come two shows at Fenway Park on August 14th and 15th, followed by a huge show on the 18th in the Patriot’s Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Though many of the tickets are pricey (as you can tell from the average price of just over $180, there are plenty of bargain seats to be had, especially for the Gillette Stadium performance: the cheapest tickets are currently under $50 a piece!

Bruce Springsteen Boston Tickets 2012

Tuesday 5:00 PM Boston, MA tickets from $112
Wednesday 6:30 PM Boston, MA tickets from $115
Saturday 7:30 PM Foxborough, MA tickets from $42

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Other Concert Tickets

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Top image courtesy of Flickr user Matt Tillett.