Summer Concert Tix Prices Skyrocket

By | May 10, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Concert-goers who want to see some of their favorite bands this summer may have to dig deep into their wallets. Tickets to see major performers like the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney are expected to reach into the hundreds of dollars. The Wall Street Journal said average Stones’ tickets will run between $50 and $100, with top-tier tickets going for about $350.

Average ticket prices for McCartney’s tour are running about $135 dollars and that’s before ticketing and service charges, according to a publication that tracks the concert industry. Tickets for The Who vary on location. At New York’s Madison Square Garden they’re going for between $54 and $250. At Los Angeles’s Hollywood Bowl they’re between $44 and $505.

But not all acts will break the bank. Tickets for Lenny Kravitz, Alanis Morissette, Korn and Sheryl Crow are going for about $40 to $45.