August 17, 2012 16:30 ET

Brothers of the Sun, Big Time Rush Are Top End-of-Summer Concerts on

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2012) - Summer 2012 is entering its final leg, and so are a number of the season's hottest concert tours. At least nine artists will conclude their performance schedules in the days and weeks before summer ends on September 21.

In terms of tickets sold on, the most popular end-of-summer events have been the Brothers of the Sun Tour featuring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw; the American Idol Live Tour; Big Time Rush's on-going tour; Elton John's tour; and Def Leppard and Poison's co-headline venture.

But of all the tickets sold for these five acts on, a whopping 42% were for the Brothers of the Sun Tour and another 31% were for Big Time Rush. Despite having sold the largest number of tickets, average selling prices for the two vary greatly. The average selling price for the Brothers of the Sun Tour is $166, compared to $101 for Big Time Rush.

"The March announcement of One Direction's U.S. tour dates introduced serious competition for the attention of boy band fans, thus lowering demand and average sales prices for Big Time Rush tickets," said Michael Merritt, concert specialist for "The Brothers of the Sun Tour, meanwhile, includes Kenny Chesney, who has been at the top of the country music scene for years. His presence has helped keep demand higher for that tour."

Visit the TN Team Blog at to find out more information about 2012's end-of-summer tours. sales data is as of 8/17/2012, 9:30 a.m. EDT. Percentages are based on total ticket sales. Prices are not set by and may fluctuate based on market demand.

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