SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2012) - After five years away from the stage, The Rolling Stones have returned with four shows to kick off the band's 50th Anniversary celebration. However, the return is coupled with ticket prices that are significantly higher than any other concert event with tickets sold via TicketNetwork.com during the month of October.
The average price paid for tickets listed on TicketNetwork.com for Rolling Stones tickets is $1041 -- the highest average of any concert performer for the month. The price is nearly 75% higher than the $574 paid for Grace Jones tickets, the artist with the next-highest average. It is also more than five times as high as P!nk, the best-selling concert artist at TicketNetwork.com so far in October.
"Five years is a fairly long time for a band to be away from touring. Diehard fans are often willing to pay more to see a group return after such a hiatus," said Michael Merritt, concert specialist for TicketNetwork.com. "The question now is whether more casual ticket buyers are also willing to pay these high prices to see The Stones. If not, we could see asking prices drop on the marketplace."
The first two concerts will be on November 25 and 29 at the O2 Arena in London, followed by December 13 and 15 shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. In addition to the band's anniversary milestone, the concerts also support The Rolling Stones' new compilation album, GRRR!, due to be released in November.
TicketNetwork.com sales data is as of 10/24/2012, 5:00 p.m. EDT. Prices are not set by TicketNetwork.com and may fluctuate based on market demand.
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