May 20, 2011 11:47 ET

TicketNetwork Advisory -- American Idols Live Leads Purchases in First Half of May

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - May 20, 2011) - The annual American Idols Live Tour, the final gathering that brings together an ensemble of the top finalists from the hit series' current season, led concert ticket purchases for the first half of May, according to data from the TicketNetwork exchange. The American Idols Tour accounted for over 11% of all concert tickets purchased on the exchange during this period.

The tour with the second highest number of tickets purchased was Taylor Swift's Speak Now Tour, which made up 3% of concert tickets bought during that period. Tours featuring Britney Spears & Nicki Minaj and Prince also each made up 3% of concert purchases for the first half of May. Maroon 5 & Train, Katy Perry, Sugarland, Kenny Chesney, Glee Live, and Jason Aldean each made up about 2% of concert purchases.

The top ten artists and tours for the first half of May are listed below, along with the average ticket price for each.

Top Ten Artists and Tours from May 1 - May 15 with Average Ticket Prices

Artist/TourAverage Ticket Price*
American Idols Live$298
Taylor Swift$238
Britney Spears$295
Maroon 5 & Train$168
Katy Perry$205
Kenny Chesney$208
Glee Live$211
Jason Aldean$146

*As of 5/19/2011 4:30 p.m. EDT. Prices and percentages of total tickets sold may fluctuate based on market demand.

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