After I posted an article about the new Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil tour kicking off a few weeks ago, I wondered how ticket sales were doing across the dozens of cities hosting the show, especially considering the huge amount of anticipation for the production. So, I got some stats from the TicketNetwork Exchange on average tickets prices for both current inventory and tickets already sold.
The most expensive tickets currently listed for sale are for the shows in Eugene, OR, which average $409.53 per ticket. Following Eugene in highest listed prices are Salt Lake City, UT, at $335.34; and Las Vegas, NV, at $334.55. Compare those to the lowest average price in Springfield, MA, where tickets are being listed for an average of $83.33, over $200 less than the fifth most expensive city.
But what are people actually paying for tickets? Demand seems to be highest for the Las Vegas shows, where the average price for tickets purchased is $289.26. Close behind are Miami, FL, at $282.83; Los Angeles, CA, at $274.46; Washington, DC, at $254.34 and Chicago, IL, at $253.75. Interestingly, Eugene, OR, is at the bottom of the list, with an average sold price of $103.17.
Are you going to any of the shows? Tell us in the comments!
Ticket prices in this article are based on data from the TicketNetwork Exchange as of October 11, 2011, at 2 p.m. Prices may have changed.
Cirque du Soleil has a history of creating shows around specific themes, including musical artists like The Beatles. In that vein, they've designed a brand-new spectacle to honor Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, in Michael Jackson The Immortal. Buzz has been building for over a year, but the tour's finally about to launch! See below for a full list of current scheduled dates, and check out the Michael Jackson The Immortal tickets page for future updates.
|City||Run Dates||City||Run Dates|
|Montreal, QC||10/2-10/3/2011||Kansas City, MO||2/21-2/22/2012|
|Ottawa, ON||10/7-10/8/2011||Indianapolis, IN||2/24-2/25/2012|
|Hamilton, ON||10/12-10/13/2011||Miami, FL||3/2-3/3/2012|
|Detroit, MI||10/15-10/16/2011||Jacksonville, FL||3/7-3/8/2012|
|London, ON||10/18-10/19/2011||Raleigh, NC||3/10-3/11/2012|
|Toronto, ON||10/21-10/23/2011||Charlotte, NC||3/13/2012|
|Winnipeg, MB||10/26-10/27/2011||Milwaukee, WI||3/16-3/18/2012|
|Saskatoon, SK||10/29-10/30/2011||Montreal, QC||3/20-3/22/2012|
|Edmonton, AB||11/1-11/2/2011||Quebec, QC||3/24-3/25/2012|
|Vancouver, BC||11/4-11/6/2011||Minneapolis, MN||3/27-3/28/2012|
|Seattle, WA||11/9-11/10/2011||Newark, NJ||3/30/2012|
|Spokane, WA||11/12-11/13/2011||New York, NY||4/3-4/5/2012|
|Eugene, OR||11/15/2011||Long Island, NY||4/7-4/8/2012|
|Portland, OR||11/18-11/20/2011||Philadelphia, PA||4/10-4/11/2012|
|Salt Lake City, UT||11/28-11/29/2011||Pittsburgh, PA||4/13-4/15/2012|
|Las Vegas, NV||12/3-12/27/2011||State College, PA||4/24-4/25/2012|
|Phoenix, AZ||12/30-12/31/2011||Columbia, SC||4/27-4/28/2012|
|Boise, ID||1/3-1/4/2012||Baltimore, MD||5/5-5/6/2012|
|Denver, CO||1/6-1/8/2012||Worcester, MA||5/16-5/17/2012|
|Sacramento, CA||1/10-1/11/2012||Dayton, OH||6/6-6/7/2012|
|San Jose, CA||1/13-1/15/2012||Columbus, OH||6/9-6/10/2012|
|Oakland, CA||1/17-1/18/2012||Nashville, TN||6/12-6/13/2012|
|San Diego, CA||1/21-1/22/2012||Austin, TX||6/15/2012|
|Anaheim, CA||1/24-1/25/2012||San Antonio, TX||6/23/2012|
|Los Angeles, CA||1/27-1/29/2012||Atlanta, GA||6/29-6/30/2012|
|St. Louis, MO||2/7-2/8/2012||Montreal, QC||7/6-7/7/2012|
|Houston, TX||2/10-2/12/2012||Washington, DC||7/13-7/15/2012|
|New Orleans, LA||2/15-2/16/2012||Cleveland, OH||7/17-7/18/2012|
|Tulsa, OK||2/18-2/19/2012||Chicago, IL||7/20-7/21/2012|
Are you going to see the show near you? Or would you rather spend your money on a different show? Tell us in the comments!