We're a little late to this whole Jeter retirement price comparison thing, but we wanted to wait long enough for some data to come in before saying anything about the numbers.
A couple articles, including this one from ESPN, have outlined what happened to the listing price of Jeter's final games after his announcement, but I haven't seen anything about the selling price. It's one thing to say that ticket prices have shot up, and they have, but it's another to look at what ticket buyers are actually paying.
The average selling price for Yankees tickets listed on TicketNetwork.com indeed spiked significantly from before the announcement to after it. Before, the average selling price for Jeter's last home game on September 25 was $169. After the announcement, the average selling price rose to $409.
Tomorrow and Saturday are big days for concert onsales. First up, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will have initial onsales for U.S. dates of its "High Hopes" Tour. Tickets for about half the tour will become available for the general onsale this weekend, with most of the rest going on sale next weekend.
This weekend will also see onsales for OneRepublic's "Native" US Tour. Tickets for 33 tour dates will be up for grabs. This includes those added to the first leg after the initial tour announcement in December, as well as the second U.S. leg that was announced last week.
Other concert acts with onsales Friday include Jimmy Buffett, Jason Aldean, Tool, and Billy Joel. In theater, Disney On Ice's "Rockin' Ever After" has several onsales Friday for several shows in Lexington, KY. Also, both of Cirque Du Soelil's Michael Jackson-themed shows, "One" and "Michael Jackson The Immortal" have onsales for shows in Greensboro, NC. "The Immortal" also has onsales for shows in Columbus, OH.
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Earlier today, Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station announced a co-headlining tour. The two artists will be joined by their respective bands, as well as special guests Jerry Douglas, The Devil Makes Three, Kacey Musgraves, and Jason Isbell. The two bands and guest will begin their tour on May 1 in Murray, KY, and end it on July 18 in Toledo, OH.
This tour marks the first time the two acts have been on stage together. In all, the tour will run for more than 30 dates.
The tour dates are below. Get more information about ticket availability.
This morning, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced the dates for the upcoming U.S. leg of its 'High Hopes' Tour with special guest Tom Morello, launched in support of the album of the same name the band released in January. Currently consisting of 15 shows, the leg begins on April 8 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH, and ends with two shows at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, on May 17 and 18.
According to Nashville Scene, rumors of a U.S. leg were generated this weekend when an ad for a Nashville concert flashed across screens during a Kings of Leon show at Bridgestone Arena. According to that ad, public onsales would take place on Saturday, February 15. Indeed that is the case, as the official schedule shows. Approximately half the leg's concert will go on sale starting Friday, with the other half on February 21. One show will go on sale February 28.
On Monday, singer-songwriter James Taylor announced more tour dates to his 2014 U.S. tour. The additional 19 dates cover a wide area east of the Mississippi, as well as The Woodlands in Texas.
The new set of dates weren't appended to the previously announced tour dates, but are interspersed throughout them. The tour begins on May 30 and ends on August 5. After that, Taylor heads to Europe.
Visit the James Taylor page for more information about upcoming tour dates and ticket availability.
Styx, Foreigner, and Don Felder
In other news, rock bands Styx, Foreigner, and former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder are joining up for the "Soundtrack of Summer" tour. Felder will open each date, while Styx and Foreigner will generally switch on and off as the closing act for each concert. The tour begins April 5 in Mount Pleasant, MI, and ends on July 27 in Santa Barbara, CA.
Get more information about upcoming tour dates and ticket availability for the "Soundtrack of Summer" tour.