The 2011 Eric Clapton tour will make a few stops in Northern California and an artist with his background should be selling out concerts but not now. With face value ticket prices of $166 each for lower level and floor seats and $92 nosebleed seats the fans aren’t turning out like the good old days.
Both concerts at Arco Arena in Sacramento and the Hp Pavilion in San Jose are selling poorly with plenty of lower level seats and much of the upper deck still available with a little over a month to go before the concerts. You can’t blame the fans, they’ve seen Clapton live for over 40 years and the value of the concert is just not what it used to be.
Because of the high face value and lower demand ticket brokers like PreferredSeat.com now have some of the best Clapton tickets on sale for close to face value for the Arco Arena concert on March 3rd. Right now you can buy seats in the 8th row from the stage for $175 each, just $9 over the face value!
And it’s not that Preferred Seating tickets doesn’t want to make money off the Clapton tickets. It’s just too pricey for the market and consumers as a whole decide what price is the best price to pay by cutting back on their concerts.