January has come and gone and dozens of concert tours have already been announced for 2011 and so far not one has had any type of discounted ticket prices as all the press has been reporting in recent months. The suspician is that Live Nation and Ticketmaster put out dozens of press releases and articles touting the cheap concert ticket prices in 2011 in an attempt to get fans back in the seats. But without any real savings will they stay away again in 2011?
Some of the concert tours already booked for 2011 have higher ticket prices than 2010 include Taylor Swift, George Strait, Elton John, Bon Jovi, U2, Lady Gaga and Rush. At least Katy Perry has some of the cheapest concert ticket prices at under $60 per ticket for most of her 2011 concerts. Ticket prices for the Bob Seger concerts have yet to be announced but hopefully they will not go the way of Rush and Eric Clapton and stay closer to the $100 range.
We would suspect the savings will come with the summer concerts and the fans will be given the same savings as last year for the cheap lawn seats and the best seats near the stage will continue to be jacked up for maximum profits.