Billy Joel and Britney Spears Top List of 25 Most Expensive New Year's Eve Shows

Dec 23 2013, 9:08pm CST | by

Billy Joel and Britney Spears Top List of 25 Most Expensive New Year's Eve Shows
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While he made recent news with the announcement of his open-ended run at Madison Square Garden in 2014, Billy Joel will be ushering in the new year across the river in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.  If you’ve had a prosperous 2013 and are looking for the most expensive way to welcome 2014, Billy Joel tickets for his single show in Brooklyn are the answer. The average price to see his show, with Ben Folds opening, is $477.

Compared to Joel’s run at Madison Square Garden, the New Year’s show is a bargain. The average price for the currently scheduled nine shows at MSG starting on January 27th is $579.  That’s down $20 from when the run was announced at the beginning of this month.

For New Year’s Eve, Joel is in a price category by himself, with Britney Spears tickets and Maroon 5 tickets as the next most expensive for their shows in Las Vegas.  At an average price of $233, Phish tickets are just about half the price of Joel’s Brooklyn show, and if not for Phish’s longstanding New Year’s eve residency at MSG, Joel would have likely kicked his MSG run on New Years Eve.

Along with Jill Scott’s show at Radio City Music Hall, Phish and Joel give New York City a dominant seven of the top 25 New Year’s Eve shows. Los Angeles and Las Vegas are next with two each.  If you’re looking for non-music options, the most expensive option is Book of Mormon tickets, which you can see in either New York or San Francisco.

Below is a complete list of the 25 most expensive tickets on New Year’s Eve:

Event name Venue name City Avg Ask price
Billy Joel & Ben Folds Five Barclays Center New York

 $477.22

Britney Spears Planet Hollywood Theater Las Vegas

 $270.57

Maroon 5 Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

 $270.12

Jill Scott Radio City Music Hall New York

 $246.05

Phish Madison Square Garden New York

 $233.12

Katt Williams Nokia Theatre Live Los Angeles

 $223.92

Goo Goo Dolls House Of Blues Los Angeles

 $210.00

Pitbull & Prince Royce American Airlines Arena Miami

 $203.57

Leftover Salmon The Neptune Theatre Seattle

 $200.20

NYE Black Comedy Explosion Paramount Theatre Oakland

 $188.18

The Avett Brothers Time Warner Arena Charlotte

 $161.23

Gov’t Mule Beacon Theatre New York

 $152.93

Zac Brown Band Joe Louis Arena Detroit

 $141.11

Widespread Panic Philips Arena Atlanta

 $138.91

Bassnectar Bridgestone Arena Nashville

 $133.31

Yonder Mountain String Band Boulder Theater Boulder

 $131.96

The Disco Biscuits The Theater at MSG New York

 $127.51

Young Jeezy Baltimore Arena Baltimore

 $122.55

Calexico The Fillmore – San Francisco San Francisco

 $119.67

Deadmau5 Nassau Coliseum New York

 $113.58

Gregg Allman Florida Theater Jacksonville, FL

 $110.00

Old Crow Medicine Show Ryman Auditorium Nashville

 $92.65

Comedy Countdown Nob Hill Masonic Center San Francisco

 $78.91

Gogol Bordello Terminal 5 New York

 $76.52

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ Variety Playhouse Atlanta

 $64.54

Source: Forbes Business

 
 

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