Monday, September 6, 2010

Location, Location and Ticket Prices

I noted earlier that Katie Melua was playing the Bronson Theatre. The Bronson Theatre isn't a place I've heard of a lot - now I know why (it's the former Immaculata High School). But they've got some great names coming there this fall, including comedy, Ani DeFranco and Broken Social Scene.

Another reason for bringing these shows up are a great trend in ticket pricing. These shows are priced around $30 and the shows will be quite intimate (1000 people tops). 

Compare that price to Roger Waters ($55 for limited view but up to $200 for good seats) or even Johnny Reid ($60 for good seats). 

I remember basic prices for shows being close to $75 or $80 for basic tickets (the 2008 Police show was at $225 a seat).

Another good deal? Jason Mraz at $45 - all tickets at Scotiabank Place (Theatre seating - so max 2500).

At these prices, these shows come dangerously close to "cover" prices for local bands at some clubs. I recall seeing Stoned Soul Picnic at some local places with a cover of $10. 

What are some of the best deals for shows you've been to lately?

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