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Lady Gaga tickets are currently averaging $190 (down $45 per ticket since we last reported ticket prices in October of 2012) for her remaining North American stops of her Born This Way Ball Tour. Now averaging $56 less per ticket compared to tickets for the North American leg of her Monster Ball Tour in 2011, it would appear that folks aren’t Gaga over Gaga any more. However, one must consider that she has already performed in major markets like Los Angeles and Las Vegas this year; ticket prices for those stops were well above the $190 average (on Dec 26, Los Angeles tickets were averaging $229, Las Vegas tickets, $327).
In an earlier blog post comparting ticket prices for top female artists touring in 2013, we found that Gaga had the highest average ticket price amongst Underwood, Pink, Swift, and Rihanna. Now if you consider Gaga’s $190 avg. ticket price, she is right in the middle of the pack. Taylor Swift (then averaging $192, today $194) has a higher avg. ticket price than Lady Gaga. Likewise, the number of internet searches for Taylor Swift surpassed Lady Gaga beginning in September of 2012. With that, demand and interest for Taylor Swift is higher than that for Lady Gaga. Interestingly, the Google trends data shows that searches in September of 2011 for Lady Gaga were more than double that for Taylor Swift.
This update was prompted after reading: Is the Internet tired of Lady Gaga? Comment below and tell us if you are still Gaga over Lady Gaga.
It appears that way. Lady Gaga tickets for her upcoming North American leg of her Born This Way Ball Tour are in similar demand to those of her 2009-2011 Monster Ball Tour which was the 15th highest grossing concert of all-time. As Lady Gaga preps for her North American stops, we delve into ticket prices to see just how gaga people are going this year.
It’s important to note that in the 2011 North American leg alone, Lady Gaga performed 41 shows as part the Monster Ball Tour. This was her third and final time in the continent, also performing in 2010 and 2009. In total, the tour reached 201 shows, more than half (119) were in North America. Gaga plans to do just 37 North American (113 total) appearances as part of Born This Way Ball. Good news for those living in medium sized markets; cities including Kansas City, San Jose, Philly, Brooklyn, St. Louis, St. Paul and Vancouver are all stops Gaga didn’t make in 2011.
It seems as if folks were a little more gaga about Gaga in 2011. The average ticket price was slightly higher. However, ticket prices have skyrocketed in some cities like Los Angeles and Miami, jumping over 30 percent in each.
Lady Gaga Ticket Prices
- Avg. Price (2011): $246.34
- Avg. Price (2013): $234.64
- Highest Increase (2011 to 2013): 38.43% (Los Angeles, Staples Center)
- Highest Decrease (2011 to 2013): 26.23% (Chicago, United Center)
- Cheapest Ticket (2013): $37 (Brooklyn, Barclays Center)
- Most Expensive Ticket (2013): $9,957 (Brooklyn, Barclays Center)
The following charts take a look at the difference in prices, for each Tour, amongst cities and venues that Lady Gaga will have performed at in both North American legs. The data labeled 2012 are 2013 ticket prices, recorded in October of 2012.
Lady Gaga Tickets Comparison by City
|City||2013 Avg. Price||2011 Avg. Price||∆|
Lady Gaga Tickets Comparison by Venue
|Venue||City||2013 Avg. Price||2011 Avg. Price||∆|
|Air Canada Centre||Toronto||$220.25||$173.53||26.93%|
|American Airlines Arena||Miami||$241.28||$183.36||31.59%|
|Madison Square Garden||New York City||$390.27||$408.00||-4.34%|
|Staples Center||Los Angeles||$352.41||$254.58||38.43%|
|US Airways Center||Phoenix||$183.75||$216.76||-15.23%|
Although Google Trends searches for “lady gaga” in September 2012 (when tickets went on sale for the North American leg of Born This Way Ball) were just one-third of those in September 2010 (when tickets went on sale for the final North American leg of the Monster Ball Tour), Google Trends searches for “lady gaga tickets” were relatively similar. Each search peaked in March 2010, most likely due to Gaga’s announcement of her highly anticipated return to North America for the second leg of the Monster Ball Tour.
Lady Gaga Tickets and Tour Dates – Born This Way Ball
|Lady Gaga Tickets||Date||Venue||City||State||Avg. Price|
|Lady Gaga||1/11/2013||Rogers Arena||Vancouver||BC||$258.62|
|Lady Gaga||1/12/2013||Rogers Arena||Vancouver||BC||$219.54|
|Lady Gaga||1/14/2013||Tacoma Dome||Tacoma||WA||$120.79|
|Lady Gaga||1/17/2013||HP Pavilion At San Jose Arena||San Jose||CA||$283.88|
|Lady Gaga||1/20/2013||Staples Center||Los Angeles||CA||$411.73|
|Lady Gaga||1/21/2013||Staples Center||Los Angeles||CA||$278.49|
|Lady Gaga||1/23/2013||US Airways Center||Phoenix||AZ||$183.75|
|Lady Gaga||1/25/2013||MGM Grand Hotel Garden Arena||Las Vegas||NV||$312.24|
|Lady Gaga||1/29/2013||American Airlines Center-TX||Dallas||TX||$191.24|
|Lady Gaga||1/31/2013||Toyota Center||Houston||TX||$197.83|
|Lady Gaga||2/2/2013||Scottrade Center||St. Louis||MO||$146.94|
|Lady Gaga||2/4/2013||Sprint Center||Kansas City||MO||$178.52|
|Lady Gaga||2/6/2013||Xcel Energy Center||St. Paul||MN||$167.37|
|Lady Gaga||2/8/2013||Air Canada Centre||Toronto||ON||$217.83|
|Lady Gaga||2/9/2013||Air Canada Centre||Toronto||ON||$226.84|
|Lady Gaga||2/11/2013||Bell Centre-QC||Montreal||QC||$175.70|
|Lady Gaga||2/13/2013||United Center||Chicago||IL||$238.25|
|Lady Gaga||2/14/2013||United Center||Chicago||IL||$253.97|
|Lady Gaga||2/16/2013||Palace of Auburn Hills||Auburn Hills||MI||$188.13|
|Lady Gaga||2/19/2013||Wells Fargo Center-PA||Philadelphia||PA||$217.36|
|Lady Gaga||2/20/2013||Wells Fargo Center-PA||Philadelphia||PA||$182.48|
|Lady Gaga||2/22/2013||Madison Square Garden||New York||NY||$413.86|
|Lady Gaga||2/23/2013||Madison Square Garden||New York||NY||$366.55|
|Lady Gaga||2/25/2013||Verizon Center-DC||Washington||DC||$261.05|
|Lady Gaga||2/27/2013||TD Garden||Boston||MA||$233.56|
|Lady Gaga||3/2/2013||Boardwalk Hall Arena||Atlantic City||NJ||$487.56|
|Lady Gaga||3/6/2013||Barclays Center||Brooklyn||NY||$293.61|
|Lady Gaga||3/7/2013||Barclays Center||Brooklyn||NY||$230.29|
|Lady Gaga||3/10/2013||Bridgestone Arena||Nashville||TN||$162.32|
|Lady Gaga||3/11/2013||Philips Arena||Atlanta||GA||$198.03|
|Lady Gaga||3/13/2013||Tampa Bay Times Forum||Tampa||FL||$204.31|
|Lady Gaga||3/15/2013||BB&T Center||Fort Lauderdale||FL||$197.27|
|Lady Gaga||3/16/2013||American Airlines Arena||Miami||FL||$241.28|