Posted: 1:51 pm Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
By Pete Rizzo
Looks like fans of Phil Collins are welcoming him back from retirement with open arms! Not surprisingly, ticket demand for his upcoming shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall is through the roof.
And I won’t be the least bit surprised if demand is equally strong when he comes stateside for some shows (I say it’s a foregone conclusion at this point, with Radio City the target venue that I envision).
Paying an arm and a leg for a concert is nothing new for me. Now you’d think the most money I’ve ever spent for concert tickets was to see my favorite band. But yet another reason I love Rush is because their ticket prices were always reasonably priced. The most I spent on a Rush gig was $125 for their Air Canada Centre show back in 2012 during my inaugural visit to RushCon:
As for the most I’ve spent, that honor goes to Billy Joel after spending $600 for a pair to see one of his many sellouts at Madison Square Garden.
Genesis comes in a close second at $550 for a pair for their Giants Stadium reunion show back in 2007.
How about you? What’s the most $$ you’ve spent on concert tickets and for which show?
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.