Phil’s Royal Return

Phil’s Royal Return 

Posted: 1:51 pm Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

By Pete Rizzo

Phil Collins

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?