Bieber Fever Pandemic in North America
Bieber Fever has reached across North America. Symptoms of Bieber Fever include: high-pitch screaming, singing “Baby,” and wearing obscene amounts of purple clothing. No other area of the North America displays greater signs of Bieber Fever based on ticket prices than Canada and the Midwestern United States. Ticket data for Justin Bieber’s second tour the Believe Tour, in support of his second album of the same title show huge price increases due to high demand in Canadian and Midwestern U.S. cities. Canadian cities like Edmonton and Calgary show triple-digit percent increases in average ticket prices since the tickets went on sale in the Great White North on June 1st. The same for Midwestern American cities like Minneapolis and Kansas City since tickets went on sale in the U.S. on June 2nd. The largest increase in average ticket price is Edmonton, Alberta with average ticket prices jumping from $247 to a whopping $1,111. That’s a 348 percent increase, and the largest increase and highest average ticket price based on this chart. Although not all of Canada feels the same about their native son.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has the smallest increase in average ticket sales, from $484 to $578, a 19 percent increase. What makes these figures more astonishing is the minimum ticket price actually went down 20 percent from $220 to $175. So if you are in the Saskatoon area, you are getting a good deal on Bieber tickets. But Saskatoon isn’t the city with the lowest price for Bieber tickets. Memphis Tennessee has one of the lowest increases in average and minimum ticket price. The haven for country and blues music and home to stars like B.B. King and Al Green isn’t too interested in watching the teen idol dance around in skinny jeans. Although, Bieber has incorporated more soulful melodies as he has grown older. His latest single “Boyfriend” has shown that the 18-year-old pop star has matured as an artist.
Bieber’s Believe Tour will have four stops in the New York area. The Canadian pop sensation will serenade hordes of screaming fans in the Izod Center, the famous Madison Square Garden, and the soon-to-be-finished Barclays Center. The best deal to see Bieber in New York is in the Brooklyn in the almost finished Barclays Center. As of June 15th, average and minimum ticket prices are $323 and $99 respectively. Compare those prices to $408 and $170 in the Izod Center, and $365 and $118 on the second date in Madison Square Garden. Surprising, the minimum ticket price for Bieber tickets in Madison Square Garden has increased five percent to $115 the first date, and decreased six percent to $118 the second date. The small increase in ticket prices is made even more surprising considering it is the last U.S. venue in the Believe Tour, and it’s in Madison Square Garden.
On a national scale, average ticket prices jumped 87 percent from $245 to $459 in the span of two weeks. Minimum ticket price nationally spiked 56 percent from $95 to 148. Keep in mind the Believe tour will kickoff September 29 in Glendale Arizona where the average ticket price more than doubled since going on sale from $223 to $450. Nosebleed seats in Glendale’s Jobing.com Arena are selling at a minimum price of $150. The Believer tour will wrap up in Bieber’s hometown of Toronto on December 1st, where tickets go as low as $155. With the June 14th release of his latest, more mature album Believe, and fellow Canadian pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen as an opening act, Bieber ticket prices for his Believe Tour might become more unbelievable.
Top Ten Justin Bieber Ticket Price Increases after June On-sale
|Justin Bieber Ticket Prices||Avg Price||Price Change||Venue||City||State|
|10/15/12||Justin Bieber Tickets||$1,111.26||348%||Rexall Place||Edmonton||AB|
|11/2/12||Justin Bieber Tickets||$534.23||212%||KFC Yum Center||Louisville||KY|
|11/23/12||Justin Bieber Tickets||$555.53||202%||Scotiabank Place||Kanata||ON|
|11/21/12||Justin Bieber Tickets||$683.36||180%||Palace of Auburn Hills||Auburn Hills||MI|
|10/12/12||Justin Bieber Tickets||$703.58||169%||Scotiabank Saddledome||Calgary||AB|
|11/20/12||Justin Bieber Tickets||$493.05||161%||Consol Energy Center||Pittsburgh||PA|
|10/20/12||Justin Bieber Tickets||$491.06||146%||Target Center||Minneapolis||MN|
|10/30/12||Justin Bieber Tickets||$527.30||137%||Toyota Center||Houston||TX|
|10/5/12||Justin Bieber Tickets||$540.27||136%||Save Mart Center||Fresno||CA|