4:13 pm - 01/01/2013

Lady Gaga tickets being sold for deeply reduced prices at StubHub

This morning, CNN mentioned that even though Lady Gaga is one of the year's most anticipated tours, ticket sales aren't as good as expected. To further demonstrate this, StubHub, the official partner site of Ticketmaster, began showing tickets for the Born This Way Ball tour as cheap as $23 this morning, even though regular tickets on Ticketmaster sell at $60 to $200.

At her opening U.S. show in Tacoma on January 14, hundreds of tickets remain through Ticketmaster. However, there are several tickets also available at StubHub for tickets at less than face value. In San Jose, Ticketmaster lists seats as all sold out except for the most expensive tickets at $175. However, on StubHub, there are hundreds of tickets still for sale and some of those tickets are selling at below face value.

This seems to be a pattern for ticket sales throughout the Born This Way Ball tour. In Los Angeles, for example, you can buy tickets for as cheap as $23 on StubHub. Besides tickets being easily available on Ticketmaster, nearly 2,000 tickets are available for each show at StubHub. There are other secondary ticket sites that are selling tickets as well. Either there will be a lot of empty seats, or many will be secretly "given away" to avoid embarrassment.

However, Ticketmaster tells us that in general, ticket sales for Lady Gaga's tour are good and that she is one of the few artists who can play back-to-back dates at the same venue. Even though there have been several reports of downsized venues and empty seats throughout the world, the Born This Way Ball tour is one of the top five grossing tours of 2012.

brokenseas 1st-Jan-2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Mmmm I just looked bc I figured at $23 why the hell wouldn't you go, but the $23 is pre-paid parking. The cheapest actual tickets are $70ish.
jinnycalderone 1st-Jan-2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
ikr, i would neva pay that low to anyone, i neva have tbh. sometimes, its outta choice, and others its not. i think its betta if you pay more.
chrislola 2nd-Jan-2013 12:05 am (UTC)
what's with the "it's better if you pay more" philosophy? some of the best shows that i've been to were at a pretty low cost. a good show is a good show; i don't see how paying more makes it any better. i guess if you just enjoy throwing your money at rich people...
jinnycalderone 2nd-Jan-2013 12:12 am (UTC)
idk, thats my experience. plus, since i live near boston, im always going to more expensive arenas & such. i figure, if you pay more, you have a closer seat, and fuck, that matters to me. for me to enjoy a concert, and by enjoy i mean, be exhilarated, i have to have the best spot i can, and then its a betta concert for me. concerts sometimes are like the 2nd coming for me or smth. i cant describe it. its like life-altering sometimes. like when i saw florence last summer. jfc, it was sf amazing. i cant even tell you. you prolly wouldnt believe me anyways lol.
chrislola 2nd-Jan-2013 12:19 am (UTC)
oh no, i get that going to see your faves is a life-altering experience. i love florence, so i'm sure it was amazing. and i do like getting close seats, but not so close that i have to start rearranging how i'll pay bills or save money since i don't enjoy living my life on a paycheck to paycheck basis. do i have the money to splurge? yes, i could get front row seats and still pay my bills, but then it's likely that i wouldn't be able to save anything if i did that all the time.
i live just 50 or so miles outside of los angeles, so it's either that or santa barbara when i see a show, and they're both expensive with big venues. don't get me wrong, sometimes i'll go for something big, but a great show is great even if you're more in the middle rather than right up front. i've been in the front and in the middle (though, i'll agree and say that anything in the far back simply isn't worth it), and they've both been great experiences. :)
jinnycalderone 2nd-Jan-2013 12:31 am (UTC)
ahh, ok. you spend your money betta than me then, oop.
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