Bruce Springsteen tickets in middle America markets like Tulsa and Houston are going for around $10.
Tickets for the Toyota Center performance in Houston on February 14 were available for $10. Slightly better seats in the house meant tickets were priced around $25 to $100. That’s much more affordable than the eye-watering $5,000 price tag attached to some of the dates on the East Coast. Ever curious, I plugged my own Portland, OR into Ticketmaster and the cheapest ticket available for the February 25 date is around $128 or so.
In Seattle, the cheapest ticket I could score is $244 (before fees). Skipping over to his East Coast tour dates and landing a ticket at his Uncasville, CT show would set me back $365 for the cheapest ticket before fees. What this illustrates is that Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing does take into account where an artist is most popular.
Many tickets for the Houston show last night went unsold, despite the $25 or less ticket price. Springsteen added many new tour dates after the initial announcement. The 22 additional tour dates will take them all over North America from August 9 to December 8. Those new dates are on top of the currently ongoing tour.
The Boss took the stage in Dallas for the first time in seven years without guitarist Steven van Zandt. Zandt confirmed via social media that he was sidelined due to COVID-19. “We’re missing a few people tonight, but goddamnit, we’re gonna give Dallas the best show you’ve ever seen!” Springsteen wailed at the crowd before he began his set.
Ticket prices for some of Springsteen’s middle America dates scattered across Missouri, Ohio, and Oklahoma remain pretty accessible for fans who want to see The Boss again. Springsteen admitted he’s no spring chicken and let his team “do what others” are doing instead of pricing the tour himself.