Study shows Denver is in top 20 for most expensive concert tickets

DENVER — If you have ever been to a concert, you know sometimes they can be quite expensive — especially at the larger venues.

A study from Wanderu shows prices for concerts vary from city to city and that Denver ranks in the middle of the pack.

The Mile High City came in at No. 19 with the average ticket price of $89.80 if the same ticket went for $100 in New York.

When broken down by region, Denver came in at No. 4 for the most expensive in the southwest region behind Las Vegas, Houston and Dallas.

To come up with the list, Wanderu analyzed the price for several large arena tours in 2017 and some scheduled to happen in 2018.

The study discovered that, in some cases, you can save up to 75 percent by going to a concert in a smaller town instead of a large metro area.

Wanderu said ticket prices are different because of things such as venue fees, accommodation costs and public interest.

Here’s the overall top 10 most expensive cities, according to the study.

  1. Los Angeles ($127.57)
  2. Las Vegas ($123.94)
  3. Houston ($109.65)
  4. San Diego ($108.12)
  5. Washington ($107.79)
  6. Uncasville, Connecticut. ($104.35)
  7. New York ($100)
  8. Charlotte, North Carolina ($99.71)
  9. Boston ($98.71)
  10. Dallas ($97.23)

If you feel like traveling, neighbors in Nebraska have cheap tickets.

  1. Grand Rapids, Michigan ($73.09)
  2. Buffalo, New York ($74.74)
  3. New Orleans ($77.16)
  4. Little Rock, Arkansas ($78.28)
  5. Columbus, Ohio ($80.23)
  6. Lincoln, Nebraska ($80.36)
  7. Kansas City, Missouri ($80.96)
  8. Pittsburgh ($81.84)
  9. Tulsa, Oklahoma ($82.00)
  10. Omaha, Nebraska ($82.20)