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Old 07-10-2012, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Sanitarium78 View Post
$80?

Where are you seeing them that is costs that much? The most expensive ticket for the show I went to was like $60 for the ochestra pit and the rest were in the $35-$45 range. The one I got was only $40, i've never paid more than around $50 to get good seats for Dream Theater.
03/26/2006 - Paramount Theater, Asbury Park, NJ - $53
03/28/2006 - Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA - $52
04/01/2006 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY - $55
08/26/2007 - Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA - $53
05/21/2008 - Terminal 5, New York, NY - $55
05/22/2008 - Terminal 5, New York, NY - $55
05/26/2008 - Warner Theater, Washington, DC - $56

10/16/2011 - Merriam Theater, Philadelphia, PA - $76
07/21/2012 - Caesars, Atlantic City, NJ - $80

All prices include the added fees.

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Originally Posted by Sanitarium78 View Post
I didn't know that about why live nation was booking them in bigger venues but it does make sense if they own those places. Still, you would think that the band playing to venues that are half full or less would still cause live nation to lose some money with the lack of ticket sales.
Generally speaking, Live Nation makes more money from parking and concessions than they do from ticket sales. Which they only get if they use their own venue.

For more info, read this book: http://www.amazon.com/Ticket-Masters.../dp/1550229494
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