A few of our loyal readers are complaining bitterly about the cost of tickets to Kanye West and Jay Z’s ‘The Throne’ Tour. The tour kicks off at Philips Arena in Atlanta on October 29, and some fans say they can’t afford the outrageous prices that Live Nation is asking for tickets.
Loyal reader Maxie King writes:
The tickets for the Washington DC show are $265/Each in this economy? Talk about tending the throne, these two tired rappers are gouging the pubic, making Jay-Z and Kanye richer, but it won’t be me that’s for sure for two assholes. $265 is half of my car note, but they don’t care. Who do they think they are? Jay-Z’s rap is old and so is he, and Kanye is a Beyonce groupie. F-that Sandra. But the show will probably sell-out nonetheless
Rather than rely on reader quotes of tickets, we did our own checking. We learned that the cheapest ticket to ‘The Throne’ Tour at Philips is only $83. That’s not bad when you consider the magnitude of the talent onstage. I am speaking specifically of Kanye West, of course.
But people will still complain because the $83 tickets are in the nosebleed sections of the arena. The most expensive tickets will set you back $1,698 each for front row dead center. Then there are the luxury boxes which are going for $339 per ticket all the way up to $2,000!
There is also something called ‘The Throne’ VIP Package for $1,043, which includes a ticket in the first 15 rows of the floor. We don’t know about you, but paying a G to sit 15 rows back from the stage is not something we would even remotely consider.
Hopefully, our Def Jam connect won’t hook us up with any of those tickets — or our concert review the following day will not be pleasant.