Is it cheaper to see Taylor Swift or Beyoncé live overseas?
Two of the biggest names in popular music are on tour this summer, but is it cheaper to watch Beyonce and Taylor Swift outside the US?
West Reading native Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ kicked off in March 2023 and is a gruelling 64 date sold-out tour that started in Arizona with the US leg set to wind up after five nights at the Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles on 9 August with MUNA/Haim and Gayle opening the shows for the 33-year-old.
Swift then has a few weeks respite before the tour heads to Central and South America with shows planned in Mexico City from 25-28 August. Another break is scheduled before she hits the road again in November for concerts in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Sabrina Carpenter is the opening act on the Latin America leg of the Eras Tour.
Beyoncé in Europe
Beyoncé's Renaissance tour is her ninth as a solo artist and sees the 41-year-old playing 51 show with dates running from 10 May-27 September (2023) after the release of the album of the same name in July 2022.
Currently gigging in Europe, ‘Be’ winds up on the continent in Polish capital Warsaw on 28 June and then has little more than a week of respite before the tour bus cranks up again for the US leg.
Fans in Toronto will be the first in North America to see the former Destiny’s Child star in action first with the opening night scheduled for 8 July with Caesars Superdome in New Orleans the setting where the curtain will come down for the final time on the ‘Renaissance’ tour.
Tickets for the tour
Both tours have been massively successful with sold out shows almost every night as fans clamour to secure any available tickets to catch these hugely talented performers at close quarters.
As is the case when demand outstrips supply, in step the secondary ticketing outlets to offer desperate fans a lifeline at generally inflated prices.
The cheapest ticket (via Viagogo) for Taylor Swift’s show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara (28 July) starts from $1,424 with a premium seat in Section L at the home to the 49ers set to set you back a staggering $12,300.
Flying to São Paulo in November may even be a cheaper option with a ticket to see the star from Pennsylvania perform at the Allianz Parque available for just over $400.
The picture is somewhat more palatable for fans anxious to catch Beyonce live with the average ticket price across the secondary ticket platforms available for approximately $250 with a negligible difference between the prices for the European leg compared to the North American leg of the ‘Renaissance’ tour.