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Big Bucks: AC/DC Tickets Top $250 on Secondary Market


If you plan on seeing AC/DC during its Rock or Bust tour, be prepared to pay handsomely for the privilege.

The tour, which touches down in North America this summer and brings drummer Chris Slade back to the lineup after Phil Rudd‘s ongoing legal troubles prompted a switch, finds the group soldiering on without co-founder Malcolm Young, whose health problems forced his retirement — but even if this version of AC/DC looks different from the one that earned a spot in the record books when they racked up hundreds of millions in sales touring behind Black Ice in 2008, that doesn’t mean demand for tickets has softened.

Forbes reports that the secondary market is seeing robust sales for the tour, with an average price of $255.82 across all 13 North American dates. The most expensive market thus far is Edmonton, which has driven the average ticket up to $573.37, with Vancouver slightly behind at $561.23. The cheapest stop, meanwhile, is the group’s Aug. 22 stop at Gillette Stadium outside of Boston, which is going for $205.87. Another relative bargain: the band’s Sept. 25 date at AT&T Park in San Francisco, which has an average price of $218.71.

Of course, an inflated secondary market for tours from veteran rock acts is nothing new, and with the members of AC/DC getting on in years — guitarist Angus Young is the baby of the bunch at 59 — you never know which show might be your last chance to see them perform in person, so for fans who can afford them, these tickets are probably worth it even at a higher price. For the rest of us, there’s always YouTube.

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