Country music welcomed back one of its biggest names earlier this year when Garth Brooks announced tour dates throughout the U.S. The singer, who famously dons his signature cowboy hat on stage, pioneered the look of today’s modern country performer along with his extensive catalogue of hit songs and No. 1 albums. Often imitated but never duplicated, Brooks has reigned supreme on the secondary ticket market over other top-billed male country artists like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, who are both in the thick of their respective tours. Brooks may be a bit older after his nearly decade-long tour hiatus, but the excitement fans have generated to see him play still remains at an all-time high.
According to TiqIQ, Garth Brooks tickets for his announced shows thus far average $219.93 on the secondary market. This number eclipses Bryan and Aldean’s respective tours, which fall considerably shy of the $200 tour average mark. Brooks continues to announce shows while on the road, adding a newfound sense of mystery and excitement as to where he may play in the coming weeks. He is set to begin a six-show stint at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena beginning tonight, though his most expensive dates will be for shows at the Rupp Arena in Kentucky and the Target Center in Minnesota.
Trailing Brooks as country music’s second highest-priced male performer is Luke Bryan, who will wrap his My Kind of Night Tour at The Forum later this month. The average price for Luke Bryan tickets for his remaining shows is currently $169.39, nearly 23% lower than Brooks’ tour average. Despite straggling when compared to Brooks’ secondary numbers, Bryan has seen considerable success on the road. The singer will play his most expensive show at the Hollywood Bowl on October 25, with secondary average currently listed at $304.65, 79.5% above the tour average.
Jason Aldean has also had a huge year with the success of his Burn It Down Tour. Like Bryan, he will conclude his tour later this month after garnering relatively impressive numbers on the secondary market. Though he trails both Brooks and Bryan considerably in tour average, Aldean has projected himself into the forefront of country music and has quickly become one of the genre’s biggest stars. Jason Aldean tickets see an average price of $133.26 on the secondary market, and the singer will play his most expensive remaining date at the Cruzan Amphitheatre on October 18. That show owns a secondary average of $229.79, 72.4% above his Burn It Down Tour average.
With the return of Garth Brooks, the singer’s comeback tour has expectedly seen steep prices on the secondary market. Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean are considered cornerstones in today’s country music, but it is Brooks who wears the crown at the ticket box office this fall. He has announced dates through November 22, where he is scheduled to play the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina.