Barbra Streisand Ticket Prices Soar to Industry Record

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Barbra Streisand has a new record. Not only is she the best-selling female artist of all time, she now has the highest-priced tour in history with fans paying up to $1,500 per ticket to see her perform. And, with most dates on her upcoming tour sold out, some tickets from resellers are going for almost $13,000, said Felina Martinez at online ticket marketplace BuyAnySeat.com, but discount tickets are still available. Streisand’s latest tour begins October 8, 2012 in Philadelphia and concludes in Vancouver on October 29, 2012.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand has made (and broken) a lot of records. She is the best-selling female artist of all time. She has the most top-ten albums of any female recording artist – a total of 31 since 1963, and the longest span (48 years) between her first and latest top-ten albums. She has recorded number-one albums in five consecutive decades. And now, she’s broken a new record with the highest ticket prices ever for her upcoming tour.

“Barbra Streisand’s eight-date October tour begins October 8, 2012 in Philadelphia, then moves to Brooklyn on October 11th and 12th. Then it is on to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Chicago – before concluding with a performance at Vancouver's Rogers Arena on October 29, 2012,” said Felina Martinez at online ticket marketplace BuyAnySeat.com. “Although most of the performances are officially sold out, discount Barbra Streisand tickets are still available.

“In fact, we still have a great selection of Barbra Streisand tickets, now available at exclusive discounts on our site,” said Martinez. “Streisand fans can save as much as $150 at checkout.”
“To access the exclusive discounts on the Barbra Streisand tickets we now have available, customers can go to BuyAnySeat.com and search for Barbra Streisand – then select their tickets and type in “VOC2012” in the discount code box at checkout,” said Martinez.

Born April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, writer, film producer and director. She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers ever, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the U.S. and 140 million albums sold worldwide. She has released 51 Gold albums, 30 Platinum albums, and 13 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States.

In addition, she has won two Academy Awards, 15 Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, and a Peabody Award among dozens of other accolades. Only eleven other entertainers have won all four major annual American entertainment awards: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony; but Streisand is one of only three (with Liza Minnelli and James Earl Jones) whose awards were special or honorary as well. She has also been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame three times, and was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year in 2011 by the Grammy Foundation.

In terms of her latest ticket prices, insiders say Streisand's drawing power is exceptional. "Streisand isn't an artist that goes on the road all the time,” says Ray Waddell, senior editor of touring at Billboard magazine. “In fact, seeing her perform live is a very, very rare thing. I can't think of another artist that could sell tickets at a price like this -- maybe if Elvis came back from the dead.”

But while tickets to see Streisand sing are now the highest priced tickets ever, it should also be noted that proceeds from her tour will go to charities supported by the Streisand Foundation. Streisand has personally raised over $25 million for organizations through her live performances. In addition, the Streisand Foundation, established in 1986, has contributed over $16 million through nearly 1,000 grants to national organizations working on preservation of the environment, voter education, the protection of civil liberties and civil rights, women’s issues and nuclear disarmament.

Chris Botti and Il Volo will serve as openers on all eight of Streisand’s October dates.

To shop for Barbra Streisand tickets, visit BuyAnySeat.com.

About BuyAnySeat.com: An online ticket marketplace, BuyAnySeat.com connects sports, theater and other live entertainment fans to an extensive worldwide network of ticket sellers. The site’s simplified listings and navigational tools enable fans to easily locate, compare and purchase inexpensive, discounted or lower-priced tickets to virtually all advertised sports and entertainment events around the globe. The site, which is PCI-compliant and Norton Secured, also provides customers with a complete Worry-Free Guarantee on all ticket purchases. Based in Denver, Colorado, BuyAnySeat.com is a subsidiary of Denver Media Holdings. For more information, please visit http://buyanyseat.com.

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