"We've seen fans looking for the best seats willing to pay whatever it takes", says Greg Cullen of Preferred Seating Tickets. "But these prices have even the diehard Rolling Stones fans making sure they get the best deal also."
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
Rolling Stones tickets will go on sale today for concerts in Toronto, Oakland San Jose and Chicago for the first dates of what's likely the last time the legendary band will tour again and within minutes the concerts will be sold out. At that point fans will turn to secondary ticket sellers such as Preferred Seating Tickets who have been buying and selling tickets for the Stones since 1987 and as fans of the band, they feel the pain of the high prices. The face value for ticket prices for the Rolling Stones are different for each city but are generally split into four price ranges of about $165 and $250 for the upper deck and $450 and $650 for the lower level and floor.
The band members are pushing the age limit for rock and rollers but the fans are sticking by them as evidenced by the quick sellouts of the first 50th anniversary concerts earlier in the year. Even the comments posted online are split between the hard core fans and the ones that say they're way past their prime. And that may be true but they're still good enough to sound like the greatest rock and roll band to hit the stage for 50 years running as evidenced by the rave reviews the band has already received for the five shows that kicked off the festivities.
Other than the really expensive packages running $750 and up the cheaper seats will still sell out within a minute in most cases. Savvy fans will watch for an extra Stones concert to be added to each city right after the first shows sell out Monday morning but even the most of those seats will be gone in a keystroke. At Preferred Seating Tickets they've been putting fans in some of the best seats for the Rolling Stones for 25 years but this is by far the highest the ticket prices they have ever seen in the primary and secondary market.
"We've seen fans looking for the best seats willing to pay whatever it takes", says Greg Cullen of Preferred Seating Tickets. "But these prices have even the diehard Rolling Stones fans making sure they get the best deal also." And that includes the owners of Preferred Seating, one of whom hitchhiked from Sacramento to Oakland to see the band way back in 1976 and ended up sleeping in a field overnight. But those tickets cost just $12.50 and this may be the last time to see them live so that's enough for many fans to dig a little deeper this time.
There are sure to be more cities added to the Rolling Stones tour schedule in the US and worldwide but don't expect very many if any stadium shows. Charlie Watts has indicated he doesn't prefer the outdoor conditions but the band is likely to continue to add two night stands in the South and Midwest and maybe even a concert or two at Madison Square Garden. Those looking for the cheapest tickets will have to be fast at the keys and if they don't have any luck at the official online source, they can always turn to a Preferred Seating to help with that bucket list.
Preferred Seating Tickets has specialized in premium seating for concerts, sports and theater events since 1987. The tickets for the Rolling Stones as well as all others sold at PreferredSeat.com are guaranteed to be 100% authentic and hidden service charges are never added to the ticket prices.