K-Pop phenomenon BIGBANG kicked off the North American leg of their MADE world tour in Las Vegas on October 2nd, marking one of the largest K-pop tours in recent history, according to Billboard. The quintet will hit six arena dates through a 12-day stretch, including noteworthy stops in big markets like the Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and Toronto. The tour will also include back-to-back nights at Newark's Prudential Center, where secondary tickets to see BIGBANG are the priciest in the U.S.
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BIGBANG's return to the road this May marked the much anticipated end to their three-year hiatus. In an interview with Idolator, the guys in the band said they took time apart to tour and work on solo projects. After a delayed original release date, BIGBANG's third full-length album, MADE, is expected to be released in October and is expected to feature a whopping eight singles.
Across their North American dates, tickets to see the pop group are averaging $279 on the secondary market according to data provided by TiqIQ. The most expensive North American date is currently the band's October 13 stop in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre, where a ticket is averaging a whopping $528, with a get-in price of $251. In the U.S., the priciest date for BIGBANG isn't too far behind that number. When the band swings into Newark, New Jersey on October 10 and 11, they will play their most expensive date on night one, where a ticket is averaging $447 with a get-in price of $167. The band's most inexpensive date, however, is the second night of their Newark visit, where a ticket at the Prudential Center is averaging $219 with a get-in price of just $79, marking a 51% price decrease from their night one show.
BIGBANG is largely considered one of the biggest K-pop acts in the world with over 1.5 billion YouTube views to date, The group has collaborated with EDM masterminds Diplo and Skrillex. In 2011, the K-pop giants won Best Worldwide Act at the MTV EMAs, beating out Pop Princess Britney Spears in the process.