Last week, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire announced that they would be extending their summer co-headlining tour, Heart and Soul Tour 2015, into a bigger 2016 run appropriately coined Heart and Soul Tour 2.0. The tour will launch on March 23 in Jacksonville and run until April 18 in New York City, playing 15 dates into new territory including major cities like Baltimore, Chicago, and New York City. Tickets to see Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago are already climbing in price on the secondary market, and fans can expect to see a spike in price as the dates draw closer.
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The first Heart and Soul tour run was a great success for the co-headliners, as resale tickets for their 25 dates over the summer averaged $116. When the tour stopped in Long Island on August 16, the band played their most expensive show at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, where tickets averaged $262, with the cheapest ticket available for $65. The tour's least pricey show was played at Jiffy Lube Live in Virginia, where tickets averaged just $59, with the cheapest ticket available for only $26, according to information from the TiqIQ databases.
Although the new tour won't launch for another four months, resale tickets are already more expensive than their previous tour run. Tickets for Heart and Soul Tour 2.0. are averaging $164, with the biggest demand for tickets coming from (unsurprisingly) the city of Chicago, where both bands originated. For their April 1 stop at the United Center, tickets are averaging $264, with the cheapest ticket available for $75. Fans traveling to Chicago for this tour date can find hotels near the United Center on Hipmunk.com starting from $71 or five-star options from $276 to be walking distance from the venue. The tour's April 18 stop at Madison Square Garden isn't too far behind that number, as tickets average $227, with a get-in of $66. Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago will play their cheapest show on April 10 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where tickets are averaging $129, with a get-in price of $41.
Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago have sold more than 200 million albums combined, and have been nominated for a collective 20 Grammy awards. This past summer, Earth, Wind & Fire hit the mainstage at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee. Their performance included surprise collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, as reported by Pitchfork. Already, Earth, Wind & Fire is scheduled to play at the 2016 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, and fans can only hope the seminal group will have more surprise collaborations in store.