CeeLo Green’s ‘Love Train’ Tour Tributes Duke Ellington, B.B. King and Billie Holiday
CeeLo Green will visit several notable U.S. cities this upcoming March along his Love Train Tour, and the former judge of NBC's The Voice is paying tribute to his favorite artists along the way. The 41-year-old Atlanta native announced a short run that will kick off on March 1 in Washington D.C. at Howard Theatre and run until March 12 at Amos Southern in Charlotte, North Carolina. The tour will hit historic, southern cities in intimate venues as a way to honor artists who have inspired Green, including Duke Ellington, B.B. King and Billie Holiday, according to a report from The Source. Because it is a limited run, ticket prices for the tour have jumped on the secondary market.
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As it stands, tickets to see CeeLo Green in March are averaging $140 on the resale market, with limited quantities across the scheduled dates. Tickets for many of the dates have jumped over the $200 average mark, a significant increase from the $40 face-value price. Green's most expensive stop is currently scheduled on March 13 at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina, where tickets are averaging $207 and the cheapest ticket available is $137, according to data provided by ticket aggregator TiqIQ.
Not far behind that stop is his March 12 performance at Amos' Southend in Charlotte, where tickets average $167 and the get-in price starts from $57. To compare, CeeLo Green tickets are the cheapest for a March 11 gig at Nashville's Exit In, where an average ticket is $87 and the cheapest ticket is $59. If attending the cheapest show but not from the area, Hipmunk.com has Nashville flight deals provided by most major airline carriers. In addition to flights, Hipmunk has hotels in Nashville starting from $54 per night to take care of the travel logistics.
The Love Train Tour marks Green's first tour since 2014. That year, the "Forget You" singer supported five-time Grammy Award-winning singer Lionel Richie on his All the Hits All Night Long Tour, which ran between May and August. The average secondary market price for tickets was $148 for the entirety of the run, according to the TiqIQ database. The most expensive stop was played in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Events Center, where tickets averaged $244 and the get-in price was $65.
Green hits the road in support of Heart Blanche, his fifth studio album released in November and first official release since 2012's Christmas album, Cee Lo's Magic Moment.