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Pentatonix & Us The Duo Launch US Tour in April; Tickets on the Rise Post Grammy Win

by Emma Gaedeke   Mar 16, 2016 12:22 PM EDT

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Pentatonix is well on their way to becoming one of the biggest pop groups in the world, and their upcoming summer tour may help to solidify their spot at the top.

The five-piece acapella group, who first achieved worldwide popularity through their YouTube videos in 2011, will hit the road in the U.S. on April 13 and tour the country until May 12. Major arena stops include the BOK Center in Tulsa, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Pentatonix has enlisted folk-pop Vine stars Us The Duo to accompany them on all scheduled performances. Tickets for Pentatonix went on sale earlier this month, and have risen in price quickly on the resale market. In most markets, tickets are averaging well over the $100 mark.

The rise in price for Pentatonix comes in part, from their epic Grammy Awards appearance on Feb. 15. The group, which is comprised of members Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Mitch Grassi, honored the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White with a performance of "That's the Way of the World" alongside Stevie Wonder. The group also took home an award for "Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella" for their rendition of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy."


(Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for T.J Martell Foundation)

Currently, tickets to see Pentatonix are averaging $143 across all of their performances. Their most expensive show is slated to be the group's May 12 stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland where tickets are averaging $184, with the cheapest ticket priced at $64. Conversely, the group will play their cheapest date on April 30 at The Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California, where tickets are averaging just $97, with the cheapest ticket available for $63, according to data provided by ticket aggregator TiqIQ.

Pentatonix made a big splash on tour when they opened up for Kelly Clarkson last summer on her Piece By Piece Tour, which ran from July 11 until Sept. 10. Tickets for that tour averaged $135 across all 36 performances. Michael and Carissa Alvarado of Us The Duo first garnered fame after posting six-second video clips of cover songs on Vine. Since then, the group has quickly amassed over 5 million followers as well as a recording deal with Republic Records.

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