Green Day's Intimate Fall Tour Supporting 'Revolution Radio' Already Boasts Big Ticket Prices
In preparation for their forthcoming album release, Revolution Radio, pop-punk legends Green Day will be hitting the road in North American and Europe for a tour that includes several intimate and small shows. The tour kicks off Sept. 20 and will run until throughout October, making stops in cities like New York City, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Boston before heading overseas at the start of the New Year.
With limited availability on the primary market, Green Day tickets are expensive on the resale market. As it stands, tickets for all scheduled dates are averaging $248, with the biggest price points showing up for venues like the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, Webster Hall in New York City, and The Fillmore in Detroit. Currently, tickets to see Green Day in New York City are averaging $775, with the cheapest ticket going for a whopping $549.
The band's most affordable stop on the extremely limited run is slated to be their Sept. 21 stop in Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom, where resale tickets are averaging $181, with the cheapest ticket priced at $121, according to data provided by ticket aggregator, TicketIQ. For certain markets, the California-based band made attempts to limit scalpers and bots from buying the tickets through a lottery system targeted at legitimate fans.
Revolution Radio marks the band's 12th studio album, and is scheduled to be released on Oct. 7. After years of working with outside producers, Green Day chose to self-produce their latest record, according to frontman Billie Joel Armstrong. The pop-punk greats released the album's lead single "Bang Bang," in early August, and have recently debuted a video to go with the title track. The video was directed by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong.