Kanye West Commands Expensive Resale Tickets As 'Saint Pablo' Tour Extends into December
Last week, Kanye West announced that he will be extending the dates for his massive Saint Pablo Tour, which he originally launched back in August. With the additonal leg, the tour will run until New Years Eve with a final date at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The newly-added stops will also include two rescheduled performances in Philadelphia and Detroit that were previously cancelled following Kim Kardashian's robbery in Paris earlier this month. The incident in Paris also forced West to cut his headlining performance short at the Meadows Music Festival on Oct. 2.
Tickets to see Kanye West are remain hot on the secondary market, and currently average around $194 across all upcoming shows. West is slated to appear at the SAP Center at San Jose on Nov. 17, where tickets are currently averaging $131. He will continue on to Denver with a performance at the Pepsi Center on Nov. 28. Here, tickets are averaging $201, with the cheapest ticket starting at $47.
Kanye's final stops at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Dec. 30 and 31 are pushing some of his priciest tickets, as resale tickets are averaging $295 with the cheapest ticket for either night going for $107, according to data provided by TicketIQ. In terms of his cheapest shows, Kanye's Nov. 2 show at The Forum in Los Angeles is the most affordable of all his stops, with tickets averaging $108. For that night, the cheapest ticket is going for just $48.
Just this week, Kanye West threatened to boycott the 2017 Grammy Awards if Frank Ocean's album Blonde isn't nominated for an award. Typically, September 30 is viewed as the cutoff date for album eligibility, however the Recording Academy previously made a deadline exception for Lady Gaga in 2010. The 2017 Grammy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 8, and the ceremony will air on CBS on Feb. 12, 2017.