If there were any lingering doubts regarding Taylor Swift's mass appeal this summer, the Pop Queen's weekend shows as part of The 1989 World Tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles should rectify them entirely. Beginning Friday night, Swift will embark on five date run at the 18,118 capacity arena and across the five dates, the average secondary ticket price is averaging a whopping $603, according to TiqIQ. With the help of opening acts Haim, Shawn Mendes and Vance Joy, the singer has created a touring machine.
Over the five nights, the most expensive show is currently Taylor's Saturday performance, where a ticket to see Taylor Swift is averaging at $730, with a get-in ticket price of $248. Her least expensive night is her Tuesday, August 25 show, where the average ticket price is $552, which is $178 cheaper than her Saturday show. The get-in price for Tuesday night's performance is $160. To compare, a ticket to see Swift over her entire tour run has averaged at $370 on the secondary market. Her cheapest performance so far has been her May 22 date at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the average secondary ticket price was $146 with a get-in ticket price of $62.
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It's been a busy but successful summer for Swift, who has been touring relentlessly since the North American leg of her 1989 World Tour kicked off in May. As of August 5, the 1989 Tour had already raked in $86.2 million at 20 performances in the U.S. and Canada based on 771,460 sold seats at seven arenas and nine stadiums, according to Billboard. With a whole four months left on the tour calendar, Swift should expect even more impressive, record-breaking numbers.
Swift is currently the only artist to sell 1 million albums in the first week of its release -- a feat that she has pulled off an impressive three times. She is the youngest-ever recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Taylor's most recent string of accoldates came from Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards, where she was voted "Choice Music: Female Artist," "Choice Summer Music Star: Female Artist" and "Choice Twit" for her popular Twitter account. Her song, "Bad Blood" which features Kendrick Lamar, won an award for "Break-Up Song" and "Choice Music: Collaboration."
Watch an intimate moment from the 1989 World Tour below. Taylor Swift performs "Ronin."