Old school rock tours are all the rage these days and some of the biggest names in rock history have rebooted their bands over the last couple years for major world tours. Internationally, bands like Queen, AC/DC and the Rolling Stones have taken to the road for a string of dates, and similarly to U.S. performances, many of the shows are some of the top-priced tours across the globe.
Australian rockers AC/DC are set to hit launch tours dates for May and June, Queen has a handful of solo dates and festival appearances overseas and the Rolling Stones are slated for just a few dates in Latin America this month. Below is a breakdown of pricing information, with data provided by Ticketbis.
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Queen + Adam Lambert | Queen + Adam Lambert Tour | Cheapest International Date: May 22, Barcelona, Spain | Get-in Price: $76
Queen + Adam Lambert first joined forces in 2009 and eventually went on to launch a major tour in the summer of 2014. American Idol alum, Adam Lambert, filled the role of Freddie Mercury when he joined Queen as vocalist, and the response from long-time Queen fans has been solid on the road. According to Pollstar, the dynamic group grossed $37 million in ticket sales in 2014 alone, prompting additional dates across the globe. Queen and Lambert are scheduled to hit a bunch of countries internationally, including Spain, Germany and Portugal, and tickets for the tour are in high demand. As it stands, the cheapest date on their tour route is their May 22 stop in Barcelona, where the cheapest ticket can be purchased for just $76.
Rolling Stones | America Latina Olé Tour 2016 | Cheapest International Date: March 14, Foro Sol, México | Get-in Price: $161
There are few bands in the world that have reached the same level of popularity that the Rolling Stones have, and the band's ability to sell tickets year after year is a prime example of their lasting demand. The band took to the road in early February, marking their first return to Latin America in over a decade. The tour is set to run until March 14, making nine stops in total including Santiago, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Lima, Bogotá and Mexico City. As it stands, the band's final stop in Mexico is their cheapest performance, with tickets to see the Rolling Stones available for $161. The Stones last big trek was their Zip Code Tour in North America, which was one of the year's biggest tours, grossing $109,714,026 from just 14 shows.
AC/DC | Rock or Bust World Tour | Cheapest International Date: May 10, Sevilla, Spain | Get-in Price: $134
Legendary 1970s group, AC/DC, has been off and on the road on the Rock or Bust Tour since last spring when the band launched a reunion tour at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, marking the first return to the road since 2010. This past February, AC/DC continued the run with extended dates in both the U.S. and overseas, and the performances have continued to draw significant demand from fans around the globe. Most recently, the band was forced to cancel its remaining U.S. dates due to lead singer Brian Johnson's possible hearing loss. For their remaining dates overseas, AC/DC tickets have consistently spiked in price, as the cheapest show on the schedule is the band's May 10 stop in Sevilla, Spain, where the cheapest ticket is going for $134. These performances are up in the air currently, and more information will be made available as the dates draw closer.