Earlier this month, Radiohead announced their plans for a world tour to support their forthcoming ninth studio album. The tour, which will launch on May 20 in Amsterdam, stretches out until Oct. 4 in Mexico City.
The British rock band is on track to have a pretty big 2016. In the U.S., Radiohead is scheduled to play two dates at New York City's Madison Square Garden, as well as two nights at Los Angeles's Shrine Auditorium. The band is also set to make a handful of festival appearances in 2016, including performances at Barcelona's Primavera Sound, Montreal's Osheaga, Japan's Summer Sonic, Chicago's Lollapalooza, and San Francisco's Outside Lands. Fans looking to see Radiohead at their select U.S. stops this summer should consider getting tickets as soon as possible, as the resale market has already flooded with increasingly expensive tickets.
(Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung)
For Radiohead's upcoming four U.S. dates, tickets on the secondary market are averaging $436. The band's most expensive date thus far is their July 26 stop at MSG, where tickets are averaging $448, with the cheapest ticket priced at $207, according to data provided by ticket aggregator TiqIQ. To compare, a 4-day pass to Lollapalooza (which features other headlining acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem) is currently averaging $508, with the cheapest pass going for $428. A 3-day pass to Osheaga Music Festival isn't much cheaper, as passes are averaging $528, with the cheapest pass priced at $399. Osheeaga will also feature the Chili Peppers at the top of the bill, and both bands will be joined by Lana Del Ray. Outside Lands is the second cheapest of the three festivals, as the cheapest pass is currently available for $405.
The last time Radiohead toured the U.S. extensively was in 2012; a tour that, at the time, marked their first run since 2008. The demand to see the band live is most likely a direct correlation to their lack of live shows over the last five years, as well as the anticipation for the band's new album. When Radiohead toured in 2012, tickets on the resale market averaged $142 for all 30+ dates. The band's most expensive stop, an April 12 performance at Santa Barbara Bowl, spiked to an average ticket price of $704, with the cheapest ticket available for $538. Their cheapest stop, a June 6 stop at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, averaged just $91, with the cheapest ticket priced at a mere $35, according to the TiqIQ database.