Monday, July 09, 2012

Jay-Z tickets go on sale July 13... for suckers (though there may be two more shows)

Tickets for Jay-Z's three shows (one date had been announced, but arena CEO Brett Yormark in May predicted five shows) at the Barclays Center (Sept. 28-30) go on sale on Friday, July 13, right?


But there are ways of jumping the line. There's an AmEx presale on Wednesday, July 11, according to Brooklyn Vegan, though it's unclear whether it applies to all three dates.

And, as indicated at right, subscribers to the Barclays Center Behind the Scenes list will have access to a presale on Thursday, July 12, for the third show.

More than 7,000 tickets per show will be priced at under $30, or $37.20 with fees. That's less than the market would bear, so credit Jay-Z with not milking it any more than he could.

There will also be a bunch of seats for $254.50. 

While the arena capacity has been announced at 19,000 for concerts, the maximum, according to arena GM John Sparks, would be 17,500. In this case, there will be 14,586 seats, which likely means a significant stage set-up.

For the cheap seats especially, expect big mark-ups on the secondary market. And let's see if Yormark milks the publicity next week by claiming sold-out shows and announcing two more.

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