NEW research has found that Glasgow is second only to London when it comes to the most expensive places to see gigs by top touring artists.
The analysis of Ticketmaster prices for nine large scale acts including Shania Twain, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher and Niall Horan, also found that it is more expensive to watch five of them in their hometowns.
The research from Boom25 analysed the cost of a ticket to see the same artist on the same tour, but across different venues throughout the UK and Ireland.
Giving fans a reason to look back in anger, Liam Gallagher was one of the worst offenders, with his homecoming gig at the Manchester Arena on December 16th 2017 costing £6.56 more than the average price of a ticket (£38.44) for his upcoming winter tour.
Continuing their sibling rivalry, Noel Gallagher just about takes the (morning) glory with his Manchester gig coming in just £2.16 over the average ticket price (£47.34) for his upcoming spring tour.
Sam Smith is also guilty when it comes to asking for more money from his local crowd for his hometown performance as is Niall Horan with his two Irish gigs costing more than his other dates.
Unsurprisingly London was revealed to be the city with the highest average ticket price at a staggering £50.97. Glasgow came in a close second at £48.88, and Dublin placed third at £48.55.
Meanwhile, Cardiff hit a high note with the research revealing that the city offers the cheapest average ticket price of just £36.20 – nearly £15 less than a performance in London.
The analysis also shows that Brummies are also out of luck when it comes to concerts, with Arena Birmingham named as the priciest venue to watch a show.
Tickets average at £57, compared to £30 to see a performance at Manchester’s O2 Apollo – a massive 90% increase.
Interestingly, hump day is the most expensive night to catch a concert, with tickets averaging at just a few pennies short of £50.
However, you can save yourself a tenner if you head out on a Sunday with the average ticket price costing £40.75.
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