The three most expensive concerts in NYC right now
Photograph: Jamie-James Medina
We got sticker shock when we heard about the prices for the for upcoming xx gig at the Guggenheim (just $250 general admission—no biggie). So here are a few other options for all you big-spender types.
Global Citizen Festival: The Great Lawn at Central Park; Sept 27
Jay Z, No Doubt and Carrie Underwood? Not to mention The Roots, Tiësto and fun.? You can't miss this one. Sure, you could register online, watch videos featuring antipoverty quotes from Nelson Mandela scored to uplifting power pop, sign some petitions and Tweet at the Prime Minister of Norway just to be entered in a drawing for tickets to this gathering of Top 40 titans. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way—buy your way in for a cool $100 or for as much as $675. Why mess with tradition?
Fleetwood Mac: Madison Square Garden; Oct 6, 7. The Prudential Center; Oct 11.
To be fair, the low end of the price range for these shows is $50, but who wants to be in the pleb seats? Instead, you can shell out $800 for Ticketmaster's Official Platinum Seats. Or you can snag the third-row-center seats currently reselling for $1,800. That price presumably includes the chance for you to personally break Stevie Nicks's heart and be immortalized in a future adult-contemporary radio staple.
Eagles at the Prudential Center; Sept 10. Madison Square Garden; Sept 13 and 18.
Fun fact: The Eagles are the best-selling American band ever. So it makes sense that the higher end of their ticket-price range is way, way up there. Again, you can buy your very own Official Platinum Seats, this time for the mere pocket change of $400. If you're determined to get drenched in Don Henley's sweat, you can find third-row seats reselling for $900. So what are you waiting for? Raid those retirement savings! Nobody cares if you hit the links in Boca with last season's clubs.