Lana Del Rey is Almost As Expensive as Beyoncé

by Rachel Semigran

It’s no surprise that Beyoncé leads the pack when it comes to the cost of ticket prices for female artists. It is however more than a little questionable that Lana Del Rey comes in at #2 on Forbes’ list of most expensive female performers. Not only is it shocking that Lana Del Rey is second to Beyoncé, but that the average cost of her ticket prices are more costly than Miley Cirus, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry. I suppose all of that brooding is harder to produce than the glitter-bombed spectacles of Cyrus, Gaga, and Perry.

However, it’s more likely that the reason Lana Del Rey tickets cost so much is that she performs live far less often than her fellow pop stars. Unlike the other four female artists whose concerts costs fans the prettiest pennies, Lana Del Rey doesn’t go for huge 200-date mega arena tours. Instead, she performs less frequently and at much smaller venues. Ah, suppy and demand, you old dog you.

But let’s take a look at the numbers here. On average Queen Bey tickets cost $294.01 for her Mrs. Carter Show tour; Lana Del Rey comes in second at $269.68; in third is Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour at $262.92; then in fourth is Lady Gaga’s ArtRAVE at $229.44; and lastly is Miley Cyrus’ BangerZ at $194.41. Dang ladies, you think we are all made of money?

Looking at these average ticket prices and considering the sore state of the economy (AMIRIGHT?), we think there are puh-lenty of other concerts that are more worth your well-earned dollars. Take a look at these amazing female artists whose live shows deliver the goods without breaking the bank:

Janelle Monae

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You can catch Monae at the Hollywood Bowl for tickets as low as $18.10 and only as high as $157.10. DON'T MIND IF I DO!


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If you were lucky enough to catch Lorde on her last tour, you know her ticket prices were beyond fair, especially taking into consideration her rapid ascent into pop fame. When she performed in Philadelphia last March at the Tower Theatre, tickets were $29.50 and $49.50.


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Want to catch your favorite band in their hometown? Well you can get dance floor tickets for only $47.35. I'm sorry, Lana Del Who?


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It's all the camp and spectacle of a Gaga show without the blood and alien fetuses! Her Vegas arena dates cost $64 - $208, but if you catch her in smaller cities, like Louisville for example, you can see her for just $36.50. She looks amazing, by the way.

Carrie Underwood

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Ah, you MUST think the Queen of Country would charge an arm and a leg for her live show, right? NOOOOPE. Underwood's upcoming tour date in Lake Tahoe costs $89.50 - $175.50.