The Korean boy band's five-city U.S. tour will be one of the hottest tickets this summer on the secondary market with some VIP floor passes selling for over $8,000 a pair.
The hottest ticket for summer 2018 belongs to Korean boy band BTS, whose 14-date Love Yourself U.S. tour is the secondary market's most expensive get.
Demand has quickly outpaced supply for the brief tour, which is only coming to five U.S. cities as well as Hamilton, Ontario, in Canada before heading to Europe for seven dates in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris. The band had the fourth highest-ranking initial four-day sale on StubHub for 2018, while secondary site TickPick reported the group's average ticket price on the exchange is $478, about 26 percent higher than the second most expensive tour, Britney Spears' Piece of Me in July on the East Coast.
This year's BTS tour numbers are more than double from their 2017 North American tour which averaged $232, according to TickPick, and beats out 2018 runs by Pearl Jam ($318), Elton John ($286), Andrea Bocelli ($279) and the Eagles ($259). According to a company spokesperson, the totals are compiled based on the total average purchase prices for concert tickets bought through TickPick, which bills itself as a "secondary no-fee ticket marketplace."