I came across a survey conducted by songkick.com1 that rated the ten best U.S. cities for concerts. It also provided the average cost for tickets in those cities. I collected the data and turned it into a visual map (click the link or the map above to see the interactive map).
I think the information is interesting to view by city, but it can be misleading. Bigger shows in bigger
venues are obviously going to cost more than smaller shows. So then I got the idea to interpret data based on venue. I selected four venues in the Pittsburgh area (where I live) and found their average ticket prices. I averaged the cost of the next 5 listed shows, and that price represented the specific venue.
The ticket prices sorted by venue demonstrate the cost levels that you would pay depending on the venue where an artist is performing. Click the map below to see the visual representation of prices by Pittsburgh venue.