Summertime and country music are one of the best matches of weather and music, making summer the best time to enjoy a country concert. Luckily, many of country’s top stars will be hitting the road this summer and touring some of the best venues across the country. Tickets on the secondary market are in high demand for many of these concerts.
Below are the top ten country tours of the summer, by secondary market average price, according to TiqIQ.
1. Eric Church | Avg. Price: $203.11
Eric Church’s “The Outsiders” tour starts up September 11, at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. The tour comes after the release of Church’s fourth studio album under the same name. Eric Church tickets are averaging $203.11.
2. Luke Bryan | Avg. Price: $198.61
Luke Bryan is currently on his “My Kind of Night” tour. Bryan is currently on a Canadian run of dates and he’ll be making his way to the US May 24, playing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as part of the Bayou Country Superfest. Luke Bryan tickets are averaging $198.61.
3. Jason Aldean | Avg. Price: $180.99
With tour dates scheduled until October 25, Aldean has been making plenty of stops on the “Burn It Down” Tour. The most expensive date comes August 23 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at an average price of $511.43, well above the average price for Jason Aldean tickets.
4. Toby Keith | Avg. Price: $162.71
This weekend is Toby Keith’s final weekend in Canada as part of his “Shut Up and Hold On” tour. His first show in the US is in Forest City Iowa on May 25th, and Toby Keith tickets are averaging $162.71. The country music star has shows scheduled till October 18.
5. Zac Brown Band | Avg. Price: $161.99
Zac Brown Band tickets are averaging $161.99 for the remaining 41 shows. The most expensive date is June 14 at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls in Ohio with an average price of $330.73.
6. Keith Urban | Avg. Price: $160.08
Delta Country Jam 2014 is the next chance to catch Keith Urban in concert. His “Light the Fuse” tour then kicks off in Townsville, Australia June 14. Keith Urban tickets for dates in the US start July 17 with a show at Atlantic City, New Jersey.
7. Martina McBride | Avg. Price: $151.24
McBride will be playing some smaller venues across the country during the summer. The most expensive Martina McBride tickets come August 22 at the Seneca Allegany Casino with an average price of $170.45.
8. Brad Paisley | Avg. Price: $139.16
There are still three opportunities to get Brad Paisley tickets in May. Paisley is performing in Camden, NJ May 16, Burgettstown, PA May 17 and in Toronto May 18.
9. Blake Shelton | Avg. Price: $137.25
Blake Shelton has only performed once since the end of March, an appearance at the IHeart Radio Music Awards. But Blake Shelton tickets for his “Ten Times Crazier” tour are available, with his next show at the Austin360 Amphitheatre in Austin, Texas June 20.
10. Lady Antebellum | Avg. Price: $137.25
Lady Antebellum’s “Take Me #Downtown” tour is in full swing with two more performances in Texas this weekend. Lady Antebellum tickets are averaging $137.25 for their remaining shows and have dates scheduled till September 7 part of the Allegan County Fair in Allegan, Michigan. They’ll also be performing November 19-20 as part of the Carnival Live Concert Series in Cozumel, Mexico.
The average prices for both Tim McGraw tickets and Dierks Bentley tickets this summer just missed out on the top ten. In the top ten or not, these country shows are sure to be can’t miss events throughout the country over the summer.