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  1. Sunday, January 15, 2017

    deal of the day: Billy Joel at Dodger Stadium 

    the piano man doesn’t play a lot in LA and even less in California.

    the last time he treated us to Big Shot, Anthony’s Song, Pressure, and You May Be Right was in 2014 when he played a trio of shows at the Bowl.

    but this year he’s gonna try to fill Dodger Stadium, and it looks like it just. might. happen.

    because supply is outpacing demand, tickets on the secondary markets are at or below cost.

    billy has been around the block, and he clearly knows the value of his concert tickets.

    as you see from the image above, Top Deck tickets are going for $77 + stubhub fees of $20 which is slightly higher than face value which is $50 + $25 ticketmaster fees

    but to me the more interesting option is Front Section where you can get single tickets for under $300 after fees.

    to put that in perspective, there were zero tickets on the floor of Dodger Stadium under $300 for Beyonce last year.

    IS STING NO LONGER A THING?

    When the Police toured the world for their reunion in 2007 they packed Dodger Stadium now their frontman can’t sell out two nights at the Hollywood Palladium.

    Is the $100 ticket price too high?

    I don’t think so. He’s still Sting. Even if the record is a stinker, he’s still a huge star who could dip into a deep songbook of hits both as a solo artist and the singer of one of the biggest rock bands of the last 30 years. Of course he should be able to charge $125 (after Live Master gets theirs) and of course he should be able to sell out two nights at the famous hall.

    But it’s not happening and keep your eyes peeled towards Goldstar because this is a bit embarrassing.

    To save even more money: Get your tickets at the Hollywood Palladium box office on Saturdays from 10am-2pm without service charges for any event at the Hollywood Palladium or Wiltern .