Bruce Springsteen's The River Tour price gouging already outrageous |


Ticket prices for Bruce Springsteen's The River Tour are already outrageous

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The Boss is going back on the road, but if you didn’t snag tickets when they went on sale Friday morning, purchasing from a resale vendor could get extremely pricy. According to Forbes, Bruce Springsteen fans can “expect to see a huge spike in ticket prices” when they hit the secondary market.

Tickets for The River Tour went on sale Friday at 10a.m. ET, and before their official release, resale tickets popped up on TiqIQ, where they averaged $592. Tickets for his Newark, New Jersey show at Prudential Center start at the highest selling price, $342 per ticket on the reticketing site. StubHub offers tickets for the same show starting at $234.

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On Springsteen’s last venture, 2012’s The Wrecking Ball Tour, the most expensive show for resale tickets took place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, where they started at $175 each. According to Ticketmaster, no tickets remain for the first of two 2016 MSG dates, while the second New York show and the New Jersey stop report low ticket availability.

The River Tour comes in support of The River Collection box set release, which includes 52 tracks across four CDs, unheard songs, a coffee table book, and two Blu-rays. Last month, HBO aired a behind-the scenes special about what went into making the double album 35 years ago, but it’ll cost over a year in premium cable subscription fees to see The Boss live.

The River Tour kicks off Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh and continues through March 17 when it concludes in Los Angeles.