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Buffett again one of the top tours of the year

December 5th, 2007

Stubhub has released its second annual report on concert ticket sales activity, and Buffett’s 2007 Bama Breeze Tour did very well, despite having far fewer dates than most top performing tours.

Buffett placed 7th on the list of the Top 10 Selling Tours of 2007 (based on total dollar volume of tickets sold), even though he only played 25 national dates, compared to an average of 48 dates for the other 9 tours on the list. In 2006, Buffett ranked number 5 on the Stubhub list.

The average ticket price for a Bama Breeze show was $136, which did not even place on the list of the Top 10 Highest Average Tour Ticket Prices. The highest was Celine Dion with $347, and number 10 on the list was Michael Buble at $195.

Comparing the 2007 Bama Breeze Tour with the 2006 Party At The End Of The World Tour, Stubhub notes that Buffett saw a 30% increase in actual number of tickets sold for 2007, and a 34% increase in total gross sales.

One interesting note that Stubhub mentions: For the second consecutive year, six of StubHub’s Top 10 Selling Tours of 2007 also toured in 1986 or prior (The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Jimmy Buffett, Bon Jovi, Genesis)

Read the entire Stubhub report here.

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