Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks on stage at The United State of Women Summit 2018 - Day 1 on May 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Want sold-out Michelle Obama tickets at State Farm Arena May 11? You’re going to have to pay up

Originally posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Trying to nab a seat at Michelle Obama’s sold-out State Farm Arena tour stop Saturday, May 11? It won’t come cheap just three days before she arrives. 

Third-party ticket sites such as Vivid Seats and Stubhub are offering nose-bleed seats starting at $255 apiece after fees. 

According to Vivid Seats, the average price for an Obama ticket at State Farm Arena so far sold on its site is a lofty $422, significantly higher demand than in Toronto ($264), Sunrise, Fla. ($226) and Montreal ($102.). 

When tickets went on sale in December, the least pricey seats started at under $50 after fees if purchased directly from Ticketmaster. Those quickly disappeared. 

Stubhub as of Wednesday at 4:33 p.m. had 377 tickets available for an arena that could fit 14,000-plus at full capacity. That is not a lot, relatively speaking but we’re only three days out.

The priciest seat? Someone is asking for an absurd $2,947.37 for a single floor seat in the back. There is a single front row seat available for a more reasonable $1,174.48, including fees. 
In comparison, you could get Jonas Brothers tickets at State Farm August 12 starting at about $118 apiece on Stubhub after fees. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell tickets at the Fox Theatre are in high demand as well, with the cheapest going for $225 per ticket opening night May 25. 

And with six months to go before Elton John’s State Farm appearance, Stubhub has more than 2,000 tickets for sale starting at $178.16 November 2. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.