The city of Hoboken stands to make quite the pool of gold coins from the July 26th Bob Dylan show on Pier A. Roughly 15,000 tickets go on-sale this Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00am for an astounding $75.00 each, which is a 36% increase from last year’s Mumford & Sons show.
It is surprising that although the price has gone up significantly, the booking costs for this year’s show are significantly less. According to Clear Channel, Mumford & Sons cost roughly $150,000 to book while various sources report that Bob Dylan costs about 33% less, coming it at around $100,000.
Even more surprising is that similar general admission tickets for additional locations of Bob Dylan’s Americarama tour are selling for $25-36 on Ticketmaster.com, half of what Hoboken will be charging.
While we’re sure there is much to be improved from last year’s inaugural Pier A show, asking for a 33% price increase is an insult to the community that showed it’s support for a promising future of summer concer...