A host of artists from Rob Zombie to Lauryn Hill are preparing to peddle their wares on the road, and music lovers will find some surprisingly different price tags affixed to each.
Beyond the realm of big-budget rock dinosaurs, Lauryn Hill boasts the steepest ticket price among the young movers and shakers hitting the road. Hill's tour with Outkast, which kicked off Thursday night in Detroit, boasts an average ticket price of $45.
The "Hard Knock Life" tour, which features Jay-Z, DMX, Redman, and Method Man, is a bit easier on the wallet with an average ticket price of $32.50.
The double bill of Korn and Rob Zombie, which kicks off next week in Tucson, Arizona, is an even bigger bargain with the average ticket price coming in at $29.50.
Finally, the seemingly high-rent bill of Marilyn Manson and Hole weighs in as the steal of the season with the lowest average ticket price in the pack at $26.50.
The differing ticket prices make a bit more sense when
compared to chart position. Big ticket item Lauryn Hill is also the highest charting artist of the bunch as her "Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" is currently at number three on the "Billboard" album chart after almost half a year of release. She is followed on the chart by members of the "Hard Knock Life" tour, as DMX rests at 11 and Jay-Z occupies number 13. A bit further down you'll find tourmates Korn and Rob Zombie whose albums are at 46 and 52 respectively. Meanwhile, co-headliners Hole and Manson currently find their albums at 67 and 129 respectively after six months in stores.