Twenty One Pilots sell out Tampa concert hours after tickets go on sale

Twenty One Pilots. Photo by Brad Heaton.
Twenty One Pilots. Photo by Brad Heaton.
Published July 20 2018
Updated July 20 2018

Not that you needed any proof that Twenty One Pilots are the most popular alternative act in America.

But if you slept on tickets to their upcoming fall tour, you might be out of luck.

The Ohio duo's Nov. 3 concert at Tampa's Amalie Arena sold virtually every ticket within hours of going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, according to Ticketmaster and a venue spokeswoman. It immediately joined Panic! at the Disco and Elton John as the only Amalie shows currently sold out.

RELATED: A complete history of Twenty One Pilots performances in Tampa Bay

At the moment, the cheapest tickets available through Ticketmaster are platinum-package seats starting at $199 for upper-deck seats above the stage, with lower-bowl platinum tickets going for nearly $500. That's quite a markup from the $75.75 sticker price for general admission on the floor.

On resale sites like SeatGeek, StubHub, Vivid Seats and TicketsNow, the cheapest resale seats, far from the stage, start around $112 and hover mostly closer to $130.

Compare this to upcoming tickets to, say, Taylor Swift or Ed Sheeran at Raymond James Stadium,  neither of which is sold out. You can currently get Swift tickets for $47 and and up, and Sheeran tickets as low as $37. It's starting to look like Twenty One Pilots ought to play RayJay next time they come through town.

— Jay Cridlin

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