We invented rock and roll and when the British invasion began in 1964 we elevated concert-going to an art form. Baby boomers may be drawing Social Security and Gen X is planning for retirement, but we’re still going to concerts, and our favorite bands are still on tour.
Even Mick and the boys are going back on the road this year. The average cost for tickets is $1250 for a couple.
Bono and U2 are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Joshua Tree in concert, pulling in more than $123 million in ticket sales since May. Iron Maiden is selling out everywhere they go, raking in more than $15 million in ticket sales this summer.
Houston is still a popular stop, and the new Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land has an impressive lineup rounding out 2017. Marketing Director Andrew Huang says it’s not all grey-hairs. “We see people of all ages. There’s a lot of younger people who grew up listening to this music through their parents,” he tells KTRH News.
Among the headliners:
Rod Stewart tomorrow (Saturday) night
ZZ Top Sept. 10
Sammy Hagar Sept 15
Stevie Winwood Sept 21
Hall and Oates Sept 24
Kiss Sept 26
Tom Jones, October 3
Ringo Starr Nov 2.