The number-crunching website SeatGeek aggregates sports and entertainment tickets available on resale sites such as StubHub, then mixes together millions of data points, some brainy algorithms, and an easy-to-use interface to help fans find the best deal possible. It takes into account such factors as how far a seat is from home plate, the angle of a view to the stage, and historical data for similar concerts and seats at the venue. Ultimately the site evaluates how much each ticket is above or below an expected price on the secondary market. SeatGeek pulled together some of the best concert deals for the summer, but buyer beware—it flagged some overpriced seats, too.
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The number-crunching website SeatGeek aggregates sports and entertainment tickets available on resale sites such as StubHub, then mixes together millions of data points, some brainy algorithms, and an easy-to-use interface to help fans find the best deal possible. It takes into account such factors as how far a seat is from home plate, the angle of a view to the stage, and historical data for similar concerts and seats at the venue. Ultimately the site evaluates how much each ticket is above or below an expected price on the secondary market. SeatGeek pulled together some of the best concert deals for the summer, but buyer beware—it flagged some overpriced seats, too.
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Scoring the Right Seats

How to Beat the Scalpers
How to Beat the Scalpers
The number-crunching website SeatGeek aggregates sports and entertainment tickets available on resale sites such as StubHub, then mixes together millions of data points, some brainy algorithms, and an easy-to-use interface to help fans find the best deal possible. It takes into account such factors as how far a seat is from home plate, the angle of a view to the stage, and historical data for similar concerts and seats at the venue. Ultimately the site evaluates how much each ticket is above or below an expected price on the secondary market. SeatGeek pulled together some of the best concert deals for the summer, but buyer beware—it flagged some overpriced seats, too.
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U2
U2
Miami's Sun Life Stadium has the best deals to catch U2 this summer. For the June 29 show, SeatGeek found tickets for the upper tier of the stadium are up to 59 percent lower than the expected resale price, while tickets for seats closer to the stage can be up to a third off. One particularly bad deal in the nosebleed seats is over 500 percent more than the expected price.
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Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett
The best deal for Jimmy Buffett's tour this summer is at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., on June 18. Tickets front and center are up to 19 percent off SeatGeek's expected secondary-market price for the seats, while a particularly bad deal to the side of the stage costs nearly 600 percent more than the expected price.
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Rihanna with Cee Lo Green
Rihanna with Cee Lo Green
For Rihanna's tour, fans can find the best deals for the June 15 show in Chicago. While the floor seats aren't discounted much—some even have a 300 percent premium—SeatGeek found seats higher up that are up to a third off their expected price.
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Glee Live!
Glee Live!
Fans of the TV show Glee—Gleeks, as they're known—should head to Minneapolis to see the show's live tour on June 1, if they want the best deal. SeatGeek found mid-tier seats that, at $113, are a third below the expected price on the secondary market, while in the very same section some seats are going for $782.
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New Kids on the Block / Backstreet Boys
New Kids on the Block / Backstreet Boys
Fans looking for a deal as well as a flashback to the '80s and '90s should see New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on May 30. SeatGeek found tickets for seats on the floor are up to a quarter off the expected price while some higher up are more than double the expected price.
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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
SeatGeek says the best deals to see pop country star Taylor Swift this summer are at the July 19 show in Newark. Tickets for the middle section of the pavilion are discounted almost 50 percent below the expected price, while some seats lower down are almost double what's expected.
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Usher with Akon
Usher with Akon
Los Angeles's Staples Center has the best deals to see Usher this summer. For the June 1 concert, tickets for some seats throughout the venue are a third below the expected secondary-market price. SeatGeek warns that bad deals lurk throughout too, with some tickets 300 percent over the expected price.
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Sade with John Legend
Sade with John Legend
Floor seats have some of the best value if you can see Sade with John Legend in Los Angeles on July 20. SeatGeek found some tickets for those seats listed for about 20 percent below the expected price, while others have a more than 200 percent premium.
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Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Bleacher seats provide the best value for seeing Katy Perry in Milwaukee on July 7; tickets are up to a quarter off the expected price. For floor seats, they're three times what SeatGeek says they should go for on the secondary market.
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Britney Spears
Britney Spears
Some tickets to see Britney Spears from the middle tier of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on June 25 are at a 13 percent discount off the expected price, while SeatGeek found others that are 290 percent above what's expected.
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