How much would you pay to see your favorite artist live? If you live around New York City and the answer is $100, then you would be paying the average ticket price for a concert according to a 2017 study from Wanderau.com. That same study also concluded that, for major acts like The Weeknd and Katy Perry, the average ticket price in Boston was around $98.71, while in Uncasville, Connecticut the average was around $104.35.
At one point, several woodwind players set their instruments aside and sang a slow choral melody as the rest of the band played quietly in the background.
Four boys who formed an indie band in Manchester, England fifteen years ago never imagined they would one day sell out Madison Square Garden. The 1975 has truly achieved rockstar status. Around 20,000 people filled the stadium to see the band on the last leg of their world tour.
The program opened with a march by Henry Fillmore. The quartet performed “Rolling Thunder,” a song originally composed in 1916 for a full wind band, then re-written for a saxophone quartet. The piece moved at a fast tempo, with the Baritone saxophone keeping a steady beat to support the upper parts’ intricate and moving lines.