Editors' pick: Originally published Jan. 19.
Following the release of her incredibly popular album, 25 in late 2015, British superstar Adele has generated some of the biggest demand when it comes to her live performances around the globe. With countless arena shows long sold out, and secondary prices rising to exorbitant numbers, it's hard to imagine that any other tour in 2016 can compare, especially overseas.
However, Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams Tour is seeing impressive demand internationally, as well as U.S. pop artists like Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo. Below is a breakdown of four major upcoming tours in 2016, with pricing information provided by international ticket marketplace viagogo.com. We ranked them cheapest to most expensive, citing the "get in" price at each artist's most expensive international date. Who is king?
4. Jason Derulo '#EverythingIs4' Priciest International Date: January 24 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Get in Price: $178
On January 24, Jason Derulo will launch his #EverythingIs4 tour overseas, beginning with a performance in Cardiff, U.K. The performance is scheduled to be his most expensive of the bunch, as the cheapest ticket is currently priced at $178. Tickets for Jason Derulo are on the rise overseas, and fans can expect to see increases as the dates draw nearer. The tour will wrap up on February 9 at The Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, before the 26-year-old performer heads back to the U.S. at the end of the month. Derulo's most recent album, Everything Is 4 debuted in June 2015 and has produced singles "Want To Want Me," "Get Ugly," and "Cheyenne." Fittingly, the album shot to the No. 4 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
3. Coldplay 'A Head Full of Dreams Tour' Priciest International Date: April 3 in Santiago, Chile. Get-in Price: $259
British rockers Coldplay have been a universally popular act for well over a decade, selling out countless performances. In 2016, the band will play not only the halftime show at The Super Bowl, but a world tour that may be their last run as a group. As a gift to their longtime fans, the band will be taking song requests from the stage, guaranteeing a variety of fan-favorites and lesser played tracks. Tickets to see Coldplay are their priciest for the band's April 3 stop in Santiago, Chile, where the cheapest ticket available is $259. Conversely, the band's cheapest performance is scheduled to be their February 13 show in London, where a ticket can be purchased for just $79. A Super Bowl ticket, more a sporting event than a Coldplay concert, currently starts at $5,255.
2. Adele 'Adele Live 2016' Priciest International Date: March 26 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Get in Price: $323
What record hasn't Adele broken yet? Along with a handful of awards and accolades connected to the debut of her most recent album, 25, Adele's fame has risen to even bigger popularity. Most recently, the "Hello" singer smashed another record after she appeared on an episode of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke segment. "Adele Carpool Karaoke" racked up more than 42 million views in it first five days on YouTube, making it the the most viral video any late-night TV show has produced since 2013. With growing fame and increasing recognition, Adele tickets are expensive both overseas and in the states. As it stands, her most expensive performance is set to be her March 26 stop in Glasgow, where the cheapest ticket can be purchased for $323. In the U.S., her most expensive stop is her November 4 show in Austin, Texas, where a get-in ticket is $833.
1. Justin Bieber 'Purpose World Tour' Priciest International Date: Sept. 9 in Kópavogur, Iceland. Get-in Price: $358
Although the 21-year-old superstar has received his fair share of doubt in the past, Bieber Fever is very much back in season. The Biebs will hit the road overseas for his Purpose World Tour starting September 9 in Iceland, and the tour will extend until November 29 in London, England, at the O2 Arena. With a recent slew of No. 1 hits including "Sorry," and "What Do U Mean," Purpose may be on track to becoming Bieber's biggest run yet. As it stands, tickets to see Justin Bieber overseas are skyrocketing, with his most expensive stop scheduled in Kópavogur, Iceland on September 9, where tickets start at $358. According to a recent report, the opening of Bieber's performance is said to include a projection screen displaying "abstract visuals of Justin falling through a dark, clouded atmosphere," followed by Justin's voice, which describing the rise and fall of his journey to "Purpose."
This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.