Nicki Minaj continues to plot coordinates on her massive Pinkprint Tour. On Monday, the “Anaconda” singer announced a summer run of shows in North America, which will take her across the U.S. and Canada between July and August. Tickets are now on sale, and Barbz scrambling to get their hands on tickets will find considerably steep prices on the secondary market.
The latest tour announcement has penned 19 North American shows from July 17 to August 19. Over those stops, the average price for Nicki Minaj tickets on TiqIQ is currently $193.78. It will be the first time Minaj has toured North America extensively since the summer of 2012, when her Pink Friday Tour also ran over 19 U.S. and Canadian dates. That year, tickets averaged at $155.67 on the secondary market, marking a price jump of nearly 24.4% between tours.
The most expensive stop she’ll make will be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on July 26. The average secondary price for tickets is $379.95, 94% above the tour average, and the get-in price for that show starts at $60. The next top-priced show owns a significantly cheaper average price, however, with her August 16 stop at Rogers Arena in Vancouver averaging a $197.01 ticket. The get-in price for that show is currently listed for $59.
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: Singers Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj perform during the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
The DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit will play host to Minaj’s cheapest tour date on July 31. That show owns an average price of $109.33, 43.5% below the tour average, and its cheapest ticket is $40. Buffalo’s First Niagara Pavilion will be the second least expensive date on August 8, with tickets averaging at $116.19 and the get-in price starting at $42.
With such a notable ticket price increase from tour-to-tour, it’s not surprising that the Pinkprint Tour has raised the bar for the 32-year-old Queens native. The North American leg will feature a slew of opening acts, including Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Dej Loaf. Minaj embarked on the Pink Friday Tour with a relatively small supporting cast three summers ago, playing all 19 dates with just fellow rapper 2 Chainz. She is currently ankle-deep in a European leg of shows, which also feature additional performances from R&B heavyweight Trey Songz and Ester Dean.
Prior to her summer stint in the U.S. and Canada, she’ll play two shows at the Circuit of Americas in Austin on June 5 and the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 26. Her L.A. show is on par with summer tour average, with tickets averaging at $198.11 and get-in price starting at $69. The Pinkprint Tour is slated to kick off its summer run at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas on July 17.