Cleveland.com | February 6, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Tickets for the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony set for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. They were gone by 11 a.m.
In fact, this year’s ceremony, featuring Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, did produce the fastest sell out in the Rock Hall’s three visits to the venue.
This marks the third ceremony at the Barclays Center. The 2014 ceremony, featuring KISS, Nirvana the E Street Band, Hall & Oates and others, also sold out in a short period of time.
Good seats (in the lower sections of Barclays) will cost you more than $1,000 each. Ticket prices on StubHub are often bloated. But for the 2017 Rock Hall Ceremony, they are comparable to other secondary market sites like SeatGeek and Vivid Seats.
The 2017 ceremony’s appeal has a lot to do with clear headliner Pearl Jam. But also word has been mum on whether or not Journey will reunite with former lead singer Steve Perry.
Just the possibility of a reunion has followers excited, as Journey fan pages on social media have been working in overdrive since the announcement of the band’s induction. Perry hasn’t performed a full show with Journey in 30 years.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has also announced its first set of presenters, which is an impressive list. Neil Young will induct Pearl Jam, while members of Rush will do the same for Yes. Jackson Browne is set to give a speech for longtime friend Baez.
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