Tickets for Springsteen's Jan. 19 concert with the E Street Band went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and quickly sold out through Ticketmaster amid high demand for the New Jersey singer's first Chicago show since a pair of Wrigley Field concerts in September 2012. Reps for Ticketmaster did not return a Tribune request for comment.
Tickets to see Springsteen play "The River" double album from 1980 in sequence next month at the United Center cost $55-$150 via Ticketmaster, not including fees. A Tribune search Friday morning of StubHub found the cheapest Springsteen Chicago tickets cost about $100.
As of 11 a.m. Friday, the median listing price for a Springsteen ticket in Chicago on the ticket search engine SeatGeek was $339. The cheapest tickets for the show cost $143 each, according to SeatGeek analyst Chris Leyden.
The Wrigley Field shows in 2012 had average resale prices of $213 and $194 on SeatGeek, Leyden said. He said he expects the United Center show to be a hotter ticket.
Springsteen fans in Chicago may find some solace that there's more demand to see the singer elsewhere. The median list price for the Jan. 27 show at Madison Square Garden in New York was $735 on SeatGeek Friday morning while the median list price for the Jan. 31 show at the Prudential Center in Newark was $1,126.