Music
by Marissa Rosado on August 7, 2012

Jay-Z at Barclays Center

When: September 28-October 1 and October 3-6, 8 pm
Where: Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, New York, NY
Price tag: $13,500 for an A-level suite
Nosebleeds: $100+  (Secondary Market)
Jay-Z Barclays Center Tickets

Home of the Brooklyn Nets, the Barclays Center is a sparkling new venue. So new, in fact, that there are no pictures of the center’s interior (unless you count hilarious concept art below). And guess who gets to pop the center’s concert cherry? None other than Jay-Z.

All suites come with VIP services and amenities (like premium parking), access to the center’s private clubs and restaurants, and entry to the premium suite level concourse. You’ll probably end up next to one of Jay’s famous friends, so be sure to dress to impress (just like the folks in the not-at-all-Photoshopped picture).

 

Coldplay at IZOD Center

When: August 3-4, 7 pm
Where: IZOE Center, 102 New Jersey Rt. 120, East Rutherford, NJ
Price tag: $7,000 for an A-level luxury suite
Nosebleeds: 90+ (Secondary Market)
Coldplay Tickets

Coldplay has dominated the airwaves since the late 90s.Their live shows are historically breathtaking, and their Mylo Xyloto tour will be no different.

VIP perks of the A-level luxury suite include a 40” HD TV, theatre-style seating, a private restroom, and in-suite catering – because no VIP should be forced to eat a stale arena pretzel. The price tag for this event comes in just around $7,000, but don’t let that get to you. Just think of how good it will feel to hear a whole stadium singing along to “Clocks.”

Taylor Swift at MGM's Grand Garden Arena

When: September 22, 7:30 pm
Where: MGM’s Grand Garden Arena in the hotel and casino, 3799 S. Las
Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
Price tag: $9,500 for Floor A seats
Nosebleeds: $475+ (Secondary Market)
Taylor Swift MGM Tickets

Headlining the iHeartRadio Music Festival this September, Taylor Swift is leading an impressive roster, including Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and Deadmau5. For this show we’re talking front row seats close enough to get a high-five from Swifty herself.

A Taylor Swift concert is like a living, breathing fairy tale, which will run you more than 9 grand. But who’s buying them? Fourteen-year-old girls don’t have that kind of cash, unless you’re a 14-year-old girl whose name rhymes with “Shmieber.”

Justin Bieber at the Oracle Arena

When: October 6, 7 pm
Where: Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA
Price tag: $10,200 for a luxury suite
Nosebleeds: $160+ (Secondary Market)
Justin Bieber Oracle Tickets

Rocking out the Oracle Arena in Oakland this October, you can experience the handsome heartthrob live. Usher’s protégé Justin Bieber has been a pop music juggernaut since his debut in 2009. With fans that rival the worst of Beatlemania, it seems everyone is coming down with Bieber Fever.

Here’s what you get if you blow 10k on a luxury suite: your own TV, wet bar, comfy theatre-style seats, in-suite food and beverage server, and private restroom.

Madonna at the Staples Center

When: October 10-11, 8 pm
Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA
Price tag: $8,300 for a B-level suite
Madonna Staples Center Tickets

She requires no introduction, so we’re going to cut to the chase. You still haven’t seen Madonna live? For shame. Lucky for you, she gets more fabulous with age, so her “MDNA” tour will be her most outrageous party yet. Madonna shows are notoriously epic. You’ll be amazed at how this living legend rocks harder than starlets half her age.

B-level suites have already sold for the low, low price of 8 grand. A B-suite guarantees protection from raging club kids and just the right amount of distance from the stage (too close and you risk sequin-induced blindness).

Marissa Rosado graduated from Emerson College. Her first live concert was Weezer circa 2001.