If you've ever wanted to have your favorite band play in your living room, how much it would cost you? It's probably more then you think. The Huffington Post put a piece together a while back and broke it down by cost.

There are several tiers when it comes to booking talent. In the 'A' group, you have your Pearl Jam's, U2's and Red Hot Chili Peppers. These bands don't always sell a ton of albums, but their fanbase is strong, the masses will show up to the show whether they have a new album or not. A band like Twenty One Pilots is just reaching the 'A' level now (and will probably stay there for a long time). The 'B' tier bands are either on their way up or their way down. These bands are still popular but instead of selling out MSG, they're selling out places like The Capitol Theater and Oakdale. A band on the 'C' tier is probably playing places like The Chance Theater, which is my favorite size venue to see a show.



Dave Matthews Band

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Linkin Park

Mumford & Sons

Pearl Jam



Fall Out Boy

Jane's Addiction

Queens of the Stone Age

The Offspring


Vampire Weekend


Alabama Shakes

Arctic Monkeys

Cage The Elephant


Death Cab For Cutie


Third Eye Blind


Alex Clare

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness


Neon Trees

Cold War Kids

Fitz and the Tantrums



Blue October


Finger Eleven


Silversun Pickups

Soul Asylum

Temper Trap