Thanks to the folks over at Soundspike, you don't have to wade through Pollstar's 2010 year-end concert data: They've already drawn the conclusions for you.
The concert-driven site has come up with seven trends that went down last year in ticket sales, and what they might mean for this year's season. You might already have guessed some of them (like the fact that American Idol's touring-show days are dead and gone), but others might strike you as a surprise. (Americans' nostalgia for the '80s is nearly satiated. Who knew?)
Check out all seven trends here.
What does this mean for Kansas City? Well, it looks like we can expect tours from Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas (urk), Justin Bieber (double urk) and other chart-topping artists in the next few years, and the rule of Bon Jovi is still all-powerful. But other tours of '80s artists might not be stopping by as much, and '90s nostalgia acts might be the wave of the future. If you're a baby boomer who dug the Carole King and James Taylor joint tour last year, rejoice: Package nostalgia tours might be hitting up the Sprint Center sooner than you think.
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