Los Angeles wunderkind Beck is riding high after his Grammy wins earlier this month, according to online ticket selling site ConcertBank.com. In the weeks since the singer/musician took home Grammies for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year, his popularity has spiked, based on increased album sales and new concert bookings.
According to Billboard, which tracked album sales for all Grammy winners in the week after the awards, sales of Beck’s most recent album Grammy-award winning “Morning Phase” increased more than 3,000 percent in the week following his Grammy win, with the album selling more than 73,000 copies.
Beck’s win for Album of the Year came as a surprise to most critics, who expected the award to go to either Beyonce or Sam Smith, and prompted Kanye West to head for the stage, stopping just short of reprising his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech a few years ago. West’s later comments about Beck’s win sparked controversy, but the rapper recently conceded that he likes “Morning Phase”, and it is “potentially an Album of the Year.”
Fans can make that judgment for themselves during a busy concert week in May. Beck has signed to headline several shows that month, including two major music festivals, and tickets are selling fast for those shows. Beck fans can start the week rocking with the award-winning performer at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama and end it at the annual Boston Calling indie music festival, where Beck will be headlining the Friday night lineup. Between the two festivals, Beck will take the stage in Memphis, North Charleston and Charlottesville, VA.
Spurred in part by Beck’s Grammy wins, sales for Beck concert tickets have been brisk, though prices are stable and just slightly above face price. Despite this, ConcertBank.com suggests that fans who want to attend should secure their tickets early to avoid disappointment, as their inventory of Beck concert tickets leans heavily toward single tickets and occasional pairs of seats. The site also recommends checking back frequently for additional concerts and new inventory.
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