Neil Young Academy of Music Tickets Top Out at $255

On the heels of Neil Young’s Israeli concert cancellation comes news that the rock legend will perform two shows at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Music.

Tickets for the October 8th and 9th shows go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10 a.m., but the pre-sale (the promo code is LETTER) has already begun. We tried to get online to buy tickets via the pre-sale on Wednesday morning and found ourselves 157th in line in a “virtual waiting room.” And once we got to the front of the line — after nearly ten minutes — the site crashed.

So we called the box office at 215-893-1999, and after a ten minute wait there, we learned that tickets top out at $255. Lowest price: $69.50.

[Note: We originally reported that $12 tickets were available, based on information provided by the box office. This information was incorrect.]