Beyonce's tickets top of the range

Beyonce's highly anticipated Vector Arena show in October is shaping as the priciest concert of the year.

Top price for tickets to her Auckland show will be $249.90 for the platinum section with gold general admission on the floor starting at $189.90 and cheap seats going for $99.

That's more expensive than the prices commanded by rock veterans Fleetwood Mac. Their November concerts at the same venue cost between $99 and $199 (with tickets-with-album bundles as high as $223.50) and the band is also offering various VIP packages which will have super-fans forking out as much as $950.

Spring is shaping as a mammoth run for visiting international pop acts in Auckland with One Direction ($99-$129), Rihanna ($99-$139), Justin Bieber ($102-$152) and Taylor Swift ($111-152) all playing multiple nights at Vector Arena. Some of those acts also have top-tier VIP packages, with Rihanna's the most expensive at $550.

Tickets for Beyonce's October 18 show in Auckland go on sale tomorrow via her website before becoming available through livenation.co.nz and ticketmaster from Monday.

Her Mrs Carter Show world tour follows the birth of her first child last year.

She could play a two- or three-night run in Auckland.

Vector Arena's ticketing agency Ticketmaster charges a further $10.75 in fees on each ticket.

Read more: Beyonce's NZ show: What fans can expect

* See Thursday's TimeOut for exclusive Beyonce interview.

- NZ Herald

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