\" \" Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour grossed $523 million in 2017, landing it on the top five list of highest grossing tours of all time. The cost of putting on a show, from stage production to backup dancers to indoor pyrotechnics and even holograms, has skyrocketed along with the price of concert tickets. \"There is a lot more production that goes into [concert production these days],\" Ticket Alternative Bluett says. The price of the venue plays a part too, and for a large concert at a stadium, the total production cost quickly reaches seven figures. The cost of creating these ephemeral wonderlands has to get passed on to the consumer via the ticket price.