Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake & Pink Make Top 10 on “Forbes” List of Highest-Priced Concert Tickets
Buying tickets from online resellers like Stubhub has become a common practice for concertgoers, and fans these days seem willing to pay pretty outrageous prices to see their favorite acts live. Forbes magazine is out with a list of the “Top Ten Most Expensive 2013 Concert Tours at the Ticket Booth,” which looks at ticket prices on the so-called “secondary market,” and it turns out seeing music’s hottest acts this past year cost a small fortune.
While veteran rockers The Rolling Stones topped the Forbes list, averaging a whopping $624 per ticket on the secondary market, current pop stars like One Direction, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Pink and Beyonce were all included in the list as well.
In fact, One Direction came in at #2 on the list, with an average ticket price on the secondary market of an astonishing $460, meaning there are apparently plenty of parents out there willing to keep their teenage daughters happy at any cost. The #3 slot went to Maroon 5, whose Overexposed tour cost an average of $365 per ticket on the secondary market.
Justin Timberlake was #5 on the list tickets to his 20/20 Experience tour were going for an average of $339 per ticket on various resale websites. Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show tour came in at #7, with an average secondary-market price of $294 per ticket. Pink’s Truth About Love tour was #9, with tickets exchanging hands for, on average, $270 apiece.
The rest of the acts on the list were all music legends, such as The Eagles, Paul McCartney and Fleetwood Mac.