What Band Tops Forbes List For Priciest Concert Tickets?
Forbes Magazine has listed the “Top Ten Most Expensive 2013 Concert Tours at the Ticket Booth,” looking at how much people were willing to pay for tickets on the “secondary market.”
The Rolling Stones topped the list averaging an unbelievable $624 per ticket on the secondary market for last year’s 50 and Counting Tour. Fans of the biggest acts from the 60’s and 70’s have no problem putting up cash to see their favorites on stage live.
The History of the Eagles shows averaged $354 for the Eagles in at # 4. Fans of The Who spent an average of $314 per ticket to see Quadrophenia for sixth place.
Fleetwood Mac averaged $282 per ticket placing the band # 8 on the list. Sir Paul McCartney rounds out the top ten with a secondary market price of $241.
It’s become a common practice for fans to purchase tickets from online resellers like Stubhub and that seems to have had an impact on the prices fans are willing to shell out for their favorite acts.