Buying tickets from online resellers like Stubhub has become a common practice for concertgoers, and it seems to have had an impact on the prices fans are willing to pay 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," looking at how much people were willing to pay to see a show this past year on the so-called "secondary market."
The Rolling Stones topped the Forbes list, averaging a whopping $624 per ticket on the secondary market for the performances on last year's 50 & Counting trek.
In fact, the Forbes tally shows that fans of the biggest names of the 1960s and '70s are willing to pony up a small fortune to see them on stage. Coming in at #4 was The Eagles. Tickets for their History of the Eagles shows averaged $354.
In sixth place was The Who. Fans were willing to pay an average of $314 per ticket to see the British rockers' Quadrophenia and More Tour. Coming in at #8 was Fleetwood Mac, whose ticket prices averaged $282. Rounding out the top 10 is Beatles legend Paul McCartney, whose tickets on the secondary market went for the comparatively affordable sum of $241.
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