Dana Edelson/NBCSummertime means concerts, but the way ticket prices have risen in the past few years, it’s likely you won’t be able to afford to go to more than a few shows this year. Depending on who you want to see — Justin Timberlake, for example — you may not even be able to do that, especially if you purchase your tickets on the so-called “secondary market:” through a ticket reseller website.
According to TheStreet.com, this summer’s top-priced ticket on the secondary market is Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience tour. Tickets to the summer leg of his tour, which begins in July, are going for an average price of $349.50 each on reseller sites like TiqIq.com. His tickets are even more expensive than those for music legend Paul McCartney. Those will set you back an average of $336.80 on the secondary market, according to TheStreet.
Another Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Billy Joel, has the third-most expensive ticket this summer, with an average resell price of $319.56. Jay-Z and Beyonce’s forthcoming joint tour comes in third, averaging $306.22, while Cher‘s current tour is next, with an average resell …read more