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Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake & Pink Make Top 10 on "Forbes" List of Highest-Priced Concert Tickets

Image courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC (via ABC News Radio)

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 .

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