I’d Buy That For $378

Madonna was the top-selling tour of 2008. But not only did she make a lot of money, according to Pollstar, she also was the top resale ticket of 2008, according to Ticketmaster Entertainment.
Roseland Ballroom, New York City, (Photo: Greg Allen / gregallenphotos.com.

The company formerly known as Ticketmaster also runs the TicketsNow secondary ticketing portal. According to Ticketmaster Entertainment’s data, the highest priced resale ticket was Madonna, going for a whopping $378 on average.

Following Maddy is Elton John at $306. Rounding out the Top 10 concert prices are Eagles ($279), AC/DC ($263), Tina Turner (also $263), Celine Dion ($240), Bruce Springsteen ($235), Coldplay ($217), Neil Diamond ($217) and The Police ($216).

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NBC’s "Today" show, Rockefeller Plaza, New York.

Kenny Chesney’s tickets resold for $199. Britney Spears didn’t go on tour in 2008 but she’s heading out in 2009 in a big way, to the point where her tickets made the TM charts, coming in at $189 a ticket.

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Bambi 2008 media awards, Offenburg, Germany.

A couple of other interesting facts from Ticketmaster Entertainment: World Wrestling Entertainment tickets resold for $153, more than Red Sox, Yankees or Cubs baseball tickets. The Broadway play “Wicked” was the No. 1 reselling event of 2008, selling more than 70,000 tickets – 25,000 more than its nearest competitor, the New York Yankees.

Premium seats for Billy Joel’s “The Last Play at Shea” sold for an average $876, nine times the going rate.

Also, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus was the most requested family event of 2008, topping Disney On Ice, Sesame Street Live, The Wiggles and Disney’s High School Musical Ice Show, among others.