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Justin Timberlake Tops Most Expensive Summer Concert Tickets

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As the weather gets warmer through May and into June many spring and summer music tours will start to kick off. The prices for some of these concert tickets on the secondary market will start to heat up as some of the biggest names in music will be on the road. So far, the top ten tours through the spring and summer months have an average price above $250.

Below is the list of average prices for the top spring/summer tours:

1. Justin Timberlake - Average Price: $349.50

Timberlake has been touring just about non-stop since the release of his two part album, 'The 20/20 Experience' and Justin Timberlake tickets have continued to be in demand throughout the tour. While Timberlake will spend most of the spring overseas, he returns to the US starting in July for a run that runs through December.

2. Paul McCartney - Average Price: $336.80

Paul McCartney tickets are sold out on the primary market for almost every show in which tickets have been released to the public. He will play the last concert ever at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, which is one of the most expensive concerts of the year.

3. Billy Joel - Average Price: $319.56

While Billy Joel has been very successful playing a once-a-month residency at Madison Square Garden, he has also been touring at other venues across the county. During May, Joel will play a three show run at the Hollywood Bowl for an average price of $218.61.

4. Jay-Z/Beyonce - Average Price: $306.22

As one of the most anticipated pairings for a tour in recent memory, Jay-Z and Beyonce tickets will be some of the most sought after of the spring before their 'One The Run' tour kicks off in June. The most expensive show on the tour is at Metlife Stadium for an average price of $615.50, 101% above the tour average.

5. Cher - Average Price: $286.46

'Dressed to Kill,' Cher's farewell tour, started in March and has North American dates running through July. The May 25 concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas has the highest average price of all Cher tickets on the tour at $504.14.

6. Bruno Mars - Average Price: $279.89

Demand for Bruno Mars tickets has been up since his halftime performance at the Super Bowl. The 'Moonshine Jungle' Tour has been ongoing since June 2013 and the most recent North American leg kicked off in April and will run through the beginning of July.

7. Aerosmith - Average Price: $275.85

Aerosmith will start their ?Let Rock Rule? Tour with Slash in July, playing 21 North American dates through September. The most expensive show on the tour comes in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with an average price of $385.24, 39.65% above the tour average.

8. Lana Del Rey - Average Price: $269.68

Lana Del Rey has been touring smaller concert venues since April, which has given the price of Lana Del Rey tickets a boost from a limited quantity of available tickets. Her tour will run through the end of May with the most expensive show having an average price of $511.20 on May 11 at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

9. Bruce Springsteen - Average Price: $268.84

For Springsteen's current tour, the New Jersey-born songwriter and sometime activist, elected to bypass over-sized arenas and football stadiums for shows at smaller venues. The most expensive Bruce Springsteen tickets come at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut for two concerts at a combined average price of $507.59, 88.8% above the tour average. That's quite a ticket.

10. Katy Perry - Average Price: $262.92

Perry's "Prismatic" World Tour will start its first leg overseas starting in May. North American dates won't start until June, but Katy Perry tickets have been selling quickly on the secondary market. The most expensive date in the US comes August 20 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena is Lincoln, Nebraska with an average price of $469.56, 78.6% abover the tour average.

The average prices One Direction tickets just missed the top ten. That tour doesn't start before June in the US, giving fans plenty of time to get tickets for what could be one of the biggest tours of the summer.

This article represents the opinion of a contributor and not necessarily that of TheStreet or its editorial staff.

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