Posted: Thursday, 26 December 2013 7:20PM

Billy Joel Tops List of This Year's Most Expensive New Year's Eve Concerts

BillyJoel.comNow that Christmas is over, it's time to get ready for New Year's Eve, but if you want to see a big-name musician rock out on stage while ringing in 2014, you're going to have to pay big bucks.  Forbes reports that tickets for big New Year's Eve concerts are soaring into the hundreds of dollars, but nobody will set you back more than Billy Joel.

According to Forbes, the average price ticket to see Joel perform December 31 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, is a whopping $477.  But that's a bargain compared to tickets for his upcoming monthly residency at Madison Square Garden -- Forbes, reports that the average ticket price for those shows is $579 each.  For what it's worth, Joel has repeatedly insisted that he is not worth outrageous ticket prices, but it appears he has no control over what the market will bear.

Among the more affordable options on the Forbes list of New Year's Eve concerts is Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes' side group Government Mule's show at New York City's Beacon Theatre.  The average ticket price for that event, which will feature Doors guitarist Robby Krieger as a special guest, will cost $152.93.  Meanwhile, Allman Brothers frontman Gregg Allman's own solo December 31 concert, at the Florida Theater in Jacksonville, Florida, will only set you back an average of $110 per ticket.

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