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Jason Gregory

09:11 7th March 2008

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Tickets to see Led Zeppelin’s reunion show at the O2 Arena in London were amongst the most in demand on internet auction sites last year.

According to the research firm Tixdaq, the band’s reunion show produced the highest average ticket price of £707.97.

This was despite stringent measures put in place by organisers to try and prevent the secondary sale of tickets to the concert.

Tickets for Sir Paul McCartney’s BBC Electric Proms gig last year were the second most expensive on the secondary ticket market at £498.14 each.

Take That’s UK tour meanwhile, generated the most online revenue, taking £12.8 million across 25 ticket reselling websites.

Earlier this year The Culture, Media and Sport select committee published an intense investigation into the secondary ticket market.

The inquest came after bands and managers lobbied for a complete ban on touts, claiming that they took money away from artists.

The committee of MPs stopped short of an outright ban but did express concern about the market.

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