The Rolling Stones defend ticket prices
Frontman Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have spoken out against the frustrated response to their extortionate ticket prices for their O2 shows later this month. All state that the show is expensive to put on and they need to make something in return resulting in no guilty conscience about the prices. Ticket prices range from £90 through to £950 for VIP packages, prices many can’t afford.
In a recent interview with Billboard Jagger moved on to discuss the unfairness in the secondary ticket market and was quick to point out that they don’t receive the money for tickets sold on at a higher price stating:
"So, yes, it’s expensive. But most of the tickets go for a higher price than we’ve sold them for, so you can see the market is there. We don’t participate in the profit. If a ticket costs 250 quid. let’s imagine, and goes for 1,000 quid, I just want to point out that we don’t get that difference."
The shows take place on the 25th and 29th of this month to celebrate the groups 50th anniversary.
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