Ronnie Wood has defended high ticket prices // Some Rights Reserved // Mario Escherle
Rolling Stones tickets are reaching as high as £11,000 on some ticket resale websites. For this money, you'll get a front row seat and a VIP experience, but even the cheapest tickets cost around £100 at face value.
Ronnie Wood has come out to defend the band against suggestions that the tickets were priced too highly, justifying the decision for the high prices by saying the band had to make some money from the gigs.
He claims that preparation for the gigs ran up a bill of millions of pounds, telling the Telegraph:
"We've already spent a million on rehearsing in Paris. And the stage is going to be another few million. And the lights.
"We feel no bad thing about ticket prices. We've got to make something."
Many angry Rolling Stones fans on Twitter have expressed the opinion that the band could have cut ticket prices and paid more gigs, spreading the cost of the investment in rehearsal and equipment by playing to more people and selling more tickets.
As yet though, there is no indication the band will play more gigs, other than the ever optimistic Ronnie Wood suggesting that he would be up for it.
This week, the band released their second new single in 2012, 'One More Shot', which you can listen to below:
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Saw the Stones in Slane Castle, Ireland a few years ago - Mick Jagger has more energy in his little finger than I have in completion and I'm half his age. It was genuinely a fabulous gig. Real pity they aren't doing more gigs this time.
09-Nov-12 02:58 PM
So much for the rebellion in rolling stones. In the early years - kick and scream and piss off the queen, today tired old geezers and comfort creatures.
10-Nov-12 07:20 AM
Extra show announced in Brooklyn according to Rolling Stone mag.
13-Nov-12 03:43 AM