Rolling Stones defend costly ticket prices

From The Telegraph:

Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood said the band do not feel bad about the high prices charged for their forthcoming London gigs, saying: “We’ve got to make something.”

The guitarist said preparations for the two gigs at London’s O2 later this month had cost them millions of pounds.

When the November 25 and 29 concerts for the band’s 50th anniversary were announced, promoters said the face value price of the tickets ranged from £95 to £375. A “VIP hospitality” ticket was priced at £950.

The Rolling Stones will play to 40,000 people during their two nights at the O2 and will play two more shows in Newark, New Jersey, in the United States, in December.

Wood said: “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.”

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