How Much is too Much?

‘The Rolling Stones’ have announced their first UK shows since 2013.
The tour dates are as follows:

  • May 17 – Croke Park, Dublin
  • May 22 – London Stadium, London
  • May 25 – London Stadium, London
  • June 5 – Old Trafford, Manchester
  • June 9 – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
  • June 15 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
  • June 19 – Twickenham Stadium, London

Fans would surely embrace the legends return but with a £89.95 price tag for General Admission, is that too much?

Other prices include:

  • £249.95 – Golden Cricle
  • £59.95/129.95 – Upper Tiers
  • £59.95/179.95 – Lower Tiers

This does not include the various packages that the band is offering which range from £225 to a whopping £850! Now, alot of stadium bands offer various ‘Golden Circle’ upgrades for their shows but to be inside the pit for ‘The Rolling Stones’ would set you back around £400. The likes of ‘Black Sabbath’ charged £90 for a general admission ticket on ‘The End Tour’. ‘Muse’ charged around £75 for their ‘Drones’ shows that took place in large arenas across the UK. Some may argue that because the Stones are legends, in their own right, they can charge this amount of money. But, for fans that have never had the chance to see them perform live before, this seems excessive.

‘It’s such a joy to play with this band there’s no stopping us, we’re only just getting started really’

– Keith Richards

This could mean that the band will continue to tour after this run of shows an no doubt they will charge this kind of money again. When does a show become too expensive?

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