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(Metro)   Rolling Stones defend high ticket prices for new tour, saying it's very expensive to have a stage with full handicap access for the band   (metro.co.uk) divider line 66
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2012-10-19 04:54:05 PM  

mjohnson71: kab: "Ticket prices are too high!" screamed would-be StubHub flippers.

You want to see scary prices? Paul McCartney is only playing like 4 concerts this fall in weird places like here in St. Louis, Houston, Vancouver and Edmonton. At the Scottrade Center, most of the lower bowl tickets are listed for $400+ right now.


After market, of course. I got decent seats for $89 a pop the morning they went on sale for St Louis. He only had 2 n. American shows scheduled at sale time. Driving 7 hrs to show, making a mini vacation out of it before my girl starts nursing program. She's never seen him, but I have about 20 yrs ago. Seen the stones in '89. Glad I did, bur wouldn't go again. Got the Paul tix because of the woman, and really, how much longer can a 70 yr old jet around the world performing? Might be her last chance to see the old bugger jam some Beatles music. /she's younger than me, and has always been jealous that I've seen bands she hasn't, like Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash etc...so it was my surprise for her. I'd rather see Devil makes three again, but it will be fun:)
 
2012-10-19 05:39:38 PM  

CarnySaur: No thank you. I saw them at Altamont in 1969 and got stabbed to death by a Hell's Angel, and now I'm a ghost.


Well, you probably shouldn't have pulled that gun out and waved it around like a mad man.
 
2012-10-19 07:10:38 PM  

mjones73: rudemix: I understand that an artists music is their music to do what they like with but when it comes to the Stones and money I will forever have a fack them attitude after they way they completely boned the Verve over Bittersweet Symphony to the hilt.

Except it was the record company that held the rights to the early Stones material that sued them, not the Rolling Stones themselves..

"After "Bittersweet Symphony" became a hit single, the group was sued by former Stones manager Allen Klein (who owns the copyrights to the band's pre-1970 songs because of aggressive business practices). He claimed the Verve broke the agreement when they supposedly used a larger portion than was covered in the license, something the group vehemently disputed.
The Verve layered nearly fifty tracks of instrumentation, including novel string arrangements, to create a distinctly new song. In fact, the song's signature swirling orchestral melody was recorded and arranged by the Verve; the sample from the instrumental record is largely buried under other tracks in the chorus.
The band eventually settled out of court and handed over 100 percent of their songwriting royalties because it seemed cheaper than fighting for a legal ruling that might not end in their favor. As if things couldn't have gotten worse, they were then sued by another old Rolling Stones manager, Andrew Loog Oldham. Klein went after the Verve for infringing on the songwriting copyright, which he owned, but Oldham possessed the copyright on the sampled sound recording."


http://www.thevervelive.com/2005/05/bitter-sweet-symphony-controversy - and.html


Allen Klien was truly one history's greatest a-holes. He had more to do with breaking up the Beatles the john's smack, Paul's bossiness and Yoko combined.
 
2012-10-19 07:47:48 PM  
Paid $7.50 to see Led farking Zeppelin in '78. That is all.
 
2012-10-19 07:58:10 PM  
Baby Boomers. Will pay any amount to demonstrate that they're still cool.
 
2012-10-19 08:48:10 PM  
After working in the music industry for many years I still cannot think of one band that charges their fans the absolute highest prices for everything they put out from tshirts to tickets the way the Stones do. They rape every last dime they can pull in from a mostly working class fan base.
Assholes.
 
2012-10-19 09:12:42 PM  

DWitchiewoman: After working in the music industry for many years I still cannot think of one band that charges their fans the absolute highest prices for everything they put out from tshirts to tickets the way the Stones do. They rape every last dime they can pull in from a mostly working class fan base.
Assholes.


Even Kiss?
 
2012-10-19 11:01:21 PM  

Happy Hours: To quote David Crosby in the late '90s "If they don't want to pay that much they can stay home" (referring to CSNY ticket prices).


That's a surprisingly un-hippie attitude. I thought those guys were cool and laid-back...
 
2012-10-20 12:55:32 AM  

Krymson Tyde: If you think the tickets are too expensive I have an easy, no fuss remedy. Just don't buy one. There, see? It doesn't require any biatching or moaning to do.


So.... There is no such thing as profiteering or taking advantage of your name to soak wealthy rubes and deny the chance or squelch the desire to see you perform by over valuing your performance?

This heads into a moral scenario for me.

/not a commie but not 'what the market will bear, regardless' either.
 
2012-10-20 01:21:43 AM  

T.M.S.: mjohnson71: wildcardjack: Pricing their tickets at $500+ just cuts out the middle man scalper.

Why are the Stones playing at Newark? Are they STILL renovating Madison Square Garden?

No. The garden is done with the renovation. It looks great but I miss the wrap around aisle.


I always loved the atmosphere, but the Garden always had the worst sight lines of any modern arena. That and they tore down Pennsylvania Station to build it.
 
2012-10-20 05:53:38 AM  

schubie: TheGreatGazoo: As a side note, who'd a thunk Keith Richards would have lived to be 68?

Keith knows his limits. He's got a great philosophy. He can only get so high so he stops when he gets to that point. People who go further are the ones who get into trouble. Plus he only did pharmaceutical grade cocaine and cut his own heroin so he always knew the purity and the cut. I'm sure the booze he drinks is top, top shelf. I recommend his autobiography "Life."


While I believe what he wrote about hard drugs, I've seen interviews where Keith is mixing drinks with just whatever is in the green room mini-bar (mostly Jim Beam.)

I don't think he's ever been picky when it comes to booze. 

/Saw the Stones in 97. Cost about $150, but they were really good seats.
//Great show once they got through their 25 minutes of stuff from the "new album."
 
2012-10-20 11:02:52 AM  
I am waiting for the Ramones reunion.

I wonder how much those tickets will cost?
 
2012-10-20 11:25:05 AM  

Enemabag Jones: I am waiting for the Ramones reunion.

I wonder how much those tickets will cost?


Yeah. They will first do a warm-up show at CBGB.
 
2012-10-20 12:05:46 PM  
I don't like old people on a rock and roll stage. Me included.
Grace Slick
 
2012-10-20 12:35:06 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: T.M.S.: mjohnson71: wildcardjack: Pricing their tickets at $500+ just cuts out the middle man scalper.

Why are the Stones playing at Newark? Are they STILL renovating Madison Square Garden?

No. The garden is done with the renovation. It looks great but I miss the wrap around aisle.

I always loved the atmosphere, but the Garden always had the worst sight lines of any modern arena. That and they tore down Pennsylvania Station to build it.


The sight lines are ok if you are playing 360. It's the godamm low ceiling and unmoveable scoreboard that sucks there. That and IATSE local 1.
The penn station thing was a crime too.
 
2012-10-20 01:45:48 PM  

T.M.S.: CigaretteSmokingMan: T.M.S.: mjohnson71: wildcardjack: Pricing their tickets at $500+ just cuts out the middle man scalper.

Why are the Stones playing at Newark? Are they STILL renovating Madison Square Garden?

No. The garden is done with the renovation. It looks great but I miss the wrap around aisle.

I always loved the atmosphere, but the Garden always had the worst sight lines of any modern arena. That and they tore down Pennsylvania Station to build it.

The sight lines are ok if you are playing 360. It's the godamm low ceiling and unmoveable scoreboard that sucks there. That and IATSE local 1.
The penn station thing was a crime too.


I was thinking of the sight lines for basketball and hockey. The bowl of the arena is too wide and shallow.
 
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