ROLLING STONES: It's a Pricey Show
Mick Jagger defends the ticket prices to The Rolling Stones upcoming shows.
Now it's Mick Jagger's turn to defend The Rolling Stones' ticket prices to their five upcoming shows -- two in London and three in the New York City area.
He says, "It’s a very expensive show to put on... Normally you do a hundred shows and you’d have the same expenses. 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 that profit. If a ticket costs $400 and goes for 15-hundred (on the secondary market), I want to point out that we don’t get that difference.”
He also points out that he'd love to find a way to end scalping. "I don’t think it should be legal. There has to be a better way of doing it. But we’re living with the way the system functions. We can’t, in four shows, change the whole ticketing system.”
The Stones release their new hits collection, GRRR!, Tuesday and that night they are in New York for the premiere of their new documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, which debuts on HBO Thursday.