Touted Rolling Stones Tickets Reach £11,000 as Band Defends Prices

Ronnie Wood defends high prices   09-Nov-12

Touted Rolling Stones Tickets Reach £11,000 as Band Defends Prices
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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