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There was a feeling of ‘no satisfaction’ among fans of The Rolling Stones after it was revealed that the most expensive tickets for their UK tour will set them back a staggering £450.
The legendary band hit the road this summer with a series of massive concerts, but eye-watering ticket prices revealed on Ticketmaster’s official website have left fans reeling.
The Stones will kick off the tour with a gig at Dublin’s Croke Park on May 17, followed by their first ever show at the London Stadium on May 22.
From there, they’ll head to Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground on June 5 before visiting Murrayfield Stadium on June 9 and then wrapping things up Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on June 15.
Tickets for the band’s Edinburgh gig will range from £59.95 to £249.95.
The least expensive tickets are the upper tier seats priced at £59.95. General Admission will cost £89.95. Then the prices really start to go through the roof, with tiered seats at £129.95, £179.95 and, the most expensive, being the golden circle at a ridiculous £249.95.
This is all before the £10.50 service charge per ticket and £2.75 for standard mail.
Fans attending the Stones’ show at the London Stadium can expect to pay £399.95 for a premium standing ticket, along with a booking fee of £52 that brings the total cost to £451.95.
The Gold Circle option in London will see fans forking out up to £282.45, while the seating option will cost up to £203.
As reported on NME.com, Stones fans took to social media to voice their disgust at the extortionate ticket prices.
Responding to the ticket prices, one fan wrote on Twitter: “Ticket prices for The Rolling Stones are pretty crazy, I’ll still pay it but when did it become acceptable for bands to charge £100 for a show? Becoming the norm for big acts these days, ridiculous.”
Another said: “The Rolling Stones’ UK ticket prices & “fees” are f*cking outrageous. Disgusting.”
The Stones last played the UK five years ago – with headline performances at Glastonbury and the BST Festival – but they haven’t toured here for 12 years.
“We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer,” said frontman Mick Jagger. “It’s always exhilarating going to cities we haven’t played for quite a while.”
“The Stones audience is the glue that keeps us together,” added drummer Charlie Watts. “The best and most satisfying moment is when you are reaching the end of the show and they are all going nuts.”