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The Rolling Stones – Corporate Rock at it’s Worst?

So The Rolling Stones are apparently charging £406 (including fees) for floor-level seats at their recently-announced O2 Arena shows. The Felix Baumgartner level seats are admittedly a bit cheaper, but this is still completely taking the piss.

Surely no band is worth that sort of money.

They appear to be targeting the corporate hospitality market now, pricing ordinary music fans out of the market. Yes, I’m sure some people with far more money than sense will be willing to fork out stupid amounts to try and relive their youth, without thinking of how far that £406 will go supporting the grass roots music scene instead. But I bet the audience will be full of celebrities and people there purely to flaunt their wealth and be seen.

Is this what rock and roll is supposed to be about?

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