Rolling Stones fans have been left fuming after realising they may end up shelling out thousands to see the band for their 50th anniversary shows.
Some “secondary” ticketing sites have put them on sale for up to five-figure sums, and fans have grumbled that they facehuge bills even for standard “pre-sale” tickets to see the pair of gigs at London’s O2 Arena.
It comes as the band’s first studio recording for seven years has been unable to persuade many fans to part with 99p for a download, with the song at a lowly No74 in the charts.
According to midweek sales figures, Doom And Gloom, which went on sale just days ago, is a long way from making it into the top 40 on Sunday. The band last made it into the Top Ten in 1981 with Start Me Up.
Priority customers have been able to order some of the tickets, but they do not go on general sale until tomorrow. Even so, there have been reports that a secondary ticket site was selling seats for £13,000.
When the 25 and 29 November concerts were announced on Monday, promoters said the face-value price of the tickets ranged from £95 to £375.
A “VIP hospitality” ticket was priced at £950.
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