Tickets for the Rolling Stones forthcoming shows at the 02 Arena have been posted online for a quite simply staggering £20,000. The tickets are on offer on the Seatwave website- a secondary ticketing site that allows fans to sell tickets to other fans. Metro reports that the tickets come with an additional booking fee of £3,599.82, bringing the total cost to- oh yes- £23,598.82.
Other things that can be bought for £23,598.82 include a used Volvo, a 4 bed room house in Detroit, and the love of the entire SupaJam staff for about 17 months. All of those things last longer than the approx 2-3 hour concert you can expect from the Stones.
Tickets to the concerts have not yet gone on general sale, and have so far only been pre sold to select fans. The original face value was between £106 and £406. The band themselves will reportedly trouser £15.7million for the four gigs, which by our calculation, means they could buy around 660 tickets to their own show if they were to use Seatwave.
This crazy up pricing has left fans understandably pissed off - although the cost of normal tickets alone has caused a lot of anger, with one fan posting to facebook
"Just tried to buy a couple of tickets for the Rolling Stones at the O2 next month but didn't proceed when I found out the price - an incredible £1,302.
"They weren't even particularly special seats. For those you need the VIP package at £950 or £1,900 for two."
We want to know what you think about this... is this down to greed from the Stones, or do secondary ticketing sites need to be curbed? Or is £20K a reasonable chunk to cough up for a reastically-going-to-mostly-be-dead-fairly-soon band ? Let us know!