October 23, 2012 9:19

Muse on The Rolling Stones ticket prices: 'There's only so much money a band needs'

Trio say they try and keep prices down for their fans

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Muse have said they always try and keep their ticket prices as low as possible, saying there's "only so much money a band needs".

Speaking to the Daily Star about the price of The Rolling Stones tickets, bassist Chris Wolstenholme said: "We've always tried to keep prices as low as we can so people can come and watch us.? What's reasonable for one person isn't reasonable to another, but there really is only so much money a band needs."??

Fans were left disappointed after all 33,000 tickets to see legendary rockers The Rolling Stones sold out in minutes, despite costing between £90 and £375 each. Tickets to see the Stones in London are already listed on eBay with prices reaching £5,800 for two tickets. Many other pairs of tickets are being sold for thousands each.

Guitarist Keith Richards has said that he hates charging "over the top prices" for tickets, but expects to pocket around £16 million from the shows.

Muse meanwhile kick off their UK tour later this week. The spectacle is set to include aliens and a giant pyramid that engulfs the band. Speaking about the prop in this week's NME, which is on newsstands today or available online, singer Matt Bellamy says:

It's basically an upside-down pyramid which is a very symbolic gesture. A lot of people think the pyramid represents power structures, you know, in every walk of life. Anything from basic corporate structures with a top down system where CEOs take all the profit and get paid more than the people at the bottom, which is the kind of down to earth version, to the Illuminati, you know.

He added: "The pyramid seems to represent the power structures of the world. Turning it upside down is a gesture as to what we think of that.

Muse will play:

Glasgow SECC (October 24)
London O2 Arena (26, 27)
Birmingham LG Arena (30)
Manchester Arena (November 1)


To check the availability of Muse tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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