May 8, 2013 17:53

Keith Richards: 'I want people to get into Stones' gigs without starving their babies'

Guitarist speaks out about ticket prices in new interview

Keith Richards: 'I want people to get into Stones' gigs without starving their babies'

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The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards have spoken out about the band's ticket prices.

When asked about the issue, Keith Richards told Rolling Stone "From my point of view, it's like this: We say we want to put a Stones tour together and people come to us with proposals. And these proposals are all basically the same."

He added: "We actually did push down the prices a little bit. We took the lower offer, in other words. But, um, it's the price of the market. I don't really know. I don't have much to do with it other than I would like people to get in, to be able to afford to get in, without sort of starving their babies and all. And that's about it."

The Rolling Stones are to play two gigs in London's Hyde Park this July, with tickets - the majority of which were priced at £95 - having sold out in minutes. The band are also due to headline this year's Glastonbury Festival, making their debut appearance on the Pyramid Stage.

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