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exploiting the fans since 1983
their Reading festival headline set a few years ago was the worse thing i'v seen in years, that's a rip off
Fools gold supporting though
...in the rain at 1am. It was not worth it. Not by a long stretch...
they are all rubbish
'big band's live show costs too much' is nothing new
I quite fancy a Mother's Milk/Blood Sugar Sex Magik 'Dont Look Back' type show. Won't happen though.
£50 for somewhere like the O2 is surely fairly commenplace no?
It's high but not out of keeping with what big bands charge nowadays.
I wouldn't pay it though, mostly 'cos RHCP are shit.
according to threads popping up when I searched for ^that one.
July 2008: £27.50 + £3.50
March 2007: 'would've cost £28 to go'
Was it Reading? £50 every 4 years doesn't seem too bad.
They were good then, for what it's worth, despite playing stuff from stadium arcadium.
well not in Glasgow at least, where tickets were £27.50 for the same venue as where RHCP are playing
However, the fact still remains that Arcade Fire at SECC = £27.50, RHCP at SECC =£47.50
Every other show has been around the £30 mark.
Owen Pallett, Beirut, The Vaccines and Mumford and Sons. Whilst they're not all my cup of tea, I daresay they cost more altogether than Fools Gold cost.
Northampton's premier git-rock combo.
London will be at least a fiver more... I dunno maybe all gigs should be priced based on the approximate wealth of fans, I sort of imagine the type of person who gets excited about a new RHCP album can easily afford a £50 ticket, though that may be unfair.
in 'acting like wankers' shock. also note that arcade fire hyde park gig had vaccines, beirut, mumfords on the bill too - which may or may not have been worth the extra pennies depending on how you look at it.
if the tickets were half that price.
As it is I'll just be over here, seething in the corner
That The Darkness were charging £28.50 for an upcoming gig. Or it could have been some weird dream.
The Roots are charging £40 for the Hammersmith Apollo....wtf!? I was looking forward to that, i didnt even think they were that big over here, £40....at the Apollo!!!
now that they're pulling in all that cash for sitting behind charmless chatshow goon Jimmy Fallon night after night on US TV.
They weren't very good in 1996, let alone 2011!
i don't listen to them, but if i had to, i'd much rather listen to their output of about 2000-2002 than any of their horrible attempts at hip-hop in the early 90s.
give it away is in my top 10 least favourite songs.
Californication and By The Way were lovely albums, i agree... tho i do still like a few thing they did in their earlier.
if you're expecting much less you're going to be disappointed
all depends on the venues they're playing, innit.
They're quite good but I'd probably stop short of paying £17.50 for 'em.
are ATP putting them on?
to see Tom Waits at the Apollo, and that was 7 years ago. If ever a gig can be said to be worth that much, that was the gig. The bloke in front of me had paid 500 quid on eBay, and tickets were going for 4 figures outside.
Someone offered us a grand each for our tickets outside. There was a brief moment when we pondered it, but then I pointed out that when we're older, looking back on seeing Tom Waits live would give us a lot more pleasure than looking back on selling some tickets.
i saw some new horrors tickets for fairly smaller cities at around 12/14 quid. surely with the band going pretty big they would be doing a flat rate of about 20? took a look at some bob dylan tickets out of curiosity, £68. taking da piss ol' man
It's exchange rates innit. American bands are much more expensive to book/see over the last few years as the Sterling/Dollar rate has collapsed.
£30 for Motörhead UK Subs and Anti-Nowhere League is totally worth it, right?
if you still like RHCP you deserve this