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Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: proudmary ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:13

Keith Richards on live show payday: '£16m sounds about right to us'
Guitarist hints at 2013 shows and Glastonbury appearance in new interview

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards says he does not want to charge fans high prices to see the band, despite the fact that tickets for the newly announced London shows range from £90 to a deluxe package priced at £950.

Appearing on BBC 6Music, Richards addressed rumours that the band will personally pocket £16m from the run of live shows, saying: "I haven't looked at the figures – numbers can get greatly exaggerated. I just wanna do some shows and I don't want to charge over the bloody top. I'm a bit out of the loop with showbiz. £16m sounds about right to us."

Richards will join his bandmates for two night's at London's 02 Arena on November 25 and 29 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They will also be playing two nights at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey in the US on December 13 and 15.

Asked by host Matt Everitt if there will be more shows beyond the 50th anniversary gigs, Richards said that he, "wouldn't be surprised," adding: "Nobody has given us a heads up but this band isn't going to wind up with four shows. Next year looks like it is on."

Richards also expressed interest in appearing at Glastonbury – weather permitting: "On a good day if the weather's fine that's an interesting proposition. The band wants to get these four gigs under their belt and then think about next year after that. Anything is possible with this band."

The Rolling Stones will release a brand new greatest hits compilation in November titled 'GRRR!’. The collection, which coincides with the band's 50th anniversary, will feature two brand new songs, 'Doom And Gloom' and 'One More Shot', which were recorded in Paris last month. This is the first new material the band have recorded since their 2005 album 'A Bigger Bang'.

[www.nme.com]

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: SoulPlunderer ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:16

I can only assume this is some sort of cruel joke...

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: jazzbass ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:17

I hope it's a full on tour for 2013. I'd love the chance to see them one last time in my home town of Philly.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:18

GRRR!

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Rik ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:20

"
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards says he does not want to charge fans high prices to see the band"

What an idiot. He doesn't have a clue..., although I don't blame, he's been a millionare since 71

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: sweetcharmedlife ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:25

Further proof Keith has absolutely nothing to do with the business side. Just keep cashing the checks.

"It's just some friends of mine and they're busting down the door"

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:28

Quote
proudmary
Keith Richards on live show payday: '£16m sounds about right to us'
Guitarist hints at 2013 shows and Glastonbury appearance in new interview

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards says he does not want to charge fans high prices to see the band, despite the fact that tickets for the newly announced London shows range from £90 to a deluxe package priced at £950.

Appearing on BBC 6Music, Richards addressed rumours that the band will personally pocket £16m from the run of live shows, saying: "I haven't looked at the figures – numbers can get greatly exaggerated. I just wanna do some shows and I don't want to charge over the bloody top. I'm a bit out of the loop with showbiz. £16m sounds about right to us."

Richards will join his bandmates for two night's at London's 02 Arena on November 25 and 29 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They will also be playing two nights at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey in the US on December 13 and 15.

Asked by host Matt Everitt if there will be more shows beyond the 50th anniversary gigs, Richards said that he, "wouldn't be surprised," adding: "Nobody has given us a heads up but this band isn't going to wind up with four shows. Next year looks like it is on."

Richards also expressed interest in appearing at Glastonbury – weather permitting: "On a good day if the weather's fine that's an interesting proposition. The band wants to get these four gigs under their belt and then think about next year after that. Anything is possible with this band."

The Rolling Stones will release a brand new greatest hits compilation in November titled 'GRRR!’. The collection, which coincides with the band's 50th anniversary, will feature two brand new songs, 'Doom And Gloom' and 'One More Shot', which were recorded in Paris last month. This is the first new material the band have recorded since their 2005 album 'A Bigger Bang'.

[www.nme.com]

Seriously, Keith - take your mouth for a shit. No doubt you'll be telling us next that you're really just a blues artist and are in it for the music.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:29

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sweetcharmedlife
Further proof Keith has absolutely nothing to do with the business side. Just keep cashing the checks.

thats the easy way out. I personally dont believe him.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:38

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Gazza
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sweetcharmedlife
Further proof Keith has absolutely nothing to do with the business side. Just keep cashing the checks.

thats the easy way out. I personally dont believe him.

And still he seems to know rather well how much he will get from it, which seemingly is "about right". So he knows his own worth, but have no idea how that sum of money will be collected from "fans". Or any interest.

"You can have the money, pal", indeed...

- Doxa



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012-10-15 21:39 by Doxa.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Send It To me ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:44




Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: October 15, 2012 21:53

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Doxa
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Gazza
Quote
sweetcharmedlife
Further proof Keith has absolutely nothing to do with the business side. Just keep cashing the checks.

thats the easy way out. I personally dont believe him.

And still he seems to know rather well how much he will get from it, which seemingly is "about right". So he knows his own worth, but have no idea how that sum of money will be collected from "fans". Or any interest.

"You can have the money, pal", indeed...

- Doxa

Let's not misquote Keith now. I believe it more correctly reads as, "You can keep the money pal".

See, there is a world of difference. Keith's allowing us to keep the money, in order to spend it on tickets, whereas in your example, he is allowing us to have the money.

Keith never said he would allow us to have it. As you can't HAVE your cake and eat it too.

Or something.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: SonicDreamer ()
Date: October 15, 2012 22:11

What ignorant multi-millionaire tosser! Sorry, he may be a great songwriter and musician, but as a person he is a blundering rivet head to make inappropriate comments like that when most of his fans are under the sway of a global economic collapse!

A take on the Sex Pistol's Pretty Vacant is poignant -

"There's no point in asking
You'll get no reply
Oh just remember he don't decide the price
I got no sane reason to pay it, it's all too much
You'll always find him out to lunch

Oh he's so pretty
Oh so pretty, he's vacant
Oh he's so pretty
Oh so pretty
A substance addled vacant

Don't ask us to attend
'cos we're not all there if we buy those VIPs
Oh just don't pretend you remotely care
He believes in the illusion of riches
'cos nothin much his life is real
So stop your cheap comment
'cos you don't know how we feelllll.

Cheers,
SonicD



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2012-10-15 22:24 by SonicDreamer.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: gotdablouse ()
Date: October 15, 2012 22:12

Dude's old and lost...but rich and out of touch!

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: SonicDreamer ()
Date: October 15, 2012 22:28

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Gazza
Quote
sweetcharmedlife
Further proof Keith has absolutely nothing to do with the business side. Just keep cashing the checks.

thats the easy way out. I personally dont believe him.

You, me, my pet dog, goldfish and iguana, even though i don't have any pets.
He's blowin' volcanic ash up his own ass thinking we'd fall for that insincere rhetoric.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: October 15, 2012 22:32

Quote
sweetcharmedlife
Further proof Keith has absolutely nothing to do with the business side. Just keep cashing the checks.



What a fantastic position to be in!

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: The Wick ()
Date: October 15, 2012 22:45

Keith is a genius, how he has gotten away with this image of being a salt of the earth bohemian who is only about pure music is quite unbelievable.

"I haven't looked at the figures – numbers can get greatly exaggerated. I just wanna do some shows and I don't want to charge over the bloody top. I'm a bit out of the loop with showbiz. £16m sounds about right to us."

The amount of contradiction and hypocrisy that he can get into 4 sentences is quite staggering. Yeah Keith, I'm sure it was impossible for you and Mick to say we won't play at these prices.

I'm not saying he is or ever has been some sort of socialist because he clearly has not, but this image of him being only about the music and Mick being only about the business is such an unbelievable load of crap. Keith showed his true colors on stage where he stood up for that @#$%& Justin Timberfake over Stones fans.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: micwer ()
Date: October 15, 2012 22:51

Now we know what GRRR! stands for...

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: October 15, 2012 22:51

I wonder what they'll charge for the Pay-Per-View? And will it be broadcast in the U.S. only? 9PM EST is what, 3AM in London? Wonder if the Barclay Center in Brooklyn is smarting because the only reason the Prudential Center is available is because the New Jersey Nets were yanked out of there to become the Brooklyn Nets? It would have quite a coup to have the Stones be one of the first acts to open Barclay.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Cocaine Eyes ()
Date: October 15, 2012 22:52

A few comments:

YES - (barring horrendous happenings) 2013 is on!

And let me guess - JAGGER is getting paid NOTHING for these gigs? Right? JAGGER lives in a one-room apartment beside the railway tracks? JAGGER has never had champagne and caviar? Right? Right then.....

Oh, and doesn't JAGGER handle the finances for the band? Right, I thought so.....with the help of his many accountants.....in the one-room apartment beside the railway tracks.....with no food in the kitchen.....no chef in the kitchen.....


tongue sticking out smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012-10-15 22:54 by Cocaine Eyes.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Title5Take1 ()
Date: October 15, 2012 22:53

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The Wick
how he has gotten away with this image of being a salt of the earth bohemian who is only about pure music is quite unbelievable.

Keith in LIFE: "But Mum and Dad loved the council flat house. I had no choice but to bite my tongue. As a semidetached goes, it was new and well built, but it wasn't ours! I thought we deserved better. And it made me bitter. I thought of us as a noble family in exile." p.35

And it's Mick who got the reputation as a wannabe aristocrat.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Naturalust ()
Date: October 15, 2012 22:58

Ouch. Yes he is all over the map with those answers. At this point the market is really affecting the dollar amounts, once plugged into the supply and demand economics of any commodity (Stones tickets) the market will go where it is.

However nice a $50 or even $75 dollar ticket to see the Stone's sounds, the market will eat that dream up in a red hot minute. I think Keith has just given in to that, and why not? If they are going to do benefit concerts for fans or whatever other reason, that is the only time their fees should be less than market value. No? peace

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: oldkr ()
Date: October 15, 2012 23:15

they're not getting 16 million from the fans, they've already received it from Virgin Live. It is up to Virgin to recoup their fee, hence the ticket pricing.

OLDKR

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: beepee ()
Date: October 15, 2012 23:16

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'£16m sounds about right to us'[/b]

What a knobhead... eye rolling smiley Just out of the interests from his bank account the guy earns 50k a month but he still has to get 5 millions in cash for a live broadcast.

1000pounds VIP package... does it come with a gift from one of his daughter ?

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: October 15, 2012 23:16

i'll bet keith richards $10,000 that it's not right

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Cocaine Eyes ()
Date: October 15, 2012 23:17

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oldkr
they're not getting 16 million from the fans, they've already received it from Virgin Live. It is up to Virgin to recoup their fee, hence the ticket pricing.

OLDKR

Thanks Keith for a moment of sanity here. (I mean Keith.....the one who is OLDKR).

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Rik ()
Date: October 15, 2012 23:20

they're not getting 16 million from the fans, they've already received it from Virgin Live. It is up to Virgin to recoup their fee, hence the ticket pricing.

OLDKR


As of the Stones don't have any saying in this. That's rubbish.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: SoulPlunderer ()
Date: October 15, 2012 23:23

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oldkr
they're not getting 16 million from the fans, they've already received it from Virgin Live. It is up to Virgin to recoup their fee, hence the ticket pricing.

OLDKR

And you think that Virgin forced them to take that £16 million I suppose?

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: October 15, 2012 23:24

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oldkr
they're not getting 16 million from the fans, they've already received it from Virgin Live. It is up to Virgin to recoup their fee, hence the ticket pricing.

OLDKR

You could make that argument with every tour.

The bottom line is that they wouldnt be getting £16 million unless they insisted on that guarantee. Effectively, the band have dictated the prices.

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Cocaine Eyes ()
Date: October 15, 2012 23:26

And no one would pay them whatever amount of money if that person didn't think they'd recoup the money!

tongue sticking out smiley

Re: Keith Richards : '£16m sounds about right to us'
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: October 15, 2012 23:26

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24FPS
I wonder what they'll charge for the Pay-Per-View? And will it be broadcast in the U.S. only? 9PM EST is what, 3AM in London? Wonder if the Barclay Center in Brooklyn is smarting because the only reason the Prudential Center is available is because the New Jersey Nets were yanked out of there to become the Brooklyn Nets? It would have quite a coup to have the Stones be one of the first acts to open Barclay.

2 am in the UK. 3 am in western Europe.

Doubt the show will be broadcast outside North America. None of the other ones have been.

As I understand it, the Stones' financial demands priced them out of playing at the Barclay Centre.

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