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Muse Have A Dig At The Stones: “There’s Only So Much Money A Band Needs”

Written by Mike Hohnen on October 23, 2012

It appears that fans aren’t the only ones put out of joint by the outrageously priced tickets to The Rolling Stones. Fellow countrymen Muse have spoken out against the band, and their high-priced ticketing ways.

Speaking to The Daily Star, bassist Chris Wolstenholme voiced his disagreement with The Stones by stating: “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.”

Many fans were left disappointed after being automatically disqualified from purchasing tickets to the recently announced run of Stones shows on account of purchasing power. Tickets were as much as $582 in firsthand markets (they were snapped up in an instant) but you can find tickets online for somewhere around $9,013.

Muse have been the talk of the town since their live debut of The 2nd Law. Frontman Matt Bellamy explained to NME the concept behind their elaborate stage design:

“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…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.”

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