Gig prices reduced based on number of songs from new album
GIG tickets will be priced according to the number of new songs a performer forces the audience to listen to.Morrissey’s ticket price has dropped to £3.26
The scheme has been welcomed by fans who have sat through five tracks from The Who’s Endless Wire for every Won’t Get Fooled Again.
Promoter Nathan Muir said: “Acts like The Rolling Stones, who proudly refuse to bore their fans with tracks from Bridges Over Babylon, can continue to charge full price.
“In contrast Kate Bush, who insisted on performing the entire ‘song-suite’ A Sky of Honey from her 2005 album Aerial, now owes her audience a 38 per cent refund.”
The rule will apply across the board, with Neil Young at the O2 risking thousands if he delves into his 80s catalogue.
Meanwhile, EMF will lose out on 15 per cent of the door at the Exeter Phoenix if they play anything but Unbelievable.
Acts like Beyoncé whose new material is popular are exempt, because nobody goes to see them except girls anyway.