Legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has told BBC 6Music that the band will earn approximately sixteen million pounds for their forthcoming run of 50th anniversary shows.
The Rolling Stones will reunite to perform two shows at London’s 02 Arena on November 25 and 29 and two shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey in the US on December 13 and 15 to celebrate the incredible milestone.
Richards said that he was “out of the loop with showbiz” and wasn’t sure of the exact amount the band would make from the four shows. However, he added, “£16m sounds about right to us.”
Tickets to the London shows range from £90 to a deluxe package priced at £950. Richards said he did not want to charge fans a fortune to attend the event: “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.”
The revered guitarist added that fans should expect announcements for more shows soon: “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.”
When queried on the possibility of The Rolling Stones performing at Glastonbury, Richards replied: “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.
The official lyric video to the song ‘Doom And Gloom’ can be viewed below.