Monday, May 27, 2024

Exclusive: Rolling Stones Will Get $25Mil for Four Shows


Exclusive: sources inside their camp tell me that the Rolling Stones will play four shows this November and December, two in London and two in Brooklyn, NY. They will be produced by Sir Richard Branson, who will use the events to launch his VirginLive.

Branson is paying the Stones a total of $25 million for the four dates–topping bids from Live Nation, Michael Cohl, and AEG Live. The dates are November 26 and 27 in London at the O2 Arena and December 6 and 7 at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center.

Because the amount Branson is paying is so high, ticket prices are going to be astronomical. I’m told the prices could be around $500 face value, and $200 for the nosebleed seats. “It’s a loss leader for VirginLive,” says the Stones insider, “because Branson just wants to make a splash in the live field.”

More to come…


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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