The Cost of Things
“Athletes and musicians make astronomical amounts of money,” he tells Rolling Stone. “People get paid $100 million to throw a baseball! Shouldn’t we all take less and pass some of that money onto others? Think about firefighters, teachers and policemen. We should celebrate people that are intellectually smart and trying to make this world a better place.”
With that in mind, Kid Rock decided to make every ticket on his upcoming summer tour with ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker cost just $20, whether the seat is at the back of the lawn or the front section of the pavilion. “I’ve been meeting with Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino for years, trying to figure out how to fix the concert industry,” he says. “We’re all so overpaid. It’s ridiculous. People stopped going to concerts because they can’t afford them. The Rolling Stones are charging $650 per ticket! That just makes me speechless. I love the Stones, but I won’t be attending.”
Rock/rapper Kid Rock talks about how expensive concert tickets are in Rolling Stone, joining touring acts like comedian Louis C.K., who addressed the high cost of tickets (and scalped tickets) last year. Kid Rock also wants to keep the two front rows empty so he can personally select people in the audience to have those seats:
“We don’t care who you are, you can’t get those seats unless we select you.” In places where it’s legal, rows two through 18 will be only available via paperless ticketing. Unfortunately, many states have outlawed the practice, which infuriates Rock.
Who is Rock angry at? Republican lawmakers, whom he blames for outlawing the practice. He’s been calling them to talk about the issue (Rock is also a Republican). He’s also angry at Ticketmaster, joining the legion of concert-goers who have all been angry at Ticketmaster at one time or another.
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