Think it's going to be in the region of £100 for tickets for that tour - they're playing the old Corn Exchange in Edinburgh near where I used to live - I managed to blag my way in and see Jesus and Mary Chain play the last few songs of their set in 2015?6 - only time I've ever been in there
I actually decided to pass on it - didn't feel like sponging out 75 and then another 50 + 25 for travel and drinks etc when I feel that I'd probably end up standing there for at least half the set bored and waiting for Gates oF Steel - I'll happily pay 75 just to see them play that song
But otherwise I watched a live vid from 2021 on Youtube and just kind of felt from watching it that most of the value in the ticket price was for getting to see Devo - I've listened to all their albums and they are more of a greatest hits band really
OTOH though #163;40 for Richard Thompson - I feel that I will get my bang for buck there and old RT will give it all he's got (as he always seems to do)
I'm really looking forward to a few songs he might play - Bad Again from Dream Attic (2010) is a real punchy blues rock number and I've had it stuck in my head for weeks since I bought tickets - I allowed myself one day to listen to RT and then after that it's a 2 month pre-gig songs vipasana
Perhaps then I might be able to scrape enough dollars to get to a free love festival in Happy Holland for a few weeks instead - or how many low-key indie gigs could I squeeze out of 75 ? I'm hoping Horsegirl do a small tour or Drahla have some new shit coming out or Hotel Lux or The Waeve
I'd probably pay 75 to see Faster Pussycat - who I can't seem to stop listening to these days - always loved their hard rock glam metal sound back in the day - I don't know if they have ever toured out of the US but they're still going and touring inside the US this summer - had a new song out recently too called Like A Ghost it's actually got quite a nice 80's hard rock hook
Well it's not sold out yet so that's an indication..
I think 50 would have been a fairer price (including booking fee extortion)
Some of these bands thees days are using computer algorithms to set prices according to various fluctuating parameters - more in the US I think - Bruce Springsteen was heavily criticised last year for selling tickets for one of his gigs for about $5k !
I had the chance to see Devo once fortunately, back in 2008, but I'd kill to see them again, this time with my son who's a big fan too. No date announced in Paris though (yet), and in any case I won't be here in August so it doesn't bode well.
I'm getting ads popping up all over the place for this - apparently it hasn't sold out because they priced it too high and lots of fans are complaining
If they priced it at £50 it would be more reasonable but folk don't want to pay to see a bunch of OAPs pressing buttons on synthesisers and playing a handful of good songs and the rest basically filler
Anyway here's a radio interview with Gerald Casale