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The Rolling Stones' ticket prices have caused a stir among fans seeking to attend, as the expense behind attending one of their shows has gotten higher and higher. The prices ranged from a high $172 to a whopping $650, but that didn't stop many fans from buying them to see their favorite rock stars.
The Rolling Stones ticket prices- though more expensive than many other artists'- were sold out very quickly today, however. All available tickets for their four shows were sold out in just seven minutes, leaving the 50th Anniversary tour of the rock legends packed.
There were two shows for which tickets were available: Nov. 25 and 29 in London's O2 Arena. The "50 and Counting" tour is a celebration of the band's history and music, which affected generations of rock fans. The Rolling Stones' front man, Mick Jagger, elaborated on the tour which will only play in Newark Prudential Center of N.J. and the U.K.
"Everybody loves a celebration, and London and New York are two good places to do it in!" he said in a statement.
Fans were eager to join in the celebration, as their rush to purchase tickets promptly crashed the Ticketmaster website.
"We're experiencing high demand," the Ticketmaster website read Friday. You will be automatically directed to the page requested as soon as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience."
Unfortunately, those who haven't already purchased a ticket but are still looking to attend could end up paying a lot more for premium seats. Tickets bought earlier have been put up for resale- some for as high as $20,000.
If the ticket prices seem extreme, it's because of The Rolling Stones, who were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list, and their history as one of the greatest bands.
"When you've sold over 200 million records, it seems you can just charge anything you want!" wrote SodaHead.com.