Added on 07-Dec-2005
Brian May Defends High North American Tour Ticket Prices News On Therockroadio.com''Brian May defends high ticket prices''
''People are generally happy about Queen + Paul Rodgers doing a lengthy North American tour next year, but there's been one source of complaints - the ticket prices. The best seats aren't cheap, and while guitarist Brian May wrote on his official brianmay.com website that he's not involved in the money aspect of the tour, he said it could have been worse. May wrote, ''Well, I sympathize, guys, but I know our tickets are nowhere near as expensive as the (Rolling) Stones, or Elton (John), or whatever (they COULD be!)...We've made a decision to work indoors rather than outdoors, so that the fans get a better show. Most bands elect to go out and do the 'sheds' in the summer to make money. This is about doing the maximum show that is possible, in arenas which are conducive to a show of the magnitude of ours. Of course the capacities are less this way, so ticket prices will be higher...but sound-wise, view-wise, and show-wise, I'll personally guarantee it will be worth it!''
''May added, ''It seems there are always complaints when the tickets go on sale. All I can say is we don't get many complaints AFTER the shows!''
''Rodgers and Queen will kick things off March 3rd in Miami, and they've got dates booked well into April.''
''The band did extensive tours of Europe and Japan this year, but they've only played two shows in the US so far.''