Attending one of the four "50 & Counting: The Rolling Stones Live" concerts is sure to be an unforgettable experience, but it is going to cost attendees a pretty penny to get there.
Tickets for the two London shows (Nov. 25 and Nov. 29) went on sale Oct. 19, while tickets for the two Newark, New Jersey shows (Dec. 13 and Dec. 15) went on sale Oct. 26. The concerts sold out in minutes. Now, tickets are being resold for as much as $34,500.
"You might say, 'The tickets are too expensive.' Well, it's a very expensive show to put on, just to do four shows, because normally you do a hundred shows and you'd have the same expenses," Mick Jagger said in an interview with Billboard. "So, yes, it's expensive. But most of the tickets go for a higher price than we've sold them for, so you can see the market is there. We don't participate in the profit. If a ticket costs 250 quid [$400], let's imagine, and goes for 1,000 quid [$1,600], I just want to point out that we don't get that difference."
In celebration of the band's 50th anniversary, The Rolling Stones are releasing a new album "GRRR!" -- a compilation of Stones favorites, as well as two new songs, "One More Shot" and "Doom and Gloom." They also performed two surprise shows in Paris in October in preparation for the 50th anniversary concerts.
Mick Jagger walking off stage, Anaheim, CA 1978
The Rolling Stones posing with a group of ladies, during rehearsals for ABC's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' TV pop music show at Teddington Studios, London, 11th November 1964
Keith cooking in the kitchen of Andy Warhol's Montauk home where the Rolling Stones were rehearsing for their 1975 Tour of the Americas.
1972 U.S. Tour
Mick & Aston Martin London 1966
This shot was taken backstage at the rehearsals for ABC's "Thank Your Lucky Stars." 1964
Stones Primrose Hill, London 1966 -- an outtake from the Between The Buttons cover shoot.
Rolling Stones at the Alamo; 1975
Rolling Stones onstage 1972 (location unknown)