Originally Posted by kingy102
I saw Muse at the O2 Arena in I think 2010 and that was around £45/50 which wasn't too bad but it was so loud and I could barely distinguish certain things.
I was at that gig and thought the sound was appalling. To be honest, that's part of the reason we don't want to go. We thought about Birmingham, but that's just as expensive. Although for some reason the tickets in Glasgow are £47.50 . . . madness . . . utter madness. Interesting article about Q Prime etc, but I don't see why a UK act would charge so much to play a home venue.
Even a band like Phish are only charging 60USD plus fees for their summer tour - which is steep by their standards, but they usually play for longer than most big name bands; though it wouldn't kill them to come back to Europe now and again, but that's a different matter.