In an interview with Celebrity Access, Sharon Osbourne talked about current ticket prices for concerts and said there is “no reason why a concert ticket could not sell for $800.”
“You have to take into consideration how long will this artist be around or if they are going to tour again,” Sharon said when it comes to determining the ticket prices, adding:
“How many dates are they going to do in America? All of that comes into the ticket price. Also, you have to know your audience, and if you don’t know your audience, then you are in trouble. I don’t agree with what Madonna goes out for. I think that her tickets are too high. I think her ticket price is way too high.”
“Yeah, he’s a good guy.”
“Yes. Very few people would pay that amount of money. The thing is that you have to know who your audience is. And if you have a band like The Rolling Stones, there’s all of these wealthy idiots who go to The Hamptons in the summer who will pay that.”
“I don’t know how people find the money to do all of that shit. I don’t know.”
“Yeah, I did.”
“It is. It is what it is, and you can’t entice people by saying, ‘Don’t play in this venue. I will give you 200 grand cash on top of your fee if you play me.’ You can’t conduct business like that when you are the only 20,000-seater in London. You can’t do it.
“So I knew that I was right, and the thing is that I don’t give a shit who owns that company. I don’t care about some billionaire [Philip Anschutz, 72, who owns AEG, and has an estimated net worth of $7 billion, according to Forbes].
“I don’t give a shit about him. Because he’s under the radar, he’s one of those quiet fuckers who thinks he’s got the right to do whatever he wants with his billions.”
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