Rolling Stones to face fine for breaking London curfew
It's a good thing The Rolling Stones charged upwards of USD $1,000 per ticket to their 50th anniversary gigs as the legendary group is reportedly facing a $320,000 fine for violating the city's noise curfew rules.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Stones' Sunday night (November 25) gig at London's O2 Arena had to be cut short because the two-and-half hour concert had gone 35 minutes over the city's strict 10:30 p.m. curfew. Consequently, the band was apparently unable to end with their classic "Satisfaction" as planned.
In an interview with UK newspaper The Sun, the band's agent Bernard Doherty seemed to brush off the penalty.
"It means a big fine - but the guys just do their thing," he said. "There wasn’t a janitor standing there, jangling his keys, saying. 'I want to go home.'"
The band is expected to net a cool $25 million for its short "50 and Counting" tour, which also includes stops in New York and New Jersey.
Earlier this year, rockers Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen were cut short by promoters after a concert in London's Hyde Park exceeded the curfew.
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