What’s a comeback worth? If you’re the Stone Roses, around $15 million, apparently.
The seminal British act, who announced they would be reuniting last month, will rake in that ridiculous amount in just three nights; the band announced three massive headline dates between June 29-July 1, 2012, with The Sun newspaper reporting that the band will take around £10m from the shows. Up to 225,000 people are expected to cram into Manchester’s Heaton Park, after tickets for all dates were snapped up less than an hour after going on sale.
The Stone Roses have also been announced as the headliners for Benicassim and T In The Park festivals next year, with their fee for each performance reported to be a cool £1million (AUD $1.5million). The band have also been announced as part of the Fuji Rock festival in Japan in July 2012; with the Fuji Rock lineup typically hosting much of the Splendour In The Grass lineup, rumours are rife that The Stone Roses will headline the Woodford event in 2012.
So, $15million for three night’s work… not a bad paycheque. Who says there’s no money in live music anymore?