I heard on the radio that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were playing Glasgow, not that I am that bothered by them nowadays but I looked online to see how much tickets were..FFS they have the cheek to charge £47.50 and that is without booking fees, credit card fees, postage fees so in all probably about £55 a ticket.

Now the last time I saw the RHCPs, in 2003, I paid £35 and that was with the Foo Fighters supporting at the same venue, the SECC.

In my opinion the Chilis are past their best and probably have more money than they know what to do with, but I hear you say "touring is expensive and stage shows.. blah blah blah", now fair enough touring is costly but also very lucrative for the band and the last time I saw them there was no stage show it was just them playing on stage with a backdrop, not the most expansive of sets!

To contrast that with the last 2 sell out shows I went to at the same venue, Green Day (£35) and Slipknot (£29.50), Green Day are arguably one of the biggest acts of the current time so £35 is probably a very fair price (I paid it so it must be!!) and they played for a full 2 hours and Slipknot are one of the biggest acts of their genre (not that mainstream but still sell out multi-thousand venues consistently. The big thing with Slipknot is that they have 9 band members so their take on a tour is split 9 ways, after paying the costs and the support etc, compared to 4 ways for the Chilis. Plus the Slipknot show is Fucking Awesome, loads of stuff going on, pyrotechnics all the way through, hydraulic drum risers, great stage set etc so all in a much more expensive show to put on and yet they can do it on 2/3 of the chilis price.

So in a time where everybody is getting thoroughly shafted by the economic situation I think I can safely say No Thanks Mr Kiedis et al you are just not worth it anymore (although you clearly think you are).