Leaked: HOW Much The Govt Considered Paying For Stones Gig
Is this the price for musical satisfaction?
It has been revealed just how much the SA State Government considered paying to get living legends The Rolling Stones to open Adelaide Oval – despite huge concerns that the band’s age and health issues (we’re looking at you, Keith!) could actually stop the show from going ahead.
It’s been revealed that the state government considered paying up to $1.25million.
Yesterday the government stood by comments from the time that only $450,000 was handed over to The Stones and claim that the taxpayer (yes, us!) delivered a large boost to the state’s economy.
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According to The Advertiser, the leaked document dated August 2013, marked “sensitive: SA Cabinet” and signed by Premier Jay Weatherill, shows a spend of $1 million to secure the show and a further $250,000 to promote it was considered.
In addition to the Government payments, The Stones also received the proceeds of tickets – which certainly weren’t selling cheap!
The show was delayed to October after the death of singer Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, L’Wren Scott.
Do you think this is a reasonable amount to pay to get one of the greatest rock n roll bands in the world to Adelaide, for what could have been their last show in Aus?
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