“From my point of view, it’s like this: We say we want to put a Stones tour together and people come to us with proposals and these proposals are all basically the same,” Richards has told Rolling Stone.
“We actually did push down the prices a little bit. We took the lower offer, in other words. But, it’s the price of the market. I don’t really know.”
The group immediately faced criticism when a live comeback was announced late last year, with some VIP packages for dates in London costing the best part of £1000.
Since then, reports have suggested rates were brought down for a gig in Los Angeles earlier this month to ensure the venue sold out – claims denied by promoters.
“I don’t have much to do with it other than I would like people to get in, to be able to afford to get in, without sort of starving their babies and all,” Richards concludes. “And that’s about it.”