Bill Wyman and Roger Taylor confirmed for shows
Michael Baggs

09:56 21st November 2012

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Former members of The Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, have been confirmed as special guests that band's two London shows at the O2.

This will be the first time Wyman and Taylor have performed with the band in 20 years, promising to be one of the most spectacular Stones shows in decades.

Full details of the London gigs - including the fact that there will be no support act at any of their 2012 gigs - have been announced today. The band will take to the London stage at 8pm on 25 and 29 November, 2012 and promise fans a show that lasts over two hours, packing in hits from their 50 years in music.

Wyman was a member of the band from 1962 to 1993 and Taylor from 1969 to 1974.

Tickets for the shows have been a talking point ahead of their London and New York shows, with many fans intitially outraged at the high prices of the gigs. Tickets initially began at over £100 - reaching nearly £1000 for premium access.

Despite some attemtps to cash in on fans desperate to see the band, including touts taking out adverts in national newspaper to sell tickets at hugely inflated prices, prices have dropped by a third ahead of the events.

Ticket seller Viagogo yesterday reported that £375 were selling for £250 on their site.

Bill Wyman will perform with The Rolling Stones at their London shows

Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have both recently defended the prices of the Rolling Stones London shows (which range from £100 to £1000), both claiming they would see little of the money made and that most went into staging their spectacular show.

The above advert appeared in The Metro in November asking for more than £2,750

“We can’t, in four shows, change the whole ticketing system. You might say, ‘The tickets are too expensive’ – well, it’s a very expensive show to put on, just to do four shows, because normally you do a hundred shows and you’d have the same expense.”

The singer went on to further defend the pricing, claiming that most of the ticket are sold at a higher price than the band sell them for, and that the band don’t see any of that profit.

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