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Remember the bit of a kerfuffle here the other week about MCD charging €44 to see Hecules & Love Affair at The Academy in June? Remember how we pointed out that you could see Andrew Butler and his boyz for …

Wed, Apr 23, 2008, 10:55

   

Remember the bit of a kerfuffle here the other week about MCD charging €44 to see Hecules & Love Affair at The Academy in June? Remember how we pointed out that you could see Andrew Butler and his boyz for £12 (€15) in Glasgow and just a tenner (€12.50) in Nottingham?

Well, have a look at this. Tickets are now €30 for the gig. Yes, they’re still on the high side compared to the UK shows but they have been reduced.

Is this the first time ticket prices have gone down rather than up? Is this a sign of an impending recession?

Maybe it’s MCD’s equivalent of a spring sale. Surely it’s not because they sold zero tickets for the show and took action to prevent an empty room?

Actually, did anyone pay €44? And will they get a refund?

Also, when was the change made? I got a press release last Thursday still advertising the old price.

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