He only pockets what he charges for the venue. The venue/promoter sets the prices, I believe.
After salaries/meals/travel/hotels of 22 people, he's not making millions from a tour.
Tickets on sale at 10 AM England time? Or... ?
What would £65 tickets be for?
You're right though that's a lot of money. Guess he has to top up the pension fund somehow.
It's a shame it's come to arena gigs... Venues Morrissey has explicitly stated he dislikes. However the O2 and Dublin proved his stage presence can entrance the bigger venue and we have more.chance.of him not cancelling.
Oh boy. Where to start? These venues are enormous. He couldn't even sell them out in 2006 on the back of his largest solo success EVER with two hit albums in two years and nine hit singles, let alone nine years later after a commercial slump with one album in the past six years (which he as withdrawn), and no singles,, where he is officially unsigned, and his latest album if officially unavailable. On top of that, the ticket prices are probably circa £65 (!!!), and January - both the month after Christmas where everyone is traditionally skint, AND tax return month? YOU gotta be kidding, Moz. Smaller venues, lower prices, and not putting tickets on sale where no-one has money is probably a wiser move.