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Rolling Stones suffer slow sales on cut-price tickets 

The Rolling Stones’ widely publicised discounted ticket promotion for Dublin has fallen flat with tickets still remaining for the Croke Park gig.

With just over two weeks before the legendary rock band open their No Filter tour at the 82,000-capacity venue in Ireland, a number of “lucky dip” tickets are available.

The promotional tickets were released a week ago for the Croke Park concert, which is the only stop to still have tickets on sale, along with the other 13 European venues.

Tickets are being sold in pairs for €54.65 each, plus service charge, with fans only finding out their seat numbers after picking up their tickets on the night of the show.

Due to the slow uptake of tickets, the large Dublin venue will likely have empty seats, The Times reports.

Mick Jagger and the band’s promoters have been heavily publicising the gig, with radio and television adverts, as well as ticket giveaways.

The frontman has also been giving newspaper and TV interviews in an effort to gain exposure and interest in the event.

As of yesterday (Sunday), hundreds of seated tickets were still available on the Ticketmaster site, with prices ranging from €90 to €136 for upper stands of the stadium, to €181 for lower stands. Passes to the VIP pit area beside the stage are priced at €456 each.

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