The words of the co-founder of VoicesUK:
"Not that I'm supportive of any band charging 50 quid for tickets (I fondly look back on the days when I saw DT for about a tenner in '93), but above the point has been raised that there better be a corresponding leap in the stage show for DT...
When we interviewed JP and MM, JP confirmed that they are substantially reworking their video presentation for the upcoming touring, and it will be far and away superior to anything they've had before. I suspect this could be part of a package of improvements that "might" have added to the ticket price (given when they originally started doing the whole platinum pass thing, the revenues were ploughed into the production).
Last DT tour, Kerry and I went to see Porcupine Tree with Jordan and the high standard of their video production made an impact on all of us. JR definitely talked to the other members of DT about the video, based on conversations we had with others over the next couple of days. IMO, I reckon we could maybe see something of that kind of quality and style being incorporated.
Not that this fully excuses an industry-wide screwing of concert go-ers - lets not forget this is not just DT (e.g. we will be going to see Mr Big in Manc a week on Saturday and that is over 30 quid each and is only in Academy 2!)."