Rolling Stones fan accuses the band of discriminating against disabled people


A Rolling Stones fan has filed a complaint against the band for discriminating against disabled people, adding that the band is not looking after its Baby Boomer fans. 

Michael Boyajian, 60, claims that the British rock band are charging disabled concert goers up to five times more for tickets than able-bodied people have to pay.

He has now filed a complaint with the New York Division of Human Rights in which he claimed he would have to pay $1,075 (£847) for a suitable seat to the band’s June 2019 concert at the MetLife Stadium in New York.

By contrast, he claimed, an able-bodied person can pay $200 for a seat. Mr Boyajian, a retired administrative law judge, argued that the Rolling Stones should be more mindful of the discrepancy, given all the band members are in their 70s.

Mick Jagger is 75, as is Keith Richards, while Ronnie Wood is 71 and Charlie Watts is 77. “It blew my mind,” he said. “The baby boomers are their biggest rock ‘n’ roll fans, and we’re ageing out now.”

Mr Boyajian, who has never seen the band before, needs a handicapped seat because injuries to both his legs have left him reliant on a walking frame to get around.  

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