Franz Star Slams Touts
Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos is enraged by the spiralling problem of ticket touts at rock gigs, slamming the money-making gangs as "capitalist c**ts". The TAKE ME OUT rocker insists touts are ruining what's great about live music, exploiting the hard-earned cash of fans who are desperate for tickets. He fumes, "These people are essentially a group of organised criminals. They're a bunch of c**ts. "They're destroying what should be a really pleasurable and affordable experience for ordinary people. "Festivals are great events and these people are creaming something off for themselves. These people are the antithesis of rock 'n' roll - they're the nastiest form of petty, Thatcherite capitalists. "If you're into rock 'n' roll, into music, they're the opposite of who you want to be."