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Rick Wakeman's Caped Crusade takes aim at tour accommodation

Rick Wakeman reckons band status is everything when it comes to tour accommodation

When you’re on the road, where you stay boils down to one simple thing: money. Your accommodation is directly proportionate to your status and income.

First in the pecking order is the band that have been at the top of their game for some time. They play stadiums and are all multimillionaires so they’ll stay in five-star luxury hotels, usually in suites that cost in the region of £5,000 a night. They like the best of everything, and why not? Upon arrival, their bags will be taken to their individual suites and they won’t have to lift a finger except to wash themselves, although there’s usually a member of the opposite sex available to do this as well.

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