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LONDON - TIME'S UP FOR TAMBOURINE PLAYERS

April 17, 2007, 12:46pm


Attention all non-one man bands: If you and your friends want to come and tour the UK, you might be interested in the recent government decision to raise work visa prices. Each act now needs to purchase a permit, up from £85 to £200 PER BAND MEMBER! So, combined with other costs, if you're a 4-piece you're looking at £2,000 just to be able to plug in - before you even start thinking about flights, transport and accommodation. Broken Social Scene must be shitting themselves...