Henry works out his Toronto audience were overcharged – and hands each of them a $10 bill to settle up

Henry Rollins

Payback: Rollins prepares to hand out banknotes

Henry Rollins gave each member of his audience in Toronto a $10 bill after working out they’d been overcharged for their tickets on Thursday night.

The former Black Flag and Rollins Band frontman, who’s touring his popular spoken word show, told the crowd he’d received a number of complaints about the price of entry, and after investigating the situation, had worked out a computer error was to blame.

He then went into the audience with a bundle of banknotes and handed one to each ticketholder, before going on with his show.

Eyewitness Nicole H reports: “Henry told us a tale of how a few folks had gotten in touch to say, politely, ‘Hey, it’s awesome you’re coming to town, but, oh gosh, the ticket prices are kinda crazy – even with the Ticketmaster fees.’

“Enough people had made contact for him to start ferreting out some information, tracking it back through agents and managers to the point where he discovered that, due to a computer error, the tickets were about $10 more than they should have been.

“So he produced a wad of bills and handed us all one personally. What a bloody champ!”

Rollins, who recently repeated that he may never perform musically again, continues his North American tour until mid-April. He’s set to appear in the UK in August, with two shows in Edinburgh followed by sets at the Reading and Leeds festivals.

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