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Low tickets sales is a reason to cancel a concert?
#1
Hey!

I would like your opinion : do you think that low tickets sales is a reason to cancel a big concert? Like a concert of Lady Gaga?

Thank you in advance for your answer! Smile
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#2
Absolutely yes--it's the artist's/ managements prerogative--as long as ticket-holders get refunds, and unassociated vendors, stagehands and subsidiary musicians get at least partially paid. Do I think it's a wise move? Hell no--cuts your fanbase to ribbons. An alternate choice would be moving it (assuming an inside show) to a smaller area venue.
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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#3
good answer jazzbo...you took the words right out of my mouth...or was that, took the words right off my page? lol
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#4
Oh, yeah, and by refunds to would-be patrons, I mean cash money, not some funky promise to a future show. I've seen and doubtless so have you, situations where everybody involved gets hosed. That can really kill a rep.
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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#5
The Sex Pistols first gig drew only 45 people! Perhaps those 45 spread the word and the fanbase grew,,,so on and so on...
 The ultimate connection is between a performer and its' audience!
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#6
jazzboCR Wrote:Absolutely yes--it's the artist's/ managements prerogative--as long as ticket-holders get refunds, and unassociated vendors, stagehands and subsidiary musicians get at least partially paid. Do I think it's a wise move? Hell no--cuts your fanbase to ribbons. An alternate choice would be moving it (assuming an inside show) to a smaller area venue.
This goes for me too.

God bless you always!!!

Holly
Listen to my most favorite singer here sometime, James Otto that is!
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#7
Yes it is, it sucks for the fans but its up to the artist really
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#8
When Supertramp first performed in Paris at the Bataclan Theatre only a handful of people paid to see them. And their manager bought some of those tickets. Fast forward a decade or so and they packed out the venue in Paris, recorded the concert and released a movie as well. The result was one of the best-selling live albums - 'Paris'.
Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there - Rumi
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#9
^^^ That earlier show did still go on, right?

God bless you always!!!

Holly
Listen to my most favorite singer here sometime, James Otto that is!
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#10
If you are talking about the Supertramp one - yes it did.
Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there - Rumi
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