Fall Tour Gets the Axe

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Fall Tour Gets the Axe

Postby weatherman90 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:44 am

From DL.com:

Due to unforeseen personal matters, the third leg of Def Leppard’s North American Tour, set to begin on October 22nd, has been cancelled. "We know how truly blessed we are to have such committed fans," said the band in a statement. "That's why we've agonized over this decision. Even if just a single concert, we don't take cancelling shows lightly, but unfortunately life’s commitments need to be the priority."

Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.
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Re: Fall Tour Gets the Axe

Postby JD » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:11 am

weatherman90 wrote:From DL.com:

Due to unforeseen personal matters, the third leg of Def Leppard’s North American Tour, set to begin on October 22nd, has been cancelled.


Looks like KFC wasn't able to meet Joe's catering requirements.
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Postby lights1961 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:39 am

hope its not the end of Leppard... and just the break they needed.
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Postby WalrusOct9 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:12 am

I love how "cancelling the tour" seems like a more viable option than "not charging $100 for tickets."
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Postby iceberg » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:39 am

WalrusOct9 wrote:I love how "cancelling the tour" seems like a more viable option than "not charging $100 for tickets."


$100? wow. no way would i pay that. i paid $45 for billy squier tickets last month and thought that was cool. 600 people in a 6000 people arena wasn't very cool.
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Postby WalrusOct9 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:09 am

There were cheap tickets in the back but anywhere close enough to see Joe's man-gut were close to $100 or over that.


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Postby marco17 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:33 am

DL is a great band, but they have toured the hell out of the US for the past couple years. Not to mention people are still holding tight to their money and with the Fall comes the holidays and saving money to spend for those events. So, I think most are probably just passing on them this time around, especially if they just saw them one of the past few summers.
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Postby WalrusOct9 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:16 am

Exactly. But I think they could still do that sized tour if they kept all the tickets under $50, with maybe some of the back-half seats going for $20 or $25. I know that's cheap these days, but you get 10,000 people to pay that, and there's still plenty of cash to go around.
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Postby fightingilliniJRNY » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:23 am

WalrusOct9 wrote:I love how "cancelling the tour" seems like a more viable option than "not charging $100 for tickets."


Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! The ticket prices on this leg of the tour were outrageous. $125 for the best seats for a 90-minute Leppard set, a Cheap Trick set and a set by a band 98% of the crowd hasn't heard of. Even the cheap seats were at least $50. There's no reason for that. They've toured the U.S. playing the same songs for too many years straight to expect people to pay that much around the holidays. It's no wonder the venues didn't fill up.
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