With the poor economy, everything has suffered for the most part. A “luxury” like going to a concert definitely felt the affects, as stars as big as Rihanna and Christina Aguilera were forced to cancel shows, reportedly due to weak ticket sales! Some promoters are now planning to cut prices next year, hoping to get fans back to the venues.
Among those scrapping dates or entire tours amid reports of sluggish ticket sales were Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Lilith Fair, the Eagles, Jonas Brothers, American Idol and Limp Bizkit.
Despite the sluggish economy, managers and promoters believed fans would keep paying for the one or two concerts they see on average each year and raised prices for 2010; instead, many stayed home.
In fact, concert attendance fell 12 percent in the first half of 2010 compared to the same period a year ago, according to trade magazine Pollstar.
Hopefully 2011 will be better. Wayne, Nicki and crew are rumored to be hitting the road in March. Wonder what those prices will run concert go-ers!!