Lollapalooza Nixes Another Show � Low Ticket Sales To Blame

07-18-03 antiGUY
Lollapalooza organizers have cancelled their July 26th appearance at Vernon Downs racetrack in central New York. 

This is the second date canceled on the comeback tour this year. This time the organizers place the blame on soft ticket sales and high production costs of bring the show to that particular venue. 

"Due to the costs of production versus the estimated tickets sales of 15,000, it did not make fiscal sense to play this date," tour organizers said a statement. "Unfortunately, the venue is such that Lollapalooza would have needed to bring in additional production facilities, which made the cost to produce the Syracuse-area show significantly more than other venues on the tour." 

The venue reportedly holds between 25,000 and 30,000 people. The marketing director for the venue, Mark Scalzo, told press representatives that he did not know exactly how many tickets were sold for the event but the last figure he had heard was around 4,000. 

The first scheduled date for the tour in Michigan was also nixed. At the time organizers blamed that cancellation on "staging and technical difficulties with the event site." 

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