Crue Fest Hype Failed To Fill Seats - 08 Rewind

Crue Fest Hype Failed To Fill Seats was a top story for August. Enjoy our 2008 news rewind as you read the story again:(antiMusic) Today's music business 101 lesson is that overblown hype does not sell inflated concert tickets. Case in point is Motley Crue's stab at a packaged summer tour, which was hyped as "colossal" and "one of the biggest music announcements of the year."

According to Blabbermouth, Billboard has revealed the attendance records for a number of stops for this summer's Cruefest; the fest the package tour featuring Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Trapt and Sixx: AM. Save for Detroit Rock City, almost all of the of the venues were only half-filled when this tour rolled through the various towns.

The July 15th stop at the 15,601 capacity DTE Energy Music Center in Clarkston, MI was the only sellout reported. The Houston, TX show at 11,666 capacity Toyota Center came close to selling out as well with a reported 10,347 in attendance, but the bigger venues on the tour didn't produce the results the hype led us to expect. In fact, the tour played to half capacity venues for most of the tour. - more on this story

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