The Bamboozle Roadshow is suffering the effects of the economy as fans stayed away from several shows in enough numbers to force the cancellation of several Bamboozle concerts including the Cricket Wireless Pavilion on June 2, the Honda Center on June 4, the Sleep Train Pavilion on June 5, and the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater on June 6.
Like some of the other recent concerts that have been canceled, the shows were only a few weeks out and fans are left with returning their tickets and eating a few dollars in fees that Ticketmaster gets away with for every canceled concert. It’s not like the ticket prices for the Bamboozle Roadshow are that expensive either.
Most of the face values of the tickets started at just around $32.5 per ticket, but that was before the $21 in fees on top of the face value. But there was a $175 VIP ticket, general admission of course.
The fact that even some of the cheaper concerts are failing to bring in the fans should be alarming to many in the music business. Are Live Nation and Ticketmaster alienating the fans from their bands with all the expensive perks that divide the fans into the haves and the have nots?
Or have some of the artists sucked too much money out of the fans hands so they can no longer afford to go to more than one concert a year?