They don’t do it with Madonna
Is it the high ticket prices? Or the rocky personal lives of music superstars?
Whatever the reason, this year’s blockbuster summer concert season is turning out to be a bust.
Major acts like Britney Spears, Marc Anthony and Christina Aguilera have all pulled the plug on their big tours before they even started.
Large-scale festivals like Lollapalooza have also been canceled.
In some cases, personal problems are to blame, like Britney Spears’ knee injury.
But many industry insiders point to the increasingly “crazy” ticket prices – and how fans just won’t pay the price. One analysis shows the average ticket price has nearly doubled since 1995 to about $50 a ticket.
But not all tours are doing poorly. Madonna – asking a top ticket price of $300 – is selling out nearly every show.
Source: Associated Press