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    TOURS BEING CANCELED??

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    AP, Jul 8, 2010 8:00 pm PDT
    The recession has finally caught up with the lucrative concert touring industry.

    The industry trade magazine and website Pollstar says gross revenue for the top 100 tours in in the first six months of 2010 is down nearly $200 million from last year.


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    That's a 17 percent drop in an industry that seemed impervious to the weakening economy just a few years ago. The total haul of $965.5 million was the lowest for the first half of the year since 2005 when gross revenue was $730.9 million.


    Ticket sales also were off. The top 100 acts sold an average of 6,951 tickets per show, down about 9 percent from 7,639 during the same period in 2009.


    Declining ticket sales have been evident in the number of cancellations this year for usually .


    Major acts such as The Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna and the Lilith Fair have canceled or curtailed tours, but Pollstar editor in chief Gary Bongiovanni said others - including Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Muse - aren't having problems moving tickets.


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    To compensate, promoters have been offering discounted tickets, which some say has created more problems for the industry.


    The top-grossing show this year was Coachella. The California festival drew 225,000 fans who paid more than $21.7 million for tickets.


    Bon Jovi has the top North American tour in the first half of 2010 with $52.8 million in grosses. James Taylor and Carole King are next at $41 million and Swift is third with $34.2 million. The tours of Paul McCartney ($31.6 million) and George Strait ($29.8 million) round out the top five.


    AC/DC rules ticket sales worldwide with 1.8 million. No o







    Techs sure aren't. Just shows that tech puts on a real show and has loyal fans(well some of us that don't post stolen tracks) and that mainstream proves that they aren't as good as tech. Or atleast in my mind.



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    Reel is that you? o_O

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    I wish. I can only hope to be as popular as ReelShit.

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    Reel is that you? o_O

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    Haha sucks for them, like u said, atleast Tech fans pay to see a good show.

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    Rihanna, ke$ha and Travie Mc Coy are in Sacramento tonight

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    I would pay a million dollars to see Justin Bieber live!

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    "
    Techs sure aren't. Just shows that tech puts on a real show and has loyal fans(well some of us that don't post stolen tracks) and that mainstream proves that they aren't as good as tech. Or atleast in my mind. "

    my thoughts exactly

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    yea I read this article and jsut started laughing thinkin that tech has actually been touring like crazy this past year. when the smoke clears, all that will be left is the snake and the bat.

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