I think they're being quite alarmist...
Miley Cyrus concerts bomb at box office: Paperless ticket sales turn to deadwood
Sun, Jun 14th 2009 5:22 pm EST
By Crystal Astrachan
Tickets to more than 40 of Miley Cyrus’s concerts that went on sale yesterday are still available for purchase from Ticketmaster and ComcastTix. Only one show, Cyrus’s first show in Newark, NJ on November 7, was completely sold out. This morning, lower-level seats were available from Ticketmaster and ComcastTix for Cyrus’s performances in Boston, MA on November 9 and in Portland, OR on September 14, respectively. (Refer to the accompanying screenshots below.)
In 2007, Cyrus’s concerts sold out immediately and her tickets appeared on several secondary market sites for resale, such as StubHub and TicketNetwork. Cyrus introduced paperless ticketing in an effort to give more fans an opportunity to purchase tickets her shows. A few industry experts think this strategy backfired.
StubHub spokesperson Sean Pate told TicketNews that “less that 18 months ago Miley Cyrus was the hottest live touring act in America. She continues to be a rising star in the music world. However it seems based on the early returns of onsales that paperless only ticketing policy for this tour has only served as a deterrent for her fans.”
Don Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork, told TicketNews that "consumers stayed away from paperless tickets in part because of convenience and logistic issues." Vaccaro added that "Frontline management's marriage to Ticketmaster may have cost Miley dearly.
It appears as Miley's managers made a decision to benefit TicketMaster while sacrificing Miley. This could be a career ending situation for Miley’s singing career.”
Standard ticket purchases for <A href="http://www.ticketnews.com/Miley-Cyrus-tour-announces-fall-dates-to-sell-paperless-tickets-exclusively693017">Last week, TicketNews reported that Miley Cyrus was scalping her own tickets through the site ILoveAllAccess.com, which could be another reason why her tickets sales turned to deadwood. Vaccaro said that "the public felt betrayed. First, Miley claimed that paperless ticketing would stop scalping; then the public found out that ILoveAllAccess.com was selling $79 tickets in a package for $295."
A solo tour without the Disney name behind her might be another explanation for Cyrus’s lack of success this time. "Without the Hannah Montana Brand and the Jonas Brothers (who were on the first tour) it appears as if Miley doesn't have a fan base as large as event producers predicted," Vaccaro added.
Industry experts are now left to question the future of FrontLine, Cyrus’s management company. Vaccaro asked: “With Steven Tyler of Aerosmith leaving FrontLine, will other artists follow?"
Jeff Frasco, Miley Cyrus’s agent at the Creative Artist Agency in Beverly Hills, CA, did not respond to requests for comment.
Miley Cyrus tickets still available from Ticketmaster. Screenshot taken June 14, 2009.
Miley Cyrus tickets still available from ComcastTix. Screenshot taken June 14, 2009.
Miley Cyrus concerts bomb at box office: Paperless ticket sales turn to deadwood | TicketNews
I think they're being quite alarmist...
I think parents of the teeny boopers who would want to see her have decided it is too much money in economy. My daughter is 15 and none of her friends have any interest at all in seeing her. They are too busy getting tickets to the Fray and others coming to town.
You don't engage with crazies. Because they're, you know, fucking crazy. - WitchCurlGirl
The paperless tickets wouldn't have stopped me from buying, but her awful voice and obnoxious behaviour sure keeps this parent from parting with one red cent.
...of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
Her voice is awful and she's not a good role model. Parents aren't willing to buy their kids tickets to her shows anymore. The parents have finally had enough of her bratty, classless behavior and complete lack of talent, and since kids can't purchase tickets to her shows on their own, her stock is plummeting.
^ I agree. She did all she could to shed her teenybobber image, now she still wants the little-kid fans? Parents aren't going to go near her, or spend that kind of money on a concert when the star has such unpredictable behavior. Too risky.
Though on the other hand, I can see this also being because she doesn't have Disney covering her ass anymore. Without them, she's just a has-been-kid-star. Her fans out grew her, and she never moved on.
Librarians are hiding something.
But, but ... what will Billy Ray do now?
Carrie: What kind of impotence do you think it is? Charlotte: The kind that makes it soft. (Sex and the City)
They're blaming it on paperless tickets? Does that mean the kind you print out yourself from your computer instead of them mailing you paper tickets or picking them up at will call?
In any case, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA at this freakin' annoying Miley Cyrus bullshit is finally dying down.
I'm glad it's dying down too. She's figuring out the hard way that's it's the Disney tween scene that made her. I can't see teenagers going to see her perform solo.
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