The Motley Crue Tour Is WAY Too Expensive For Iowa
The Great Jones County Fair would be the only promoters capable of putting on something this big. They have been known to pay a top country act over a million dollars for a performance. But this show is bigger....much bigger.
An industry friend of mine told be he was offered the show. The numbers breakout like this according to his inquiry:
Motley Crue: $2 Million
Def Leppard $1 Million
That's a total of $3 million, $250 thousand dollars! Let's say the average ticket price is $70. That means you would need to sell 46,000 tickets just to break even. The last time I checked, there wasn't that much room at the fairgrounds.
I'm told by that same insider the goal is to sell 60,000 seats and gross around $4.5 million dollars a show. That's a lot of cash!
But here's the kicker: You would have to find a promoter that is willing to take that big of a risk here in our state. Promoters are scared of Iowa.
You see, Iowa doesn't always support live music. That's why fewer shows come to the market these days. We don't sell as many tickets as we should, and promoters get cold feet. It's sad, but true.
So if you want to see this killer line-up this summer, I'm guessing you'll need to travel to Chicago, Kansas City or Minneapolis.
I don't know about you, but I'm up for a road trip.