As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily! Continue reading
If you are like us at Ghost Cult, you go to a lot of concerts every year. We actually pay for many shows we cover, and the fees on top of the tickets, especially for major festivals, event-type shows and tours are astronomically over-priced. And the company that owns the most venues and puts on the most tours in the entire world thinks we are getting away cheap! According to a new report by Marketwatch, Ticketmaster and their parent Live Nation feel they have been charging fans too little and there is a “great opportunity” to earn more money by charging more for tickets in 2020 and beyond. According to the report, the average ticket price for the largest worldwide tours has increased by more than 20% in the past five years and is approaching $100 per ticket. This timeline coincides with the biggest bands and tours in the world, including major tours the last few years Guns N Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime Tour”, Metallica’s “Worldwired World Tour”, Slipknot’s “Slipknot Roadshow”, The Eagles, The Who, Elton John’s farewell tour, KISS’ “End of the Road” tour, Slayer’s “The Final Campaign Tour” on their way to retirement, Tool’s new tour, and next year’s big-ticket tours from My Chemical Romance, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. This is not counting the secondary and resale market, which includes Ticket master’s murky relationship with resellers and bots (see Metallica’s S&M2 ticket debacle last summer), StubHub and other companies that gouge fans for profits. Continue reading
Due to popular demand, the Stadium Tour of Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison along with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts has added six new dates to th now-28-date North American tour. The tour kicks off June 23 at Kansas City, Missouri’s Kauffman Stadium and will wind down on September 5 at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium. The new dates are on sale now and listed below. Continue reading
Mötley Crüe has shared a new 2019 music video for ‘Looks That Kill’, with footage from the smash movie The Dirt, which released on Netflix earlier in 2019. The songs comes from their all-time glam rock classic Shout At The Devil! Watch it now! Crüe will team up with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for a 22-date North American stadium tour next summer. “The Stadium Tour” kicks off July 7 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium and winds down on September 5 at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium. Tickets go on sale on December 13 at 10:00 a.m local time. Continue reading
In the announcement we were all waiting for, the reunited Mötley Crüe will team with Def Leppard and Poison to tour stadiums next summer, with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts opening, after the story that leaked earlier. Crüe shared a video announcing the tour and Live Nation shared the news officially, as the sponsor and promoter of the tour. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 13 at 10am at https://www.LiveNation.com, check local listings for details. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 10 at 12pm local time until Thursday, December 12 at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit the link below. Continue reading
This might just break the internet! According to a published report by Rolling Stone Magazine, sources have confirmed to them that the rumored Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Poison tour will, in fact, happen in stadiums in North America in 2020. To recap, the big surprise here is Crüe who signed a cessation of touring contract in 2014 and claimed their 2015 farewell tour ender was the last time they would ever play. The bands’ 2019 hit film on Netflix The Dirt, based on their New York Times bestselling book, and the soundtrack album with brand new songs charted well and released by Eleven Seven Music Group has sparked renewed interest in the band. We’ll keep updating this story as news develops and hopefully tour dates are released. Continue reading
In the rumor mill department, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Poison are speculated to be teaming up for a massive tour in 2020. Def Leppard has been touring without a break for years and Poison’s Brett Michaels has admitted the band are trying to return to touring, but Crüe is interesting since they are technically retired since 2016 and signed a “cessation of touring” contract in 2014 saying they would not reunite after their sold-out farewell tour. The bands’ 2019 hit film on Netflix The Dirt, based on their New York Times bestselling book, and the soundtrack album with brand new songs charted well and released by Eleven Seven Music Group has sparked renewed interest in the band. Now the band has used their house Twitter account to share a since-deleted link to a Change.org petition started by “Motley Mann”, and included the following brief message: “This is interesting…”. Again, these are just rumors and have not been confirmed by any party of any band.