Boo! The brilliantly ambitious show French touch duo Justice had planned for Madison Square Garden has been switched to the WaMu Theater next door, dropping the attendance from a potential 17,000 to a maximum of 5,600.
So, as Drowned in Sound founder Sean Adams asked earlier this month, what the crunk is going on? There’s no word yet from MySpace or the band's management on the motivation behind the venue change, just a message from Ticketmaster, which you can read here. Or, alternatively, below:
“This event has been moved from Madison Square Garden to the WaMu Theater at MSG,” it begins.
“Tickets for the ARENA show will no longer be valid. Those patrons who had purchased tickets via Ticketmaster phone /internet to the ARENA show will be sent a new ticket for the Theater show. Those patrons who purchased tickets via the box office or Ticketmaster outlet for the ARENA show will be able to exchange their tickets at the Madison Square Garden Box Office.”
So – cold feet or just the rectification of an earlier mistake? The uber-show made some bizarre kind of sense to Drowned in Sound, given the 186,778 'friends' the Ed Banger pair claim on MySpace, but have the social networking site - who were organising the event - bitten off more than they can chew? DiScuss, citing sources where possible.
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