Now that COVID-19 restrictions are lifting and life is starting to get back to normal, people are booking flights, going to conventions, and of course buying tickets to live events. Like concerts. While some music acts are looking to back on the road this Summer, some are still pushing their concerts back. One such tour?
The ‘Stadium Tour’ starring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The highly anticipated concert that would have brought together all of your favorite rock acts of the 80s has been shelved until 2022.
The high-profile Motley Crue reunion run was originally set for the summer of 2020, but was delayed until 2021 due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The rescheduled trek was set to begin this June, but now a new statement shared by the tour’s participating acts has confirmed that the dates have again been pushed, citing a desire to be certain that they will be able to perform at all scheduled stops.
The statement reads as follows:
In January, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen told the “Jeremy White Podcast” that he was “really confident” “The Stadium Tour” would take place in 2021 provided that the COVID-19 vaccine was successfully rolled out. “It’s the same way anywhere around the world,” he said. “You go, ‘Hey, are you coming to so and so?’ Well, I don’t know if we’re allowed to travel and whether we would be allowed on the plane or even in that country. So, it’s looking good — or not. We really don’t know. It really comes down to how everyone deals with approaching this pandemic and stuff.”
As of January 30, 2020, “The Stadium Tour” had already grossed $130 million from one million tickets sold, plus another $5 million worth of VIP seats, according to Billboard.
Tickets ranged from $150 to $400, not counting some varied pricing that reflected demand as part of “dynamic pricing.”
Hopefully one of these days we might actually be able to see this amazing concert. The moral of this story: Don’t buy your tickets to a concert for awhile until the week of. The chances of it being canceled or moved are slimmer then.