Poor Ticket Sales Skewer Loverboy Concert


July 25, 2008

The City of Summerside, P.E.I. has cancelled a Loverboy concert scheduled for August after selling only about 200 tickets.

The band was scheduled to play Credit Union Place, which holds 5,000, on Aug. 6.

The cancellation means the city loses the deposit the city paid to the band. Bill Schurman, director of community services for Summerside, refused to disclose how much the deposit was.

“We don’t disclose what we pay our bands. That’s something that’s quite confidential,” Schurman told CBC News Friday.

The decision to cancel the concert was mutual, said Schurman. Ticketholders who paid by credit card should receive credit within 10 days. Those who paid cash should bring tickets to the box office for refund.

Loverboy formed in Calgary in 1980, and scored some major hits in the following decade, including Turn Me Loose and The Kid is Hot Tonite. The band’s most recent album, Just Getting Started, was released in 2007.

Courtesy of www.cbc.ca/news