Most concerts and festivals this summer have been canceled or rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a new interview with SiriusXM‘s “The Jenny McCarthy Show”, POISON frontman Bret Michales said:
“We’d all have to discuss it as bands and everybody.”
“It comes down to the bands, because you’ve also got the lives of crew, your production — everybody that’s traveling with you. And we all would have to make that decision together. And I think you do it when it’s right and it’s safe, because the first thing that matters is health is number one.
“Would I love to do [the tour]? Absolutely.
“But our health, the crew’s health, the fans’ health, that’s the first thing. And if we’ve gotta push it back…
“But to answer your question, yes, I would love to [do the tour], when the health time is right — when we know no one’s gonna get sick and we can go out there and bring it a thousand percent.”
With the recent rumors on Motley Crue canceling the upcoming The Stadium Tour, fans are confused and waiting for the official announcement.
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee confirmed that the band’s “The Stadium Tour” with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS is happening.
The Stadium Tour has sold out 75-80% of the tickets and fans are eagerly waiting for the tour.
According to MOTLEY CRUE manager, both CRUE and DEF LEPPARD are going to earning millions per show.
“You start calculating the grosses for 50,000 people a night, it’s a lot of money. In the millions.”
“The acts can get somewhere between 50 and 60 percent of the gross.”
It is unclear how much “The Stadium Tour” can earn, but for comparison’s sake, Motley Crue grossed $42.1 million and Def Leppard grossed $54 million on their respective tours in 2015.
Figuring 20,000 cars in a stadium parking lot at $50 a pop, “you’re talking about a million dollars before you even walk into the stadium.”
We also heard reports of Motley Crue asking for $3.25 Million per show.
A concert promoter in Iowa who claims to have been offered the opportunity to bid for a show says the tour’s agent quoted him as follows:
Mötley Crüe: $2 million
Def Leppard: $1 million
So if we look at the price, we are talking about MOTLEY CRUE losing close to $60-70 Million for the entire tour. DEF LEPPARD will lose $30-40 Million.
In total, these two bands are going to lose 110-120 Million dollars and that’s one hell of the money.
Now, you can debate about the insurance, but we will have to see how that works out. HELLFEST got cancelled and insurance company ain’t paying them at all.