The Country Throwdown Tour has canceled four stops this summer due to low ticket sales.
The 2010 Country Throwdown Tour featuring Montgomery Gentry, The Lost Trailers, Jamey Johnson, Eric Church, Little Big Town, and Jack Ingram, has fallen victim to what tour organizers refer to as the industry’s tendency to self-cannibalize their market. With too many summer concert festivals overlapping each other, the tour has failed to meet acceptable ticket sales to support the following dates: The canceled shows are June 9 in Houston, June 10 in Dallas, June 17 in San Diego and June 18 in Phoenix. The Bakersfield, Cal. date, originally set for June 16, was moved to Friday, June 18. Tickets from the Houston, Dallas, San Diego and Phoenix shows will be honored at all other Throwdown tour dates. Otherwise fans are able to get a refund for their tickets at their original point of purchase.
Tour Producer Kevin Lyman, said, “After many attempts to keep these shows, we’re regretfully unable to bring Throwdown to these four markets.”
“Low tickets sales and too many shows competing with one another” caused the cancellation, according to Lyman. “We are trying to bring a festival style tour with 21 artists, at a reasonable and fair ticket price (average ticket cost $31), but because most markets are currently flooded with shows, we end up cannibalizing one another and someone ends up with lower ticket sales.”
“As a result, we can’t afford to keep the show on the road for all of its intended dates. It’s a first year tour and we expected year one to be full of key lessons, so that next year – and there will be a next year – is even better.”