Poor sales sack Adkins/Lynyrd Skynyrd Nashville New Year's Eve show
Thursday, December 11, 2008
– The Trace Adkins/Lynyrd Skynyrd double bill/double concert on New Year's Eve is down to one show. The Nashville show at the Sommet was canceled due to poor ticket sales, according to Adkins' web site.
"For the past 12 years, we've been fortunate to have the biggest names in music celebrate New Year's Eve in Nashville, but there is no denying that our core audience has been financially challenged by the hard realities of a flattened economy," says Steve Moore, of MEG / AEG Live, in a release.
"We believe it is in the best interest of the artist and the event producers, to remove the event from the calendar for 2008, regroup, and work to come back next year, to a better market environment. On behalf of the artists, we apologize for any inconvenience this situation has created."
Atkins and Skynyrd are slated to appear in Pikeville, Ky. on New Year's Eve. The original plan was that both acts would play both venues, flipping who would open and headline.
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