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R.E.M. Downsized In Europe

CARDIFF, UK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The R.E.M. show planned for Monday August 25th at the 74,000-capacity
Millennium Stadium in Cardiff has been downsized. The show has moved to the 7,500 capacity Cardiff International Arena by their promoters, Live Nation.

This is the first time the Millennium Stadium has moved a band to the
smaller venue but not the first time R.E.M. has seen poor ticket sales in
Europe this year.

A spokeswoman for the Millennium Stadium confirmed the show’s promoters, Live Nation, had taken the decision to shift the gig because of poor ticket sales.
She said: “It’s not just a problem for Cardiff.

“Tickets have not been selling well for the current REM tour right across Europe and we are not the first city to downsize the venue the band will be playing at.”, according to Wales Online.

Is it the band, the fans (or lack there of) economy, or inflated ticket prices as the revenue from CD's declines? One can only speculate.

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers