For Sale: Thousands of Tickets to See Charlie Sheen on Tour!
By Rob Shuter Posted Mar 25th 2011 04:20PM
You can forget the reports that Charlie Sheen has sold out NYC's legendary Radio City Music Hall and other venues around America on his 'My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option' tour, as sources tell me thousands upon thousands of tickets remain unsold.
"Tickets are available to all of his shows in every price range," a tour promoter tells me. "Telling everyone all the tickets sold out in minutes is an old trick used by groups that buy blocks of tickets and then try to resell them at a higher price."
At this point, my source says, there are so many tickets available that groups and scalpers are trying to get rid of them, fearing that they'll ultimately have to sell the tickets below face value.
A quick search on StubHub.com, a popular site where fans buy and sell tickets from other "fans," shows that more than a thousand seats are available for both of Charlie's gigs at Radio City. Chicago and Detroit also have more than a thousand tickets available.
"Everyone, including Charlie, got greedy asking over $575 for some tickets," an insider tells me. "They booked way too many dates at way too many venues, and then Charlie was all over TV giving it away for free. You go on TV to promote your show, to tease the public into buying tickets, but in Charlie's case he did so many interviews that folks have had enough, and now he won't be able to give those tickets away for free."
And now overbooking, overpricing and overexposure might cause the entire tour to be canceled. A friend of Charlie's tells me, "His ego couldn't handle playing to a half-empty house. He would rather dump the entire tour than admit he's losing."
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