US Rock Band Invent Fake Fan Base And Perform At UK Venue Without An Audience

Bands Fakes Fans For Unsuccessful Concert An American hard rock band which created a fake fan base to land a European tour were left playing to an empty venue...

Bands Fakes Fans For Unsuccessful Concert

An American hard rock band which created a fake fan base to land a European tour were left playing to an empty venue – after no ‘fans’ turned up.

Jered Threatin – who describes himself as a musician, singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Los Angeles – is currently performing across the UK with his Breaking the World tour and had booked a gig at The Exchange in Bristol.

Despite claims by Stage Right Bookings who hired the venue that 180 tickets had been purchased, no one turned up. Bristol Live reports that Threatrin was left to perform to an empty venue, watched only by the sound engineer, the tour manager and two members of the support band.

Andrew Williams, a member of one of the support bands, posted on Twitter: “No one showed up for him. We had 13 arrive for us. “The other support band cancelled and he wasn’t even good. The musicians he hired to play with him were far better.”

Threatin was asked by the owners of The Exchange to pay the hire fee before taking to the stage. Billy told the music website NME: “After our sound check at 6 pm everything seemed normal like any other show.

“We were told 180 tickets had been sold in advance and we anticipated a great evening. “Just before we were about to go onstage at around 8:45 pm with only a handful of people through the door who were on our guest list, I was told to postpone as the owner of The Exchange had pulled aside Threatin’s tour manager to explain why no-one had entered the venue with advance tickets.

“It turned out that the promoter had lied about tickets sales and all of the confirmed attendees on Facebook were fake accounts based in Brazil.” Further investigations by the venue revealed that the US tour by the band didn’t actually happen and that only 26 people have listened to Threatin in the last month on Spotify.

The spokesman for The Exchange added: “In short, one of the strangest things to have ever happened to us.”

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