Report: How AEROSMITH's Fan Club Left Fans In The Lurch
The Associated Press is reporting that many artists hire outside companies to run their fan clubs, but one club designed to bring fans closer to their idols ended up dividing them.
After AEROSMITH postponed three concerts in June, many ticketbuyers went without refunds. One fan, Ginny Roberson, posted a web page telling FansRule to kiss a certain part of her body.
"I will continue to be a fan, but I am extremely disappointed and disillusioned at the way (AEROSMITH) have sold us out for a quick buck," she wrote. "I never would have believed it possible for them to become like this!"
It has become regular practice for music acts to outsource their fan clubs to companies that run their web sites, sell high-priced VIP concert tickets and offer an assortment of perks for paying members. But how did the fans of international stars like AEROSMITH end up left out in the cold — and for a summer tour, no less? Read more.
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