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article imageUpdate:On the shameful ticket prices, Barbra Streisand cancels Rome concert

By patxxoo     May 29, 2007 in Entertainment
The Rome stop was supposed to be the start to a grand concert tour next month June 15 for Barbra. Now she will not be going to Rome after all but organizers say it has nothing to do with the protests the were lodged to the high ticket prices.
The cancellation is supposedly due to production delays and they are saying they were forced to cancel the Rome stop. No acknowledgment was made about the protests.
It would have been her first time to sing in Rome and she was supposed to have been excited to start her tour there. The timing seems just a little odd to cancel for production delays don't you think?
"We deeply apologize to the fans in Rome," Cohl said in the statement, adding that ticket holders would be refunded and given the opportunity to book a spot for one of Streisand's other European concerts.
I wonder how the protesters are feeling about the total loss. Instead of garnering a more reasonable ticket price now they will lose the show totally.
So they lose out (or maybe not, depending on your point of view) on her Rome singing debut. I makes one wonder how the ticket sales were going for this part of her tour.
Instead it will start June 18 in Zurich, Switzerland, I guess they have no problem paying inflated prices. Then she will be off to sing in Austria, France, Ireland and Britain.
And I do call a ticket inflated when her tours last year in the U.S. 2006 tour that came in only second to the highest grossing sales and those tickets sold at an average of $298 dollars, versus this years prices being at $200- $1,200. A big jump in ticket prices don't you think? And she still managed to rake in the big bucks at those prices.
Just for informational purposes, the Rolling Stones tour was ranked first last year in gross sales.
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