Sisters of Mercy tour dies on West Coast

August 01, 1991|By Los Angeles Daily News

LOS ANGELES C — LOS ANGELES -- The Tune In, Turn On, Burn Out tour -- featuring Sisters of Mercy, Public Enemy, Gang of Four, Warrior Soul and Young Black Teenagers -- has been canceled five days before it was to play in Southern California.

Sisters of Mercy spokeswoman Ellen Bello said the tour, which had six dates remaining, was canceled due to "lack of ticket sales."

Cities also affected by the cancellation are Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Denver and Berkeley. Bello said five of the dates were canceled by promoters, and the remaining Berkeley date was canceled by the Sisters of Mercy.

Bello said the multi-act tour did good business on the East Coast, even outselling similar events by hard-rock acts like Winger and David Lee Roth in certain markets. (The tour played DAR Constitution Hall in Washington last Friday.)

The tour cancellation was just the latest bad news for the recession-plagued concert business. The multi-act Gathering of the Tribes tour was canceled after a few dates because of poor ticket sales.

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