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    Tue, 01 Jun 2010 09:55:18

    Country Throwdown Tour Cancels a Few Dates - Due to poor ticket sales

    The Country Throwdown has cancelled four upcoming dates due to poor ticket sales. The following shows have been axed: Houston (6/9), Dallas (6/10), San Diego (6/17) and Phoenix (6/18). In addition, the Bakersfield date, originally set for 6/16, has now moved to Friday, 6/18. Tickets from the Houston, Dallas, San Diego and Phoenix shows will be honored at all other tour dates but if you are not able to or interested in going to another date, refunds are also available at the point of purchase.

    Tour Producer Kevin Lyman, said in a statement: "After many attempts to keep these shows, we're regretfully unable to bring Throwdown to these four markets. Low tickets sales and too many shows competing with one another. We are trying to bring a festival style tour with 21 artists, at a reasonable and fair ticket price --average ticket cost $31-- but because most markets are currently flooded with shows, we end up cannibalizing one another and someone ends up with lower ticket sales." Lyman added, "As a result, we can't afford to keep the show on the road for ALL of its intended dates. I'’s a first year tour and we expected year one to be full of key lessons, so that next year-- and there will be a next year--is even better."

    Lyman also asked that fans in the above canceled markets to accept "our sincere apologies" and if they can't make it to one of the remaining Throwdown shows, "expect to see us back in those markets next year."

    Click here to see a video message from tour founder Kevin Lyman to the Throwdown fans regarding the canceled shows.

    In case you didn't know, The Country Throwdown Tour mixes top country music artists with emerging singer-songwriters in a festival environment. The tour offers a relaxing atmosphere where fans enjoy a constant stream of music on multiple stages all day long, with doors opening daily at 1:00 PM and the show going until 11:00 PM, all at an affordable ticket price.

    For more information visit: www.countrythrowdown.com.


    Thu 5/27 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    Fri 5/28 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Pavilion
    Sat 5/29 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
    Sun 5/30 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC Amphitheatre
    Mon 5/31 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
    Fri 6/4 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    Sat 6/5 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Amphitheatre
    Sun 6/6 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
    Sat 6/12 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
    Sun 6/13 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
    Fri 6/18 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
    Sat 6/19 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    Sun 6/20 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

    Are you checking out The Country Throwdown tour?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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