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Fans sue Aerosmith over cancelled gig
« on: October 27, 2007, 09:45:20 AM »
Furious Aerosmith fans are suing the band after the 1970s rockers snubbed Maui for a bigger concert in Chicago - then returned to Hawaii to perform at a car convention.

The class-action suit was filed by lawyer Brandee Faria, representing fans who want compensation for losses beyond the ticket refunds from the cancelled September 26 concert at Maui's War Memorial Stadium.

The writ estimates the cancellation cost ticket-buyers between £250,000 and £1.5 million in travel costs and other expenses to attend the concert, which regional officials had hoped would help attract more big-name acts to Maui.

Faria said about a dozen ticket holders so far had joined the suit.

The lawyer said Aerosmith, with lead singer Steve Tyler, snubbed Hawaii fans in favour of Chicago. The sold-out Maui concert had been planned for months as the dramatic close of Aerosmith's international tour that started in Brazil in April.

They later said the Maui appearance was impossible because they could not get their gear from Chicago, where more than 18,000 attended, in time for the island concert, which had sold out with about 9,000 tickets. The Chicago appearance had been moved from September 10 to September 24.

In a news release, the band apologised to its fans in Hawaii, but a few days later, Aerosmith quietly slipped into Honolulu for a big private concert organised by Toyota at the University of Hawaii.
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