(L-R) Motley Crue’s Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee pose at Avalon in Hollywood, CA April 15, 2008 — Credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Word of the faux show, scheduled for October 8th, made its way to the national media, which on September 21st, announced that this would be Crue’s first concert in the country, reports Rock News Desk.
Motley Crue quickly got word, and on September 22nd, the band warned fans via a statement on their website that they had no plans to play the October show. Unfortunately, by that time, many fans of the rock band were notified too late and had paid the asking ticket price.
Dedi Supriadi, who was duped by the fake ticket promoters, claims he found out about the scam from Motley Crue’s Twitter account. He tells Temp Interactive, “They replied through Twitter that there is no concert in Indonesia. We only believed the concert was going to be held because we’ve been to many concerts before.”
This is just a messed up situation. Crime doesn’t pay, and let’s just hope whoever was behind this fraudulent ticket scheme gets caught and does the appropriate time.