It only seems like yesterday that I
felt like I had so many things to update you on... and now I have that
feeling again - so here we go!
How many of you now have your Mötley
Crüe Australian Tour tickets in your hand? Lots! Can you believe it?
Pretty amazing huh! I have received many emails and phone calls over
the last few days from friends and fans telling their stories of
camping out for tickets all night, through to which rows they are in
for each concert. My friend Adam camped out all night in Newcastle for
tickets too, and was one to call in his results. I was also faxed
copies of articles that ran in the local Newcastle press, as well as
full page ads in street press on the Eastern seaboard. It seems the
word is getting out there, let's keep making sure.
Many have asked 'how well have the
tickets been selling?' Unfortunately, I don't really have access to
that kind of information. I don't know sorry, but rest assured I will
tell all I can here, so keep checking back for future updates in
forthcoming chapters. A fan, Alen from Melbourne, told me that two
thirds of the floor area was gone when getting tickets 2 hours after
going on sale there in Victoria. Well, that seems a good thing to me.
I understand why you have been asking
me though. The last thing you'd want to see is for the shows to be
cancelled due to poor ticket sales... and have to take up those dreaded
words "refunds are available." Make no mistake - the promoters know
that Mötley will be a tough task for them, just as we know. Their lack
of presence on radio and in person in this country over the last decade
is probably the biggest reason.
But have faith in the Mötley camp and
Jacobsen Entertainment Group. They can both be seen as the respective
leaders in their industries, and I'm sure in their professionalism,
they would not have taken this tour on only to have it cancel. Look at
the glass through the half full eyes, and use your time positively, by
telling other people about how excited you are about the Australian
tour, by spreading the word as a super salesperson would. Don't
under-estimate the power of positive thinking... and the contribution
that you, as just 1 person, can make!
longest running hard music club, the Cat Club in Melbourne, posted this
to their web site, in the lead up to last Saturday night's event: "US
Rockers Mötley Crüe are about to announce an Australian Tour which sees
them here in Oz this November. An Announcement party has been set for
the Cat Club this coming Saturday. With the official Mötley Crüe after
show party happening on the night of the concert. Look out for mega
Mötley Crüe cd and concert tickets over the coming weeks at CAT CLUB."
So it seems those ideas are being implemented, and my input has been
band SkinInc had a good weekend. We were played on Australia's only
national metal radio show '3 Hours of Power' about 5 songs after
Mötley's 'Hell On High Heels' on Friday night. Then on Sunday we played
a gig in Fremantle as part of the Western Australian Music Industry
awards, and two people came up to me in the crowd saying that they got
their Crüe tickets the day before and their flights are booked to
travel to the shows in a couple of months. Cool.
Hopefully we can play for those
people again over East, in support of Mötley Crüe. People have been
emailing me about that too. Well, this morning I was told that our CD
and press kit was received OK by the promoters, and it has been
forwarded to the appropriate powers that be and they are "awaiting
approval." Again, sounds great to me! Yeh, OK... that could be
'awaiting decline,' but that depends on how you look at the glass,
right? And besides, you know me by now!
The morning after the gig, a decent
sized package landed in my post box. It's my 'Decade Of Decadence'
video being safely returned, with a note of thanks from the Newcastle
promoter. Also enclosed is a separate video tape, with Mötley Crüe
typed on the spine. I of course feed it into my VCR and... voila -
there's 4 versions of the TV ad playing for me! The ad used footage
from the 'Home Sweet Home,' 'Girls, Girls, Girls,' 'Wild Side' and 'Dr.
Feelgood' video clips. They used mainly the live footage in these clips
of explosions and pyro, as well as some of Tommy Lee's drum solo
theatrics. Pity they had no Randy footage to use. The ad finished with
a huge Mötley Crüe logo, a-la 'Decade Of Decadence' style. I felt
immensely proud... of me being just 1 person, and making a difference.
I've also had a lot of people asking
about backstage passes and meet & greet information. Can I help
them meet their idols? Can I make their dreams come true? Well, I
always say 'where there's a will there's a way.' We know that Mötley
are generally quite accessible to their fans. We know that the guys
don't mind having pictures taken with fans, and signing things for
fans. Life is about finding the windows of opportunities, and you can
only see them through those positive half full eyes.
trying my hardest to throw ideas to the promoters to get the band as
close to the fans as possible, as many times as possible. They have
said they'd like to follow through with my ideas of a function at the Hard Rock Café in Melbourne and an after show
party with the band. So I can't see why opportunities will not present
themselves if you're on the ball too.
And I guess pretty soon you'll be
starting to think about what to wear when Mötley comes to town. Ever
tried to walk around your city looking for some Crüe clothes to buy?
Yeh, it's tough isn't it! Impossible? That's why I have been working on
something for you. Yep something Bad is coming!
I'm just in the final stages of
developing Chronological Crue's own BadBones clothing store online.
That's right - you'll soon be able to get some cool clothes for your
bones from Vince Neil's very own clothing label. What's more, payments
will be in Australian Dollars and your order will be posted to you
direct from Melbourne.
So stay tuned for more... but in the
meantime, make sure your Crüe loving friends in Australia have entered
the current Competition on this site. As soon
as a new Chapter goes up here, I'm emailing a notice to all those that
have entered this competition. Get spreading the word about the tour,
so others can get their tickets too!
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