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    Default Labour Day show in Canada - not happening

    The bad news is no show, but the good news is band is still planning show(s).



    http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/06...lottetown.html


    Escalating demands for a government subsidy has killed the possibility of a Van Halen concert in Charlottetown this Labour Day weekend.

    Tourism Minister Valerie Docherty told CBC News on Wednesday the request for the provincial investment in the concert continued to climb as negotiations went on until it eventually reached about $4 million.

    "They started off around $1.6 million, and so that was a doable figure for us," said Docherty.

    "Unfortunately for some reason, and possibly because of what the Eagles are getting paid for through New Brunswick, I don't know if that's what jacked it up, but we didn't believe Van Halen was at the same level."

    Spending $4 million on a Van Halen concert would not have been the best use of taxpayers' money, she said.

    A major concert featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in Moncton that weekend also played a factor in the decision to abandon talks.
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    well there we have it

    the tour is now officially finished

    brett needs to come up with a hibernation mode for this place

    c u guys in 4 years. save for some beautiful girls shit and football threads

    peace out
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    The bad news is no show, but the good news is band is still planning show(s).



    http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/06...lottetown.html


    Escalating demands for a government subsidy has killed the possibility of a Van Halen concert in Charlottetown this Labour Day weekend.

    Tourism Minister Valerie Docherty told CBC News on Wednesday the request for the provincial investment in the concert continued to climb as negotiations went on until it eventually reached about $4 million.

    "They started off around $1.6 million, and so that was a doable figure for us," said Docherty.

    "Unfortunately for some reason, and possibly because of what the Eagles are getting paid for through New Brunswick, I don't know if that's what jacked it up, but we didn't believe Van Halen was at the same level."

    Spending $4 million on a Van Halen concert would not have been the best use of taxpayers' money, she said.

    A major concert featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in Moncton that weekend also played a factor in the decision to abandon talks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike zack View Post
    Whats up!

    Where did you see the band is still planning shows?
    Whats up Mike ? From this report looks like if the money was right they were going to play there. So looks like the band is still open to at least doing one off shows. I have not read anywhere they are planning other shows , but I think it is possible.
    They are playing Quebec City and this one that did not get off the ground.

    Keep your eyes open.

    Also , I get all the lastest Van Halen news by using Google Alerts, any time a VH related story shows up on Google, they send me an email.

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    Hats of to the Charlottetown officials for not spending 4 million in taxpayer dollars for a Van Halen concert.
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    Van Hlane, greedy as ever
    [B]
    Eddie Van Halen in 2012:

    "ESQ: What are you going to do with all the material that you wrote with Sammy Hagar?

    EVH: Oh, I hadn't thought about that. That's some great music. They're just on vacation, maybe. They're off to college and they're going their own way. Who knows?"

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    that should read Van Halen obviously.
    [B]
    Eddie Van Halen in 2012:

    "ESQ: What are you going to do with all the material that you wrote with Sammy Hagar?

    EVH: Oh, I hadn't thought about that. That's some great music. They're just on vacation, maybe. They're off to college and they're going their own way. Who knows?"

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    theyre still playing in montreal though arent they?? this wouldve just been a show around it??

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    Just out of curiousity: if they were paid $1MM in '83 for the US Festival, what does that work out to today in inflation-adjusted dollars?

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    If this is an indication of what might come later with their ticket prices, the laws of supply and demand are going to take over. Wow, 1.6 mil isn't enough?
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    I thought the show was planned in Quebec?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    I thought the show was planned in Quebec?
    Wasn't this to be a second (seperate) show?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH Wahoo View Post
    Just out of curiousity: if they were paid $1MM in '83 for the US Festival, what does that work out to today in inflation-adjusted dollars?

    $2,056,328.89 in 2007 dollars. The most recent data available.
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