Originally Posted by Sanitarium78
Not surprising. Megadeth just tours too damn much now for them to sell strong in bigger venues. There's no reason to go out of your way to see them. They tour so much that if people miss the show it's not a big deal because you know there's a pretty good chance you can catch them next time they come around. Releasing a shitty new album and having 90 percent of your set the same all the time certainly doesn't boost a lot of fans interest in going either.
Not only that but in Chicago Megadeth usually plays like a 4,500 person venue or so. BLS usually plays a 1,000 person venue or so. Hellyeah plays like a 400. Device hasn't even done a full tour yet.
So what do they do? They stick it inside a arena on a wed. afternoon. Even cut off like it will be in the arena that's still like 10,000 capacity for them to fill. Before they starting cutting the group deals they are now as well the chepest tickets here were nosebleeds for like $59 after taxes.