Thursday, April 17, 2008

Jay- Z Being Blamed for Ticket Sales

Organizers of Britain's music festivals had to defended their decision to book Jay-Z as their headline act for the show after Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher blamed the rapper for disappointing ticket sales. In the past years tickets sold out within hours and Noel Gallagher, says rap was to blame:

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it," Gallagher said in an interview, an audio of which was posted to the British Broadcasting Corp.'s Web site Monday. "If you break it, people ain't gonna go. I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? ... No chance."

The show has had various hip hop acts in the past like; Cypress Hill and the Roots but Noel Gallagher says that a hip-hop act goes against the festival's tradition of guitar music, adding: "I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. No way. No. It's wrong."
Emily Eavis one of the festivals organizers replied, "There is also an interesting undercurrent in the suggestion that a black, U.S. hip-hop artist shouldn't be playing in front of what many perceive to be a white, middle-class audience. I'm not sure what to call it, at least not in public, but this is something that causes me some disquiet."

Honestly Jay-Z could be the reason for the low tickets sales or maybe people just don't want to go, did they think to ask the people instead of assuming... you know what they say about assuming.

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