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Seven ‘Idols Live’ dates nixed. Atlanta concert still alive. Adam Lambert at the Pink Pony?

CREDIT: Fox

CREDIT: Fox

On the heels of Jonas Brothers and Lilith Fair cancellation dates, now “Idols Live” is cutting concerts due to slow sales.

UPDATE: Seven have been confirmed to be cut.

Cleveland’s Sept. 11 is no longer available. Ditto with Omaha, Neb. and Kansas City. Buffalo is dead, too. Toronto as well. Chalk up Winnepeg and Portland, Maine as goners. Some other concerts are being moved around for routing purposes. They are now down to 44 dates and the tour ends August 31 instead of mid September.

I can’t recall “Idols Live” ever having to cancel concerts before. Does anybody?

- Kimberley Locke is pitching a reality show for a plus-sized female group.

- Adam Lambert hung out in Atlanta over the weekend, according to his Twitter account. My Buzz buddy Jennifer Brett said he was at the Georgian Terrace watching the fireworks, then later that night, ended up at… the Pink Pony. Yes, the strip club… for straight men. Hey, whatever floats Adam’s boat!

Two amazing days off in Atlanta! I had so much fun! Haven’t felt this ‘normal’ in a long time.

-The LA Times looked at the company that runs “Idol,” which is for sale and compiled some stats such as:

  • > $800 million: Fox’s estimated annual ad revenue from the show
  • $1 – 1.5 million/hour: Hourly fee Fox pays Idol’s producer for the first 37 episodes. More is paid for additional episodes. There were 19 hours beyond those 37 episodes last season.
  • $35.5 million: “contractual license fee” in addition to hourly fees paid by Fox

20 comments Add your comment

kelly&carriefan

July 6th, 2010
1:31 pm

Man, I *have* been out of the grid. Really, JoBro cancellations? Wow. Not that I’m a fan, but I thought they were super popular with the kidlets.

Shame I wasn’t in town, or I’m sure I could’ve played “Spot the Glambert.”

JTesla

July 6th, 2010
1:34 pm

Thanks Rodney. $800 million annual ad revenue… of course I’ve been told, many many times, that it is all about the album sales, but what do I know. Silly me keeps looking at the ads.

Deirdre

July 6th, 2010
1:43 pm

Deirdre

July 6th, 2010
1:45 pm

I’ve done that argument about album sales vs the show til I’m blue in the face. Probably will again. $800 million is the best argument for why Idol doesn’t care who wins.

wreckedpizza

July 6th, 2010
2:08 pm

$ 1.5 million/hour? I need to talk to my boss; I am severly underpaid.

Idols tour canceling dates is just sad. Going to add more fuel to the “American Idol is dying” fire. Surely the economy has NOTHING at all to do with it…

Harriett

July 6th, 2010
2:14 pm

Walking dead? Well, sometimes… :roll:

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July 6th, 2010
2:26 pm

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Rodney Ho

July 6th, 2010
2:39 pm

My colleague Jenn Brett said she heard from a solid source that Adam Lambert was at the local strip club Pink Pony Sunday night!!!

wreckedpizza

July 6th, 2010
2:44 pm

Lambert – Pink Pony? Why?

[...] post: Some ‘Idols Live’ dates nixed. Atlanta concert still alive. Adam Lambert at the Pink Pony? [...]

Mercedes S.

July 6th, 2010
3:11 pm

WP – why Adam at Pink Pony? To pick up ideas, of course, about how to entertain us!

kelly&carriefan

July 6th, 2010
3:14 pm

Makes perfect sense to me that he’d be at Pink Pony. He was hiding in plain sight! I mean, where would gay men not look for a fellow gay? Kind of the same reason I hang at Swinging Richards…just checking to see if y’all are not passed out from heat exahustion. ;)

JTesla

July 6th, 2010
3:17 pm

Swinging Richards, Pink Pony. LOL.

Mercedes S.

July 6th, 2010
3:27 pm

From previous thread – Hank, wannabe? Wannabe what? Do you mean wallabee (sp)?
Not knowing bugs me.

My three young charges (9,10 and 13) just left and the house feels so empty. The ten days flew by. Most fun: taking the 9-year old girl to pre-sale final call at Needless Markups,

Deirdre

July 6th, 2010
3:36 pm

Atlanta can be a funny place, JT.

wreckedpizza

July 6th, 2010
4:07 pm

Mercedes- Adam can entertain you, but not me. Good point, though.

kelly&carriefan- I am LMAO at you! You rule, chick!

JT- exactly my thoughts, man!

kelly&carriefan

July 6th, 2010
4:33 pm

wreckedpizza, thanks. Clearly, it’s that “lemming” humor.

JT, we got plenty of funny ’round these parts. But while we’ve got yellow jackets and bulldogs, you’ve got beavers and ducks. Point you.

wreckedpizza

July 6th, 2010
4:38 pm

Did you say beavers or biebers?

Harriett

July 6th, 2010
4:52 pm

Well, whatever. This walking dead person is going to take herself home now. Talk to y’all tomorrow.

COCOPOP

July 6th, 2010
8:57 pm

Lucas McCain (The Rifleman) would not go to the Pink Pony. So nobody should go. KAPOW,POW,POW,POW. Man, that is cool!