Threatin - fake band bullshits venues with made up ticket sales

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Fascinating story this:

    Threatin
     
  2. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    Yep,

    I wonder what's going to happen with the rest of the tour now
     
  3. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Years ago now, (early internet days and pre on line digital tickets) when PJ Harvey was just breaking, she was doing a gig in London. I rang the venue at lunchtime a couple of weeks ahead of the show, to check ticket availability was told they had nearly 300 left. I diverted on my way home from work and went to the venue to get a ticket. Sold Out. Someone from her management company had been along that afternoon and bought all the remaining tickets.
     
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    There's more here;

    L.A. Band Threatin Faked a Fanbase To Land a European Tour No One Attended | MetalSucks

    Amazingly, tomorrow's Belfast gig is still listed! THREATIN | The Belfast Empire Music Hall
     
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  5. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving

  6. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    How very, very odd.
     
  7. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Tour t-shirts might be collectors' items in years to come, mind.
     
  8. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    At least he's not shooting up his local high school I guess.
     
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  9. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    This is really weird.

    A ‘crowd video’ obviously fake because you can’t even see the band

     
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  10. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    And the music is fucking awful so probably best if the venues are empty.

    I think somebody will have lost loads of money now they have been caught out :thumbs:
     
  11. BristolEcho

    BristolEcho Well-Known Member

    Feel sorry for The Exchange. They are a decent venue and let me use some space for free recently.
     
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  12. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    Totally bizzare. The Jonathan Bishop of rock :D
     
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  13. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

  14. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I posted this in the Tripadvisor - Shed Restaurant thread over the weekend as a similar type of scam. Shed becomes top rated tripadvisor destination

    Wonder how the rest of the tours gone. The Asylum in Brum dealt with it very well all things considered.
     
  15. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    Loads of online stories now. I read 2 of the band quit (they were session musicians hired for the tour and unaware of the scam until they went on stage or so they claim anyway). The belfast gig was cancelled. I think another hired member has decided to stick it out. I did see a tour list somewhere and they were suppossed to go on and play 1 gig each in france, germany and italy after belfast.
     
  16. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

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  17. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I quite fancy seeing this band now.

    Can we book him for an offline?
     
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  18. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    Has anyone checked the bin to see if he has ever spammed on here before? :hmm:
     
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  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  20. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    While “delusional fantasist” is still most likely, a big part of me hopes it really was a perfectly calculated wind up/publicity stunt :D

    He now has over a million hits on YouTube. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he now gets “genuine” fame and a record deal.
     
  21. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    I read about this really early on as one of the venues was in Bristol and it was on local groups, watching it then unfold was fascinating.

    Tried to read that article on the BBC yesterday but despite three attempts got interrupted before the end.

    I do kind of hope that this is part of a longer thing with a purpose rather than just a fantasist.

    What he said about getting more gigs if they go through a booking agent, even an invented one, was interesting.
     
  22. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    It would've actually been amazing if it were being done as some kind of project to dupe a bunch of well known venues into booking them, and then documented as a film.

    The story itself has generated so much press he could've capitalised on it way better, it just needed to be executed in a better way. Ironically he could no doubt fill a few more venues by now, even if just as a novelty thing.

    You have to admit, for so many venues to have been hoaxed by shoddy fake agent websites, and all these fake concert videos, is fucking funny.
     
  23. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    He's BACK!

    (in November)

     
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  24. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Has anyone actually listened to his music? I listened to some of his tracks on Spotify and its truly terrible.

     
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  25. copliker

    copliker ...

    Please Don't Break The World You Twat
     
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  26. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    That's not necessarily a bar to success. :p
     
  27. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    Why doesn't he just go on celebrity pop factor or whatever it is called?
     
  28. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    TBH I didn't think it would be long until some enterprising promoter would take the opportunity to cash in on the internet hype. I mean they even had yodelling walmart kid at Coachella last year such is the power of going viral these days.
     
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  29. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    Wonder if the same band members are playing with him this time?
     
  30. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Thanks for taking one for the team
     
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