Monday, July 26, 2010
M.I.A. Promises Free Show on Return to NYC--Save Your Hard NYC Ticket Stubs!
NEW YORK—M.I.A. has acknowledged there were problems with the show on Saturday and puts the blame squarely on the sound team. She's canned the American sound techs and hired a new British team. See her Twitter updates here.
Most importantly, she has promised to do a FREE show on her return to NYC for anyone with either a Hard NYC ticket stub (see photo, above--click for enlarged version). If you don't have a ticket, she's promised free admission to anyone who will "do me a lil dance."
It's up to the NYC fans who really want to continue to support her, and who have defended her new album against undue harsh media criticism, as to whether this noble gesture will be enough.
No date as of yet—TRP will let you know when word is out. But according to her web site tour date list, she's in Europe through August 11, then doesn't have another show until October 9 in Austin. So maybe late August or September?
The trick is going to be convincing people that it will be worth it—those European shows better deliver big-time positive write-ups. And—it goes without saying—the free NYC M.I.A. show should be indoors, air-conditioned, and accessible by subway, not boat. How about Roseland, Hammerstein Ballroom, United Palace or even . . . the Garden?
If the problem really is the sound crew, let's have their name, so no other performer or audience ever gets stuck with them again.