Avicii Responds – “DJ Blows Off Hollywood Nightclub Gig…”
NIGHTLIFE | DJ’S
Earlier today, we posted an opinion piece from a nightlife expert and his thoughts on the state of nightclubs and EDM culture. It was in response to a Hollywood nightclub event last night where Avicii pulled out of the gig last minute. See the article HERE.
Apparently the piece has struck a nerve in the EDM community, with Avicii himself posting a response on his Twitter stating, “…and I wouldn’t let any club charge my fans $150 just to hear me spin.“
Here’s the funny thing. If he didn’t charge a rockstar rate of upwards of a 100k, then the clubs wouldn’t be forced to charge these high ticket prices. This is Business 101. And last time I checked, a nightclub is a business. If the talent charges excessively high fees, then the nightclub will be forced to charge excessively high ticket prices. There is a DIRECT correlation. On this issue, I’d have to take the nightclub’s side.
But Avicii, you’re a terrific DJ and your fans LOVE seeing you perform live. How about you lower your fee on a few shows, keep ticket prices down, and let EVERYONE have a good time?
Just a thought.