Miley Cyrus‘ headline-grabbing antics may have boosted her streaming stock, but it seems her touring endeavours are yet to enjoy the fruits of her hammer-licking labor.
For, while the likes of Katy Perry have no struggle filling venues, Miley‘s ‘Bangerz’ tour has now been billed a failure by industry critics, after her agent and attorney reported overestimated her pulling power, and now face the wrath of manager Larry Rudolph.
According to a number of ‘info-spilling’ insiders in her camp, Cyrus’ attorney Bill Sobel and agent Jeff Frasco believed the hype she enjoyed in 2013 would be enough to fill the basketball arenas she was booked to perform in 2014.
Alas, despite being warned against doing so by Rudolph, the pair went ahead with their plans- responsible for show’s notably high ticket prices. Now, as industry critics write the tour off as a commercial failure, ‘Hits Daily Double’ explains:
“Miley’s attorney Bill Sobel (she doesn’t make a move without him) and her longtime agent Jeff Frasco at CAA are responsible for the overreaching (e.g., three dates in the New York area), despite the protestations of savvy manager Larry Rudolph. That said, their grand ambitions are understandable given that TEA sales on her RCA album have passed 1.7m, putting Miley in the thick of the diva competition with Beyoncé, labelmateP!nk and Rihanna, if not yet in Katy territory.”
Tonight, the show touches down in Las Vegas to rock the ‘MGM Grand Garden Arena’, two weeks after its February 14th launch in Vancouver, Canada.