Audience report that rock megastars Aerosmith have settled a class action brought by 8,700 concert goers after the band cancelled a show in Maui, Hawaii in September 2007. The band cancelled the show at the 10,000 capacity War Memorial Stadium to reschedule another earlier cancelled concert, this time in Chicago. However, the Maui show was never rescheduled and at the time the band said they would not be able to get their equipment to Hawaii in time, opting instead to play a private performance in Oahu in Hawaii a few days later for a reported $1 million fee. Claims from the cancelled Maui show included ticket costs and out of pocket expense including hotels and travel. It is thought most of the claims were successful costing the band anything between $500,000 and $3 million.
Audience Magazine June 2009 issue 113 www.audience.uk.com