Billboard senior writer Ray Waddell, who has tracked tours for 17 years, tells the Northwest Times he predicts several high-profile bands will announce tours in upcoming weeks, nudging peak on-the-road season beyond October. While this year should be another record-breaker in revenue, the slate’s too top-heavy to send every act home rich, he noted. An early casualty is Christina Aguilera, blaming her scrapped tour on strained vocal chords. (Rumors pinpoint low ticket sales). “There are always some losers,” Waddell said. “You can only go to so many shows. It taps some markets a little. In the winter, if you play indoors, you have to juggle shows around hockey games, too.”
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