At Least 1,500 Fall Victim To MÖTLEY CRÜE Concert Scam In Indonesia

According to Tempo Interactive, at least 1,500 tickets were sold to a MÖTLEY CRÜEconcert in Jakarta, Indonesia that was never officially confirmed by the band. Each ticket cost IDR 350,000 (approximately $39).

An article appeared in The Jakarta Globe on September 21 announcing that MÖTLEY CRÜE would play its first-ever how in Indonesia on October 8 at Pantai Karnival in Ancol, North Jakarta. Within 24 hours, the band issued a press release insisting that it never made any agreements for a show at Pantai Karnival in Jakarta or anywhere else in the country. The group also advised its fans to be wary of any vendors advertising ticket sales.

Dedi Supriadi, one of the ticket buyers from Salemba Tegalan, East Jakarta, told Tempo Interactive, “We only believed the concert was going to be held because we’ve been to many concerts before.”

Dedi said he purchased the ticket from PT Multi Live Mandiri in Bulungan, South Jakarta, on August 25. However, Dedi became suspicious when he checked the official Twitter account of the band and asked about their concert plan in Indonesia. “They replied through Twitter that there is no concert in Indonesia,” Dedi said.

MÖTLEY CRÜE has just completed a tour of Australia and Japan.

The band wrapped one of summer’s biggest rock tours as headliners and honorees for the Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) live on Sunset Boulevard on August 20.

MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s summer trek landed the group on the Billboard “Hot Tours” chart six times since the tour launch, marking it as one of the legendary rock group’s most successful tours to date. The 48-city trek tour — which launched on June 24 and wrapped in August — was one of the summer’s highest grossing, packing amphitheaters and arenas all summer long, drawing half a million fans.