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Blues Traveler To Return To H.O.R.D.E.
Performance Magazine, National
Sep 30th, 1997

After a less than stellar showing at the box office this summer, H.O.R.D.E. co-founder and producer David Frey told PERFORMANCE that the festival "has to try to go back to being the happy little hippie festival it was." Frey said the problem this year was "we had a headliner (Neil Young) who didn't sell tickets. If he sold 5,000 tickets that would've been great. The older fans did not want to see all the other shit."

For next year's edition, Frey said Blues Traveler will be back. "We want to be a little more narrowcast in the booking and in doing so we need to make it more affordable."

In other H.O.R.D.E. news, lawsuits have been filed against two promoters for breach of contract. The tour's case against Cellar Door for a show canceled at GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheatre, "without a reasonable explanation," has been settled, said Frey. "It was a buyout." And a suit filed in Los Angeles against Avalon Attractions for lack of full payment is close to settlement.