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Posted by Trancelover24 on Jul-09-2012 15:03:

Gareth Emery Pulls out of Festival because he was listed #3

So it appears that Gareth Emery has gotten his EGO boost by all these bookings in America. He thinks so highly of himself that he doesn't care if he screws his fans by pulling out of an event because he was listed #3 after Ferry Corsten,when in fact he SHOULD BE #2.

This move is so stupid and it shows how lame Gareth Emery has gotten.

I love the guy, but it's stupid actions like this that make you wonder how lame he is getting and not speaking of his recent change of music style.

Anyway... US Promoters Take NOTE you may be the next one to get a cancellation notice if you mess up the line up order on the flyer lol.


Global Gathering Statement:
STATEMENT ON GARETH EMERY'S MANAGEMENT CANCELLING UK PERFORMANCE

We are very sorry to have to confirm that Gareth Emery's management team have decided to cancel his festival performance at GlobalGathering UK. We would like to issue the following statement in response.

Unfortunately there has been a billing error on our behalf where two artists were confirmed in the same position (to which we can only apologise). However, we would like to clarify that Gareth Emery's management company's statement is erroneous. Their statement that there are numerous breaches to the contract is not correct; there is a single breach which detailed that Gareth was to appear second on the billing where a number of adverts have shown him to be placed third.

The statement that 'every attempt to rectify the situation' is also factually incorrect. To overcome this issue we have offered a compromise on billing where both artists would receive the same amount of page views on our website and alternative press advertising which was immediately dismissed by Gareth Emery's management team.

At this point we would also like to point out the decision to withdraw from the festival this year has been made solely by Gareth Emery's management team. We are extremely disappointed that after so many year's of successfully working together, his fans will not be able to enjoy his performance over such a small issue which could have easily have been ironed out without the need for any of this to have been publicised.

We would also like to further point out that the same billing issue was also true of Ferry Corsten's management, who have acted completely professionally throughout this problem and have offered up solutions in the interest of his fans.

It is such a shame that these types of issues are becoming more common place within the festival environment and we find ourselves dealing with these time consuming issues rather than working on what is looking like the most successful GlobalGathering to date and delivering an amazing festival for all of our customers.


Gareth Emery Statement:
[mgmt] CANCELLATION GLOBAL GATHERING UK. We are sorry to announce that due to numerous contractual breaches by Global Gathering, Gareth will no longer be playing at this year's Global Gathering UK. Please understand that after three great festivals in 09/10/11 (including producing the festival's theme tune in 2010), this was the absolute last thing we wanted to do, and we made every attempt to rectify the situation, but in the end Godskitchen / Global Gathering gave us no choice. International Global Gatherings in Russia and Ukraine are unaffected. Sorry to all of you who had bought tickets hoping to see him play - hopefully some of you can catch him at UK festivals South West Four or Creamfields over the summer instead. GE MGMT


Posted by 72hrpartyanimal on Jul-09-2012 17:14:

doesn't sound like it's Gareths fault "completely". Sounds like a agency to promoter issue.


Posted by jdub889 on Jul-09-2012 17:15:

fwiw, gareth's response:

Ok......... wow. Just finished up a mental weekend in Vegas, and caught up on what's happened with Global. Very gutted not to play, to let people down, but I'm especially upset reading so many people suggesting this was my choice, about my ego or money. You could not be more wrong.

When I read Global's statement from my hotel room here in Vegas, I was as shocked as anyone else reading it, and obviously, the first thing I did was call my management to find out what the fuck had happened because cancelling a festival over a flyer sounds as ridiculous to me as it does to anyone else. However after speaking with them, I can say there really are two sides to this story.

This is the only cancellation like this to ever occur in my entire career, and we are all to blame. Were my management unnecessarily aggressive and hasty to cancel? Yeah probably. However, they had been lied to by Global who initially gave then any bullshit story they could rather than admit they had made a mistake. So by the time they finally decided to be honest, after basically being bullshitted for a month, management were angry, and cancelled.

I guess the moral of the story, if there is one, is this. When you fuck up, hold your hands up straight away and admit you've made a mistake. Try to hide it or lie your way out and you just make the problems worse. I'm 100% sure that had Global been honest as soon as they knew there was a problem, management would have been understanding, and I wouldn't be writing this.

However I am also to blame, as if I was home when this situation reached a peak on Saturday, I'd have hoped to sort it out. Generally I try and know about my shit but during busy periods like the summer when I am constantly abroad, and also trying to finish a new album, I've had to increasingly allow other people to make decisions on my behalf. This fiasco has shown me I need to keep more in touch, and I will.

As it seems we're past the point of no return, let's do this - next time we do a Garuda show in the UK, anyone with a Global ticket can get in for free. This isn't about the money or ego - it's about you guys, and the fact that it's you who are missing out because two companies chose to play power games is the worst thing about all this. I'll do my best to make it up to you.

Sincerely gutted

Gaz


Posted by wackadoo on Jul-09-2012 17:21:

Who really cares, he plays ass music now and I have lost all faith in him. All these ******s have way to big of egos these days.


Posted by GPC on Jul-09-2012 17:21:



Been over Gareth for a long time. Just another nail.


Posted by wackadoo on Jul-09-2012 17:24:

quote:
Originally posted by GPC


Been over Gareth for a long time. Just another nail.

Nicely put!


Posted by jdub889 on Jul-09-2012 17:41:

agreed re his music, but that has little to do with the OP. i thought his response was sincere and appreciated that although it may have been a decision that was not in his hands, he recognizes that the ultimate responsibility is still with him. the 'free entry to next garuda show' kinda sucks but not sure what else he could have reasonably done.


Posted by jonmitz on Jul-09-2012 18:38:

quote:
Originally posted by GPC


Been over Gareth for a long time. Just another nail.


he didnt make the decision


Posted by drEamer on Jul-09-2012 18:53:

fire Bjorn???


Posted by GPC on Jul-09-2012 18:56:

quote:
Originally posted by jonmitz
he didnt make the decision


He is ultimately responsible for those that make decisions for him and has in fact accepted that responsibility. I'm sure the decision reflects a mentality that exists with Gareth and his management. They are just in damage control mode now.

IMO of course


Posted by Trancelover24 on Jul-09-2012 18:57:

quote:
Originally posted by jonmitz
he didnt make the decision


I find it hard to believe that he would have zero knowledge about this, specially this being such a HUGE festival. It doesn't make any sense that his agent has been having problems for a month and Gareth knew nothing about it. Anyway, sucks that I will not get to see him, since I was really looking forward to his set.

What happened here is that his management decided to trash the organizers of Global Gathering by posting a statement placing all blame on them. This obviously got the organizers of GG upset and they released a statement which was not favorable to Gareth Emery or his staff about not playing the festival because of billing. I guarantee you that his management did not foresee global gathering folks releasing such statement and now what can they do?? DAMAGE control!!!! Why? Because it makes Gareth look like an ass.


Posted by Cool1g on Jul-09-2012 19:04:

i remember a 'billing' issue with Kaskade here in LA like that a few year ago as well and he pulled out over it.


Posted by Juan Paulino on Jul-09-2012 20:15:

i hate gareth emery


Posted by Sadface on Jul-09-2012 20:33:

quote:
Originally posted by Trancelover24
I find it hard to believe that he would have zero knowledge about this, specially this being such a HUGE festival. It doesn't make any sense that his agent has been having problems for a month and Gareth knew nothing about it. Anyway, sucks that I will not get to see him, since I was really looking forward to his set.

What happened here is that his management decided to trash the organizers of Global Gathering by posting a statement placing all blame on them. This obviously got the organizers of GG upset and they released a statement which was not favorable to Gareth Emery or his staff about not playing the festival because of billing. I guarantee you that his management did not foresee global gathering folks releasing such statement and now what can they do?? DAMAGE control!!!! Why? Because it makes Gareth look like an ass.

I think it's reasonable that a guy with a schedule like Gareth wouldn't bother keeping up to date on every one of his festival bookings. You say "oh it's such a huge festival" but he's playing 2 other big UK festivals this summer, plus several other major festivals all over europe. It makes perfect sense that he would just assume his management would have his booking issues taken care of after he approved the gig.

More importantly, it's pretty clear this is Global Gathering's fault in the first place for booking 2 guys as being billed #2. It seems frustrating for the fans but it's a big ego thing between artists and agencies so the event promoters know they have to work around that.


Posted by Trancelover24 on Jul-09-2012 21:18:

yeah, sure. I guess I'm just a bit pissed that I won't see him..


Posted by jonmitz on Jul-09-2012 21:27:

quote:
Originally posted by Trancelover24
I find it hard to believe that he would have zero knowledge about this, specially this being such a HUGE festival. It doesn't make any sense that his agent has been having problems for a month and Gareth knew nothing about it. Anyway, sucks that I will not get to see him, since I was really looking forward to his set.


sure it can be hard to believe but only if you unfamiliar with how the whole world tour type thing works out

I've talked to various DJs (including GE) about this type of thing. it's unfortunate but this isn't a perfect world, it seems like it was a communication breakdown meets stressed out management more than anything else.

GE is a very reasonable and awesome guy, he wouldn't cancel it if it was his decision. His facebook page (having known him) comes off about as legit as it can. Sorry to rain on the hate parade you guys got going

you're obviously all free to have your opinions, just my $.02\


e: no i haven't talked to him about this issue, the above is entirely my opinion


Posted by bigperf on Jul-09-2012 23:19:

Ge has such a huge ego he showed up at the artisan after his marquee gig in Vegas.


Posted by 72hrpartyanimal on Jul-09-2012 23:24:

quote:
Originally posted by jonmitz
sure it can be hard to believe but only if you unfamiliar with how the whole world tour type thing works out

I've talked to various DJs (including GE) about this type of thing. it's unfortunate but this isn't a perfect world, it seems like it was a communication breakdown meets stressed out management more than anything else.

GE is a very reasonable and awesome guy, he wouldn't cancel it if it was his decision. His facebook page (having known him) comes off about as legit as it can. Sorry to rain on the hate parade you guys got going

you're obviously all free to have your opinions, just my $.02\


e: no i haven't talked to him about this issue, the above is entirely my opinion


this, i agree with. i've met him once and he was a really chill dude. i really think its his agency and agencies can be some EVIL mother ******s.


Posted by Tosh on Jul-10-2012 07:09:

He's a very down to earth guy. There are so many little things in the statements that can be seen through on both sides. I just doubt they'd back out for no reason.

I did love when they said that Ferry was very professional about the miscommunication.... Of course he was! I got billed higher! hahaha Should he have been mad about that?

I feel like the main issue is that there was a lack of action to rectify a mistake in paperwork. Somewhere a contract says the order, but it wasn't followed or fixed.


Posted by modthispny on Jul-10-2012 16:58:

quote:
Originally posted by bigperf
Ge has such a huge ego he showed up at the artisan after his marquee gig in Vegas.


so your saying he doesn't have an ego since he showed up and played?(assuming) details plz.


Posted by jonmitz on Jul-10-2012 17:57:

quote:
Originally posted by modthispny
so your saying he doesn't have an ego since he showed up and played?(assuming) details plz.


i think it was sarcasm but you never know with bigperf


Posted by modthispny on Jul-10-2012 18:12:

quote:
Originally posted by jonmitz
i think it was sarcasm but you never know with bigperf


exactly.

if anything im guessing they both walked in together with artist passes.


Posted by element-y on Jul-10-2012 19:15:

At the end of the day though, besides for ego, does it really matter where you get billed at? Seems this is a huge issue with many especially having to agree to the artists before and after them. That is just insane. Some of the best sets I have enjoyed at festivals for instance came on at sunset as opposed to the late night hours. Will you really not enjoy your set as much if its 2 hours earlier or later than agreed upon (accidentally or otherwise). Regardless if Emery had no control over this, agencies somehow are looking into these things and they must have been told to do so by the artist at some point...


Posted by LAdazeNYnights on Jul-10-2012 19:47:

It's stupid to argue over whose 'fault' it is. At the end of the day, it's only going to reflect poorly on one person: the performer involved.


Posted by 72hrpartyanimal on Jul-10-2012 20:01:

the agents have really changed the game a lot. they're sharks and they are looking to take care of their client to the best of their abilities. It never used to be like this. We used to pick up artists from the airport in our regular cars/trucks. Nowadays, a dj's writer requires being picked up in some type of black escalade stretched limo. If you talk to most dj's, they don't give a shit... as long as they are picked up on and dropped off on time.


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