Aerosmith will settle a class action lawsuit with a free concert in Hawaii.
Wired PR News – Legendary band Aerosmith will put on a free concert to settle a class action lawsuit. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the group agreed to a performance in Hawaii for more than 8,000 people left with a combined cost between $500,000 and $3,000,000 for expenses related to a cancelled concert in 2007. The lawsuit alleges that Aerosmith pulled out of the gig after 8,300 individuals purchased tickets and paid traveling costs and other expenses, to perform elsewhere.
Brandee Faria, an attorney for the concert goers, is quoted in the report as stating, “Everyone who bought a ticket to the original concert will receive a free ticket, and all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed regardless of the amount.”
Jay Handlin, an attorney for Aerosmith, is further quoted as stating of the settlement, “The band is about the music… So they are glad to be able to resolve this in a way that really focuses on connecting or reconnecting the people of Hawaii with the band and its music.”
The concert has not yet to be scheduled, but is expected to likely take place in September or October.
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