Try Not To Cringe At These Awkward Empty Concerts Hosted By Music’s Biggest Names

Sara | August 19, 2019 8:57 am

Performing shows are a significant source of an artists revenue stream, so they have to go to venues all over the world to earn their money. Sometimes, international performances don’t go as planned for various reasons. Promotion issues, a lack of general interest, and many other things can contribute to a show being lackluster. Even the world’s most well-known musicians such as Kanye West and Lady Gaga have experienced going on stage just to see a half-empty stadium. Here are the most unexpected concert turnouts of all-time.

Lady Gaga Tells A Fib

 Dance artist Lady Gaga performs
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Larry Marano/Getty Images

Lady Gaga is a phenomenal performer. There aren’t many that can compete with her various stunts and dancing routines while on stage. Which is why she often sells out entire venues in a matter of minutes.

In 2012, that didn’t happen when she had to do a show in Peru. The “Poker Face” singer claimed she was going to perform in front of 50,000 via a tweet, but the reality was the number was way lower. The capacity of the San Marcos Stadium was 50k but only 20,000 showed up. The promoter even tried to lower prices of the tickets to get more seats filled but that plan failed.