Musician Jered Threatin has broken his silence for the first time, after a bizarre stunt that saw him playing a UK tour to non-existent crowds.
Despite boasting an apparent healthy following on social media, venues such as London’s The Underworld claimed that Threatin played to an empty room last week after claiming to have sold almost 300 tickets in advance.
“What happened to the 291 advanced ticket sales your agent said you’d sold? THREE PEOPLE turned up. Please don’t lie about ticket sales, and please don’t contact us again for a show,” they wrote.
Jon Vyner, the booking manager at Underworld told BBC Newsbeat: “They played the full show. If they’ve paid the hire fee upfront, we’re obliged to see the thing through. The most remarkable thing is that it didn’t seem to bother Threatin. He seemed quite happy to give it his all without an audience.”
What is Fake News? I turned an empty room into an international headline. If you are reading this, you are part of the illusion.#Marketing #Psychology #SocialMedia #FakeNews #Threatin #BreakingTheWorld #MusicIndustry @NBCNews @BBCNews @JoeRogan @RollingStone @billboard pic.twitter.com/vsvHHPDpze
— Threatin (@JeredThreatin) November 14, 2018