Charlie Sheen ticket demand remains sluggish heading into Big Apple shows


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Charlie Sheen and his Torpedo of Truth tour storms into New York tonight for the first of two shows at historic Radio City Music Hall. (Carnegie Hall was already booked, apparently.) Since bombing in Detroit last week, Sheen has revamped his show, and his two recent performances in Ohio proved much more satisfying to the legion of fans who shelled out good money to see their hero pontificate in person. Unfortunately, those more positive notices haven’t rescued the deflating demand for Sheen tickets. The national average price of a sold ticket today on is $62, down from a peak of $158 (see chart below), and you can still pick up a decent seat for tonight’s show for $44, well below the original ticket price. Bargain hunters with a car can catch tomorrow’s show in Connecticut for a mere $18.

Sheen, though, seems to have found his comfort zone on stage, and a good showing tonight in the Big Apple will certainly draw the attention of big-media. Whether his NYC shows reinvigorate demand for tickets remains to be seen.

Be sure to check back at tomorrow for Owen Gleiberman’s take on tonight’s Radio City show.

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  • cameobrooch

    Sheen fatigue? His hardcore fans will remain interested, but those with a casual interest have most likely moved on.

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  • jenny

    maybe demand is down because most of these people finally got a life!

    • Gen

      Nah, everyone probably has the same life. I do think all but the real Sheen fans are tired of it. Okay, he got fired and his kids probably have bodyguards when they go over to his house, but the truly interesting parts of his breakdown seem to be over. Once the initial outrageous behvior and comments were made, nothing truly note-worthy has followed. At least nothing interesting enough for the casual viewer. Jobs, kids, fixing the car, cleaning the house, etc. have taken precedence over some millionaire’s hissy fit at his bosses.

  • LOL

    Are these prices all at secondary ticket sellers? Did the shows originally sell out? If so, there is no story here.

    • dom

      No, they didn’t sell out. You don’t have to buy a ticket at regular price, you can buy it from a secondary site for practically nothing, and Sheen gets none of that cash. That’s the story. If he comes out my way, I’ll go if I can find a ticket for 10 or 12 bucks, otherwise, forget it.

  • susan

    Exactly. These are secondary ticket sellers.

    • nick

      exactly. the sorry here is: EW’s web traffic quadruples every time they link to the word “sheen.”

    • Esq.

      It doesn’t matter if it’s secondary. If Sheen was in high demand bcause he actually put on a good show the tickets would be OVER the original price not below.

  • TJ

    Look, whatever you think of Sheen, he’s already got his money from the initial sales, and actually got money from those dirtbags who buy up tickets to popular events and jack up the prices to resell them. By all accounts he’s even managing to sell merchandise at these shows. So as long as those who go to the show are having a good time, and it keeps him occupied from indulging in other crazy antics, whatever.

  • dman

    it’s hard to keep up with media lies and exaggerations… this article is using second and third hand selling options for tickets as a basis for their dislike of sheen… who cares is some ticket scalper is losing money. sheen still got his dimwits

  • Agilis

    Sheen is old news. Everyone likes a train wreck which is why he was so popular. In reality, no one wants to be him. No one wants to live like him.

    • James


    • Greg

      I would definitely live like him.

  • Sleepy

    People finally realized that they can watch his interviews for free. He pretty much says and does the same thing as he did in his interviews. Duh

  • pockets

    Wake me when the fool is found living under a bridge in La.

  • krYs

    the only interest I have in following Sheen is to catch the moment he finally stops profitting from what he calls “us out here who dont have a life”. He needs to trip and fall on his overinflated igo so he can get some help. He is truly BORING.

  • krYs

    And please no, I dont want to see him back on two and half men. He has become sickening and wouldnt want to see him make more money to use to destroy himself. Hey Charlie, ever use any of that millions to help starving children or other charities other than your self indulgent life style?

  • thistle1

    this is the most epic losing that is possible if he was winning he would be home gettin to it with his goddesses not making a fool of himself and losing a ton of money

  • Emilio

    He is giving some of the money to help the relief efforts in Japan. Not that it makes him a great humanitarian. But yes he is giving some money to charity.

    • tara

      Only to look good. Id be a lot more impressed if he stayed clean and sober, looked after his GORGEOUS wife and kids and tried to make the world a better place using his cash and celebrity.But His idea of accomplishment is showingoff how fu## up he can get. What a miserable excuse for a human being.

      • tara

        oh, and btw, my idea of a TV star worth worshipping?? David Hyde Pierce. Hilariously funny, genuinely talented,his private life is his own and he spends all his free time raising money for Alzheimer’s research.

  • Porn Rapper Fan

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    * Now where is my Tiger BLOOD

  • Cisco Switches

    I get pleasure from, lead to I found exactly what I was having a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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