One of MediaTakeOut.com's faithful readers discovered that R&B singer Mario is having some problems selling tickets to his concert. Here's what our reader found out:
[Saturday] night my friends group was suppose to open up for Mario the R&B singer, but to just find out it was going to be canceled.
The concert was to be held at the Apollo in NY. Now what's crazy is that Mario's team pushed the date up to see if they could sell more tickets, but on Jan 5th they realized that NY isn't really feeling Mario, so they canceled the show completely.
At first it started out with only Mario performing, but when his team realized that tickets didn't sell, they started adding other performers such as Trey Songz (which was a good move). Then they got desperate and added Cassidy, but that didn't help at all.
A source of mine that works for Mario said that they've been having a hard time with Mario's tour due to tickets not really selling.
Maybe he's have better luck if he pulled a Kelly Rowland and sold his tickets for 99 cents. We know ... 99 cents is a bit steep for a Mario concert, but we might be willing to come out for that price....
HE'S OK, BUT I DON'T THINK I WOULD SPEND EVEN $10 DOLLARS TO SEE HIM...JUST TELLING THE TRUTH SORRY...
He's an opening act!
LOVE HIS MUSIC
Too bad I like this water head mofo's music!!
WELL IM SURE HE WILL SELL OUT BACK HOME
will the hate ever end MTO??? mario is a good quality artist that can actually sing, and the new remix w/ lil wayne is fiyah!
I'll buy one of his tickets.
He's talented and seems like a real sweetheart. I saw him perform at the Destiny Fulfilled concert, he is quite a performer....I enjoyed the show........
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I love me some Mario but i dont think he is good at live performances, i've seen him b4 and i think he needs to work on that a lil more, wait..Beyonce's dad is his manager why isint he doin everythin to see that Mario gets better and what he does and sells more???? Mario you need to dump your manager and not end up like Kelly Rowland
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I love his album released on December 10, 2007 in the United Kingdom and December 11, 2007 in the United States. Also i viwed his photos on this album from blackwhitekiss.com
He Aaaiigghhtt...They not promoting him right..Get ya self new management Mario...Fo real
That's because a lot of black people don't go to concerts. They'd rather buy his cd bootleg. Some of us don't know real talent when it's in our faces. But if he was calling black women b*tches and h*oes his concert would have sold a lot more. Some of us are azz blackwards!!!!!
Hell, I have my own money issues....
Mario is good, but I don't think he's at that point to be headlining any concerts, even in small venues. At least not just yet.
What do you expect these days, times are hard and aint no one tryin to spend $70-80 to go see this man, not when i'm bootleg whatever 4 for $10...how you luv that
Lol@ Double J, I know that's right!!
He's a one Hit Wonder away.
Im sure he will do fine. His whole CD is good.
I FEEL BAD 4 MARIO I KNOW HE'S BEEN THRU A LOT WITH HIS MOM BEING ON DRUGS AND DEALING WITH IT BY HIMSELF SINCE WAS YOUNG. DUDE IS REALLY GOOD AND U CAN HEAR HIS PAIN THRU HIS MUSIC.ITS A SHAME GARBAGE CAN SELL.BUT I GUESSS IF U A YOUNG MALE WHO DON'T DANCE ALL OVER DA PLACE U CAN'T SELL ***.
I'll buy a ticket and maybe one for a friend, but dude's terribly under-rated. =/ New approach, maybe?
Mario is like a second tier guy, he can't headline no concerts. Big mistake by the people managing him. But *** he should be able to see the Apollo at least.
I meant sell the apollo not see, my bad
The Ghetto Bluetooth will help him boost his celebrity. I hope Clive Davis keeps him on the record label. He's actually talented. If he had some dance moves, he'd be able to compete with Chris Brown and Usher.
Mario has a GREAT lastest album! He's not being promoted right!
HE COULD STILL GET IT REGARDLESS.
I'D ALSO LIKE TO ADD, THAT MAYBE THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHICH MARIO IT WAS, SEEING AS HOW HE KEEPS WALKING AROUND WITH THOSE *** HOODS ON ALL THE TIME. WE GET IT, IT GOES WITH THE ALBUM COVER AND YOUR TRYING TO PROMOTE AND ALL, OR MAYBE THIS IS JUST YOUR NEW STYLE, BUT COME ON BOY, SHOW YOUR CUTE HEAD.
i THINK HE MADE A GOOD MOVE CUTTING OFF THOSE CORN ROLLS THOUGH. i DONT THINK THAT WAS HIS DECISION!! GOOD MANAGEMENT??? ( j-HOLIDAY??)
oh my goodness i love this man! illl even buy 10 tickets lol just to make sure the show will continue! lmao
i'm still wondering...
how could he not breathe
with that big a$$ nose?!
mario has a wonderful voice...
idk what's going on with those sales though
HE PROBABLY INHALED ALL HIS FANS THROUGH THOSE BIG *** NOSTRILS OF HIS! I DON'T LIKE HIM TOO MUCH, HES KIND OF ANNOYING...
Yo that boy can sing his tail off...Just needs new management...I believe in my boo damnit..lol
This is another example of a good artist not being marketed and promoted right. I agree that he may not be to the point of headlining but i would definitely go and see. His last 2 albums have been great. Its actually a cd that i can put in and listen to every i mean every song. We need to realize that you dont have to be talking about shaking that azz,beyotches,and hoes just for it to be a good song.
Mario has my vote definitely one of the most under-rated talents out right now.
Um not really feeling Mario enuff for a concert but i will watch him sing a song. He can sing though it always sounds like he's crying.....out for you lol.
i like mario, i need to support him cuz i fa dayum sho aint eva bought a cd of his
Insiders tip number 95:
"In order to sell-OUT of tickets, you must have/ or have had more than 2 hit songs in rotation."
Exactly. I didn't think you did.
This is a NON-ISSUE.......
NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS...............
I didn't even buy his CD, so you know *** well I'm not buying a concert ticket. He's a nobody to me. lol
Maybe he should do two tickets for a dollar, I agree with MTO 99cents is a bit steep[SPAM]!!!!
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HAHAHAHAHAHA YAL WRONG. But that ish is too funny. I aint never liked him or his big NOS-TRALS
I like Mario's music..I just think people are looking for something different..We already got Chris Brown, Omarion, Sammie....I think he needs to do some adjustments with his image..take on a new direction..Because the talent is there
Yeah mario has got talent
I remember going to that bowwow tour
when he was on there, home boy is great live!
Eh but *** on them tickets "99cents"
i got that somewhere in my purse LOL
HOW CAN I BREATHE ???? I'm still trying to figure out how he can't ...wit them big *** nostrils...lookin like he can pick his nose wit boxing gloves...lol
mario make my heart melt...hes so talented not to mention easy on the eye!
yo this dude is a studip singer I saw him live in MIA ann he aint popping off on the live stage, HTOWNMAN get at me
I ACTUALLY PURCHASED MARIOS RECENT CD, GO AND IT WAS FIRE. I THINK FOR PEOPLE COMPARING HIM TO CHRIS BROWN, IF YOU LISTENED TO HIS LATEST CD YOU DEFINITELY WOULDNT. HE A GROW MAN AND A CERTIFIED R&B SINGER IN MY OPINION AFTER LISTENING TO HIS CD. HE DID A REMAKE OF KEITH SWEAT'S RIGHT AND A WRONG WAY ... BAAAAABY! HE CLOWNED IT. HIS VOCAL SKILLS ARE WAY WAY WAY BETTER THAN CHRIS BROWN COULD HOPE TO BE. AND PEOPLE ARE BUYING AN "IMAGE" FROM CHRIS BROWN CAUSE THAT FOOL FIRST TRIED TO COME OUT AS A RAPPER AND WASNT BELIEAVABLE AND EVEN HIS MOTHER STATED SHE NEVER REALLY CONSIDERED HIM A SINGER. BUT I AGREE MARIO DOES NEED NEW MANAGEMENT BECAUSE I DIDNT EVEN KNOW WHEN HIS CD DROPPED. I WAS LOOKING FOR IT AND HAD TO ACTUALLY GO TO 2 STORES BEFORE I FOUND IT LOL. BUT ITS DEFINITELY WORTH THE MONEY. ITS TOO BAD HE ISNT GETTING THE PROMOTION OR SUPPORT HE NEEDS FROM MANAGEMENT OR HIS LABEL. THEY POURING ALL THEIR RESOURCES INTO ALICI KEYS AT J RECORDS & MATTHEW KNOWLES DID A HECK OF ALOT MORE FOR KELLY IN THE WAY OF PROMOTION THAN HE'S DOING FOR MARIO. SHAMEFUL!
I love Mario's music. Don't sleep on him.
have to say his album is great, and he's very talented, but his promo team really sucks......get a new team Mario
Most celebrities can't sell out tickets by themselves unless in real small venues...they have a better chance touring with one or two other hot acts
I love Mario. I would buy his ticket!!
Well; I like Mario he just don't get enough media spotlight. I'd buy a *** ticket!
yea i saw dude open a show...dude is a performer
and chris brown, omarion, and not even usher can *** wit dis kidds vocalz.....i thought matthew knowles was really gon put em out ther rite...
Are ya'll for REAL did Kelly really sell her tickets for .99? WOw i didn't know it was that bad for her cause she can acutally sing. Now as far as Mario it's not suprising. But funny on both accounts.
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Mario is like my girl Tamia...talented but somehow not destined to be a "star"
oh wow das so true cuz my fren iz a dancer and dey were opening up for him...*** Mario!!!
January 07, 2008. He could probably pick up some extra change as a Chris Rock impersonator.
I actually like his music. I hope things get better for him.
might be true but im sure Clive Davis will let him hit the rod with Alicia. Tour startds late February
I love mario's music...My favorite song of all time is "Like Me Real Hard." I can listen to that song over and over again!
just stick to selling cd's
marios mother is a dope fiend. i think i mite have pitched her a pill or 2 of dope MARIO SUCKS SYKE HE COOL BUT HIS MOMS STILL A DOPE FIEND
He is a cutie and I like his voice. I just want to lick him up and down,lol.
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I agree. He did clown that Keith Sweat Song "Right & Wrong Way To Love Somebody." I didn't know that was him @ first. I had to put that on my myspace. He's very underrated...The boy can sing. But it seems now a days it's about who can dance..not sing..
Thats sad because he's really talented
I think he's talented but I don't think I would pay to see him either.
I think Mario is very talented but he is just not being promoted right. He seems very humble and mature, perhaps he needs a new team. Yeah his mother is an addict and I think it is great that he reached out to help her but I dont like the fact that he has been supporting her habit simply because she is his mom. Some things you just *** do.
So bad. Seems he has many great fans at the celeb club millionairecupid.com. I just believe he is very popular everywhere. Of course, I love him very much.