Three more shows leave Jannus Landing; only one left
Following a turbulent summer for the venue and its owner, John C. "Jack" Bodziak, the Bravery (above), Stryper and KMFDM have all moved their concerts to either the State Theatre in St. Petersburg or Club Bourbon Street in New Port Richey:
-- The Bravery have shifted their Oct. 17 concert to the State. Tickets to the new gig are $16-$21.
-- Hair-metal rockers Stryper have moved their Oct. 24 gig to Bourbon Street. New tickets are $18-$25.
-- And finally, KMFDM have moved their concert on Oct. 30 to the State. New tickets are $22-$25.
If you purchased tickets to any of these shows, you can get a refund at the point of purchase or through Ticketmaster. But no existing tickets will be honored at either the State Theatre or Bourbon Street.
This means that only one show is left on the Jannus Landing concert calendar: Insane Clown Posse on Oct. 9.
If it were any other band, there'd be a decent chance that show would move, too. But ICP is a unique case. The face-painting, Faygo-slurping sludge-rappers have a longstanding relationship with Jannus Landing, performing there almost every year, and their messy stage show and rowdy crowd make the show a bit of a gamble for any indoor venue.
Harry Tiyler of Fat Harry Productions, the promoter handling both Insane Clown Posse and KMFDM, said despite the venue's troubles, for now, Jannus Landing still makes the most sense for the ICP concert.
"It's a bit of a roll of the dice," he said. "But I'm committed to making it stay at Jannus."
Reached by phone Thursday night, Bodziak said he had offers out to other bands, but no additional shows are officially lined up. And that means the Oct. 9 Insane Clown Posse concert could be Jannus Landing's last for a while.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*