Ronnie Radke refused to sell Falling In Reverse merch in Minneapolis due to 25% merch cut
Following their headline performance at the '93X Nutcracker' event in Minneapolis on December 8th, Ronnie Radke of Falling in Reverse took to social media the following day, December 9th, to address an issue with the venue, The Armory, which allegedly demanded a 25% cut of the gross from all merchandise sales at the show. The show also featured Daughtry and Sleep Theory.
Radke stated that this prompted the band to refuse to sell their merchandise at the venue, expressing disdain for the practice of venues taking a percentage of band merchandise sales.
He urged other bands to take a stand against such practices.
.@93XRadio nut cracker was an amazing show with daughtry I'll do it again next year if they want, amazing radio station and I'm grateful for the support
Last night I refused to sell falling in reverse merch in the venue we were playing in because @ArmoryMn demanded I paid 25% of gross sales to them so I told @ArmoryMn to go fuck themselves and just didn't sell merch because it didn't sit right with me to have to up charge the fans 100 dollars a hoodie because the greedy venue thinks 25% of gross merch sales from a band is okay, for your information these venues taking a merch cut is criminal, there is no reason or excuse for venues to take bands merch % they do it because we let them get away with it, it's literally stealing. There's not a single reason these venues have that makes this okay. so to anyone out there ever wondering why merch is so expensive it's because these venues are STEALING from the artist. Last night I told @armorymn to go fuck themselves on stage and if any of you bands play this venue I'd advise you do the same, the only way this bullshit is gonna change is if we as bands all stand together and fuck their bottom line up. Streaming takes our money, the venue takes our money the artist gets DESTROYED and disrespected by these greedy fucks. So one more time FUCK @ArmoryMn in Minneapolis but thank you to the fans the huge show and the radio station and I'm sorry we couldn't sell our merch!