Bond’s International Casino held the publicity of the gigs and some of the concerts would be recorded for CBS and broadcast on the radio. Fans were forced to wait in line outside the venue to be lucky enough to score tickets for a show, let alone multiple ones.
The promoters of the shows underestimated the band’s popularity and cult following, under booking them and overselling each night, and, this being the band’s first American appearance, initially only eight concerts were scheduled from May 28-31 and June 1-3 and June 5. Ten thousand fans queued for tickets and the fiasco for waiting to get in spilled into the streets and drew much more negative attention than initially wanted. With fire marshals closing down a few of the shows.