The Boston Globe has an article: “Summer concerts hit a few sour notes”
“The Tweeter Center in Mansfield has more than held its own – featuring sellouts by Aerosmith, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Jimmy Buffett – but it has a slow mover in the new Area: One Festival, a mix of live acts and DJs, organized by Moby. And even tried-and-true Tweeter artists like Barenaked Ladies and John Mellencamp are not doing their normal business, though some other acts have done better, such as Dido, who drew about 9,000, and classic-rock headliners Journey and Poison, each of whom drew 10,000. The Tweeter Center’s capacity is 19,900.”
EOnline has an article “Concert Season Slows. Just Ask Rod” that mentions Jimmy Buffett made the list of the Top Ten grossing acts so far for 2001 with $13.5 million in sales.