Ultimate Concerts At It Again

The head of a VIP concert access business that became subject to intense media scrutiny in North Carolina appears to be back at it.

Napoleon Brewer, who heads up Ultimate Concerts Inc., previously announced plans to open a call center in Shelby, N.C., to address orders for his company’s Super Concert Access Card, which allows consumers to attend concerts around the country in exchange for a monthly fee.

Ultimate Concerts held a job fair in the community Jan. 5 and hundreds reportedly lined up to submit resumes.

However, after local media uncovered a history of Better Business Bureau complaints against Ultimate Concerts, Brewer pulled the plug on his proposed plans Jan. 30, claiming investigations had sparked negativity toward his product, according to the Shelby Star.

But the initial applicants soon began receiving e-mails thanking them for “re-applying for the concert promoter position,” the Star reported, and noting that orientation was Feb. 23.

One man told the paper he applied for a position at the job fair and through e-mail but claims that all he’s received in response is spam – lots of it – crowding his inbox.

“I hope this is actually legit,” Wronie Kimble said. “If it is, I will be the first one to call you back and say, ‘Guess what, he’s got his stuff together.’”

The Ultimate Concerts Web site continues to list an address in Inglewood, Calif., as its headquarters, but the company’s license to operate in the state was suspended in 2007.