Time A-Crue’d In SLC

Everybody was pointing fingers at each other the day after an hours-long Mötley Crüe delay in Salt Lake City.

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Fans are allowed into Energy Solutions Arena hours after Mötley Crüe was to perform and just in time to see the crew still setting up the concert in Salt Lake City July 29.

The Crüe with special guest Alice Cooper were to perform at  at 7 p.m. July 29.

Instead, fans were standing at the doors to the arena after 9:40 p.m. At approximately 10 p.m., after fans were provided with bottled water while in the concourse, they trickled in to see the crew still working on the floor.

One fan tweeted that chairs were still being set up, according to KSTU-TV news.

Nikki Sixx tweeted that the building did not have “their act together.”

Linda Luchetti, VP of communications for the arena, told Deseret News that it was her understanding that “the delay was on their end.”

Venue spokesman Frank Zang, who could not be reached for further comment, said it was a concern that unfortunately fell on promoter United Concerts.

“Concert rigging was not completed in a timely manner,” Zang said, citing a shortage of riggers because of a Lady Antebellum show at , the Outdoor Retailers event at the  and “Book of Mormon” at .

“The unfortunate delay was caused by lack of qualified people to do the setup,” he told the Salt Lake Tribune. “They just got behind setting things up. … There wasn’t anything that was amiss – there just weren’t enough people.”

United Concerts did not return Pollstar’s call at press time.