Organizers have pulled the plug on the Crusty Demons Global Assault tour, beginning with the show that had been scheduled for today (June 28) at the E-Center in Salt Lake City.

Organizers have pulled the plug on the Crusty Demons Global Assault tour, beginning with the show that had been scheduled for today (June 28) at the E-Center in Salt Lake City.

The tour was a partnership between Chicago-based Jam Productions and Dan Hirsch of San Francisco's On Board Entertainment. Kevin Lyman, founder of the Warped tour, also played a role in the development and production of Crusty Demons.

In total, 14 dates will be lost. The tour was expected to wrap July 17 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Producers cite poor ticket sales as the reason for the cancellation.

The tour was able to get the first four dates in: Phoenix and California shows in Oakland, Fresno and Los Angeles. Crusty Demons did sellout business in Australia and New Zealand in May and June, and will still go to China, Japan and Europe later this year. But the producers plan to wait out what they say are poor market conditions in the United States before trying again Stateside.

Crusty Demons, which featured extreme-sports exhibitions and sideshow acts, is similar in concept to Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam, which has performed solidly in two runs.

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