John Hinckley — the man who tried killing Ronald Reagan once upon a time — has turned a new leaf in the world of music … and it sounds like he can get asses in the seats.
The one-time, would-be presidential assassin — who shot Reagan in 1981 but was subsequently acquitted by reason of insanity — has an upcoming performance in Brooklyn this summer that has apparently sold out in tickets … this according to the venue itself.
The place is called the Market Hotel, and per their website … there are no more seats available for Hinckley’s show on July 8, where he’s booked to play the guitar and sing some songs.
The ticket prices were going for $20 a pop before they all got snapped up — and BTW, this place has somewhat of a decent-sized capacity … 450 people can fill the joint, so ya gotta imagine at least a few hundred heads are gonna be watching come showtime.
Hinckley has been all-in on this sing-songy occupation since he cashed in on his unconditional release earlier this year … this following being sprung from a Virginia psych ward in 2016 and fighting for less and less supervision throughout the years.
The guy has about 26k subscribers on his YouTube channel … and he’s also penned/performed a handful of original songs while strumming his instrument.
Here’s another wild aspect to this … Hinckley says he’s started a record label in the past few months, which he calls Emporia Records. The first release, he explains, will be a 14-track CD of his own original songs as well as covers.
Hinckley has invited others to hop on board and join him … posting an address for folks to submit their music for consideration. We’ll give him this — he’s as charismatic as they come.