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    Default Bands that chase the mighty dollar

    As a regular concert go-er in the 70s,80s and 90s it really gets my goat when i see bands who turn their backs on theatre and even arena tours in favour of the more lucrative festival and stadium circuit. One argument might be that a band becomes too big a draw to play arenas but back in the day a band would schedule multiple shows at the same venue in order to allow loyal fans...IE the people who bought all the albums,dvds etc the opportunity to see them.
    It was commonplace at one time for bands to go off on massive 150 date world tours which could last a whole year in order to reach as many fans as possible but now most "big"bands are happy to play half a dozen festivals or stadiums at £70 per seat and then go home to their mansions and do it all again next year, I remember seeing Thin lizzy three times in 1978 at Manchesters apollo theatre when tickets cost about £3 each, fast forward 41 years and Rammstein announce the british leg of their world tour ....Milton keynes stadium and coventry stadium..TWO SHOWS!....Ticket prices?..£70 each....Sorry guys but i feel better now i vented my spleen
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    Default Re: Bands that chase the mighty dollar

    For example.....
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    Zincubus....you got an opinion on this mate?
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    Rammstein have just added a third concert at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff as well, but at £70.00 a ticket, I will be giving it a miss!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothic View Post
    Rammstein have just added a third concert at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff as well, but at £70.00 a ticket, I will be giving it a miss!!
    Me too...in fairness Rammstein have a massive show this time around which would have to be scaled down for arenas but that's fine by me if more people get to see them
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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Zincubus....you got an opinion on this mate?
    Well Kiss are in the news currently on yet another farewell tour .. raking in millions ...


    Iíve only seen negative reviews thus far ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    As a regular concert go-er in the 70s,80s and 90s it really gets my goat when i see bands who turn their backs on theatre and even arena tours in favour of the more lucrative festival and stadium circuit. One argument might be that a band becomes too big a draw to play arenas but back in the day a band would schedule multiple shows at the same venue in order to allow loyal fans...IE the people who bought all the albums,dvds etc the opportunity to see them.
    It was commonplace at one time for bands to go off on massive 150 date world tours which could last a whole year in order to reach as many fans as possible but now most "big"bands are happy to play half a dozen festivals or stadiums at £70 per seat and then go home to their mansions and do it all again next year, I remember seeing Thin lizzy three times in 1978 at Manchesters apollo theatre when tickets cost about £3 each, fast forward 41 years and Rammstein announce the british leg of their world tour ....Milton keynes stadium and coventry stadium..TWO SHOWS!....Ticket prices?..£70 each....Sorry guys but i feel better now i vented my spleen
    OMG Iím so envious of you seeing Thin Lizzy !!


    One of my favourite bands Incubus ( still successful after nearly 30 years !) have started to move away from stadiums ( saw them at Manchester Arena ) and the last time I saw them ( last year) they were at Manchester Apollo - much better experience for me


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    OMG I’m so envious of you seeing Thin Lizzy !!


    One of my favourite bands Incubus ( still successful after nearly 30 years !) have started to move away from stadiums ( saw them at Manchester Arena ) and the last time I saw them ( last year) they were at Manchester Apollo - much better experience for me


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    Thin lizzy were a prolific touring band, ive seen them about 8-10 times during the 70s and 80s, many sight Freddie mercury as the ultimate frontman but for me it will always be Phil lynott. Funny thing about bands is they usually start small playing theatres progressing to arenas as they grow more popular and onto stadiums when they become massive, now whilst this is indeed the natural order of things as stated in my original post they alienate themselves from the fans that don't have £70 for a ticket or the inclination to travel half way across the country to attend a concert standing in a packed football ground where you are forced to watch the show on screens because you are so far from the stage.
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    Tickets for Rammsteins Cardiff show have just gone on sale from £69.85 to £102.85, I definitely will not be going, I will just wait for the accompanying DVD or Blu-Ray. I will have to dig out my ticket from their 2005 show at Cardiff NIA and see how much I paid 14 years ago!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothic View Post
    Tickets for Rammsteins Cardiff show have just gone on sale from £69.85 to £102.85, I definitely will not be going, I will just wait for the accompanying DVD or Blu-Ray. I will have to dig out my ticket from their 2005 show at Cardiff NIA and see how much I paid 14 years ago!?
    Suspect this was the Reise Reise tour, i attended this show at Manchesters arena, dont have the stub but i suspect £25 would be realistic
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