Rolling Stones 2019 U.S. Summer Tour

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bowie Fett, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

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    Interesting the Stones sold poorly anywhere in 1994. They were great on that tour! I went and have never seen a better show.
    I kind of knew they'd be good going in, from having seen the TV concert from the Steel Wheels tour.
    I may or may not see this tour, I have mixed feelings. I actually fear for their lives due to their age. I really don't think they should tour anymore. The fear I have of one of them keeling over dead, kind of seems like it might take from the joy of the music. At the same time, people wanna go and the band wants to play, so they ought to go for it, as they are.
     
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  2. Wright

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    Who scheduled this?!
     
  3. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

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    They likely had to take any open dates.
     
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  4. MrGrumpy

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    Present tense. If it was a Stones town, they would have played there more recently. 1981 was almost 40 years ago. I'm not even sure it's a rock 'n' roll town. It's a poor city with bad demos.
     
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  5. Wright

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    What's with the skull and flowers imagery? Looks like a Grateful Dead show...
     
  6. SoundAdvice

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    Seattle is their first Pacific Northwest show in 13 years. Fans had to see 2012/2013/2015 by getting on a plane.

    That's lots of hotels/flights to switch and could lose 20% of the crowd. Scalpers can cash in their tickets for face value. Tack it on after Miami.

    There's 2 sets of metal stages they set up/take down that do every other show. Then 1 set of electronics/instruments/backline.

    They simply saturated that part of the US with too many 1994 shows.
     
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  7. TonyCzar

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    All kinds of low-level people will have to choose between battling to get to work - ushers, security, ticket-rippers, hash-slingers, custodians - and making sure their families are safe and/or evacuated. A delay isn't going to kill anybody. This ain't Katrina, but there's going to be a LOT of water.
     
  8. TonyCzar

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    They put two shows on at the Vet in Philly in 1994, and the upper decks were spotty, attendance-wise, both nights. Not so spotty that they should have reduced it to one show - the venue was clearly > 70% each night - but in 1997, they did just that at the same venue: one show for Philly, which they hadn't done since 1978.
     
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  9. vcpj

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    That is concerning -- it should be up by now.
     
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  10. MickAvory

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    Seriously?? Not a Rock n Roll town?? C'mon.... Many bands have come through here multiple times since 1994 and have either sold well or sold out.

    Since about 2000.. McCartney 4x, Springsteen about 4x (packed in so tight at Jazz Fest you couldn't move), Aerosmith about 5 or 6x, Elton John about 4x, Clapton 4x, Dylan about 6 or 7x, Billy Joel 3x, Elvis Costello about 7x, Beck 3x, Fleetwood Mac 3x, Foo Fighters 5x

    Other bands have been here at least 1x or twice since 2000.. Van Halen, Motley Crue, The Police, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi, REM, Queen (in some version), Tom Petty, Kiss, Brian Wilson, Neil Young,

    Really.. the only huge bands that won't play here or will barely play here over that long a span.. The Stones, The Who (1x Jazz Fest only) and U2 (1x)

    I know most of these aren't on the same caliber as the Stones.. but really.. not a rock and roll town..
     
  11. bRETT

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    SHoot man, whoever said that needs to catch the Iguanas at the Circle Bar.
     
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  12. MrGrumpy

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    Do you feel this way every time you see an oldster?
     
  13. mbrownp1

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    Those bastards. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. vcpj

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  15. BDC

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    Case by case, and maybe I'm wrong to ever feel that way. My personal sense of mortality is very much a factor.
     
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  16. BDC

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    Even though they made really good albums, IMO 90s FM radio mostly ignored the material that came out. Material that I think is better in a lot of ways than what they did in the 80s. This must have had something to do with ticket sales. Than there is this way things come back around, and a lot of old bands are ready when the time is right. This IMO also has to do with the vastly fragmented state of marketing by record companies with newer bands. They give up before a bands brand even has a chance to be established.
     
  17. TonyCzar

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    He should have stuck with baseball.
     
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  18. SoundAdvice

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    Twitter has fans saying hotels/airlines have cancelled ON THEM. Some considering buying new flights/rooms. Elsewhere it was suggested the postponing message has to be last minute for insurance payout reasons - which I'm not sure I fully understand.

    Who was the last rock act to get near filling the Superdome? IIRC, u2's last visits were very easy tickets.
     
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  19. MrGrumpy

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    There are maybe 100,000 white people in New Orleans, aged zero upwards. No way even half of them are going to show up at the Superdome for a rock act unless you can get the drunken tourist crowds.
     
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  20. icirider

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    I'm sensing a theme here.....
     
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  21. mbrownp1

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    Yeah. The bigger problem is the venue. The city may have a small demo that would go, but they won’t go to that cesspool.
     
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  22. mbrownp1

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    It’s called reality. Welcome.
     
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  23. Black Elk

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    News coverage from NO this morning said that airlines and hotels are offering no-charge changes/cancellations, so that implies that they foresee significant disruption.
     
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  24. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

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    For those planning on going to the NO show, please note:

    CLEAR BAG POLICY

    All bags are prohibited other than clear vinyl bags no larger than 12" wide x 12" height x 6" deep, Gallon Size Ziploc Bags (Limit 1 of either) and Small Clutch Purses no larger than 4.5" x 6.5". Non-clear Diaper bags are prohibited.
     
  25. LandHorses

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    New Orleans show moved to Monday 7/15.

    The Rolling Stones on Twitter

    UPDATE FROM NEW ORLEANS: Due to the weather we’re moving Sunday’s Superdome show to Monday. Hang onto your tickets, they will be honored on July 15. We’re here with you — we’ll get through this together. #stonesnofilter #neworleans
     

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