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Title: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 10:57:27 am
Post what Bands, Singers or Shows you will be attending in your city here.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 08, 2011, 01:24:16 pm
Santana - September 6

Sound of Collective Consciousness Tour

Hot dayum... can't wait (http://www.fabulousfox.com/shows_page_single.aspx?usID=275)
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 08, 2011, 01:35:25 pm
And if timing is right and stars align
Australian Pink Floyd - Oct 21

Exposed in the Light

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Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 01:37:36 pm
Seems like you are getting a good wave of shows coming your way. Other than Joan Jett last month, there hasn't been anything worth going to. Sigh.  >:(
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 08, 2011, 01:46:36 pm
St. Louis is an excellent town for music. For some unf**king known reason, some of the big acts pass us by. Than again U2 just came through and set new records and heard it was excellent.

Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2011, 01:55:09 pm
St. Louis is an excellent town for music. For some unf**king known reason, some of the big acts pass us by. Than again U2 just came through and set new records and heard it was excellent.


At least you got U2. I can't remember the last time they were even here. I'm guessing around 2005 for the Vertigo Tour. Good Gawd! Has it been that long?


FYI Mac, I didn't edit your last post. I hit Modify by accident when my intention was to hit Quote.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 08, 2011, 02:23:33 pm
St. Louis is an excellent town for music. For some unf**king known reason, some of the big acts pass us by. Than again U2 just came through and set new records and heard it was excellent.

FYI Mac, I didn't edit your last post. I hit Modify by accident when my intention was to hit Quote.

Didn't even notice, til you said sumpn
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 24, 2011, 09:23:01 am
SCORE!!!
Front Mezzanine to the right. Pretty damn good seats. And they were going fast.

And if timing is right and stars align
Australian Pink Floyd - Oct 21

Exposed in the Light

(http://seftontaxis.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/dslogo.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2011, 09:53:57 am
Be sure to recharge your cell phone and get some video from the show. Post 'em here afterwards. I need to live vicariously through you since it doesn't look like I will be going to any shows anytime soon. Not by choice. There just isn't anything out there right now.

Duran Duran is coming next month. But I have no desire to see them.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 27, 2011, 09:09:06 am
On a spur of the moment we went to an outdoor concert featuring a tribute band for the Beatles. Brit Beat.

It was just a picture perfect night. The temps were perfect, the band played spot on, wife and I enjoying drinks and food with our friends. Dayum, that's a memory to hold.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 27, 2011, 09:15:53 am
On a spur of the moment we went to an outdoor concert featuring a tribute band for the Beatles. Brit Beat.

It was just a picture perfect night. The temps were perfect, the band played spot on, wife and I enjoying drinks and food with our friends. Dayum, that's a memory to hold.

How were they dressed on stage? The classic look from the 60's or the "I'm phucked up on LSD" look from the early 70's?  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 27, 2011, 02:52:25 pm
How were they dressed on stage? The classic look from the 60's or the "I'm phucked up on LSD" look from the early 70's?  ;D

Yup... the typical 3 primary stages of their work. Mop tops, Sgt Pepper, Long hair hippies
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 03, 2011, 04:40:56 am
Looking at the "who's coming to town schedule", we have Santana on 9/21/11, Blink 182 with My Chemical Romance on 10/6/11 and Judas Priest on 10/19/11. I have no idea if I will see any of these shows. Leaning toward Blink 182 as I have heard great things about there tour this year.

I also saw on the same list that Motley Crue with Poison just came to town. Huh? I heard absolutely nothing about this. No TV, Radio or Flyer announcements. It's getting to be pretty lame around here. Unless you have paper in hand or remember to check periodically online, you are bound to miss dates. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_mad.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 07, 2011, 06:37:40 am
Let me preface by saying I love just about everything Santana has done… There are some stinkers though. So last night’s concert event was happy and… not so happy.

Michael Franti and Spearhead opened the show.  I recently discovered Franti from his hit Say Hey (I Love You) and it fun to watch the band warm up the audience. In a way, Franti and the band make a nice compliment to the upcoming Santana set.

Set change

Santana and his 10 piece band (2 male singers, bass, guitar, keyboard, 2 horns, 2 percussionists and the drummer) "The Band" (http://www.santana.com/players/default.aspx) open the show with, uh, ****. They are just banging and blowing and scratching at their guitars for just a loud wall of sound. WTF. Then once they get that 5 minute mess over they kick into AC/DC’s Back In Black from Santana’s latest project “Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time”. This project was what I was thinking of that had misses. And Back In Black is a major miss for me. Rapping AC/DC? I don’t think so.

So I’m kinda stewing, thinking my first 15 minutes with Santana are going very bad. Then he starts playing the hits. Thank gawd. The groove is laid and Santana does what he does best, bends those strings effortlessly. He mostly plays his older stuff which is fine by me. At one point he pulls out Corazon Espinado, a beautiful latin grooved peppy song. In the background is video footage of African tribes dancing (not to his song, just their tribal dances) and I was thinking wow, what a contrast. It fits and rather enlightening.

At one point Santana’s wife takes over the drum kit to play a song… so I thought. Well, she winds up playing about a 20 minute drum solo. First, I’m not a fan of Drum solo’s. Second, I didn’t think she was all that great. Precision wise. She could play hard with interesting fills, but she missed some and went in and out of a groove. She played the song kind of sloppily. I was not impressed. Of course it doesn’t help comparing her to group’s long time drummer Dennis Chambers.
Oh by the way, Benny Rietveld, Bass Player, had a couple of minutes to show off his lightening speed groove. Awesome.
Lastly I was satisfied with the set list. I mean his catalog is huge and to hope for the songs I wanted to hear was just that hope.

But not trying to sound like an old man here, this was one LOUD concert. Good Gawd it was loud. I’ve been to this concert venue many times. It’s rather small to middle size and there is no need to play it so loud. The first song or two had the mix wrong and you could barely hear Santana’s guitar.

All in all, I’m glad I got to see him. Good memories on an amazing guitarist and band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP_0Jv4Mu3U
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 07, 2011, 07:11:00 am
Sounds like a very hit and miss concert and not one of his better performances which is a shame since I know how much you were looking forward to seeing Santana.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 07, 2011, 09:02:46 am
Sounds like a very hit and miss concert and not one of his better performances which is a shame since I know how much you were looking forward to seeing Santana.

I'm not totally surprised. I saw him about 20 years ago and remember just being pissed he did nothing but jam. No hits.

It was hit and miss for me. I guess I had high expectations. Still, I'm glad I went.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 09, 2011, 06:52:15 am
A different perspective from me. So it's entertaining shredding vs. what I call all the musicians doing stupid **** on their instruments

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It's rare to see an opening act perform its role as well as a barefoot Michael Franti & Spearhead did Tuesday night at the Fox Theater for Santana.

Mixing it up with the crowd, Michael Franti's raw energy and a giant balloon drop had The Fox rocking from start to finish. After a brief intermission, Santana took the stage in front of an eager crowd and did not disappoint. Holding nothing back Carlos Santana started his set by performing a guitar shredding solo that both thrilled and amazed concert-goers. It was definitely a treat for all who attended.

Review with pictures... (http://kdhx.org/music/music-news/concert-photos-santana-with-michael-franti-and-spearhead-at-the-fox-theatre-tuesday-september-6)
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on October 21, 2011, 09:32:53 am
Australian Pink Floyd

(http://seftontaxis.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/dslogo.jpg)

Tonights the night and I expect nothing less than a fantastic evening.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 23, 2011, 06:35:13 am
Australian Pink Floyd

Tonights the night and I expect nothing less than a fantastic evening.

So, how was it?
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on October 23, 2011, 07:39:44 am
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So, how was it?

Excellent, but I'm going to be critical here. It could have been better because it has been.

My seat was excellent. Saw most of the stage, but with that being said, not much happened on stage. All the guys stood exactly in place. Very little movement. Almost robotic. There was a blow up kangaroo and blow up cartoon character from their video portion of the show, but nothing else.

The boys introduced 3D to the show and provided clear lens paper glasses. I thought those video's were very lame. A floating pig in space for 5 minutes, constant clocks drifting past the screen. Very forgettable stuff. I removed my glasses before the first song was over.

The band had some sound issues in the beginning. Something was buzzing on occasion, completely derailing the songs. They must have figured it out by the 3rd song.

On the good side, despite the sound glitch, it was perfect. Excellent levels, clear on every instrument and guys know how to play it. They dug deep into song selections too. Some old numbers and a few songs not played as much on the radio. Which took away from a lot of more popular songs. But that's OK. I like what they gave us.

They played long sets. Played for over 3 hours.

I still highly recommend. If they should pop through your town, by all means, pony up for the tickets and give it a go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIhPdW9LgK0
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on May 15, 2012, 02:18:01 pm
Our big radio station KSHE (which I haven't listened to since Bob & Tom left) was known for their Pig Roasts. Free outdoor concerts. Looks like it's back with a small fee... $9.95

I think I just may attend this... 3 of some of my fav bands


Pig Roast 2012


Featuring Boston, Kansas & April Wine

WHERE
    · Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
WHEN
    · Friday, August 31 @ 6:00 PM
AGE
    · All Ages
PRICE
    · $9.95*
STATUS
    · Presale Soon
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 31, 2012, 01:34:18 pm
Boston
Kansas
April Wine

Tonight August 31, 2012 for KSHE's Pig Roast Birthday Bash

Yea, right

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/Macarina/weather.jpg)

So we in the midwest have been without rain in forever. Worst drought in decades. This Boston headlining concert has been announced since the beginning of summer. So bought tickets a month back, never in my wildest dreams think it could be the WORST night ever for weather.

No rain... oh no. Forecast calls for Hurricane.

And now Tornado warnings... WTF³

Can it get worse? I don't think so.

We're still gonna try and go. Bringing my slicker.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 31, 2012, 02:02:34 pm
You can look at it one of two ways: Horrible night to see a show.....or the ultimate Wet T-Shirt Contest! Bring a muthaphuckin' camera and then post here! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_biggrin.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 01, 2012, 05:50:03 am
It rained so hard we ditched the concert

One of my biggest disappointments this year.  >:(

I hope Boston puts out a DVD concert.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 01, 2012, 06:39:36 am
That sucks dude. Sorry.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 18, 2012, 03:07:27 pm
It's Australian Pink Floyd time again.

Nov. 16


Trying to wrangle up the folks. They be spread out all across the country traveling. This sucks. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 18, 2012, 03:48:01 pm
Dude, how many times have you seen these guys?
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 18, 2012, 05:36:52 pm
3 so far...

Kinda making it my trek each year.

I tell ya it's such an amazing show. It's so much fun and the sound reproduction knocks you on your ass.
It is truly an immersive show.

Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 18, 2012, 06:12:06 pm
I had you pegged at 10+ shows.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on October 06, 2012, 02:56:57 pm
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The Australian Pink Floyd Show’s Colin Wilson talks with Pollstar about its unique journey in recreating the classic British band’s music.

The last time the famous Pink Floyd lineup of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason performed together was at the 2005 Live 8 concert in London, the band’s first performance with all four members since 1981.

Yet the band’s legacy lives on, accruing new fans every year, as witnessed by Roger Waters’ very successful touring of The Wall. Simply put, Pink Floyd has generations of fans that have never, or will never, see their favorite band perform live.

Enter the Australian Pink Floyd Show, a band that formed in the late 1980s. Existing solely to perform Pink Floyd’s music live on stage, the group has moved far beyond its humble bar circuit beginnings and become a must-see act for Pink Floyd’s fans throughout the world.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show’s bassist/vocalist, Colin Wilson, told Pollstar about the band’s unusual journey, saying he and his bandmates are quite comfortable with being called a “tribute” act. However, as Wilson points out, there’s a lot more to playing Pink Floyd’s music than playing the right notes and singing the lyrics
.

How long were you playing professionally before you joined the band?

I started in quite a few other bands in Australia. The one immediately before this one was actually a Guns N’ Roses tribute band, Appetite For Destruction. Prior to that, several different original bands. Like anybody else we were writing our own music and trying to get a deal but things didn’t work out for us.

So you were a seasoned musician before joining the Australian Pink Floyd Show.


I played a lot of gigs but I was only a semi-professional. And I had a day job. It was only when I joined this band that [I went] full time.

When you joined the group, did you find Pink Floyd’s music difficult to play?

Some Pink Floyd music is deceptively simple. I think you can learn the chord structures and the arrangements pretty quickly. But what I would say is, since I’ve joined, I’ve spent 20 years perfecting it.

As I said, it’s deceptively simple if you can actually get the correct feel in the music, the tempo correct and a lot of the songs have a kind of laid-back kind of feel to them. That sort of stuff takes a lot of discipline and a lot of practice to adapt that style.

I had been playing in a Guns N’ Roses tribute band and playing lots of rock stuff where a lot of the music is quite on the beat, really pushing along. Whereas Pink Floyd stuff tends to be the opposite, almost behind the beat a little bit. It’s between the sound and feeling. If you don’t get that right, you’ll never sound like Pink Floyd.

There has been a lot of bands over the years playing Pink Floyd stuff. They play all the notes right … but it doesn’t sound quite like Pink Floyd.

Do you and your bandmates try to use the same instruments Pink Floyd used while recording and performing this music?

Yeah, for the most part. We’ve certainly studied what equipment they’ve used. Whenever we can, we get [similar] equipment. It’s pretty difficult because some of the things they used were developed for them or customized by them. Nowadays, with the digital stuff that’s available, some of that stuff is technically amazing but doesn’t sound right. Other stuff, we’ve managed to tweak and program … to get it pretty close to the record.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktPsFI9Noqw

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The Australian Pink Floyd show has been praised throughout the world and is the only tribute band performing on a global scale and pushing the envelope of what a tribute band can aspire to. Are you comfortable with the “tribute” tag?

Yeah. When we started off, that phrase [tribute band] didn’t exist. We were simply a cover band, I guess. Instead of playing three Bad Company songs and one different song and one Pink Floyd in a bar, we were playing all Pink Floyd. And the “tribute band” sort of cropped up a few years after we started when it became more commonplace for bands doing it. We’re pretty comfortable with it. We always said that we’re kind of a tribute to Pink Floyd and we’re playing the music as faithfully as we can. The audience gets to hear the music that they love in an authentic way wrapped up in a big show. So we don’t see it as detrimental to be called a tribute band.

You’re creating your own Pink Floyd experience in that the band is selecting the songs for the performance as opposed to reproducing a specific Pink Floyd concert.

We haven’t done that [reproduce a specific concert] although that’s not something we’d rule out for the future. We’ve done complete album shows. And we’ve done “best of” kind of shows. Most of the songs we do in these kind of shows are things that we’re constantly bombarded with requests by the audience.

In a way this year is kind of Part 2 of what we did last year. Last year there were a lot of songs people wanted that we couldn’t fit into the two-and-a-half hour show. This year, we’re doing some of those things. There’s so much music to choose from, it’s hard, sometimes, to pick two-and-a-half hours of it.

Are you covering the entire catalog or are you focusing on one particular era?


The majority is probably between Meddle and The Wall. But we also do stuff from before Meddle and after The Wall. There’s at least one Syd Barrett number in the set and there’s also at least one song from The Division Bell. We try to do a broad cross section of everything and keep it balanced and keep it working as a concert set. The songs have to work together, slow and build up when you want it to … and try to do what people want us to do.

Has the band, at one time or another, played every Pink Floyd song?


No. (laughs) There are songs we still have never played. Maybe, one day, we’ll do those. If you put one song in that you’ve never done before, and it’s a bit more of an obscure album track, that means you’re leaving something out that the audience might want to hear.

So your audience is likely to want to hear “Comfortably Numb” more than they want to hear, say, “Careful With That Ax, Eugene.”

Exactly. Although, last year, we did play “Careful With That Ax, Eugene” because we absolutely love to play that song. It goes down really well for conjuring that kind of psychedelic scene. This year we’re doing “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” in that similar kind of era, that early’ 70s era – ’69 through’71 – the pre-Dark Side sort of stuff. We try to get some of that into the set every time.

This year we’re also doing “Echoes.” Not an “Echoes” show, because it (the song) is so long, but we are doing “Echoes” as well for the same reason as we’re doing “Eugene” and “Set The Controls…” I think what we’re doing is right. If, for example, we took “Comfortably Numb” out of the set and put “Corporal Clegg” in, there would be some disappointed people. There are songs that have to be in every set every time we play and “Comfortably Numb “is one of them.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show doesn’t just play Pink Floyd music, you and your band mates have intensely studied the catalog. Do you have any insight as to what the band went through when creating the music?

Yeah. Obviously we’ve read everything written that there is about them – interviews, accounts of what happened in the studio and how they did certain things. I think what we have learned is that certain songs you can almost kind of feel what was happening.

It was very much Syd Barrett’s band in the beginning. He left when he couldn’t contribute any more. Roger Waters stepped up and became, arguably, one of the 20th century’s greatest rock writers. That kind of happened again when Waters left and it became what some people say is David Gilmour’s Pink Floyd. … It’s almost like three completely different bands.

Have you or your bandmates ever seen Pink Floyd perform during its classic lineup of Waters, Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason?

No. We’ve only been playing Pink Floyd (music) since after Roger. We’ve seen Roger Waters solo, but we’ve never seen Pink Floyd with Roger Waters. That’s an unfortunate thing that’s happened because of the age we are. I think they came to Australia and did one concert in 1972 and didn’t come back until 1987. Living in Australia, I guess it’s similar to living in Alaska. You don’t get a lot of the [big] bands.

Do you have more people on stage than Pink Floyd?

Certainly more people than they had in the 1970s. The last Pink Floyd tour, they kind of had two of everything – two drummers, two keyboard players, two guitar players. I think we’re similar to what they had then. We only have one keyboard player and one drummer. In the show there are 10 of us, that’s including our sax player who’s only on for a couple of songs in the set. Actually, it’s very hard to recreate all the stuff that they managed to do on records with less people. If it wasn’t prohibitive cost-wise, we’d probably have a couple of more people.

Over the years your live show has grown in terms of equipment technology and the number of people in the band. When did you realize that the band was taking the tribute concept to another level and be a career onto itself?

I think there were little moments along the way. Nearly 20 years ago, we were playing really small venues and just trying … to make anything out of it. The first time we played a reasonable sized venue and sold a lot of tickets, we thought, “Hey, maybe we have something here. Maybe this could work.”


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiQupXBfN78

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In 1996 we played for David Gilmour for his 50th birthday. That was a massive [moment] for us. The day after that happened, we were able to say we were the only Pink Floyd tribute band that had actually played for a member of Pink Floyd. That kind of unofficial endorsement. Not only did it make it easier for us to promote ourselves to the venues, promoters and agents, but more importantly, to the Pink Floyd fans.

A lot of Pink Floyd fans were very skeptical and didn’t want to see a tribute band, suddenly thought if Gilmour had them play at his birthday, they must be doing something right.

I think it took a lot of time to convert the mindset of Pink Floyd fans. I think they’re the most fanatical fans on the planet. A lot of bands would say that about their fans, but a lot musicians are Pink Floyd fans and they’re very good at standing in the back of the room with their arms folded waiting for you to do something wrong. And we felt that very acutely, that people were checking us out. “You say you can be Pink Floyd, but we’re going to see if you really can be Pink Floyd.”

I think even today, even after this long, there are a lot of Pink Floyd fans who haven’t seen us. And a lot who have seen us once and thought, “Why didn’t I go earlier? This is great.”

What you said about Pink Floyd fans standing in the back of the room waiting for you to make a mistake? They used to do that during Pink Floyd concerts as well, and would notice if a note was flat or if there was a lyric change.

We feel that every single time we step on stage. We know those people in the front block know Pink Floyd as well as we do. They’ve been listening to the band their whole life. They’ve probably been listening to Pink Floyd the whole day and in the car on the way to the theatre. We have to get out there and absolutely do justice to it 100 percent. Otherwise they’re not going come back and we won’t have a band anymore.

We’re lucky we realized that early on. It’s made us very particular about everything. It makes us very self-critical. We’re constantly recording ourselves and watching and listening to it back and seeing what can be improved. We’re still learning stuff about Pink Floyd as well. We’re still listening to a Pink Floyd song and hearing what we missed. It’s incredible how some of the music is so involved. Like I said, it’s deceptively simple, but there’s a lot of stuff going on.

Pink Floyd wasn’t exactly known for recording short, radio-friendly songs. Is it difficult to build a set list that fits into a two-hour performance and doesn’t result in a four- or five-hour show?

It’s very difficult. We do a two-and-a-half hour show and that gives us a reasonable scope to put quite a few songs in there. We did some festivals during the summer in Europe and we were restricted to a one-hour set. We were literally playing six songs.

We’ll be doing “Echoes” on some of the nights on the upcoming U.S. tour and that takes, like, 27 minutes. We do two sets a night and “Echoes” takes up half of one of those sets. We’re doing it because so many people want us to do it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of other people who may not want us to do it. So we can’t do “Echoes” every single night.

We did “Dogs” all of last year. Basically, “Dogs” took up the space that we now play “Pigs” and “Sheep.”

What’s next for the band?

We’re continuously analyzing what we’re doing, trying to improve everything. Next year, 2013, is the 40th anniversary of Dark Side Of The Moon, so we’re definitely going to be doing some kind of tribute to that, whether it’s performing the whole album, I’m not quite sure. Or maybe do something interesting spread out over the two sets.

[The band] is one of these things where the audience still wants us to do it. We’re going to keep doing it and keep trying to make it better every year. It’s hard to say “bigger and better” because it’s pretty big already. What we do is really dependent on the audience. If we felt what we’re doing is not working then we have to listen to what they are saying and try to tailor it towards them a little more.

We’ve talked about reproducing Pink Floyd’s music, but what about the visual? Have you and the band tried to reproduce the special effects the band used over the years?

Yeah. We used to use some of their stage as a mode … at least as a guide. Technology moves so quickly, it’s a question of looking at what is [available] and how that fits into a Pink Floyd light show.

One thing we’re doing this year, more than we’ve done before, is to do a light show on a song-by-song basis. If we’re doing a song like “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” we don’t want it to be like a 2012 light show. We want it to look like a 1970s light show.

What would you like to tell the world about the Australian Pink Floyd show that folks may not be aware of?

I think that the message we want to put out, really, is to come and give us a go. I think once people see and hear us for the first time, they’re [usually] blown away. Nobody ever expects a tribute band to be as big or sound as good this band does. I’m really proud to stand on stage with those other nine musicians. They’re all amazing players. Even if you’re not the biggest Pink Floyd fan in the world, you’ll be happy to watch good music and a good stage production. So, come out and check it out.

Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 06, 2012, 02:58:21 pm
Pink Floyd and P!nk should go on tour together. Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 14, 2013, 09:09:25 pm
Just checked to see what the Lineup for this years Del Mar Fair will be (already in progress) and it's pretty thin. Embarrassing to say the least. The biggest band was the one I didn't even know about till now and that was The Beach Boys kicking off the fair. The rest of the lineup for the next 3 weeks consist of Switchfoot, Steve Miller and Weird Al to close on the last day. Everyone else on the manifest isn't of any merit. Ugh. Disappointed to say the least. The Fair use to nab some pretty big names with a catalog to back their sh*t up. Now...it's just sh*t.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 14, 2013, 09:15:12 pm
Looks like REO Speedwagon played last Tuesday night. Bad Company plays on June 25 (Tuesday). Adam Lambert on July 2. Really? This is the best we can muster up? Him? Ugh. I made a mistake, Weird Al isn't closing out the Fair, it's The Turtles with Special Guests on  July 4. Gawd. What has become of the Fair?!!! Where's Jefferson Starship? Stone Temple Pilots? Joan Jett? Man, we use to get some seriously good sh*t every year.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on June 15, 2013, 06:41:44 am
Bad Co would be cool... Especially if they have Paul Rogers.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 15, 2013, 06:45:10 am
Bad Co would be cool... Especially if they have Paul Rogers.

With my luck, Bad Company will have Adam Lambert fronting the band.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Neumatic on September 01, 2013, 12:10:59 am
My sister took me to see My So-Called Band perform at Mercy Lounge for my birthday.

(http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/805165317.jpg?1378018622)
Yeah, I took that picture

They were pretty awesome, they're a cover band that plays hit songs from the 90s so the whole thing was stuff that the audience loved and could sing along with.  And it was pretty varied, they did Jump Around, Informer, I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred, The Sign by Ace of Bass, All The Small Things, the song from Romeo + Juliet that I don't like, Jumper by Third Eye Blind, on and on, it was all awesome.  And boiling **** hot.

I also blew my sister's mind by knowing the lyrics to Cypress Hill's "Insane In The Brain" which she didn't even think I had heard of.  Showed her.

The freakin 'floor was shaking with some of the numbers.  They did "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by the Proclaimers which I never thought I would hear in person, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," it was just nuts.  REAL fun.

After I said hey to Sam's Myth (the drummer, he drums for Ben Folds and does cover art for Criterion DVDs) because we went to school together and got to watch eight minutes of some random girl trying to talk the band into going back on (it was NOT gonna happen).  Any other band, this is where you flog your DVDs.  Not these guys.

I got video but the audio is NOT good (is it ever?).  All those flashing lights, I feel like JJ Abrams.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 01, 2013, 04:50:53 am
That sounds pretty damn fun.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 01, 2013, 04:52:19 am
I forgot to mention, I snapped up some tickets to Sara Bareilles in October.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 01, 2013, 06:48:46 am
To both of you guys, post some videos of said show, if and when they show up on YouTube. Living vicariously.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on November 10, 2013, 11:52:06 am
First.... seeing P!NK tomorrow evening. I'm good/bad with it. Getting to see her.... ya  ;D .... Seeing her with 40,000 other people... boo. I'm not looking forward to the crowd situation.  :-\

Second, never mind... I did post about Sara Bareilles concert
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 10, 2013, 11:54:57 am
So she has rolled through your neck of the woods twice? What the f*ck! She skipped San Diego. Shocking! Not! Everyone does.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on November 10, 2013, 12:01:40 pm
Twice?

Nuh-uh... I don't believe so
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 10, 2013, 12:03:30 pm
Didn't you already see her? I could have sworn that you talked about the show.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on November 10, 2013, 12:14:39 pm
No... twasn't me.

Besides I see her every morning.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 10, 2013, 12:17:54 pm
Grrrrrrrrr  >:(
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on November 10, 2013, 06:28:25 pm
Probably what your remembering is I bought the tickes about a year ago. Ya, unbelievable, even for me.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 10, 2013, 07:31:12 pm
A year? I never heard of any band or singer selling tickets a year in advance. The longest I've had to wait from Day 1 sale to showtime was about 4 months tops.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on November 11, 2013, 01:19:49 pm
So I found where we first talked about this.... March 25th, 2013 (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-concert-venue/p!nk-live/15/)... almost 9 freakin months. Holy crap (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HurryUp.gif)

Hope I can find the tickets (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/NailBiting.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 11, 2013, 01:24:35 pm
I'd drive to your house and kick your ass right now if you did in fact lose the tickets.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on June 06, 2014, 12:52:31 pm
Not really a concert... but ya, I guess it was.

Last night, my wife and I went to our local outdoor amphitheater to watch one of the more prominent local bands... Dr. Zhivegas (http://www.drzhivegas.com/)

I saw them about 2 years ago when I was working our Zoo Charity. The only thing I was impressed with was the sound and stage presence. They are an entertainment group.

Last night, I got to watch them closely. I knew about 3/4 of the songs. All very current and pop. Again, sounded very good, but as I looked around, they didn't move the meter on these folks very much. Maybe that's do to the nature of an outdoor event. Maybe this was not Dr. Zhivegas crowd. I was mildly entertained.

And honestly a little miffed. The band consists of a guitarist, drummer, bass and two vocalist. The songs they played were filled with keyboards and spectacular percussion. These guys were not playing that. They were, but it was all recorded. They filled in the basics. And with my thoughts on lip synching, I just thought, you cheaters.

But you know what. I'm sure I'm one of the few that noticed and let alone, care. They are popular. They bring in the crowd and get the job done.

I need to figure out how our band can learn from this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48lhNSXatLs
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on June 06, 2014, 12:55:45 pm
This year, I think I'm going to attend some more outdoor free shows.

There's a Heart tribute coming up - Magazine

A  tribute to the 80's - Breakfast Club

Elton John Tribute - Dogs of Society

and this Saturday night - Steve Perry Journey - Wayman's Revelation

Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 06, 2014, 03:35:45 pm
I was very much looking forward to this years Del Mar Fair with it's concert series, a different 'name' band or singer each night for the duration of the Fair (2 weeks). Not one band/singer was worth the ink on the printed page this year. Big let down. There's usually 1 or 2 big name performer that catches my interest. This year is a bust. Sigh.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on June 11, 2014, 12:38:03 pm
I WON'T be attending, strictly because of price. But I would like too.

I like Ringo and his All Starr Band, but the price is just to much.

October 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM @ Fabulous Fox (http://www.fabulousfox.com/shows_page_single.aspx?usID=449)

w/ Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Warren Ham & Greg Bissonette
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 11, 2014, 03:45:09 pm
Dude, am I reading that correct? Tickets for you would be $49.50 to $127.50? Consider yourself lucky. I'm still on the fence of attending his show here at Humprey's by the Bay and the "cheapest" seat is $155.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on June 11, 2014, 09:42:23 pm
Really?

Well I know the 'cheap' seats are not worth attending. If I can't see the faces, I ain't going.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 11, 2014, 09:46:51 pm
See, that's my predicament. Humprey's by the Bay isn't a huge venue. It's actually quite cozy so even if you get the worst seat in the house, it's still pretty damn close. I just can't swallow spending that kind of money for one ticket, let alone over $300 for two.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on June 12, 2014, 03:52:43 am
It's tough choice. I'm not big a fan of Ringo and the boys.

So far I've spent kind of money on Buble and Pink.

I'd probably do Adele.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 12, 2014, 05:05:32 am
I'd probably do Adele.

You and every other guy on the planet.  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 09, 2014, 07:18:47 am
Is Paul McCartney Playing Petco Park? (http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/sounddiego/Is-Paul-McCartney-Playing-Petco-Park-266325541.html)


Some exciting news and it's all speculation. Supposely today at 10am, it will be announced that Paul will be playing at Petco Park. I really want to go but I'm scared that the ticket cost is going to be prohibitive. We shall see. I hope that everything pans out and I can go and take my Mom as she is a HUGE fan of the dude.

Elsewhere, Ringo Starr's show at Humprey's this Friday is SOLD OUT. The cost for that already made it a non-starter. As much as I wanted to go to that one, I couldn't justify the cost.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on July 09, 2014, 08:54:08 am
Hope it works out for ya
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 10, 2014, 09:59:51 am
Quote
Paul McCartney is coming to Petco Park. This will be the first full-venue concert at Petco Park since Madonna played the ballpark on November 4, 2008. With the stage located in center field, and tickets ranging in price from $23 to $253.50, capacity for the Paul McCartney show will be just over 42,000. A seating map visual is attached.

Tickets for Paul's return to San Diego will be on sale to the general public Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Padres Season Ticket Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, July 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at www.padres.com/PaulMcCartney and all Ticketmaster locations. Suites and premium hospitality spaces will be available for purchase by phone at 619.795.5060 or by email at suites@padres.com.


Will definitely see if I can get a couple of the lower price seats. Hope I can get them because I think this is going to sell out super fast given that this is his first concert in San Diego since Paul's first concert in the city since the Wings Over America tour passed through in 1976. I'm already behind the 8 ball since I don't have American Express and I'm not a Season Ticket holder. Sigh.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on July 10, 2014, 10:16:07 am
Just get Paul McCartney and Wings: Rockshow

It's front row seat... and a tad cheaper.

(http://cdn.americansongwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Rockshow_L.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8dQwP80uNQ
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 10, 2014, 10:24:27 am
I checked out that very same DVD from the Library last month for my Mom because she is such a huge Beatles/McCartney fan.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on July 10, 2014, 11:50:52 am
I own that Mofo. I bought it the week it came out. I absolutely love that era of Paul.

Your mom has good taste.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on July 11, 2014, 05:52:38 am
We went to a local outdoor show last night to see Miss Jubiliee (http://www.miss-jubilee.com/miss-jubilee/home.html)

(http://www.miss-jubilee.com/miss-jubilee/home_files/305520_10151257122691865_488727298_n.jpg)

A beautiful picture perfect night of swing jazz. Brought some food and wine and just enjoyed the players playing the crowd watching.

Have a few more lined up for the summer.

Makes me want to break out some Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Michelle Shocked
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 16, 2014, 06:04:18 pm
Our local news (FOX5) is giving away a pair of Tickets to Paul's upcoming show. All we have to do is watch said newscast, wait for the Code of the day and then enter on their Faceboook page and hope for the best that ME, MYSELF and I, win a pair of tickets! Come on, just let me win something in my life just once!!

Ugh!!!

The upside is that this contest will be every day, but I don't know for how long and I can't stand watching this amount of news in a given day. I have to watch in the morning for the Comic Con Passes as well. So, yeah, I'm very well versed on all things news. Ack!!
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 18, 2014, 10:45:06 am
Well, just as I suspected, it's only the first day of ticket sales and the ****tiest seats are already way too much. $90 for each ticket. I'm out. I will keep an eye on eBay and Craiglist and see if there are any people will to unload at a huge discount the closer it gets to Showtime. FYI, the "Service Fee" is a f*cking joke.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 18, 2014, 10:47:36 am
At least I still have a chance and winning free passes today. I think today is the last day. So, it's now or never........
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on July 18, 2014, 11:22:05 am
Good luck.

I have won a few things over the years.

Speaking of concerts, my wife and I took advantage of one of the best summers evah, by going again to our local outdoor venue to see a Johnny Cash Tribute Band. Johnny Cash doesn’t really do anything for me, but I was crossing my fingers, I’d discover something new.

The band was good and the singer pretty much nailed Mr. Cash.

My problem… all the songs sound exactly the same.

After an hour… got bored and left, went home to watch Lost. Got kinda bored with that too. Deep in the second season and they are still using the ‘flashback’ to tell multiple stories. It’s getting worn out.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 07, 2014, 03:06:06 pm
Dogs of Society (https://www.facebook.com/dogsofsociety) (Elton John Tribute Band)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7zDiaY3vow

So I've heard about this band all summer and made plans... twice to check them out. Last night we got the opportunity to see them. It was a perfect evening and a blast. At our large outdoor amphitheater, they started their performance at sunset and rocked for 2-1/2 hours. The weather was perfect. The crowd was huge and we got to enjoy a very entertaining evening. While not perfect, these guys did an outstanding job. I've seen Elton John quite a few times, and these guys did a very commendable tribute to the hits.

This was the last of the free concerts at the amphitheater, but I think they solidly displayed a venue like this can and will bring good talent and be very profitable to the community. I hope to see bigger and better concerts in the future.

My brother wants to go see Thunderhead (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thunderhead-The-Rush-Experience/110657585617106) next weekend, but not at $20/head. I've seen them and they are good. I just don't know about $20 worth though. I'll look for deals if the tickets are not selling.

Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 07, 2014, 06:59:48 pm
I saw Tumbleweeds last week. Not a band, but the actual tumbleweed blowing down the street. That should tell you how slim the pickings are here. You'd think I'd live out in the middle of Nowhere Bumf*ck with the lack of quality bands coming through here. Sigh.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 07, 2014, 08:37:16 pm
Well that seeeeeucks and unexpected.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on October 02, 2014, 03:50:49 am
Going to Australian Pink Floyd Saturday. I bought 4 tickets, because all said they want to go. No longer friend, decided he didn't like the tickets I bought and backed out. AND, went and got his own tickets.

Still steaming.

I've been trying to sell the two tickets. Can't believe how hard it is to do. So giving one to my brother and whoever else.

Fuuuuuuuck
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 02, 2014, 06:36:14 am
Hope you have fun. Bring back some photos, t-shits and a wayward drumstick tossed out into the crowd!!
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on October 02, 2014, 07:49:50 am
So, uh, you've not been to a Pink Floyd concert?
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 02, 2014, 08:20:59 am
Never. I can't even recall if they have ever had a stop here. Maybe in the 70s at which time I wasn't even old enough to go.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2015, 08:52:19 am
FOREIGNER ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH KID ROCK (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/foreigner-kid-rock-tour/)

$20 for both! Hell yeah! Now THAT is a bargain!!!
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on February 17, 2015, 03:18:53 pm
That is awesome... And they are coming here. I just may have to go

I wonder what's going on in Clarkston, MI?
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2015, 10:23:18 am
Big Bucks: AC/DC Tickets Top $250 on Secondary Market (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/acdc-concert-tickets/)



What the f*ck! $250!!! Now I'm glad that AC/DC decided to skip San Diego, because if they were coming here and I got my hopes up to finally see them live, I'd be f*cking livid with this news right now. This just makes the Foreigner/Kid Rock package even MORE impressive.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on February 19, 2015, 03:19:13 pm
Ticket prices are why I am NOT seeing Fleetwood Mac >:(
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Neumatic on February 19, 2015, 07:18:00 pm
It's why I never see any concerts ever.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on February 20, 2015, 03:37:13 am
What  :o

Concerts can be so much fun.

Many are reasonably priced for an entertaining evening.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 09, 2015, 08:32:16 am
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Announce 35th Anniversary Tour (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/pat-benatar-35th-anniversary-tour-2015/)

Wow!
You think I'm saying 'Wow' because they have been married for 35 years, huh? No, I'm saying 'Wow' because San Diego is one of the stops on their tour.
 ;D
I wonder what venue it's going to be at. Remains to be seen if I go. It's all about what the cost of tickets now. If it's doable, I'm definitely down. But I have a bad feeling this is going to be another one that prices itself out and I opt out because it's just way too much. We shall see....
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on March 09, 2015, 03:29:57 pm
Ya know, while she has not been in the forefront to see concert, I absolutely love her songs and way underestimated her talent. I'm betting this will be a fantastic show.

I wanna go.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on March 09, 2015, 03:32:26 pm
Uh, wait.. What? Springfield MO, St. Charles, IL. WTF? Where are they?
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2015, 08:38:48 pm
HEART ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH JOAN JETT (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/heart-joan-jett-tour-2015/)


THIS is a tour I want to go see live.

THIS is another slap in the face of San Diego.

F*CK!

 >:(
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2015, 10:53:08 pm
Rolling Stones to kick off 2015 tour in San Diego (http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/03/12/rolling-stones-to-kick-off-2015-tour-in-san-diego/)


Wow, shocked that the Stones are even going to play in San Diego. But I'm even more in shock that they are kicking of their Tour here. I can only imagine how much the tickets are going to cost. I have it in the $500 range for the sh*tty seats.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on March 13, 2015, 04:05:23 am
I've always said, I probably wouldn't walk out on my deck, if The Stones were playing my back yard.
They don't do much for me live.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2015, 08:49:10 am
Quote
Van Halen are set to tour the US this summer/fall in support of new live album "Live Tokyo Dome in Concert." Prices of tickets for the tour are already skyrocketing on the secondary market. As Forbes.com (via Blabbermouth) reports, the average price for a show on the secondary market is $223. The most expensive show of the three-month, 39-date run is a August 9 gig at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, where the average secondary price is 122 percent more than the tour average at $495.

This is ridiculous. $500? And to think that I had issues when I scored 2 tickets from Atlas Tickets (a legalize Scalping Firm) for the 1984 Tour for $35 each. Back then that was actually an insane amount of money for tickets. How I miss those days now. I had to go to Atlas because the show sold out within hours and if I wanted to see VH live, I had no choice but to go to a Scalper.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 10, 2015, 10:50:01 am
I woke up this morning and turned on my local news to find out that we are getting not 1, not 2, but 3 big concerts tonight. Aerosmith is performing at a "private" concert being held at Petco Park tonight. Really not sure how a 45,000 seat Stadium is going to be "private". How do they plan on filling it if the general public isn't allowed to go? Elsewhere, Peter Frampton is opening for Cheap Trick tonight at the Del Mar fair tonight as well. I definitely want to see all 3 perform, but it's so last minute that going to any show is kind of a non-starter. No money.....no time. Ugh!!!!
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Neumatic on June 10, 2015, 11:30:28 am
It sounds like the traffic would be impossible anyway, with three massive concerts at the same time.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 11, 2015, 10:51:21 am
It would actually be a cakewalk getting to Petco to see Aerosmith. Only 15 minutes from my house via the Trolly. Going to the Fair in Del Mar, now THAT'S a nightmare I'd like to avoid at all cost.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on June 12, 2015, 03:13:48 am
I would love to see Frampton.

A 'private' affair that big is not a problem. One company with a large employee base, say 75,000+, doing a corporate event. It its a real positive thing, most might like to go. Or maybe family can come.

It's done all the time. It's good easy pay as well, I've heard.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 18, 2015, 07:45:37 am
Stevie Wonder Oct. 25

To weird, I just read yesterday about Stevie Wonder extending his concert tour but didn't see St. Louis. Well, today it's there. So I'm going to attempt to get tickets.

Stevie Wonder is one of the first artists I really noticed with Talking Book back in 1972. I've listened to him ever since. The recent television broadcast of Songs In the Key of Stevie Wonder was amazing. I still wish they would put that on DVD.

So wish me luck. It's been awhile since I've bought tickets, so not sure how well this will go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaoF9SbCzs0
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 18, 2015, 08:02:06 am
Joe Walsh Date: ? ? ?

I love everything Joe Walsh does. Like the Foo Fighters, I find him the consummate Rocker. His music is fun. He has fun. Well apparently there is a break from the Eagles and he’s out performing his stuff. I’ve seen JW twice in the past and loved it.

As it stands, though, it is a short tour and pretty much just on the East Coast. So, keeping an eye changes there.
http://www.joewalsh.com/

I just wrote him on his blog, inviting him to St. Louis. Cross fingers.

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb328/vernakrose/joe/tourbook2_zpsa9a7aa27.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2015, 06:48:51 am
Good luck dude.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 19, 2015, 09:42:26 am
did you see my plea to him?
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2015, 10:27:19 am
Couldn't find your plea on his site if that's what you mean.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 19, 2015, 10:35:41 am
in the comment section...

http://www.joewalsh.com/news/256153
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2015, 12:20:24 pm
Mac > MACARINA

 ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on August 20, 2015, 10:35:38 am
You got it.

We did talk about how my name came about... right?

Anyway... I got tickets to Stevie Wonder... Whoo-hooo. Mezzanine first row, the 2nd section from the stage. It should be great seats. I am soooooo excited.

Boo-ya
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on September 07, 2015, 05:31:02 am
The Doobie Brothers

Oct 10 at a local college? Actually I heard the venue is really nice.

I've seen The Doobies a number of times. And I told myself I would only go see artsts I haven't seen in the past. But ya know, i just wanted to see them again. My wife is going. Hope she enjoys the show.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 21, 2015, 12:36:48 am
I'm just NOW hearing about Foo Fighters coming to San Diego next week. F*ck. I can only imagine how sh*tty the seats are that are left. Gonna check tomorrow and see what's available and for how much. I'm not expecting anything good. Really wish they would have done a better job of promoting the show back when tix went on sale. Sigh.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on October 11, 2015, 05:27:44 am
I was not able to attend The Doobies because of my father-in-law getting seriously sick. It was obvious it was more important to support my wife and her family instead.

It was impossible to find someone to give them away to hours before.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 11, 2015, 06:12:11 am
You made the right choice.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on March 08, 2016, 08:28:31 am
Well, I thought I would be getting pre-sale tickets to Joe Walsh / Bad Co. One Hell of a Night

But noooooooooooooooooooooo. It's only VIP tickets and Citi Card. I'm not doing VIP and I don't have a Citi Card Phuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

So, now I have to wait until tomorrow? Thursday? Friday? They do not clearly say except for the March 11 date. I joined the Joe Walsh Fan Club thinking it would get me a foot in the door. (sniff, sniff).

http://joewalsh.com/
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 08, 2016, 09:53:08 am
I'm not a fan of VIP packages myself. Totally not worth the money that most people ask for. So, I think you are escaping a bullet there. But the fact that members of Official Fan Clubs doesn't get you anything really irks me.
Title: Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending
Post by: Mac on March 08, 2016, 12:11:15 pm
Yea, this is a first time for me. Never been in a fan club. I do get the occasional email because I'm subscribed to the new portion. But it appeared the fan club would ahead of Citi or American Express.

I'm not the only one. There's much confusion on the Joe Walsh forum.