Road wars

We’ll have to see but a change is gonna come, of that I am sure.Touring cannot go on at this level.

The few that care are more scarce than ever and Bruce and U2 must hope that when they take their new record to the masses and hit thecannot go on at this level. road they will come out and see them play,but again at what price?

Can they and they afford to? Again a stark reality, who has the money. Will ticket prices come down? I think they have to, I don’t think we the public can support a huge production take to the road in the way it did. Touring through the 80’s and significantly in the 90’s and up to the present has become like a circus coming to town, the sheer scale of the behemoth. The Eagles just came to Tampa and the top ticket price was $188. That’s a lot of money to find presuming you want to know the person you are sat next to. We’re looking at $500 for a night out if you stretch it beyond the 2 hour show and include a beer or two, not even enough for a bite to eat if you’re considering buying a programme. You have to wonder how the acts are thinking, will the shows be downsized, will the production suffer. How can they take the army of people out on the road that they are used to. What’s going to give, while I doubt it they will be expected to cart their own gear in to arenas will they be staying in cheaper hotels, traveling to the next shows in a sleeper bus. And then maybe not the bells and whistle buses of old.

We’ll have to see but a change is gonna come, of that I am sure.Touring cannot go on at this level.

 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *