Post by Murray The K on Sept 18, 2019 14:57:26 GMT -5
After seeing them at couple weeks ago at msg I think I prefer them to headline over pre-headlining. The show was really everything you could ask for: it was long, engaging the whole time, a bit of jam, and covered their whole catalogue. A 75 or 90 minute pre-headlining set feels like getting short changed after this tour.
Are there any you’d instantly buy tix to? Any you’d avoid? What would you rank these?
Ranked by preference:
Lady Gaga/ DMB/ Tame/ VW Tyler, The Creator/ Hall & Oates/ Rufus Du Sol
^^^probably an instant purchase for Gaga, VW, Tyler, Tame, Hall & Oates. don't care about dave if he's sunday i can leave early.
Neil/ Travis/ Lana/ VW Flume/ Cage the Elephant/ A$AP Rocky
^^^not an instant purchase, but a purchase nonetheless b/c Neil and VW. edit: and travis
Drake/ The Cure/ Chris Stapleton/ VW MMJ/ Lil Wayne/ Janelle Monaé
^^^would have to think of it for a while because I've seen The Cure a couple of times, but VW and an interest in seeing Drake might get be there eventually. a strong undercard would help my decision.
Justin/ Foo Fighters/ VW/ Anderson .Paak Halsey/ Wilco/ Underworld
^^^a painful purchase because I'd really want to see Wilco and Underworld but wouldn't have a strong reason to see a headliner besides VW. Justin and Foos would be fun though.
Bruce/ Mumford/ Billie/ VW Martin Garrix/ Lizzo/ New Order
^^^The only artist in the top three that really interests me is Billie, but it's just a mild interest at this point, i think her music is neat and she is cool. Bruce would be fun. New Order is one of my few bucket list acts remaining, and a top five band of all time for me, I'm just less thrilled with the idea of seeing them live with every year that passes for some reason.
I actually wouldn't be at all surprised if they did this. VW has been playing for about 2.5 hours on their recent tour. They're really tight. They sound amazing with the new band members. Like Bon Iver, they have enough indie superfans who would really want to see more than an hour-long set. 2 sets VW at the #4 or #5 spot would make sense. FOTB didn't produce heavy-hitting singles that would've been needed to expand their reach substantially, even though their already bought-in fanbase was definitely galvanized by the album. Bon Iver 2 sets was #7 in 2017. I don't think VW is much bigger now, especially since they took a 5-year break. I do think VW as the #3 headliner would be a very AC thing to do, but I just don't see it. I could definitely see them at #5 with Lana at #4, or #4 with Lana at #3.
Edit: If they do 2 sets, I expect to hear A-Punk at least 4 times.