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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:28 am 
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One of the few gigs I really cared to attend sometime is a JM concert...


I saw JM a couple of years ago and it was very dissapointing. It was an hour and a half of weedly weedly weedly weeee at half breakneck speed. No Mahavishnu was played, hence the dissapointment.

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http://www.johnmclaughlin.com/2017/02/john-mclaughlin-jimmy-herring-the-meeting-of-the-spirits-tour-dates-announced/

The Meeting of the Spirits Tour Itinerary:

11/1/17 Buffalo, NY, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
11/2/17 Albany, NY, The Egg
11/3/17 New York, NY, Town Hall
11/4/17 Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre
11/5/17 Cranston, RI, Park Theatre/Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts
11/8/17 Boston, MA, The Wilbur Theatre
11/9/17 Philadelphia, PA, Keswick Theatre
11/10/17 Newark, NJ, Prudential Hall,New Jersey Performance Art Centre
11/11/17 Washington DC, Lincoln Theatre
11/12/17 Durham, NC, Duke Performances at DPAC
11/15/17 Ann Arbor, MI
11/17/17 Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre
11/19/17 Indianapolis, IN, Clowes Memorial-Hall-Butler University
11/21/17 Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center-Laura Turner Concert Hall
11/22/17 Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Symphony Hall
11/24/17 Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
11/25/17 Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/27/17 New Orleans, LA, The Joy Theater
11/30/17 Austin, TX, Paramount Theatre
12/5/17 Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
12/6/17 Portland, OR, Revolution Hall
12/8/17 San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
12/9/17 Los Angeles, CA, Royce Hall-UCLA

First night of tour :shock: . All over this. Have been waiting over 20 yrs to see McLaughlin.
It's a damn shame he and Billy Cobham never buried the hatchet, otherwise I'm sure it could be billed as a Mahavishnu Orchestra reunion. Who knows, maybe Jan Hammer or Goodman will show up for encores?
Should be awesome. Not a big fan of Herring but I saw him once doing "Jazz Is Dead" w/ Cobham, Alphonso Johnson & the keyboardist from Dixie Dregs in 1998. Great show and album, Cobham was the reason I checked that out. I liked the work Herring did with ARU in the '90s, just never followed what he did with Dead members more recently.

This'll be my first time seeing McLaughlin, too. :)

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Robin Trower has a US Tour this year.

He'll be in Sacramento at the Crest Theater May 28th. Definite maybe. I saw him a couple years ago and he had a couple young guys rounding out his trio. They sounded great.


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KUIII wrote:
Robin Trower has a US Tour this year.

He'll be in Sacramento at the Crest Theater May 28th. Definite maybe. I saw him a couple years ago and he had a couple young guys rounding out his trio. They sounded great.



Very interested... :arrow: ...solid maybe... :mrgreen:


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Just bought Metallica tix today.....

and paid wayyy to much $$$$

hope the boys impress

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Just bought Metallica tix today.....

and paid wayyy to much $$$$

hope the boys impress

Just curious. What did you have to pay and where are the seats?


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KUIII wrote:
NicHoLai wrote:
Just bought Metallica tix today.....

and paid wayyy to much $$$$

hope the boys impress

Just curious. What did you have to pay and where are the seats?



I bet 2 to 5 bills for decent seats... :idea:


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14 rows up from the field. $160.00........

then $18.75 in fuckin fees

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14 rows up from the field. $160.00........

then $18.75 in fuckin fees


14 rows up from the field, about 40 yard line (the 40 further away from the stage) I currently have 8 friends that all shelled out the same $$ for similar seats. So I don't feel as bad. Should be a good day.

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14 rows up from the field. $160.00........

then $18.75 in fuckin fees


14 rows up from the field, about 40 yard line (the 40 further away from the stage) I currently have 8 friends that all shelled out the same $$ for similar seats. So I don't feel as bad. Should be a good day.



That's a lot cheaper then I thought, in Nor Cal for a top band $500-$1000 for good seats, $200-$500 fort decent seats, nose bleed $100-$200 and they don't supply a Sherpa or oxygen... :mrgreen:


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The prices your describing, were similar to what Guns n Roses were charging for the same stadium.

I was surprised to see Metallica so low (well not really low)

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Hey we got mad when they wanted $10 for the first California Jam, a high priced show in '73 was $4, we felt $10 was outrageous...but we went, and thank god we did... :idea:

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It's unbelievable to me that people will pay these prices for 30 yr old bands that just aren't very good now. They all just bring more smoke & mirrors, & milk the old hits. Take RHCP, they were just in town last week. People actualy paid up to $200 to see their lame asses. :mrgreen: It can't be 40 somethings & Gen Xr's like me going back. Millenials must be the ones flocking out thinking they're witnessing something legendary.
I saw Metallica/GnR/Faith No More in the summer of '92. Total ticket price (GA) was slightly more than your fucking service fee. :) :P
These bands have become the fucking Eagles. I remember how much of an outrage it was in '94 when they were the first to get over $100 a tik. Now it's just the norm for bullshit arena rock.
Seeing these big rock show prices now makes shelling out $75 for King Crimson & $60 for McLaughlin this past month seem like a total bargain. :wink:


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It's unbelievable to me that people will pay these prices for 30 yr old bands that just aren't very good now. They all just bring more smoke & mirrors, & milk the old hits. Take RHCP, they were just in town last week. People actualy paid up to $200 to see their lame asses. :mrgreen: It can't be 40 somethings & Gen Xr's like me going back. Millenials must be the ones flocking out thinking they're witnessing something legendary.
I saw Metallica/GnR/Faith No More in the summer of '92. Total ticket price (GA) was slightly more than your fucking service fee. :) :P
These bands have become the fucking Eagles. I remember how much of an outrage it was in '94 when they were the first to get over $100 a tik. Now it's just the norm for bullshit arena rock.
Seeing these big rock show prices now makes shelling out $75 for King Crimson & $60 for McLaughlin this past month seem like a total bargain. :wink:


In 1975 I bought a scalped ticket to see the Stones at Madison Square Garden for $20 and in 1980 I paid $75 to a scalper to see Pink Floyd play The Wall, 2 rows off the floor, about 1/3 of the way back. I wonder how much that seat would cost if Waters, Gilmour, and Mason decided to reunite for a tour?

Back to reality:

Saw Steve Hackett last night at the Victoria Theater (part of NJPAC) in Newark. An usher told me the Victoria holds around 400 people, and I was second row. Great show; half solo Hackett, half Genesis. Ticket was $110 including "fees", well worth the money.

And yesterday I purchased tickets to see King Crimson at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ, Monday July 10, 2017. 20 rows back in the center, $115.00. The last time I saw Crimson was 1996, so I'm pumped.

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And yesterday I purchased tickets to see King Crimson at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ, Monday July 10, 2017. 20 rows back in the center, $115.00. The last time I saw Crimson was 1996, so I'm pumped.


Did you see a full list of 2017 KC dates yet, or is NJ just the second show announced so far? I don't see anything yet at DGM. I'm hoping there's a Buffalo show too. I'll definitely go see Crimson twice this year if they play both Buffalo & Rochester.

As of Feb. 18th, 2017:

King Buffalo - 02/24 - Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY
Adrian Belew Power Trio - 03/07 - The Tralf, Buffalo NY
Fishbone(Chim Chim's Badass Revenge in it's entirety) - 03/26 - Waiting Room, Buffalo
Boss Hog - 03/31 - Waiting Room
Levin Brothers - 04/01 - Lovin' Cup, Henrietta NY
Charlie Hunter Quartet - 04/05 - 189 Public House, East Aurora NY
Meat Puppets w/ Mike Watt & The Jom & Terry Show - 05/09 - The Haunt, Ithaca NY
Legendary Shack Shakers - 05/11 - Mohawk Place, Buffalo
Legendary Shack Shakers - 05/12 - Montage Music Hall, Rochester NY
Whores - 05/21 - Mohawk Place
Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh(pedal steel) Duo - 06/03 - Hallwalls, Buffalo
King Crimson - 06/30 - Eastman Theater, Rochester NY
John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: Meeting Of The Spirits - 11/01 - UB Center For the Arts, Buffalo


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Fred_Zappelin wrote:

Did you see a full list of 2017 KC dates yet, or is NJ just the second show announced so far? I don't see anything yet at DGM. I'm hoping there's a Buffalo show too. I'll definitely go see Crimson twice this year if they play both Buffalo & Rochester.


I have not seen a full list of shows. A buddy of mine is on the mailing list for the Count Basie, that's how he found out about it.

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Just got tix to see Booker T in a couple weeks at SPACE in Evanston! :)

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Fred_Zappelin wrote:
I saw Metallica/GnR/Faith No More in the summer of '92.


#luckymotherfucker

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Fred_Zappelin wrote:
It's unbelievable to me that people will pay these prices for 30 yr old bands that just aren't very good now. They all just bring more smoke & mirrors, & milk the old hits. Take RHCP, they were just in town last week. People actualy paid up to $200 to see their lame asses. :mrgreen: It can't be 40 somethings & Gen Xr's like me going back. Millenials must be the ones flocking out thinking they're witnessing something legendary.
I saw Metallica/GnR/Faith No More in the summer of '92. Total ticket price (GA) was slightly more than your fucking service fee. :) :P
These bands have become the fucking Eagles. I remember how much of an outrage it was in '94 when they were the first to get over $100 a tik. Now it's just the norm for bullshit arena rock.
Seeing these big rock show prices now makes shelling out $75 for King Crimson & $60 for McLaughlin this past month seem like a total bargain. :wink:



Not all aging bands, I saw Hall & Oats in Berkeley bought tickets late, got lucky and got a (2) seats for $440.00 that were real good and everywhere else going for about $1000...I was just prying they could still sing and they were great, band was great, even the old fuck playing the sax (Mr. Casual) was killing it, I was completely satisfied with the event even if the price was hefty... :D


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In 1975 I bought a scalped ticket to see the Stones at Madison Square Garden for $20 and in 1980 I paid $75 to a scalper to see Pink Floyd play The Wall, 2 rows off the floor, about 1/3 of the way back. I wonder how much that seat would cost if Waters, Gilmour, and Mason decided to reunite for a tour?


Jar I saw that tour first time they sold tickets at a Ticketron in the Cerritos Mall, we were very wary, I got (3) seats for opening night near the stage...I recall there was a dust up concerning the ticket prices but I do not recall there actual price but I think it was around $9.

You paid about $120 in today dollars for the Stones and $450 for your Pink tickets...well worth it I am sure...I always tell people 4@0 dollars was like having $100 in the late 70's and early 80's, you could party all night if you had twenty bucks when you went out... :mrgreen:


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Fred_Zappelin wrote:
It's unbelievable to me that people will pay these prices for 30 yr old bands that just aren't very good now. They all just bring more smoke & mirrors, & milk the old hits. Take RHCP, they were just in town last week. People actualy paid up to $200 to see their lame asses. :mrgreen: It can't be 40 somethings & Gen Xr's like me going back. Millenials must be the ones flocking out thinking they're witnessing something legendary.
I saw Metallica/GnR/Faith No More in the summer of '92. Total ticket price (GA) was slightly more than your fucking service fee. :) :P
These bands have become the fucking Eagles. I remember how much of an outrage it was in '94 when they were the first to get over $100 a tik. Now it's just the norm for bullshit arena rock.
Seeing these big rock show prices now makes shelling out $75 for King Crimson & $60 for McLaughlin this past month seem like a total bargain. :wink:



Not all aging bands, I saw Hall & Oats in Berkeley bought tickets late, got lucky and got a (2) seats for $440.00 that were real good and everywhere else going for about $1000...I was just prying they could still sing and they were great, band was great, even the old fuck playing the sax (Mr. Casual) was killing it, I was completely satisfied with the event even if the price was hefty... :D



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...and in 1980 I paid $75 to a scalper to see Pink Floyd play The Wall, 2 rows off the floor, about 1/3 of the way back. I wonder how much that seat would cost if Waters, Gilmour, and Mason decided to reunite for a tour?


That would depend on how many shows they'd play, what seating configuration they'd utilize, and if they skipped the rest of the Northeast, like they did on The Wall tour in 1980.

If they played 5 nights at Nassau Coliseum, like they did the week you saw them in 1980, with a similar seating configuration and skipped the rest of the Northeast, then ticket prices would look similar to this:

Floor:

$5,000 (GOLD VIP Package) x 500 tix = $2.5 million
$2,500 (SILVER VIP Package) x 500 tix = $1.25 million
$1,500 (BRONZE VIP Package) x 500 tix = $750,000

Lower Bowl:

$1,000 x 2,000 tix = $2 million
$750 x 2,000 tix = $1.5 million
$500 x 2,000 tix = $1 million

Upper Bowl / Balcony:

$500 x 500 tix = $250,000
$250 x 1,000 tix = $250,000
$125 x 4,000 tix = $500,000


Shows: 5
Gross: $50 million
Average Gross: $10 million
Attendance: 65,000
Average Attendance: 13,000
Average Ticket Price: $769.23


And about half of the audience would be from the rest of the Northeast...

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Thanks for heads up Fred. Got tickets to the 11/4 McLaughlin show. That and King Crimson are all I have on radar right now.


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Saw Booker T at SPACE in Evanston. Recommended. Lots of favs such as Hip Hug-her, Time is Tight, Pound It Out and Soul Limbo. His son was on guitar and vocals, not bad.

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