Re: Announcement from the Stones - Fall Tour confirmed
Date: July 25, 2006 20:16
Four Stone Walls Wrote:
> So the Stones are becoming a repetitive touring
> They must have made the decision to keep the
> machine rolling quite a while ago.
> What about recording some new stuff and being
> being a bit creative?
While I would love to see the band record more new music, I don't think it's unreasonable for a band to still be touring behind the same album 12-15 months after it's release. Personally, I'm very happy to have the chance to see the Stones at least 1 more time, perhaps as many as 3 more times, on this tour, even though I feel the Europeans really are getting screwed this time. Also, I really don't think that adding these extra couple months onto the tour have added any time onto when we may next see a new album from the Stones, other than by entirely saturating the North American market with concerts, they may not feel they could tour here again until 2009 at the earliest and these days Stones albums are designed to support tours.
I am surprised by the amount of stadium shows they are doing on this leg. I assumed the fall leg would be primarily arenas. The Los Angeles area has been real supportive on this tour with 4 sold out shows including 1 stadium, but when a band plays the same market for a third time within 12 months, you don't expect the demand to greatly increase on the third time through. The Forum show in march sold out, but it took a very long time to sell all 15,000 or so tickets. Now on the third time through they move to the 46,000 seat Dodger Stadium. That kind of defies logic when interest in seeing them should be even lower than it was for the Forum show in March.
> Surely it's less hard work to record something for
> a month than to play a month's worth of gigs.
> Perhaps not.
I think it's much more difficult for them to in this late stage of their career to spend a month in the studio and come up with anything fresh or creative than for them to continually repeat doing something they are very good at, which is touring.