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    Default Why do promoters book incompatible acts together?

    When I saw U2 back in December of 2005, most of the fans waited in the hallways drinking beer while Kanye West was onstage. His loud, thumping rap music was not well received by the 80's rockers who were at the show (which made up the majority of the crowd).

    How many times have you had to endure an opening act that was completely imcompatible with the headlining act? Why do promoters do this? Don't they realize that more people might pay for a ticket if they select a popular band from the same genre of music that the headlining act plays?

    That brings up the question: Why in the hell would the promoters of the 2007 Van Halen tour select Ky-Mani Marley as the opening act? I mean, they may as well hire Boy fucking George! Marley is about as compatible with Van Halen as fire is with water! Do they think this is going to attract a diverse crowd? I doubt it. I have never even heard of Marley before now, and I doubt that he has any fans that will be coming out in droves to pay for a Van Halen concert.

    Here's what Andrew wrote about this on his MelodicRock.com website today:

    KY-MANI MARLEY HONORED TO BE SPECIAL GUEST ON THE 2007 VAN HALEN TOUR:

    Why do promoters book musically incompatible acts as support for headliners? How frustrating for rock fans turning up to see Van Halen, having then to sit through a bloody reggae/hip hop act. How about Gotthard or Scorpions or some new upcoming rock act like Cinder Road instead? Once again the deal is put before what the fans might actually want to see...

    Press Release / AAO Music, Inc., the home of Reality and its label partners, Vox Music Group and Purfek Storm Productions, are pleased to announce that Ky-Mani Marley has been selected to support Van Halen on the group's highly anticipated North American tour.

    The tour will coincide with the release of Ky-Mani Marley's CD titled Radio. The CD will be his first release since his Grammy nominated album, Many More Roads, five years ago. Radio features several key singles including "One Time," "The March" and "Conversation" among others. All of the singles contain Marley's unique sound of classical reggae beats mixed with contemporary hip hop. Each song will be promoted heavily at radio, in print and other media and at retail. In addition to his exploding musical career Marley has also starred in several feature films including the cult favorite Shottas.

    Son of the legendary Bob Marley, Ky-Mani continues the exodus in a different, but difficult world after 30 years. Radio by Ky-Mani Marley will be available from AAO Music, in conjunction with Vox Music Group and Purfeck Storm Productions beginning September 25th.
    What do you think? Are you planning to come early enough to see Marley?

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    If I had the money to go see one of these shows I would most definitely go to see Marley. I listen to every type of music and Ky-mani is a great artist. I know he won't be popular but I would hope that no one here would be classless enough to boo him.
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    I'm not going at all, but it does seem to be an odd juxtoposition of acts. Even so, if I were going, I would check it out as I like all the flavors of our musical ice cream - I might come away liking a new band.

    My suggestion is to go and give it a fair shot - you just might like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRocks View Post
    What do you think? Are you planning to come early enough to see Marley?
    I think it gives more time to drink beer in the parking lot and check out the babes

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUNN28 View Post
    I think it gives more time to drink beer in the parking lot and check out the babes
    I'm with you on this one.

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    depending on how old you are the selection of babes might be quite limited if your not into or not old enough to appreciate soccer moms who were listening to Van Halen in high school when they were brand new, as opposed to me when I was in high school 6 years ago and the only thing Van Halen was a memory of the Van Halen III debacle and at the mention of Eddie Van Halen the most common response was, "isnt he dead"?
    Van Halen....nothing else is needed....

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    Its all about the money if you book Marley your gonna get Marley fans
    buying VH tics so they can see there guy. Add that to the fact that
    Marley was probably a pretty cheap grab.IMO

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    Babes? Are you talking about those women that still try to pull off the 80's look? Forgetting that they've added a few pounds. 91 is the last time I remember hot women at a halen show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEANBEE View Post
    Add that to the fact that
    Marley was probably a pretty cheap grab.IMO
    That's probably the case - big recognizable name, little money to get it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockguitarstar View Post
    depending on how old you are the selection of babes might be quite limited if your not into or not old enough to appreciate soccer moms who were listening to Van Halen in high school when they were brand new
    LOL!



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    Im going to show up as late as possible and hope i dont have to listen very long...then boo the fact that he was put in as an opening act

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    you guys are still baggin' on one of Bob Marley's kids
    Eat Us and Smile!

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    I remember thinking the first album was pretty good so I don't mind the choice and I hope the fans don't razz em to much ... given the chance they'll probably win over some new fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hain23x View Post
    you guys are still baggin' on one of Bob Marley's kids
    Why not. People rip on Wolfgang and he is Eddie's son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    Why not. People rip on Wolfgang and he is Eddie's son.
    I can understand ripping the Marley thing, but I still think ripping on Wolfie is bullshit. Kid is fucking 16. Just shows how pathetic some of the people on here are.

 

 

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