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    Sorry if this has been discussed, but I just don't have time to pour through all the threads.

    A) How are they as an opening band? I haven't seen much on here about how they are, and if they are doing a good job warming up VH.

    B) Who decided on them? Is that typically the band who decides, management, the record label? I just thought that was an interesting choice, and though its not a rock band like Kenny Wayne Shepard (who I thought was awesome in 1998!), the more I think about it, the more I wonder if they're not a bad choice concerning their job is probably just to create a party-like atmosphere for the real party coming behind them.

    I'm just wondering how they are doing as an opening act.

    Thanks.
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    They are blowing Van Halen off the stage every night and so they will need to be fired since the crowd is not allowed to like two bands.
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    They get up and nothing gets them down, then they proceed to get down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSizzle View Post
    They get up and nothing gets them down, then they proceed to get down.

    Last edited by Harper77; 02.29.12 at 07:10 AM.
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    I'm actually curious about their setlist. Really, I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Van Halen Cash View Post
    Sorry if this has been discussed, but I just don't have time to pour through all the threads.

    A) How are they as an opening band? I haven't seen much on here about how they are, and if they are doing a good job warming up VH.

    B) Who decided on them? Is that typically the band who decides, management, the record label? I just thought that was an interesting choice, and though its not a rock band like Kenny Wayne Shepard (who I thought was awesome in 1998!), the more I think about it, the more I wonder if they're not a bad choice concerning their job is probably just to create a party-like atmosphere for the real party coming behind them.

    I'm just wondering how they are doing as an opening act.

    Thanks.


    Seems that Roth has some answers for you in the New York Post:


    "We throw a sick party, and if you get invited you gotta go. For starters, on this tour Kool and the Gang are opening our shows, and that’s full circle for us because we used to play “Hollywood Swinging” in five-sets-a-night-beer-bars. And the first three songs on our new record are thunder-funk. What we’re giving is the best of the old and the new — think of it like watching “Dragnet” on your iPad."

    http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainmen...wO8Yy3oNmzuy3H


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    I like Kool, and his Gang.

    Thought it was a great choice right away.
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    I would be interested to see a set list from Kool & The Gang as well.





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    Is that the original singer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    Is that the original singer?
    No, it's not the original guy from the more popular songs/era. But you can hear how all of his lead vocals are being piped in.
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    I hear they're OK, but the old folks really come up short when you compare them man to man with Earth, Wind and Fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carmine View Post
    I would be interested to see a set list from Kool & The Gang as well.
    Setlist here:

    http://www.setlist.fm/stats/kool-and...html?year=2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjpack View Post
    Thats a pretty cool set for them. Forgot how many hits they had....
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    I'm surprised Eddie doesn't come out and playing along to 'Celebration'.
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