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2007: The Year of The Reunion Tours and Comebacks (Which One Will You Attend?)
Various | 1-28-2007 | my favorite headache

Posted on 01/27/2007 11:02:23 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

The following tours have been announced for this spring and summer...which one will you lay your money down for in 2007? I am gonna go broke this year on concerts...

Van Halen - With David Lee Roth

The Police

Genesis (Phil, Tony, and Mike...no Peter Gabriel)

Rush

Duran Duran

Roxy Music (With Bryan Ferry)

REM

Billy Joel

The Sugarcubes

Nine Inch Nails James

The Eagles

Rage Against The Machine

Crowded House

Jesus and The Mary Chain

Meat Loaf

Guns n Roses

The Cure


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1 posted on 01/27/2007 11:02:24 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Also Dream Theater, Metallica, Aerosmith, and Porcupine Tree are touring as well.


2 posted on 01/27/2007 11:05:25 PM PST by My Favorite Headache ("Head-On...Apply Directly To The Forehead, Head-On...Apply Directly To The Forehead")
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To: My Favorite Headache

Van Halen and The Police are most intriguing. A real Genesis reunion would include Gabriel and Hackett...and that ain't happening anytime soon.

Rush? I didn't know they broke up.


3 posted on 01/27/2007 11:12:24 PM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I've never seen Porcupine Tree and was pleasantly surprised to see you mention them--cool Floyd-ish spacey rock.

I wouldn't waste a dime on any of these people, frankly. I don't live in the past at these prices.

4 posted on 01/27/2007 11:13:29 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican, Bostonian, Bush supporter, atheist, pro-lifer)
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To: My Favorite Headache

How will VH replace Michael Anthony's voice?


5 posted on 01/27/2007 11:14:07 PM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: My Favorite Headache

"I am gonna go broke this year on concerts..." - do not go broke, but hold on to your money. "Clear them out of your life as the scandalous and evil-living lot they are", as Michelangelo Buonarroti once wrote.


6 posted on 01/27/2007 11:14:44 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Darkwolf377

I never thought about prices of tickets: Good point.


7 posted on 01/27/2007 11:15:12 PM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: My Favorite Headache; weegee; All; Sensei Ern

Concert revenues, album sales, MUZAK royalties and speakers fees all fund the Left. Try to find other pleasures, everybody!

That does NOT apply for good Conservative entertainers and there are quite a few!


8 posted on 01/27/2007 11:26:52 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: GSlob

"Clear them out of your life as the scandalous and evil-living lot they are", as Michelangelo Buonarroti once wrote.




Let's have a look at Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (aka Michelangelo)

"...Romantic biographers would like Michelangelo to have been attracted to Contessina de' Medici, the youngest daughter of Lorenzo de' Medici. He may well have been, for surely she was the most comely creature in the Medici household and approximately his same age. But relations beyond polite formalities would have been impossible. They moved in different worlds; moreover, Contessina was marked from birth for a more socially advantageous match.

If Michelangelo sought relations with women, they came from a more humble station, where favors were dispensed more readily or were exchanged for money. A few poems suggest such experiences--and his ability to laugh at them: "When I look down upon each of your breasts they look like two watermelons in a bag."

Relations with men were more possible and probably more frequent. In the Medici household, Michelangelo was among a group of exceptionally learned and cultivated men with homosexual inclinations--both physically and philosophically: Angelo Poliziano, Marsilio Ficino, and Lorenzo de' Medici himself. Michelangelo was probably not the initiator of relations but rather the passive recipient of their attentions--a situation extremely common in Renaissance Florence. In turn, they offered a home that was intellectually stimulating, above moral scrutiny, and without economic or mundane obligations. Indeed, it was a privilege to be part of that select circle. It made an indelible impression on Michelangelo, and he naturally looked back on these years with nostalgia..."

Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture
( http://www.hlla.com/reference/mb-bio.html )



It's always good to think in context of a pull quote.


9 posted on 01/27/2007 11:32:28 PM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: My Favorite Headache

How can Billy Joel have a reunion? Or hasn't he been himself lately?


10 posted on 01/27/2007 11:48:43 PM PST by irv
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
I have seen NIN in concert several times and while Tent Reznor is as left wing as they come he is also a very talented musician who puts on an amazing stage show. Very few of his songs have political messages and even then they are very subtle and he almost never says any thing more than a thank you in between songs. I don't expect alcoholic and drug addicted rock stars to give sound political advice, but I do expect them to entertain me which is what I'm paying them for. After that they can do what ever they want with the money they have earned.
11 posted on 01/28/2007 12:00:51 AM PST by Conservative Actuary
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To: Conservative Actuary; wagglebee

I understand your point of view--I've seen the Grateful Dead, the Stones, the Who, Kansas, Styx, Boston, J. Geils Band, George Thoroughgood and others--but that was BEFORE I committed to get my entertainment from somewhere that I would be GLAD about the trickle-down effect.

No more of that for me. (Kerry Livgren after Kansas became a great Christiam solo act I might see if he's still touring.)

"No unrighteous thing will I set before my eyes."


12 posted on 01/28/2007 12:21:45 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
As much as I disagree with the message in their music, Rage is a magnificent band. Thankfully, Rage isn't Dixie Chick left, it's anti-establishment left or right ("More for Gore or the son of a drug lord? None of the above! F--- it! Cut the cord!") There aren't too many band-based guitar heroes like Tom Morello left on the scene, and his work was wasted in the relatively dreary songs of Audioslave.

I gotta wonder what in the world's going on in Eddie's life that he is reuniting with David Lee Roth again. Is he just itching to perform again, does he need some cash after his multiple medical crises (tongue cancer, hip replacement surgery), or did he just look at the Rolling Stones' dino-tour generate cases full of Krugerrands and decide, "I could do that!"? Has Roth agreed to be more mature this time around, or did he become an EMT so he could continue to abuse his body and then drive himself to the ER?

I don't know if it's a good thing Genesis is back. I've been a fan since the Abacab days, but thought they had pretty well played out the string. I am not hopeful that any new CD will be made of top-notch stuff. Their last CD, the Phil-free Calling All Stations...(which seemed to be a plea for radio play) was a total mess.

I'm a latecomer to the Roxy Music fan club. I'm just now learning how influential they were on the music of the eighties -- talk about ahead of their time! There probably would be no Duran Duran as we know it if Bryan Ferry had never existed.

Of all these groups, I would be most inclined to pay a pretty penny to see The Police perform. I get the feeling they agreed to reunite for the bucks, not because they've learned to live with each other. If I wasn't sure the Eagles wouldn't be back, I'd have to reconsider that, but it looks like they've found their second wind.

13 posted on 01/28/2007 12:54:06 AM PST by L.N. Smithee (We're all two heartbeats away from President Nancy Pelosi. Sleep tight, America!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Brian Wilson's 40th Anniversary "Pet Sounds" tour is getting raves, and Al Jardine is along to provide extra Beach Boys flavor. And speaking of Sun and Fun, Jimmy Buffett begins his 2007 tour next month in Florida. For those who don't know, all of Jimmy's concerts are broadcast live on radiomargaritaville.com.
14 posted on 01/28/2007 1:19:20 AM PST by JennysCool (Blink 182 isn't just a band, it's Nancy Pelosi's per-minute average.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

It's not a reunion tour, butI'll see the SEARCHERS agasin this summer.


15 posted on 01/28/2007 5:33:02 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: L.N. Smithee
As much as I disagree with the message in their music, Rage is a magnificent band.

I agree, you don't have to listen to the lyrics or embrace the message to enjoy the energy in the music of Bulls On Parade.

16 posted on 01/28/2007 7:50:26 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: My Favorite Headache

Only ones I'd be interested in seeing would be Duran Duran and Rush.


17 posted on 01/28/2007 11:12:41 AM PST by MotleyGirl70 (As a conservative I have as much in common with Guiliani as I do Lieberman.)
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To: My Favorite Headache; RockinRight
Van Halen in '07? No thanks...

Although, I'd pay money to watch Dave kick Eddie's ass.

18 posted on 01/28/2007 11:26:21 AM PST by MotleyGirl70 (As a conservative I have as much in common with Guiliani as I do Lieberman.)
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To: Darkwolf377
I agree!

These groups are aging or have aged!!!!

That's fine for most of us....but put a senior citizen band on the stage...(plus paying lots of money)...and you get less than you bargained for....trust me!

I surprised my husband with tickets for the Moody Blues....

..a HUGE disappointment...

..they had backup folks for their vocals, instruments, drums, etc....

..and when they tried to hit the high notes.....(it was sad)

Saw an aging Arlo Guthrie at EPCOT.....EPCOT for goodness sakes...playing a gig...

Better to leave it to your memories.....you can't go home again.

19 posted on 01/28/2007 11:34:37 AM PST by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President....2008!)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Rush, a girl that likes Rush? That is awesome.


20 posted on 01/28/2007 11:47:04 AM PST by Dmitry Vukicevich (I do not support Bush's immigration policy.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Jeez, he looks 80!


21 posted on 01/28/2007 12:23:35 PM PST by RockinRight (To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors. - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Dmitry Vukicevich
I saw Rush in '91 during the Presto tour; good concert.

Have you seen them?

One of my first CD purchases was...

Btw, I'm a fan of the other Rush too. Rush Limbaugh :)

22 posted on 01/28/2007 12:43:06 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: RockinRight

Two packs of Marlboro (reds) over a lifetime will do that.


23 posted on 01/28/2007 12:45:33 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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24 posted on 01/28/2007 12:48:43 PM PST by weegee (No third term. Hillary Clinton's 2008 election run presents a Constitutional Crisis.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
It is interesting to note that Billy Joel has apparently reunited with himself.
25 posted on 01/28/2007 1:19:31 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (proud sponsor of the "helmets for democrats" foundation)
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To: MotleyGirl70

I knew you were a good woman. Be still my beating heart. ;)


26 posted on 01/28/2007 1:24:13 PM PST by Dmitry Vukicevich (I do not support Bush's immigration policy.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Ooops, sorry a little flustered, I have seen every tour since the 81 Permanent Waves Tour. I also like the other Rush as well.


27 posted on 01/28/2007 1:32:14 PM PST by Dmitry Vukicevich (I do not support Bush's immigration policy.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Rush, REM, Van Halen and The Cure.


28 posted on 01/28/2007 1:33:54 PM PST by ShadowDancer (Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I would go see The Police if they play in Boston, I saw them just once before, still relative unknowns, in England in a tiny club in the late 70's...

I just got tickets to see James Cotton playing in Lynn, MA with James Montgomery next month...looking forward to that.

29 posted on 01/28/2007 1:35:47 PM PST by Geronimo
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To: qam1; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; m18436572; InShanghai; xrp; ...
Xer Ping

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30 posted on 01/28/2007 2:02:19 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: MotleyGirl70

My hubby and I were married one year in 1991 - we went to see the Presto tour too...AWESOME concert - I like Presto the best. Was a bit disappointed in Roll the Bones...


31 posted on 01/28/2007 2:06:25 PM PST by Alkhin (star dust contemplating star dust)
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To: MotleyGirl70

YES!!!!, I love Rush too, I need to see them and Van Halen if possible.


32 posted on 01/28/2007 2:10:17 PM PST by cmsgop ( How do we know he's NOT Mel Torme?)
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To: Alkhin
Of course we should definitely demand a reunion of Spinal Tap


33 posted on 01/28/2007 2:11:21 PM PST by Alkhin (star dust contemplating star dust)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I heard the following bands will also be touring:

Kiss
Boston/REO Speedwagon
Black Sabbath (fronted by Dio, touring under the name "Heaven & Hell")
Foreigner

34 posted on 01/28/2007 2:53:28 PM PST by ncdrumr
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To: PzLdr

Needles and Pins-uh


35 posted on 01/28/2007 3:38:18 PM PST by dennisw (What one man can do another can do -- "The Edge")
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To: dennisw

Written by Sonny Bono and Jack Nitsche.


36 posted on 01/28/2007 4:25:25 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I'm holding out for South Park on Broadway!


37 posted on 01/28/2007 4:44:24 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: My Favorite Headache

The Police, but I am single again so I should also attend Duran Duran.


38 posted on 01/28/2007 6:48:01 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: sully777

Have no fear -- Rush never broke up. In fact, they toured three years ago. They did take a six-year break after a few crises in their personal lives (wife & kid dying kind of crises), but still make music.


39 posted on 01/28/2007 7:50:09 PM PST by MikeD (We live in a world where babies are like velveteen rabbits that only become real if they are loved.)
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To: sully777
How will VH replace Michael Anthony's voice?

Good question -- his backing vocals define the Van Halen sound almost as much as the guitar...

40 posted on 01/28/2007 7:52:15 PM PST by MikeD (We live in a world where babies are like velveteen rabbits that only become real if they are loved.)
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To: JennysCool

I saw the 2000 "Pet Sounds" Tour with the orchestra, but I know Brian is in better voice now. Do you know if Al sings "I Know There's an Answer" as part of the PS set, or does he just stick to "Help Me Rhonda" and a few backing vocals?


41 posted on 01/28/2007 7:54:23 PM PST by MikeD (We live in a world where babies are like velveteen rabbits that only become real if they are loved.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

You forgot Bob Seger... I saw him last night. Although he never really went anywhere.


42 posted on 01/28/2007 9:01:50 PM PST by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: PzLdr

Written by Sonny Bono and Jack Nitsche ..... I used to know that


43 posted on 01/29/2007 1:15:23 AM PST by dennisw (What one man can do another can do -- "The Edge")
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To: PzLdr

"When You Walk in the Room" is a song written by Jackie DeShannon. Who did an earlier v of Needles and Pins


44 posted on 01/29/2007 1:17:32 AM PST by dennisw (What one man can do another can do -- "The Edge")
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The Police. I meesed out on them before they broke up in 84 as I really became a fan after that point. I must see them this time around though.

I've seen Rush about 6 times so I'll pass on that one.

I am a huge R.E.M. fan but, frankly, they are not good in concert. I've seen them around 4-5 times and they have never been a very good live band. Plus, anything after Green is just R.E.M. light...

I really would like to see The Cure as well. One of my favorite bands of all time.

45 posted on 01/29/2007 4:35:26 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: dennisw

I think she also wrote "Each Time", another song the Searchers did [LP cut, maybe also a 'B' side]. Great guitar work.


46 posted on 01/29/2007 7:15:15 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: dennisw

She did the original version. The Searchers cadged it in Hamburg, after hearing Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers doing it in their stage act. The bass player for Cliff was Frank Allen, who replaced Tony Jackson in the Searchers in '64 - just in time for "When You Walk in the Room"


47 posted on 01/29/2007 7:17:35 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Wouldn't mind seeing Roxy Music.

But I'd really love to the The Jam touring again!

48 posted on 01/29/2007 10:03:45 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: My Favorite Headache

Curious, where did you see that The Cure was touring?


49 posted on 01/29/2007 10:44:28 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I wish the Rage Against the Machine reunion wasn't a one off show in California. Even still I'm hoping to figure out some way to get out to see it. In addition to them there are a ton of other great, lesser-known bands playing at the Coachella festival.


50 posted on 01/29/2007 10:48:31 AM PST by Mr. Blonde (Like I always say, there's no "I" in team. There's a "me" though, if you jumble it up.)
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