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Old 02-19-2018, 10:16 PM   #181
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or everyone involved secretly knew it sucked, whereas this at least has a decent chance of garnering public interest since they are 100% playing the hits

 
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:48 PM   #182
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i've heard ads on spotify and local radio, fwiw

 
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:56 PM   #183
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I've heard two radio ads for the Baltimore show

 
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:20 AM   #184
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Tours like this usually do good in markets the first time, but then when they return no one cares again.

I've seen countless bands do the reunion jaunt and it's a smashing success and then they come back 2 or 3 years later on a different tour and it's like a half-full downsized venue with little fan enthusiasm. So there really is no longevity in a game plan like this. Only works as a 1 and done deal.

 
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:24 AM   #185
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Tours like this usually do good in markets the first time, but then when they return no one cares again.

I've seen countless bands do the reunion jaunt and it's a smashing success and then they come back 2 or 3 years later on a different tour and it's like a half-full downsized venue with little fan enthusiasm. So there really is no longevity in a game plan like this. Only works as a 1 and done deal.
Depends. Ride reformed initially in 2015 for gigs, which they got rave reviews and lots of press for. But they followed up with a new, well-received album in 2017, which helped them out when it came to keeping up the touring. Granted, they are playing smaller venues, but the fans are engaged and they are playing places like Tokyo, where they've never played before.

If SP release a new album, which is clearly in the style of SP 1, and it is well received and sells well, "return to form" etc, then they half a chance they can keep the show on the road. They do need D'arcy in the line up though.

 
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