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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?

KISS opened for Blue Oyster Cult at Independence Hall in BR, and The Who opened for Herman's Hermits at Redemptorist HS in the mid-60's. I've seen some really good opening acts in my day: George Thorogood, Blackfoot, The Babys, Bob Welch, The Divinyls, LA Guns, The Neville Brothers, Cheap Trick, John Cougar. I was also at the Kinks concert in BR and LeRoux was the opening act. Most of the uneducated masses left after the opening act and missed an awesome show by a legendary rock band.


NachoReb
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
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I usually avoid openings acts, but a couple years ago I stumbled into an MGMT show too early and the opening act was Tame Impala.


Was at that show in Houston. Thought they were better than MGMT


HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
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KISS opened for Blue Oyster Cult at Independence Hall in BR, and The Who opened for Herman's Hermits at Redemptorist HS in the mid-60's. I've seen some really good opening acts in my day: George Thorogood, Blackfoot, The Babys, Bob Welch, The Divinyls, LA Guns, The Neville Brothers, Cheap Trick, John Cougar. I was also at the Kinks concert in BR and LeRoux was the opening act. Most of the uneducated masses left after the opening act and missed an awesome show by a legendary rock band.


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Kafka
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
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The Who opened for Herman's Hermits at Redemptorist HS in the mid-60's

I've met some people who were at that show

My second fave example (after Hendrix) is The Rivieras ("California Sun") played a show in Anaheim or someplace in 1964. Their opening act was The Rolling Stones.

But I can't find any info about it online.


contraryman
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?

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The Who opened for Herman's Hermits at Redemptorist HS in the mid-60's


Good grief...I was born just a little late. (69)

Best I have was The Smithereens opening for The Cult at a private party in Dallas.

Religious.


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Vissarion
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
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Was at that show in Houston. Thought they were better than MGMT


Tame Impala plays at Fitzgerald in Houston on feb. 25 and tickets are already sold out. I got mine though


LoneStarTiger
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
I've learned about a lot of up and coming bands or artists by catching the opening acts


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chesty
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
worst opening act that I have ever seen is this little white kid named Kole Parker, he opened up for currency, never have I ever wanted to rip someone's throat out for being terrible, guy was AWFUL


HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
My cousin saw Tame Impala in their homeland of Aussie. He didnt get into them,but I like their studio stuff and would like to see them live.


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Jester
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
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I have only heard of one of those openers, and I am beyond well versed in the circuit



You are not well-versed at all, Mon.


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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
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worst opening act that I have ever seen is this little white kid named Kole Parker, he opened up for currency, never have I ever wanted to rip someone's throat out for being terrible, guy was AWFUL


Hip hop shows are usually pretty terrible


SUB
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
I've discovered some great bands that were openers. Usually I try to check them out on spotify or bandcamp before the show to see if they sound ok, then I'll decide if I will see them.


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Chappy
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
Saw G'n'R open for Motley Crue in Laffy

G'n'r killed them

the most recent opening act that I thought was better than the headliner was Staind opening for Creed in Laffy


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harmonics
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
Depends on the concert I guess. Some opening acts include bands that have headlined their own tour. Went to the Crawfish Boil in Nashville a few years ago, Three Doors Down was the headliner. Papa Roach performed right before them, after Papa Roach was done, close to half the crowd cleared out.
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NoGumps
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
Some opening acts are dogs, but I always make a point to catch the opening acts if I can. I've been rewarded many times over...

White Zombie
Elliott Smith
Sebadoh
Modest Mouse
Indigo Girls
Living Color
Joan Jett
Jeff Buckley
Cibo Matto
A Tribe Called Quest
My Morning Jacket
Drive By Truckers
Primus
Mazzy Star
Derek Trucks
Swervedriver
Beach House
Mastodon
Built to Spill
Kyuss
Alex Chilton
Beck
Rufus Wainwright
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Neko Case
Gary Clark Jr.
Real Estate
Mission UK
Grizzly Bear
Sleater Kinney
Black Keys

And on and on,

All opening acts I was lucky to catch...yes, I'm old.
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Vissarion
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
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Hip hop shows are usually pretty terrible


I agree, but I've heard JayZ and good. I've heard eminem is good for the toolhe is.

I liked Childish Gambino when i saw him if you call that hip hop but thats it


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SanDiegeauxSteve
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
Two great examples of why opening acts are great:

I saw Rush open for KISS in 1975. Both played full sets and were awesome.

I saw Climax Blues Band followed by Bob Seger opening for Bachman-Turner Overdrive in 1977. After Bob Seger nobody cared whether BTO played or not, he blew them off the stage basically.
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TheDoc
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
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I have only heard of one of those openers, and I am beyond well versed in the circuit




hobotiger
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Member since Nov 2007
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
I saw Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins both open for RHCP. It was shortly before 10 was released, we had bought SP's first release so we were sort of familiar with them going into the show, needless to say those opening acts were great.

Cheap Trick is currently opening for someone, I saw Rusted Root open for Del Amitri at Tips. Ani Difranco opened for Lyle Lovette at a night show during Jazz Fest one year, talk about a mixed crowd that half of it cleared out after Ani played.

When Lenny kravitz toured for his first album he played at Tips and had at least seven openers, Snooks Eaglin was one of them.

My wife was looking at some old pics from some bar she used to go to and there was a concert poster for some band I never heard of but the opener I did hear of, Bon Jovi, actually John before the name change


HeadyBrosevelt
Hawaii Fan
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re: Does anyone else think opening acts are worthless?
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Depends on the concert I guess. Some opening acts include bands that have headlined their own tour. Went to the Crawfish Boil in Nashville a few years ago, Three Doors Down was the headliner. Papa Roach performed right before them, after Papa Roach was done, close to half the crowd cleared out.


Cool, I didnt know anyone cared about either of those bands


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