Thursday, February 22, 2007

Reunited and it feels so good.....

Tickets for the Police reunion tour are selling like wildfire, according to tour organizers. 2-night gigs at MSG and Fenway Park sold out in minutes; six shows across Canada are also sellouts, with second shows in the works. It’s shaping up to be the tour of the summer, as many insiders predicted.

Meanwhile, the Van Halen reunion tour has apparently crashed and burned before it even took off. Reports from Pollstar indicate that the tour has been postponed indefinitely. The VH camp claims the press hype had things much further along than they really were, meaning that it will take some lengthy rehearsal time for a band consisting of an aging vocalist whose last two gigs were ambulance driver and dj, a frazzled egomaniacal guitarist and a 15-year old bassist with no tour experience…..

Also at Pollstar, two-thirds of the Jam is planning to reunite. Trouble here is that the third that is missing is Paul Weller. Weller recently trotted out some classic Jam tunes at a solo gig for the first time in years, but apparently is unwilling to join fellow Jammers Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler. A great, overlooked band, but the Jam without Paul Weller is like the Stones without Mick. It’s not a reunion, but a Jam tribute band.

Now, enjoy the Jam performing the old Who favorite, Disguises



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you should go to see a band first before you jump to conclsions - Russ Hastings, lead guitar & Singer can belt out Jam tracks like Weller USE to (let's be honest here he can't do them justice any more).

Russ has also been with Rick Buckler for over a year in his band The Gift and Bruce Foxton has already performed three gigs with The Gift in 2006 before joining full time.

I don't know where you people get off, people should only have the right to critise once they have seen a band

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:40 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I'm not criticizing, only saying that it's not the Jam without Weller. I'm sure lots of singers could 'belt out' songs like Paul Weller. I'm more interested in seeing the chemistry of the original artists, not a glorified cover band.

2:39 PM  

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