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Tour with Rob Thomas
« on: April 10, 2016, 12:28:21 PM »
Saw this on twitter:


https://www.citiprivatepass.com/landing/counting_crows_and_rob_thomas.html

Is that a good match you think? I only know the song Smooth from the band he used to be in. (don't remember what they were called).
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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 09:39:03 PM »
He was in Matchbox 20 back in the day, Smooth was a solo collaboration with Carlos Santana.Not exactly an inspired choice for me, but, he can't be any worse than Citizen Cope last year...
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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 11:26:45 AM »
Oops!  :-[ Got things mixed up there.

 I wonder what this will mean for set length. Shorter shows again?
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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 01:14:36 PM »
Counting Crows and Rob Thomas
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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 03:03:04 PM »
I actually like Matchbox 20 and Rob Thomas.  Not as much as the CC but I like them.  My wife LOVES them... and ironically, she backed out of last summers CC concert and I ended up taking my  brother.  I wonder if she'd back out of THIS one... ha ha ha. 


The bummer is that I either have to go to Detroit or Cincy since they won't be in Columbus, Dayton, Cleveland, etc... around me.  I'll talk to her when she wakes up and see if she wants to go to one with me.

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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2016, 04:45:46 PM »
This definitely meets shorter sets again - co-headlining, like back in the days when they played with Goo Goo Dolls, John Mayer, and Maroon 5. It also means big outdoor sheds instead of cool theaters or interesting outdoor spots (even if the venue in NYC last year kinda sucked).

Will still probably end up going to Jones Beach and Brooklyn, though.

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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2016, 05:09:18 PM »
For what it's worth, it appears Rob Thomas does do Matchbox 20 songs on his solo tours. http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/rob-thomas/2016/state-theatre-sydney-australia-13f0a93d.html

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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 06:17:17 PM »
cmigs -


You posted what I came here to ask/discuss.  Are CC "co-headlining" with Rob Thomas?  Or is Rob more of an opening act...


Sounds like it's a co-headline and we'll see less CC.


When I first watched the video of Adam and Rob I was kinda giddy since my wife bailed on my last year and I ended up taking my brother.  But she LOVES Rob Thomas, so I was stoked.  But then I saw the venues... As you mentioned, they're ALL large, outdoor amphitheater-type places.  I do not like those... the closest dates/locations to me are Riverbend in Cincy or DTE in Detroit.  Not a huge fan of either... and quite honestly, surprised that they chose those.  I went to Huber Heights last summer and they didn't even fill out the Rose which is only like 4,200 seats max.  I'd say 25% of it was empty.


So between the bad locations (either way is a big drive for me), the not-my-favorite venues (bring back the theater performances of December '14), and the fact that it's probably going to be a "split" show with less of each act, I gotta say I'm not as enthused as I thought I may be.  I was secretly hoping they would play at the Toledo Zoo again.  I've heard about those couple of times they played there and it was supposedly awesome...


The biggest saving grace is that Rob Thomas is pretty damn good and he does do older MB20 songs...

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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2016, 08:56:19 PM »
Got to wonder who is making the decisions regarding VIP pricing these days? Smacks of corporate greed, I appreciate that it's a dream scenario for some, but, $750 + ticket price?!

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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2016, 09:44:54 PM »
That's insane, and it doesn't even include a concert ticket. Or what do they mean by cost of ticket, fees and stuff?
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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2016, 10:22:10 PM »
Leonard - based on the promotion of the tour, I think this is a co-headline with CC seeming to get the slightly stronger position as the headliner (their name is first on everything, the pre-sale is a CC pre-sale). Maybe instead of 80 minutes and 80 minutes, it's 90 minutes CC, 70 minutes Rob Thomas?

I ignore the VIP stuff... it's there for people who want to overspend, and the band should take as much money as people are willing to give them. I'd rather spend extra cash on going to more shows or booking house concerts of bands that make far less than CC on the road, but some people have a more limited view of live music and want to spend all their money on CC (or have a shit ton of money and it doesn't matter).

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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2016, 10:42:24 PM »
I wonder if it's a bit like two years ago when it was Daniel and the lion and toad the wet sprocket...Counting crows Sets were still pretty long.

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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2016, 11:19:51 PM »
I kinda doubt Rob Thomas is getting as short a set as Toad the Wet Sprocket did. But that would work for me. (I'd assume K Phillips set will equal what Daniel and the Lion got. Also, if you haven't kept up with them, Daniel and the Lion changed their name to Canyon Spells and released an amazing record last month.)

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Re: Tour with Rob Thomas
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2016, 03:19:38 PM »
well, 40 minutes away... do I buy now or wait?  Last year, I bought the best I could get w/o VIP and then closer to show time, they opened all those VIP seats in the front, center but wouldn't let me exchange tickets.  They didn't even sell them all so there were like 2 empty rows.


Not sure if I should just wait and see if they release the unsold VIP tickets sometime closer to August.