Should PJ Go Back To Having an Opening Band

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  • CantKeepmedownCantKeepmedown Portland, MainePosts: 2,209
    No thanks
  • TheLuckyOnesTheLuckyOnes Posts: 438
    I've wondered a lot if the 3 hour shows have taken it's toll on the band mentally, even more than it has physically on a bunch of guys who are in their mid-50's. A band known for odd deep cuts live has already dug in to all those deep cuts a whole bunch of times.
    The 3 hour/no-opener shows took away really great opening bands that have served as clear inspiration to them, let alone an audience.
    Maybe this band would have more to say, more itch to create, more fire to compete with bands on their level...if they hadn't spent it all.


    As far as moving forward? 
    I think they're done really pushing creatively.
    So I'll take any show they want to put on.

    I'd rather them not take a band they've already toured heavily with.

  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 826
    Liked band of horses in 2010...was great when played hunger strike at msg. 
    That being said...

    No to opening band.

    Special guests...Danny Clinch, Sting, dude from aerosmith, cheap trick guy...I think that is great...

    Except for the dirty frank tease that devolved into dirty water.

  • Abe FromanAbe Froman Posts: 3,753
    NO
  • chadaw76chadaw76 IndianapolisPosts: 236
    Hard NO
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 6,564

    NO

  • Yes
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  • kaseylilykaseylily Michigan, USAPosts: 234
    Nope 👎
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,005
    Never trust a person who says No to a band using an opening band. 
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 21,146
    No!
    2005 - London
    2009 - Toronto
    2010 - Buffalo
    2011 - Toronto 1&2
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    2014 - Cincinnati, St. Louis, Detroit
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,847
    40 minutes from an opener, 50 minutes to set up, and two hours from Pearl Jam Vs. 2:45 to three hours of Pearl Jam.  I’m surprised anyone prefers the former.
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,847
    What has happened to make everyone say next year is gonna happen?
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    1998 Alpine, Alpine
    2003 Albany, Boston, Boston, Boston
    2004 Boston, Boston
    2006 Hartford, St. Paul (Petty), St. Paul (Petty)
    2011 Alpine, Alpine
    2013 Wrigley
    2014 St. Paul
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    2018 Missoula, Wrigley, Wrigley
  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 2,997
    OnWis97 said:
    What has happened to make everyone say next year is gonna happen?

    Cant Deny Me 
  • MKSNYCMKSNYC NYCPosts: 142
    “An Evening with” for me please!
  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 3,807
    OnWis97 said:
    What has happened to make everyone say next year is gonna happen?
    Hard to see two straight years of no shows
  • pearldavidsonpearldavidson YinzPosts: 1,163
    A Sturgill Simpson and PJ collab would be fucken sick.
  • SaravaSarava Naperville, ILPosts: 1,572
    Nah, cause then it would mean shorter shows.
  • NO203984NO203984 Posts: 16
    Only if the opening bands starts at 7pm promptly and is done by 730 
  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 813
    A Sturgill Simpson and PJ collab would be fucken sick.
    Yes it would!!!
    Peace,Love and Pearl Jam.
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 16,858
    If they do more than 30 dates maybe.
    I miss igotid88
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 3,592
    I definitely agree with those who say not if it means less PJ.
    But I’ve seen shows that were 3:00 back when they had openers, so I don’t think that would be the case. Ben Harper was great, would love to see him again, among many others.
    And to those who complain about the wait time it adds, have you not been a night with show? They tell us to arrive promptly at 7:00, not to take the stage until 8:00 anyway. We’ll be waiting around either way, may as well listen to some music.
  • mwplummwplum Posts: 1,350
    Hard No for me, especially if it means cutting down on more PJ (which it would inevitably do as a result of venue curfews). Hard, if not impossible to pull off something like Denver 2014 (which I believe was just over 4hrs), when you've got an opener.

    In past experiences, I would have preferred to see the opener on their own at a smaller venue performing a full setlist. I love Ben Harper's music, but seeing a 6-8 song setlist just left me wanting for more. Same can be said for just about every opener I've even seen.  And in response to the claim that it exposes us to new music, I'd just say that (for me) In 25+ years of going to concerts, I could probably count the number of bands I've "discovered" for the first time as a result of being openers.


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  • SomethingCreativeSomethingCreative Kazoo, MIPosts: 2,951
    edited August 25
    mwplum said:
    .  And in response to the claim that it exposes us to new music, I'd just say that (for me) In 25+ years of going to concerts, I could probably count the number of bands I've "discovered" for the first time as a result of being openers.


    Yeah same here, but I still discovered them that way and its a moment I'll cherish forever.  I really don't think any counting stats are gonna matter to the folks who wouldn't mind an opener.
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  • thebuilderthebuilder Rifle, COPosts: 86
    I’d rather have the opening band play outside the venue while ten club people wait in line... the festival atmosphere for Missoula 18 was awesome. Of course that was a special occasion but I could see that being a positive way to spend time and raise awareness for various issues.
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  • lexicondevillexicondevil Bay AreaPosts: 863
    No. No. Nope.
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    1992- Lollapalooza, Irvine, California
    Nothing since then. I suck.
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,814
    I’d rather have the opening band play outside the venue while ten club people wait in line... the festival atmosphere for Missoula 18 was awesome. Of course that was a special occasion but I could see that being a positive way to spend time and raise awareness for various issues.
    This I could get behind. Particularly if they go back to playing sheds in summer. Those parking lots are perfect for this.
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  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 1,509
    edited August 25
    It depends on the opener. I enjoy a good opener: MMJ, Band of Horses, KOL, Ben Harper, Black keys. But if it’s a band that I’m not into, than yeah just bring out who I came to see.
  • Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 1,077
    No, they don’t need an opening act. 
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  • NB283405NB283405 Posts: 71
    If they get onstage close to the ticketed start time, I'm OK with no opener.  However, if they're going to wait 60 to 90 minutes like they did at Fenway last year, they might as well have another band fill that time.    
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  • DeadmanDeadman Posts: 680
    I’d like the openers to return.  Also - heavier bands like Baroness, Torche and Big Business.
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