Should PJ Go Back To Having an Opening Band

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  • ryph raphryph raph Posts: 781
    edited August 31

    First

    For Pearl Jam to have an opening band

    They have to go out on tour.

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  • JM144705JM144705 Philadelphia Posts: 274
    Please god no! Life is too short to waste on shitty music.
  • Jebus4uJebus4u Posts: 1
    on2legs said:
    Yes if the opening band is The Gaslight Anthem.  No if it’s anyone else.  
    With a SOLAT cover 
  • SandyRavageSandyRavage Posts: 523
    edited August 31
    Staind.... 
    im kidding. 

    in all seriousness though, AWOLNATION. thats 40 minutes no one on this board is prepared for. Everyone would walk away smiling, something that seems really hard to do these days around here.... 



    also, the current guitarist, not the one pictured here, is Zack Irons. I dont know what else to say but that this should have happened years ago
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    Brandi, Sleater, or Mudhoney yes!
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,878
    The Hold Steady should open for them.
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 5,441
    Awolnation is really good.  Caught them at ACL 8 or 9 years ago.  

    Maybe im in the minority but give me a great opening band and 29 PJ songs vs no opening band and 35 PJ songs.  
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,936
    pjl44 said:
    DewieCox said:
    No, almost every opening band they choose sucks.  Only way to top the level of suck they’ve approached wools be have some of the acts mentioned so far, like Gaslight Anthem.

    Isbell and Sturgill are so far beyond this it would have to almost be co-headlining.
    At least in the Northeast, Isbell and Sturgill are nowhere near Pearl Jam's level yet. The last time each came through on their own, Isbell played a 3500 capacity pavilion and Sturgill a 2500 theater. Isbell has played 7500 seats twice but as a coheadliner with Brandi Carlile or Frank Turner. I love both of those guys but they have a ways to go before they're co-headlining with Pearl Jam. 

    I wasn’t trying to say they were as big as PJ. Just that they can pull off their own high profile tours and it would have little benefit downgrading from the the headline spot. 
  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 3,807
    DewieCox said:
    pjl44 said:
    DewieCox said:
    No, almost every opening band they choose sucks.  Only way to top the level of suck they’ve approached wools be have some of the acts mentioned so far, like Gaslight Anthem.

    Isbell and Sturgill are so far beyond this it would have to almost be co-headlining.
    At least in the Northeast, Isbell and Sturgill are nowhere near Pearl Jam's level yet. The last time each came through on their own, Isbell played a 3500 capacity pavilion and Sturgill a 2500 theater. Isbell has played 7500 seats twice but as a coheadliner with Brandi Carlile or Frank Turner. I love both of those guys but they have a ways to go before they're co-headlining with Pearl Jam. 

    I wasn’t trying to say they were as big as PJ. Just that they can pull off their own high profile tours and it would have little benefit downgrading from the the headline spot. 
    You said they should be co-headlining with Pearl Jam.

    On this new point, I can sorta see that with Isbell. Sturgill, though, is right at the level of many PJ openers I've seen...MMJ, Band of Horses, etc. I don't know that either of those guys is headlining 18k seats+ anytime soon. Seems to me there is plenty of benefit to getting in front of potential new fans in arenas and amphitheaters. I'm sure a lot goes into those tour decisions, so who knows. 
  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,814
    Please no co-headling tours.
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  • I agree no co-headline tours. 

    But Sturgill, Isbell, Carlie would expose them to a new bigger audience and I would love to see them. 
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,936
    pjl44 said:
    DewieCox said:
    pjl44 said:
    DewieCox said:
    No, almost every opening band they choose sucks.  Only way to top the level of suck they’ve approached wools be have some of the acts mentioned so far, like Gaslight Anthem.

    Isbell and Sturgill are so far beyond this it would have to almost be co-headlining.
    At least in the Northeast, Isbell and Sturgill are nowhere near Pearl Jam's level yet. The last time each came through on their own, Isbell played a 3500 capacity pavilion and Sturgill a 2500 theater. Isbell has played 7500 seats twice but as a coheadliner with Brandi Carlile or Frank Turner. I love both of those guys but they have a ways to go before they're co-headlining with Pearl Jam. 

    I wasn’t trying to say they were as big as PJ. Just that they can pull off their own high profile tours and it would have little benefit downgrading from the the headline spot. 
    You said they should be co-headlining with Pearl Jam.

    On this new point, I can sorta see that with Isbell. Sturgill, though, is right at the level of many PJ openers I've seen...MMJ, Band of Horses, etc. I don't know that either of those guys is headlining 18k seats+ anytime soon. Seems to me there is plenty of benefit to getting in front of potential new fans in arenas and amphitheaters. I'm sure a lot goes into those tour decisions, so who knows. 
    I put “almost coheadlining” meaning that clearly PJ would be the headliner in a hypothetical tour. 

    I think Isbell and Sturgill are both well beyond BoH at their most popular and 2006 MMJ. 

    They don’t need that bump to get from 2500 cap venues to 7500 cap venues. 
  • RP112579RP112579 Tinley Park, ILPosts: 3,000
    Please no country acts as openers.
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  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 3,807
    DewieCox said:
    pjl44 said:
    DewieCox said:
    pjl44 said:
    DewieCox said:
    No, almost every opening band they choose sucks.  Only way to top the level of suck they’ve approached wools be have some of the acts mentioned so far, like Gaslight Anthem.

    Isbell and Sturgill are so far beyond this it would have to almost be co-headlining.
    At least in the Northeast, Isbell and Sturgill are nowhere near Pearl Jam's level yet. The last time each came through on their own, Isbell played a 3500 capacity pavilion and Sturgill a 2500 theater. Isbell has played 7500 seats twice but as a coheadliner with Brandi Carlile or Frank Turner. I love both of those guys but they have a ways to go before they're co-headlining with Pearl Jam. 

    I wasn’t trying to say they were as big as PJ. Just that they can pull off their own high profile tours and it would have little benefit downgrading from the the headline spot. 
    You said they should be co-headlining with Pearl Jam.

    On this new point, I can sorta see that with Isbell. Sturgill, though, is right at the level of many PJ openers I've seen...MMJ, Band of Horses, etc. I don't know that either of those guys is headlining 18k seats+ anytime soon. Seems to me there is plenty of benefit to getting in front of potential new fans in arenas and amphitheaters. I'm sure a lot goes into those tour decisions, so who knows. 
    I put “almost coheadlining” meaning that clearly PJ would be the headliner in a hypothetical tour. 

    If only there was a word for when two bands go on tour but they're not co-headlining and one band is the clear headliner...
  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 3,807
    RP112579 said:
    Please no country acts as openers.
    Give the new Sturgill song a spin. It ain't Dwight Yoakam, I'll tell ya that.
  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,814
    RP112579 said:
    Please no country acts as openers.
    100% agree.
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,878
    Who’s on PJs level that they would go-headline with?

    co-headers are for bands that are fading fandom wise. pJ can still sell out pretty much any venue. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,890
    I wonder if pj could sell
    out a 50 show arena tour.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10 said:
    I wonder if pj could sell
    out a 50 show arena tour.  
    I hope they take that challenge 
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 3,073
    edited September 2
    mcgruff10 said:
    I wonder if pj could sell
    out a 50 show arena tour.  
    I think so .... (?)
    (Read: I hope so)
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 3,073
    edited September 2
    Who’s on PJs level that they would go-headline with?
    Foo Fighters?
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  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 3,807
    Who’s on PJs level that they would go-headline with?

    co-headers are for bands that are fading fandom wise. pJ can still sell out pretty much any venue. 
    A couple one-offs like they did with Petty is all I can imagine. In that case, Neil Young? Roger Waters? 
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  • Abe FromanAbe Froman Posts: 3,753
    More openers and less PJ sounds terrible and co headliners sounds even worse. 
  • No co-headliners, for sure. I skipped AiC this time around, because who wants to spend money on Korn? 
  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,814
    rummy said:
    Who’s on PJs level that they would go-headline with?
    Foo Fighters?
    Please God no.
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  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 813
    edited September 2
    Yea. Korn and Alice In Chains seems like a weird tour. I liked the first three Korn albums but haven’t listened to them in years to see how they hold up. And yes, while the new AIC is good, they will never be Layne good so I would miss that tour too 
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,005
    edited September 2
    Pearl Jam  // Neil Young with Crazy Horse



    Would be a good co-headlining tour.

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  • Pearl Jam with Alice in Chain playing a shorter set before (but longer than a opening act slot) would be cool also.
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  • I thought the opening act was the fight at the Merch table :o
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