Doesn't Tiesto have a residency going at the Hard Rock?
The tickets for Deadmau5's current tour are going for well over $100 and he is selling out. I just looked into going to see him in NY and they were about $125-$150 a piece I believe. Dude just headlined fucking Lollapalooza.
While I will agree his live show far exceeds his music, I don't think his music is all that bad. He has come a long way from when he first came on the scene as a total novelty. The two things that I really like about Deadmau is the tension he creates (his drops are AWESOME), and how many different electro styles he touches on.
While I love Tiesto (I have yet to see him live unfortunately), the dude has become a bit of a farce and has been mailing it in for years.
One last note, I don't know why you're getting flack for Barry Manilow. I would see the fuck out of that show.
Post by DeltaSigChi4 on Aug 9, 2011 12:54:05 GMT -5
It blows my mind that Deadma5s charges 100$+ per ticket and sells out. Blows my mind. For the Chelsea shows, the tickets are much less. I believe they were 50$ (no fees) when they were first announced as early birds; currently they are 75$ -- which I think is too much, and by the looks of tickets available for both nights in a very small venue a lot of other people think the same.
Postscript. I have seen Barry Manilow four times; have had tickets for six shows (he cancelled twice). I would see Wayne Newton; Tom Jones; Rod Stewart; and countless others. Barbara Streisand. Cher. Whitney Houston. Tina Turner. I would see Elton John again. So.
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Post by StormyPinkness on Aug 9, 2011 13:00:57 GMT -5
sexually stoked to go see eels tomorrow night at the Aladdin. That is one of my favorite venues and I am excited to see another eels show. The last one was just him and The Chet, a very talented multi-instrumentalist that rocks on the musical saw. It will be fun to see the full band.
Post by The Horned Grandmother on Aug 9, 2011 19:56:11 GMT -5
If Sasquatch starts replacing legitimate headliners with more crappy dance music I'm'a gonna find me another festival. Not that I'm worried about it -- if this dubstep fad hasn't burned itself out by Sasquatch 2012, it certainly will have by 2013.
Re: Tiesto mailing it in, I have to agree to some extent. I acknowledge that he contributed a lot to Trance music over the years, but I finally got around to seeing him in April when he was in Calgary. I had a lot of fun at his show, but when I compare it to the magic of the Chemical Brothers at Coachella that I saw on youtube from the same weekend, well... It came up VERY short.
For me, the main reason I saw Tiesto was to see him at least once (and probably only once, actually, since I won't go out of my way to see him again). I admit that his 3 hour set had the dancefloor packed non-stop, but this was only a 5000 person-ish venue (BMO center Halls A-D for you Calgary folks).
For me, The highlights were tracks of his I enjoyed already, as well as the random dubstep songs he dropped during his set. The bass was more intense than every other show I've seen in Calgary minus maybe 1 or 2 in my life, since he brought his own sound.
Still, Tiesto will be pass for me from now on. He'll probably do Ultra in Miami next year, so if you are dying to see him before his next album tour, that would be your best bet I suspect.