SURVEY : for or against "oldtimers" comeback?

They all come back : Genesis,The Who,Police, The stranglers played in france two weeks ago.....etc
Just curious to know what you think about it, good or not?

Edit : just a few minutes ago,a friend told me that he saw Deep purple live in paris (last month).He found them fantastic.

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Im for it, Where would we be now if it weren't for the likes o 'The New Seekers' and 'Brotherhood of Man' ??

I'm for it, if they can still perform then cool. Though I'm slight biased at the moment as RATM have reformed, Whoop Whoop!

Mind you, so have Crowded House...

I'll go see Genesis. The only problem is, Australia is always the last to find out when they hit our shores... that's if they even do come.

Not to mention Gareth Gates (although this site does, rather amusingly):

Hi guys
I'm for it too but I don't know if I would spend a fortune to get a seat!

A few comments I got on another forum :

"For the most part, I think it's about money more than it's about music. I grew up in the era these guys come from, so I appreciate what they have done. But if they're just playing the same 30 or 40-year-old tunes in the biggest arenas they can book, without bringing anything new to the table, it's hard for me to look on this as anything but cashing in on their former glory."

"Very few reunious really deliver the goods. I was never a Police fan and even less of a Genesis fan so I've not much at stake. There is a very distinct performance atmosphere with most reunions and 90% is just going through the motions. I'd rather see bands and people who've stayed in the game even without fame come back into the limelight and be appreciated. The best reunion/tour/DVD is in my opinion Fleetwood Mac's The Dance. That was the real deal! All that said remember kids THERE IS NO SHELTER IN THE PAST! "

"I also find it difficult to go to arena shows these days. It's expensive, and I don't need to shell out those $$$ to go see someone doing something old, from a thousand feet away. I'm more into seeing someone good in a smaller venue. I'd go see any of my old favourites in a 1,000 seat theatre, but after that...."

"Either way, it's their right, and we don't have to participate, but I wonder how many of us would be enthusiastic about a Nickle Creek show in 20 might just kick as.
What about all those fans who ARE into the spectacle, the hype, the nostalgia? And what about those old and in the way musicians (I'm not too far from it) who just wanna rock, however unconvincingly? "

"I've recently seen Allman Bros, Dickey Betts and Great Southern, Poco, Loggins & Messina, Crosby, Stills & Nash, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and I enjoyed all of them immensely. They were all very reasonably priced, and small to medium sized venues.
But I broke my "I'm Never Gonna Spend More Than $110 on a Concert" rule to see Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young last summer, and I thought it was worth it. There was a lot of new material in their set, with just enough of the old stuff, and they played for a pretty long time.
I love going to concerts. Most of the bands that I mentioned played new stuff, and have been playing all along. I thought these guys were good when they were in their 20's, and now they have another 30 or more years of playing under their belts. How can they not be good? Some of the vocals are not what they used to be though."

I don't think it's an attempt to cash in. I can only imagine the size of the royalities people like Sting, Waters or Collins have had flowing into their bank account. I think it would be more a case of wanting to relive the fun they had on their first big tours. Maybe even sharing the experience with families and what not this time around.

As someone who was born after a lot of these guys had their first #1, I certainly appreciate the opportunity of seeing them live.

I noticed that at Waters' concert many Dads had brought their kids along.

I think it has a lot to do with reliving youth - or beginning it.

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