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The Global Warming Tour is coming to Sprint Center on Nov. 14. Cheap Trick opens. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. $45.50 to $151.50, Pre-sale starts Friday.
Posted at 05:08 PM | Permalink
And the ticket prices go higher and higher, I just may have to wait for the DVD
Gary Dean |
September 18, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Never seen Cheap Trick. I hear they still put on a good show. 45 minutes of their hits sounds pretty good to me.
September 18, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Not as good as seeing them headline at the ameristar a couple of years ago. I'd wait.
September 18, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Saw a list of the richest drummers and Joey Krammer is worth $100 million. Saw this on MSN.com several weeks ago. There were several that were worth even more.
Aerosmith has been on a wave of success ever since,Run DMC did a cover of Walk This Way. They came out with Permanent Vacation in 1987 and the rest is history.
September 18, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Lemme guess, tour sponsored by Geritol and Depends. I'll just bring out the old vinyl when I wanna have my way with Aerosmith and avoid the autotuned and pro tools digital sonic confusion sure to be present at the SC. Cheap Trick on the other hand is still the real deal. Catch 'em if you can in a smaller venue or club. They killed at Ameristar!
Hey Steven, Eddie Trunk called and wants to sell you your credibility back. Knock out that Christmas duet album with Britany Spears first you schmuck
September 18, 2012 at 10:34 PM
$45.50 for the worst seats in the house? Fk that nonsense. Who the hell has that kind of money anymore? I wanna go back to 1981 or I wanna kill myself. Either way is fine with me.
September 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM
that Ameristar concert by Cheap Trick....one of the loudest concerts I ever heard.....about a quarter of the crowd got up and left immeadiately....I stayed....they did indeed kick ass
Stormin' Norman |
September 19, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Saw Cheap Trick when they opened for Journey in St Louis 2 years ago. They outshined the reborn Journey. This will be a very good opening act!
September 19, 2012 at 06:04 AM
Remember when concert tickets used to cost about 2x the price of an album? Now it's about 8x on average, at least for an arena show.
September 19, 2012 at 07:53 AM
I've seen Cheap trick about a dozen times over the years and although the two shows I saw at Ameristar were good, the first time I saw them there, they played for about 50 minutes and walked off stage. They came back for a couple more songs and the show lasted all of 65 minutes. That's pretty paltry for a Headliner with no opening act. They uped that to about 70 minutes the last time I saw them there. Love the band, but felt slightly robbed after both shows. Seeing a 45-60 minute opening set is about right for this band, because if they headline here again, I assure you they won't play for much more than an hour, WITH encores. The first time I saw them was in 1980 at Municipal Auditorium, they played almost two hours and were just phenomenal, even though Bassist Tom Petersson left the band just before that tour. Short sets or not, Cheap Trick will always be cool with me.
As for Aerosmith, I only saw them once on the tour that had Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay (father of that fine B-Actress, Minka Kelly) replacing Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. It was at Kemper in the early 80's. I remember that Pat Travers, who opened, kicked ass, and Aerosmith were just a disaster that night and I've said it here before that it was the worst arena show I have ever, EVER seen. Steven Tyler was a his heroin-lowest at that point and he flat-out stunk that night. I bought tickets for the Aerosmith/ZZ Top double-bill at the Sprint Center a few years back that was cancelled. I was hoping to see the original band live, although I think that 1977's "Draw The Line" is the last kick-ass album the band ever made. These prices are a bit steep for a nostalgia show. Anyway, Steven Tyler lost me when he left the band sitting on their thumbs while he hobnobbed with Jenny from the block (if Jenny did ads for Fiat) on the nail in the coffin of Pop Music that is "American Idol."
September 19, 2012 at 08:24 AM
I love Cheap Trick, but was never a big fan of Aerosmith, even during what I think was their real heyday, from first album thru Rocks so absolutely NO desire to see them at this late, laughable stage. I figured they were at the point of arena "value show" along with another band or two for maybe $25 as the low-end price. Maybe they think Cheap Trick opening justifies that price but not for me.
btw, good recent performance by CT on the PBS series, Front Row Center. I'll just live with that for now.
September 19, 2012 at 09:39 AM
Do you need a presale password?
September 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Saw Aerosmith way back when. I think it was 'Toys in the Attic' tour but not sure. Maybe at Memorial Hall? Jeez, that was probably close to 30 years ago. I do remember they played 'Sweet Emotion' and 'Walk This Way' and 'Big 10 Inch'. They rocked pretty good from what I can remember.
Hey, those were the days when a concert was the finale to a day of hard partying so the memory banks are a bit cloudy as you might imagine!
Also saw Cheap Trick, it seems like they were at a Summer Jam but again not sure.
Anybody have a better recollection of those shows?
September 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Do you think Aerosmith with Perry and Tyler will ever be back in KC? They don't tour much, they are old, and have internal issues. Skip this and you might regret skipping it if your a fan.
Steve J |
September 19, 2012 at 01:58 PM
I'll get there for this, and Cheap Trick is why. A great band always IMO.
The casinos dictate the length of a bands set, don't they? That might explain why those Ameristar dates always seem so short. It's no longer an issue, as they're not booking live music anymore.
To the regulars here, anyone coming along to see David Lindley at Knuckleheads tonight?
September 19, 2012 at 02:10 PM
The casinos might dictate when the shows are supposed to end (11pm?), but I don't believe they have anything to do with the length of sets, corky. I've seen the Black Crowes, Gov't Mule and the Derek Trucks Band at the Voodoo and all their shows were at least in the 2-hour range, not even counting the openers.
September 19, 2012 at 04:01 PM
yaaawnnn. Wake me when RUSH announces their show here in KC. If.
September 19, 2012 at 04:47 PM
I saw those shows at VooDoo as well PB. But I also recall a night at VooDoo when Lucinda Williams was feeling it and she wanted to keep playing but she said the venue was pulling her plug right at 9:30. They obviously had some reason to keep an artist like Lucinda from playing longer. I guess to get us all out to the slots. She was even listening to requests and flipping her songbook open to play some unrehearsed songs. It was a shame.
Corky, I wish I could see Mr Lindley tonight. Work event prevents me. Hope you have a great time with one of the all time masters of the slide/steel lap guitar.
September 19, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Geordan, I saw that CHEAP TRICK gig you're speaking of at the Ameristar - in early 2003. Actually their set lasted for one hour -even-. I heard that the Ameristar didn't want many bands to play over the one-hour mark - thus to lure folks back to the slot machines. CHEAP TRICK showed up again in November 2003 at the Beaumont for a very small crowd, I remember maybe 300. They played an hour-and-forty minutes, it's TRUE! Their first songs they did were acoustic. The opener was WAYNE KRAMER, former MC5 guitarist. KRAMER was fair, as he played just one MC5 tune - it was "American Ruse". Would likely NOT bother to catch him as the headliner. Not him solo, anyway.
Bubba Brown |
September 19, 2012 at 06:39 PM
As for Ameristar, I had heard about them limiting bands sets, but I have seen several other bands who all played for over 90 minutes there, so I'm unsure I buy the time limit theory, but anything's possible. The Pretenders excellent show there a couple of years back was around an hour and 45 minutes (still the best show I've ever seen at that place).
September 19, 2012 at 07:13 PM
I love Cheap Trick, but was never a big fan of Aerosmith, even during what I think was their real heyday, but I REALLY love Hall and Oats and that is about all you need to know about my tastes in music.
September 19, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Say what you want about H&O but neither of them have ever sat for an entire season on the judges panel of a shitty TV talent show. I would suggest picking somebody (pretty much ANYBODY) other than Aerosmith to defend when it comes to judging musical tastes. They were bland, corporate rock before the term even existed, in essence, a slightly harder H&O, only without the soul.
Dream On, Skippy.
September 20, 2012 at 07:34 AM
"bland, corporate rock before the term even existed, in essence, a slightly harder H&O, only without the soul."
Oh, brother |
September 20, 2012 at 08:04 AM
I know, it's just Crazy how Jaded I am when it comes to Aerosmith.
September 20, 2012 at 11:07 AM
As for Ameristar having the say-so on how long bands do get to play - I really couldn't say if it is rumor or fact. I saw URIAH HEEP there in 2010 and their set was an hour-and-forty minutes. Awhile back - I believe it (must've been) 2000 I saw JEFFERSON STARSHIP there (with PAUL KANTNER and MARTY BALIN) and they were on stage for nearly two hours. I do know that they haven't had many cool shows there for at least a year now. Don't really care to see gigs at that venue. Much prefer the Uptown or the Midland.
Bubba Brown |
September 20, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I wouldn'y pay $1 to see another weak,half-hearted effort from Aerosmith. I saw The Babys blow them off the Kemper stage in the early 80's, wouldn't be surprised if Cheap Trick did it this time at Sprint.
September 20, 2012 at 02:23 PM
If it is one thing we can all agree on here, it is that AI is the worst thing to happen to real music since... ever...
We sent such a strong signal that the good people who run this blog stopped reporting on it here, they created "a special place " for it. If only the freeking nightly news idiots (combined media) could grasp the concept that what happen on AI IS NOT NEWS!!... same thing with DWTS, da Voice, survivor, the bachelor, the factaklor and the grapuilar!!! IT IS NOT NEWS!! stop reporting on it!!!!... WHEN WILL IT END?
September 20, 2012 at 07:30 PM
The good news is that the ticket prices of $45.50 to $151.50 include a $2.00 venue fee. That's if you get them at the arena box office also.
September 22, 2012 at 07:27 AM
Greg, for the record - the BABYS never opened for AEROSMITH at Kemper in the '80's. STEVEN TYLER and crew was at Kemper only twice in the '80's. Early '80's when PAT TRAVERS was support and in 1988 when DOKKEN opened for them. After that, they showed up at Sandstone when the BLACK CROWES opened - that must've been 1990.
Bubba Brown |
September 22, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Saw the SC layout and there's not been heavy sales for Aerosmith it looks like. Usually areas that are gray have sold out and I see mostly color in the layout.
I remember Steven Tyler saying that he had to focus on Aerosmith so, his mistress(American Idol) doesn't boil his rabbit. That's a joke on the movie 'Fatal Attraction'.
September 24, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Between his AI BS and his lame Burger Kings ads, Steven Tyler can kiss my ass. He is a sellout to the Nth degree.
I still love Joe Perry, but Tyler poisoned the well on Aerosmith. It was almost as if he said "I go out of my way to be the biggest sell-out douche-bag as possible and those idiots will still come back payingup like lemmings they are.
Big mistake Steven.
You can kiss my ass.
September 24, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Yeah, it seems the Babys were more of 70s band. FWIW, I saw them open for Alice Cooper at Nassau Coliseum 1977 and while it seems an odd pairing, they were actually pretty good for an opening act, especially considering having to go on before such a full-blown theatrical force like Alice.
September 24, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Is the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, NY? Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder live video was recorded at that venue in 1988. It was from their 1987-1989 Mometary Laspe of Reason tour. I've never seen them live but, have seen two live videos and the second was Pulse from the 1994 Division Bell tour.
Did you hear about the new Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY and Jay-Z is doing 8 shows at the venue.
September 24, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Yeah, it's on Long Island, Uniondale to be exact. Also saw Boston there back in their heyday,, but it was a little bit of a hike from my neck of the woods in The Bronx. Speaking of Floyd, along with the LA Forum, I believe it's where they played their only run of U.S. The Wall shows in 1980.
The Islanders still play there and back then, the old NY Nets of the ABA also played there so they've sort of come full circle now going from Jersey back to closer to the Island with their move to Brooklyn. Yeah, 8 sold out shows for Jay Z and Rush also plays there right after that run. Should be a cool place, hope to hit a game or show there someday.
September 25, 2012 at 08:02 AM
FREE FIONA |
September 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM
Never seen Aerosmith! I love Cheap Trick, but was never a big fan !
September 26, 2012 at 04:45 AM
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