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Blink-182 Las Vegas Residency 2018 Tour

Discussion in 'Tour Forum' started by abear182, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. abear182

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    May 26-27
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  2. CTFFEMT93

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    What the fuck, is this growing up?
     
  3. Phil507

    Resident NYC snob Supporter

    Must be getting some serious cash for this as a Vegas residency, from a branding standpoint, is the kiss of death in terms of relevance.
     
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  4. CTFFEMT93

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    Are we alllwed to Call them sellouts now?
     
  5. Phil507

    Resident NYC snob Supporter

    Ha, no I think that argument is dead. These days it's not about selling out but more about being at least somewhat genuine about being an actual band. For example, Fall Out Boy seems to involve themselves in a ton of corporate tie-ins, radio station holiday shows but they still communicate, not just through words, that they are sincere in their craft and in being in a band together. Blink-182 has basically been a product since starting back up in 2009 and now, more than ever, with Matt Skiba in an event to maintain the brand.
     
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  6. arewehavingfunyet

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    This is so fucking lame. Fuck this and everything they have done post-Tom.
     
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  7. chewbacca110

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    If there was ever a time to switch up the setlists, this would be it.
     
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  8. Stephen Young

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    Is it common for bands to do this in Vegas? I was there a few times earlier this year, and I couldn't help but feeling that so many bands could make a killing doing vegas residencies. If even the most washed up djs can charge $10,000 a table at a club, I'm sure bands like Blink could sell out every show.
     
  9. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    Why? Vegas residencies are largely for casual fans and that's it. People will go to these shows because they know the name of the band and maybe a couple hits. Many more will get comp tickets because they're high rollers in the casino. They don't want deep cuts. They want singles.
     
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  10. arewehavingfunyet

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    Except they won't.
     
  11. arewehavingfunyet

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    They're actively shitting on their legacy at this point. So disappointing.
     
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  12. arewehavingfunyet

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    "Following in the grand tradition of Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Pitbull, Cher, and Lady Gaga, Blink-182 have announced a 16-date residency in Las Vegas."

    Great company to be in Blink.
     
  13. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    I mean, all of those artists are massive.
     
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  14. chewbacca110

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    Wishful thinking. Playing the same venue for days on end might get a tad boring for the band, so HOPEFULLY they could pull somethign special out.
     
  15. red8ge

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    band should've stayed broken up
     
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  16. heymattrick

    Denver, CO

    Not really, anymore. Vegas is much different now than it was even 5 years ago. Vegas is a young person's town now. Sure, there are a lot of "legacy" acts doing Vegas residencies, but a corner has been turned. Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga both just had one of the most successful album/tour cycles of their career and are doing residencies. I think over the next few years, we're going to see a lot of younger and modern acts take up sorts of Vegas residencies. Blink's is probably the most unique in terms of scheduling so far - they're really aiming to be a "destination residency" by spreading the dates out like this.
     
  17. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    their esteemed legacy of such songwriting masterclasses as "When You Fucked Grandpa"

    the art world will never recover
     
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  18. himynameisdakota

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    I think this has A LOT to do with Travis’ numerous performances over the years in Vegas. They probably got a sick contract and the dates seem very flexible for them to still tour or do their own thing.
     
  19. Stephen Young

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    Boring or not, these guys are about to get a payout that's massive even for a band of their level.

    Plus, people aren't in Vegas to hear some rando deep cuts, they want to get tanked and listen to All The Small Things.
     
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  20. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    UGH WHY DIDN'T THEY PLAY WAGGY
     
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  21. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    this thread is so funny lol

    blink was like one of the biggest bands in the world, like, there isn't "selling out" when you've made it that big that's what you are
     
  22. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    no casey punk is dead and im never wearing another pair of vans ever again
     
  23. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    Them being on TRL every other week 15 years ago was fine but Vegas? OVER THE LINE.
     
  24. chewbacca110

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    This is a band that performed in a Doritos bag for a cross-promotion. So, uh.... NOW they're sellouts? haha.
     
  25. Stephen Young

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    over under on people itt who've been inside a club is 0