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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering if anyone knew why they would not play MSG on the tour. I am shocked. They are playing that dump the Nassua Coliseum. Bummed out. But atleast they are coming. MSG would of been the best. No better place to see a concert..


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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Honestly, and I don't mean to sound mean or anything, but this is Queen's first US tour in 24 years, and I really don't think they would be able to sell out a place like MSG.

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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they no doubt would sell out MSG. Everyone who plays there sells it out. There are bands who you would not imagine playing there selling it out. People ive never heard of play there and sell it out.


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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think they could sell it out. They could not sell out the Meadowlands.

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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This late in the game, I'd almost bet it was a booking/scheduling conflict. Most likely, the venue was an option but was already booked.




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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kilpat1 wrote:

I was wondering if anyone knew why they would not play MSG on the tour. I am shocked. They are playing that dump the Nassua Coliseum. Bummed out. But atleast they are coming. MSG would of been the best. No better place to see a concert..


Nassau Colisseum is NOT THAT BAD! I mean, of course MSG is nicer, but it's not awful.

It could be worse. They could be playing The Beacon Theater, which is the shittiest venue on the NYC metro area. I remember a couple of years ago Def Leppard played there and I felt bad for them.


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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CharlieG wrote:

This late in the game, I'd almost bet it was a booking/scheduling conflict. Most likely, the venue was an option but was already booked.




I don't know why I didn't think of that - that seems to make the most sense.

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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yea WTF?!?!? I want MSG then i could go alone i wouldnt have to be driven!!!!


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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen+PR sold 14,759 out of 15,208 tickets...

true though they did not sell out the joint but came damn close.


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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen+PR sold 14,759 out of 15,208 tickets at the Meadowland.

true though they did not sell out the joint but came damn close.




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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yea thats more than lots of bands could do


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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what is with the people here sometimes?its not about selling the tix-they would do great in the garden,its that the garden is extremely expensive to rent for promoters.also the garden is smaller then some of the other venues on this tour.finally it could be the Garden is being used during the dates they wanted to be there-they have hockey and basketball as well as college hopps all committed.


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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, i am a bit dissapointed about the lack of a Boston date. I am absolutely convinced that it was not done of purprose, and that there was nothing availible for the date(s) they wanted. I personally doubt they could fill the Garden, but The Orpheum, Hell yes! Also, the Lowell Tasongas Arena is very much like the NJ venue. They could have had it there, but again, more then likely sporting events conflicted.

Damn...i was really convinced Boston was a sure thing. All these years Brian has been talking about it, and i've mentioned many times about how hot Queen has been in this city since 1973. It's THE biggest musical city in the States ( all the colledges and the famous Berklee Colledge of Music)

Worcester...well at least they are in the State of MAss....this is a good thing in the end! :)

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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<B><font color=black>*39*</B> wrote:

You notice they don't play Boston(Bank North)Gardens, either. They play Worchester instead.


Folks they are touring during March Madness, NBA, and NHL seasons...venue availablity was very limited..I was checking over the weekend. Also promoters have a lot to do with it as well..don't blame the band

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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not blaming them...it's just a shame in a way as they miss the chance to play better venues in some cases.

Playing the big houses is expensive, and unless a band is really guarenteed to sell it out, it's not worth the promotors time to bother with it.

I think many folks will end up traveling again to take part in these shows..but heck, that's a tradition when your're a Stateside Queen Fan. We're used to it man!

Shoot....you have to travel to go to a real Queen Convention...you have to travel to see shows like WWRY..and of course to see anybody connected with the Band play live! At least this time, we don't need a passport to do so, right? :)

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Posted: 28 Nov 05, 23:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm surprised they aren't playing MSG. If they dropped the nassau Coliseum & only played MSG as they're NY area concert, it would surely sell out. In Philly they are playing the Spectrum, which is the older, smaller indoor venue. It used to house the 76ers & Flyers home games as well as all the major acts who came to play n=in town. Thats where I saw them in 82. There is a newer, bigger indoor arena right next door that houses most of the major concert that come to town. As well as the Sixers & Flyers games, the Wachovia Center. It holds at lesast 23,000 for a concert, probablly more. But the Spectrum is about the same as the CAA in the Meadowlands. I would love for them to play the "Big Joint" as its called, but seeing them in the old Spectrum again will be sweet. The circle will be complete!


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Posted: 29 Nov 05, 00:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, I thought they were playing the Wachovia Center. Why the hell are they playing the Spectrum? Is it really that much bigger?

Though I'd personally prefer if they played the Tower Theater, or even the Keswick. Or The Electric Factory. But I guess they really wouldn't go for the smaller theaters...

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Posted: 29 Nov 05, 00:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen + Paul Rodgers - now MSG-free!


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Posted: 29 Nov 05, 00:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*rim shot*

It's better for Roger's health this way, no doubt.

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Posted: 29 Nov 05, 03:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The tour date lists the Spectrum as the venue here in Philly. The larger Wachovia Center is much bigger than the Spectrum. But that won't matter. They will blow the roof off of either one. Who knows, if there is enough demand, maybe they'll move it next door to the "Big Joint" ! I'd love to see them play the Tower Theater. But it only holds about 3,500 people. They would need to play 6 shows to cover the number of people in the Spectrum. Robert Plant played two nights at the Tower in June. I was fortunate to attend both shows.


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