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Dream Evil

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2018 Farewell Tours
« on: January 26, 2018, 01:48:38 PM »
The list is growing of 2018 Farewell Tours, in what looks to be the year of the Farewell Tours and we're not even out of January yet.

Slayer
Elton John
Lynyrd Skynyrd

In addition to Neil Diamond's retirement from the road.

So, who else is on this doorstep that you could see announcing a farewell tour in the near future, or that you think should due to declining performance or health, old age or before members (or in some cases more members pass away).

I would say The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Yes (with as many core members as possible), Genesis (with as many core members as possible), Deep Purple, Rainbow (with a real lineup), Foreigner (now that some of the original members have been hanging around cause Mick Jones is getting up there and has had his health issues) for starters.

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Re: 2018 Farewell Tours
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 01:04:53 AM »
Add Paul Simon to that list
http://news.radio.com/2018/01/30/paul-simon-farewell-concert-london/

Purple has kind of hinted at it somewhat, Rolling Stones I think are pretty close to doing their farewell. Yes and ARW should join forces and do it soon too before they lose anybody else. Steely Dan needs to hang it up since Walter Becker passed away. Foreigner should absolutely do it before Jones is gone, and if they don't the rest of them will probably do it when he is gone. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 02:57:03 AM »
Most of them bands and others have missed their opportunity's or waited too long.

Deep Purple: Once John Lord passed and the bands reluctance to want to play with Blackmore any longer pretty much kills the deal on that one as far as a good reunion farewell, but hey they already did it years ago, and I think more than once. So their farewell tour will be the with the current lineup and probably not in the too distant future.

Pink Floyd: Now that Richard Wright passed away that one will never happen.

Led Zeppelin: Their one full blown thing at O2 Arena was a one off affair that will never happen again.

Blackmore/Rainbow: Ritchie blew his chance at that one and hired a bunch of nobody's to call Rainbow, which was a joke and therefore a proper reunion send off is highly doubtful.

Kiss: Stanley may disagree but Gene seems to be cozying up to Ace a little bit again, and now Vinny Vincent is back in view and could even make a guest appearance and I would certainly expect Kulick would have no problem guesting as well, and I'm sure Peter would step out of retirement to guest on a few encores even in tandem if need be with Eric Singer on the songs he does perform. That would be the ultimate Kiss send off and everybody knows Gene loves cash.

Rolling Stones: I think they will do it and probably soon, would be nice if Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor joined them.

Yes: This one could still be done, Squire's passing puts a damper on it but it could be done and everybody else, except Peter Banks, that ever played with the band is still alive if they wanted to include some past members. Could do a Union Tour type farewell thing, it would be a lot more meaningful with Anderson, Wakeman and Rabin present.     
 
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Re: 2018 Farewell Tours
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 12:59:53 PM »
Ozzy has announced his

OZZY OSBOURNE ANNOUNCES "NO MORE TOURS 2" NORTH AMERICAN DATES WITH PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS LOS ANGELES HOME

SHOWS ARE PART OF THE ROCK ICON'S FINAL GLOBAL TOUR AND WILL CELEBRATE FIVE DECADES OF PERFORMING WITH TWO-YEAR WORLD TOUR

TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT LIVENATION.COM

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE earlier today (February 6) revealed details about his forthcoming "NO MORE TOURS 2," a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek.  The announcement by the legendary musical icon about the North American dates--with his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards)--was made to international media in attendance at his Los Angeles home.

The initial North American dates produced by Live Nation kick off August 30 in Allentown, PA and conclude October 13 in Las Vegas, NV with a Thursday, October 11 stop at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; OZZY will be joined by Stone Sour for this leg of the tour.  Tickets for these shows go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 AM (local time) at LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation app.  Citi® is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 14 at 10:00 AM (local time) until Friday, February 16 at 10:00 PM (local time) through Citi's Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Prior to the full North American run, OZZY will officially launch the "NO MORE TOURS 2" in Mexico in May, before heading to South America for solo shows in three countries.  Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that's set to begin Friday, June 1 in Moscow, Russia.

"I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers," OSBOURNE says.  "I'm looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades."

On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968).  This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future.  Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.

Want to hear more about the OZZY tour from the Prince of Darkness himself?  OZZY has partnered with Ticketmaster to spread the word about the tour with a new message on the Ticketmaster app for the Google Assistant on phones, speakers like Google Home and other compatible devices. Fans can trigger the app by saying, "Hey Google, talk to Ticketmaster," which will offer special messages from the Prince of Darkness himself. Fans will then be invited by Sharon Osbourne to hear details about OZZY's upcoming Live Nation tour dates. This new marketing tool expands the ways for OZZY's millions of fans to find out about his tour and provides a fun, first of its kind experience.

For the tour, OZZY has teamed with the LOVE, HOPE, STRENGTH, FOUNDATION.  At Love Hope Strength (LHS), their mission is to save lives, one concert at a time.  We, along with Love Hope Strength, believe that all people deserve quality cancer care, a marrow donor if needed, and most importantly, hope.  Founded by cancer survivors, LHS leverages the power of music to expand the marrow registry through THEIR "Get on the List" campaign.  At LHS, they believe in offering real hope to people currently living with cancer.

OZZY's North American tour dates:


DATE
   
CITY
 
VENUE
 

Fri
 
4/27
 
Jacksonville, FL
 
Welcome to Rockville
 

Sun
 
4/29
 
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
FortRock
 

Thu
 
8/30
 
Allentown, PA
 
PPL Center
 

Sat
 
9/1
 
Syracuse, NY
 
Lakeview Amphitheater
 

Tue
 
9/4
 
Toronto, ON
 
Budweiser Stage
 

Thu
 
9/6
 
Boston, MA
 
Xfinity Center
 

Sat
 
9/8
 
Wantagh, NY
 
Jones Beach Amphitheatre
 

Mon
 
9/10
 
Holmdel, NJ
 
PNC Bank Arts Center
 

Wed
 
9/12
 
Camden, NJ
 
BB&T Pavilion
 

Fri
 
9/14
 
Bristow, VA
 
Jiffy Lube Live
 

Sun
 
9/16
 
Cuyahoga Falls OH
 
Blossom Music Center
 

Wed
 
9/19
 
Clarkston, MI
 
DTE Energy Center
 

Fri
 
9/21
 
Tinley Park, IL
 
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
 

Sun
 
9/23
 
Noblesville, IN
 
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
 

Wed
 
9/26
 
Dallas, TX
 
Starplex Pavilion
 

Fri
 
9/28
 
Houston, TX
 
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
 

Sun
 
9/30
 
Albuquerque, NM
 
Isleta Amphitheater
 

Tue
 
10/2
 
Denver, CO
 
Pepsi Center
 

Thu
 
10/4
 
Salt Lake City, UT
 
USANA Amphitheatre
 

Sat
 
10/6
 
Mountain View, CA
 
Shoreline Amphitheatre
 

Tue
 
10/9
 
Chula Vista, CA
 
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
 

Thu
 
10/11
 
Los Angeles, CA
 
Hollywood Bowl
 

Sat
 
10/13
 
Las Vegas, NV
 
MGM Grand Garden Arena
 

 

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Re: 2018 Farewell Tours
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 01:02:34 PM »
Add Paul Simon to that list
http://news.radio.com/2018/01/30/paul-simon-farewell-concert-london/

Purple has kind of hinted at it somewhat, Rolling Stones I think are pretty close to doing their farewell. Yes and ARW should join forces and do it soon too before they lose anybody else. Steely Dan needs to hang it up since Walter Becker passed away. Foreigner should absolutely do it before Jones is gone, and if they don't the rest of them will probably do it when he is gone.

 Paul Simon has added a full list of farewell tour dates
 http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/paul-simon-announces-homeward-bound-farewell-tour/ar-BBIJgCY?ocid=msnhomepage

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 05:41:24 PM »
First off. Ozzy and songwriter in same sentence made me laugh. Ozzy has been made into a joke by his spouse years ago.  Though without his spouse, he probably never would have survived this long.

Purple: The Ian's and Glover have all telegraphed that this run will be their last.  Gillan and Glover are 72.  Paice is 69 and had a minor stroke a year or two ago.  Saw them twice on the Now What? cycle and it was the best I'd seen them play in 20 years.  Just enjoying  the stage and it showed.  Yeah Gillan's voice isnt anything near what it was but the band is tight.  Lord hand picked Airey to replace him, even leaving his Hammond behind for Airey to keep using.  And Airey has quite the CV in rock.  I know folks pine for the Renaissance man to make even a one off, but The Ian's and Glover want nothing to do with him. And its their right.  I saw the first "Rainbow" gig in 2016 and Ritchie is a shadow of himself rock wise.  Just felt like he was going through the motions.  Only bright spots were the singer, Ronnie Romero, who is incredible, and Jens Johanssen (Yngwie, Stratovarius) who also performed great.  The rhythm section was a let down. 

Zeppelin: We just need to be happy with Celebration Day.  Plant knows that a majority of the folks clamoring for him to tour with Page and Jones one more time would be the first ones to nail him to the cross after the first full set.  He knows he cant do the songs the way the fanbase wants. He's happy doing what he's doing now. 

Pink Floyd: Be happy we got their set at Live 8. 

Foreigner: There are nights when there are no original band members on stage due to Mick's heart issues.  While it was cool to see some of the original/heyday band members on stage for a song or two, only one most folks care about is Lou Gramm,  Just don't think he's physically up to a big stage tour over a few months.  Maybe do a one off full set at MSG and retire the band.

Stones:  Would be cool to see Wyman and Taylor up for a jam but I dont see that happening.  I'm pretty sure Keith's guitar isnt even plugged in anymore.  I remember seeing them at Shea Stadium on the Steel Wheels tour in 89 and joking with my friends and calling it the Steel Wheelchairs tour.  And here we are 29 years later wondering when they will call it quits.

KISS: I like the idea of all the alumni getting together. Have to be makeup off but do it reverse chronological order, start with the current band, then to Bruce Kulick era, then Vinnie Vincent, then finally with Ace and Peter.  Shit even get Bob Kulick out there too.  Then do a big jam encore with Rock and Roll All Nite, Shout It Out Loud and Detroit Rock City.  Mini KISS could open the show.

Yes: Agree on a Union style show.  Dont know how Howe and Anderson get on anymore.  And not sure Anderson would want to share the stage with the new singer. 

Megadeth might hang it up after the next album/tour.  Mustaine's voice is well and truly shot nowadays. 

Scorpions might not go past 2019.  Klaus was still sounding good singing but he's really physically slowed down the last two years.  They've cancelled several shows due to him getting sick and it seems to happen more often.

I have a feeling Journey might hang it up in 2019 as well.  Arnel is having some struggles vocally and after Cain and some of the others made that White House visit that pissed off Schon, I can see Schon pulling the plug after this summer's tour with Leppard.

Aerosmith: Should have hung up the schmatas years ago.  They were a band I loved live up until 2001/2.  The vibe was gone.  But they've telegraphed that this run of shows might be their last. 

Judas Priest:  2019 might be their swan song.  Tipton is 70 and the last two tours I saw them on he looked like he was in a lot of pain playing.  And as much as I love Halford, his voice has dropped a lot and you can only downtune so much lol.  He's 66 and Ian Hill is 67.  But I think it will be Tipton that will shut the band down. 


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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 06:38:22 AM »
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/judas-priest-guitarist-glenn-tipton-diagnosed-with-parkinsons-disease/

Here is an interesting development.  Explains the appearance that he may have been in pain playing the last few tours I saw them on.  Amazing he's been able to go on as long as he has.  My guess is he felt he could get through the upcoming tour dates, started to woodshed to get the setlist down and his disease had progressed enough to where he feels he can't get through 4-5 shows a week.  As professionals they want to honor the dates they have booked and I commend them for that.  Andy Sneap will be filling in. 

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 12:10:26 PM »
Sounds like you were dead on with your Priest projection.  :(

Aerosmith is at least the original lineup, all be it a shell of it's former glory.

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 08:28:53 PM »
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/judas-priest-guitarist-glenn-tipton-diagnosed-with-parkinsons-disease/

Here is an interesting development.  Explains the appearance that he may have been in pain playing the last few tours I saw them on.  Amazing he's been able to go on as long as he has.  My guess is he felt he could get through the upcoming tour dates, started to woodshed to get the setlist down and his disease had progressed enough to where he feels he can't get through 4-5 shows a week.  As professionals they want to honor the dates they have booked and I commend them for that.  Andy Sneap will be filling in.

 That news absolutely sucks  :'(  cause this album sounds really good so far. Without both KK and Glenn they pretty much have to hang it up I think after this one. Rob and Ian aren't getting any younger either, and then when Glenn does step away for good your into that 2/5 classic members territory. Better to go out on your own before the man upstairs does it for ya.

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 06:40:39 PM »
The Yes ending could be beginning to take shape, with the age factor you have to figure it'd be coming in the next few years. Here is Tony Kaye back in the fold jamming with the band on Wurm from the Cruise To The Edge earlier this month. He would be one former member that I'm sure would be involved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yfkLa8Mx_s

 

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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 07:01:03 PM »
I could see that in the not too distant future

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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 07:02:38 PM »
I'd still like to see the Bouchard brothers do one more go round with BOC  8) That emoji even looks like Eric Bloom  :D

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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2018, 01:56:23 PM »
The Yes ending could be beginning to take shape, with the age factor you have to figure it'd be coming in the next few years. Here is Tony Kaye back in the fold jamming with the band on Wurm from the Cruise To The Edge earlier this month. He would be one former member that I'm sure would be involved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yfkLa8Mx_s

 

Kaye I could definitely see, like Radar dude said though, not sure Anderson would want to be involved, that worked once with Rabin not sure if he would do it again, especially if Rabin was involved also, and you'd have to think that he would be. Wakeman? he would probably only do it if the other two in ARW were up for it. 
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2018, 01:57:50 PM »
I'd still like to see the Bouchard brothers do one more go round with BOC  8) That emoji even looks like Eric Bloom  :D

Yeah, I've wanted that for some time, and still kick myself for not going to that NY BB Kings show when they had them come out and play some songs a few years ago.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2018, 01:07:51 AM »
I'd still like to see the Bouchard brothers do one more go round with BOC  8) That emoji even looks like Eric Bloom  :D

Yeah, I've wanted that for some time, and still kick myself for not going to that NY BB Kings show when they had them come out and play some songs a few years ago.

Al would probably be up for it (he did those Agents of Fortune anniversary shows last year) but Joe doesn't seem like he's interested.