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Old 06-11-2012, 14:28
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116 dates, 19 different countries and 8 months! That is an absolutely huge tour for a band who have never really done a world tour before. I've seen backstage footage of Beyonce, Madonna and other big names during their world tours and they say how exhausted they are. Big names like that though do a lot more on their tours such as dancing and proper singing so I suppose it does take it out of them. However, I still think One Direction will really struggle towards the middle/end of the tour. I'm not saying they won't complete the tour...Simon and Syco would never let that happen. I do think though that the amount of dates on the tour just shows that Simon and Syco are trying to rake in as much money as possible now as they know the band have a very short shelf life. http://www.heatworld.com/Celeb-News/...tour-revealed/
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Old 06-11-2012, 14:36
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116 dates, 19 different countries and 8 months! That is an absolutely huge tour for a band who have never really done a world tour before. I've seen backstage footage of Beyonce, Madonna and other big names during their world tours and they say how exhausted they are. Big names like that though do a lot more on their tours such as dancing and proper singing so I suppose it does take it out of them. However, I still think One Direction will really struggle towards the middle/end of the tour. I'm not saying they won't complete the tour...Simon and Syco would never let that happen. I do think though that the amount of dates on the tour just shows that Simon and Syco are trying to rake in as much money as possible now as they know the band have a very short shelf life. http://www.heatworld.com/Celeb-News/...tour-revealed/
This is exactly what I thought when I read your post.
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Old 06-11-2012, 14:39
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Like you said, rake in the money while possible now. Maybe they won't cope with it, but then they won't know until they try it. Touring is emotionally and physically exhausting so good luck to them.
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Old 06-11-2012, 14:42
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116 dates, 19 different countries and 8 months! That is an absolutely huge tour for a band who have never really done a world tour before. I've seen backstage footage of Beyonce, Madonna and other big names during their world tours and they say how exhausted they are. Big names like that though do a lot more on their tours such as dancing and proper singing so I suppose it does take it out of them. However, I still think One Direction will really struggle towards the middle/end of the tour. I'm not saying they won't complete the tour...Simon and Syco would never let that happen. I do think though that the amount of dates on the tour just shows that Simon and Syco are trying to rake in as much money as possible now as they know the band have a very short shelf life. http://www.heatworld.com/Celeb-News/...tour-revealed/
I agree with you. I just made a comment the other day how I think this will be exhausting for them. I hope that Simon isn't mad enough to force them going straight into the studio after the tour.

I won't be surprised if they start to rebel a little in the near future if he keeps on pushing them like they are robots. 116 date is definitely too much for them.
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Old 06-11-2012, 14:48
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Also, looking at the schedule, they don't have very many days off during the 8 months they will be touring. I've also noticed that they haven't announced any dates for Asia, China, Japan etc. Given that Japan is the 2nd largest music market in the world, there's no way that Simon won't have them touring there. So I suspect Asia tour dates will be announced too.
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Old 06-11-2012, 16:12
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Like you said, rake in the money while possible now. Maybe they won't cope with it, but then they won't know until they try it. Touring is emotionally and physically exhausting so good luck to them.
I agree but in their favour they have youth and energy on their side. They also said in an interview that they actually get more sleep on tour than normal. And,let's not forget they will be touring in first class not like a band starting out with nothing behind them and having to sleep in the back of a white van
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Old 06-11-2012, 16:18
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They don't do anything on stage apart of jumping on stage and having a loud backing track. It's not like their concert it's going to be like a Madonna concert. Nothing who is gonna ask them a lot of effort so...
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Old 06-11-2012, 16:26
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They don't do anything on stage apart of jumping on stage and having a loud backing track. It's not like their concert it's going to be like a Madonna concert. Nothing who is gonna ask them a lot of effort so...
I don't think Madonna was a great example. She is known for miming but she does do high energy routines so will let her off

Actually it isn't a strenuous as musical theatre where actors/actresses have to act, sing and dance and do 8 shows a week and if you are a lead be on stage practically almost 2 hours at a time and your contract can be up to a year and longer
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Old 06-11-2012, 17:54
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I'm sure they'll have stuff to keep them going...
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Old 07-11-2012, 00:04
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They are 19 and 20 year old Men, so I am sure they'll manage it, and I am sure the hoards of women throwing themselves at them will keep their energy up in the rumpy pumpy department LOL!
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Old 07-11-2012, 00:17
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boybands can always rest during the show

On some song one guy does the lead while others dont do much

Theres always the mandatody ballad sitting on stools

Solo song while the other guys go backstage for a breather
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Old 07-11-2012, 00:32
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Hopefully not! Too much too soon i think :S
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Old 07-11-2012, 00:34
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boybands can always rest during the show

On some song one guy does the lead while others dont do much

Theres always the mandatody ballad sitting on stools

Solo song while the other guys go backstage for a breather

exactly. there are five of them to pass the ball around...
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:33
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boybands can always rest during the show

On some song one guy does the lead while others dont do much

Theres always the mandatody ballad sitting on stools

Solo song while the other guys go backstage for a breather
I have just heard their new album (streamed on I Tunes) and all of them are being used vocally but you are right it isn't like a solo singer having t be the focus for the whole show
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:52
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It's all the travelling, repetitive and uneventful monotony of going on stage nearly every afternoon and night, all the other crap that goes with it, interviews, backstage meets etc, photo shoots and phone ins, hotel rooms and food plus lack of sleep, oh yes, they're doing far too many dates.
By the time it's ended, they probably will be mentally and physically exhausted. That's the price of fame and the fact that Cowell has rushed them headlong into this, Cowell is definitely the Darth Vader and dark side of the music industry.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:01
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It's all the travelling, repetitive and uneventful monotony of going on stage nearly every afternoon and night, all the other crap that goes with it, interviews, backstage meets etc, photo shoots and phone ins, hotel rooms and food plus lack of sleep, oh yes, they're doing far too many dates.
By the time it's ended, they probably will be mentally and physically exhausted. That's the price of fame and the fact that Cowell has rushed them headlong into this, Cowell is definitely the Darth Vader and dark side of the music industry.
Good one, Darth Vader hahaha

I agree with that wholeheartedly! Hell, even 70-80 shows is exhausting, let alone 116. At one point, they will become homesick and they will miss normal lifestyle. Simon is definitely pushing them too much.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:41
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It's all the travelling, repetitive and uneventful monotony of going on stage nearly every afternoon and night, all the other crap that goes with it, interviews, backstage meets etc, photo shoots and phone ins, hotel rooms and food plus lack of sleep, oh yes, they're doing far too many dates.
By the time it's ended, they probably will be mentally and physically exhausted. That's the price of fame and the fact that Cowell has rushed them headlong into this, Cowell is definitely the Darth Vader and dark side of the music industry.
I get quite cross when Cowell is blamed for everything even the demise of Alexandra's career and she isn't even signed to his label.! They are signed to Universal in the states so doubt Simon has final say in that side of things. Putting it into perspective why hasn't Leona been touring the last few years? her fans want it and I am sure the tickets would sell. So if Cowell uses his acts simply as cash cows why hasn't he used Leona in the same way?
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:51
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i took 'they' to mean the world...oops!
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Old 07-11-2012, 13:12
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I get quite cross when Cowell is blamed for everything even the demise of Alexandra's career and she isn't even signed to his label.! They are signed to Universal in the states so doubt Simon has final say in that side of things. Putting it into perspective why hasn't Leona been touring the last few years? her fans want it and I am sure the tickets would sell. So if Cowell uses his acts simply as cash cows why hasn't he used Leona in the same way?
Simon does a lot good things to his acts, no doubt about that. However, he does bad things too.

1. He didn't allow Shayne Ward to release his 3d album for 3 years

2. He dismissed Matt Cardle after his album flopped and now he is not allowed to sing on The X factor and or appear on Xtra Factor

3. I already explained to you in PM how bad he treated Westlife in the last few years - and why is that? Because he was too busy launching US X Factor.

Simon helps his acts when they are on the very top and when he is very interested. As soon as things start to fade and he loses interest, he rejects them like a wet towel.
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Old 07-11-2012, 13:23
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Of course they will cope. It will be a learning curve at the same time.

Kylie did 150 arena concerts on her last tour and she is of a certain age, so these young guys can cope.

It's where the real money is at the end of the day and good luck to them
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Old 07-11-2012, 13:46
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Wont be surprised if one of them (ie. Louis - arguably the weakest singer) does 'a Geri'. She has since said that their 102 (?) date world tour was too grueling for her emotionally, physically and psychologically.
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Old 07-11-2012, 13:49
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They are fit young men so should be fine. The touring company will want to make as much money out of them now while they are still 'hot'. The older they get the less profitable they will become and some other boy band will become the new 'in' thing so it makes sense to make money out of them while they can
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Old 07-11-2012, 13:58
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Simon does a lot good things to his acts, no doubt about that. However, he does bad things too.

1. He didn't allow Shayne Ward to release his 3d album for 3 years

2. He dismissed Matt Cardle after his album flopped and now he is not allowed to sing on The X factor and or appear on Xtra Factor

3. I already explained to you in PM how bad he treated Westlife in the last few years - and why is that? Because he was too busy launching US X Factor.

Simon helps his acts when they are on the very top and when he is very interested. As soon as things start to fade and he loses interest, he rejects them like a wet towel.
I don't know how true that all is . We only have media spin on it. Certainly in MC's case his fans say he left or was allowed to leave and is now happy making the album he wants . I have heard the album and it is so much better than letters. He also left or was allowed to leave Columbia (it was a joint deal) but no one mentions that side.

We don't know the true story with Shayne. Maybe his time was up and if he released it would have bombed. This way he is now happy in musical theatre.

This is all guesswork on my part but I don't think any story is all black or white but one thing I do know Cowell is a very astute business man and makes money when there is money to be made.
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Old 07-11-2012, 13:59
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I get quite cross when Cowell is blamed for everything even the demise of Alexandra's career and she isn't even signed to his label.! They are signed to Universal in the states so doubt Simon has final say in that side of things. Putting it into perspective why hasn't Leona been touring the last few years? her fans want it and I am sure the tickets would sell. So if Cowell uses his acts simply as cash cows why hasn't he used Leona in the same way?
Sorry that should read Columbia not Universal
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Old 07-11-2012, 14:00
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Wont be surprised if one of them (ie. Louis - arguably the weakest singer) does 'a Geri'. She has since said that their 102 (?) date world tour was too grueling for her emotionally, physically and psychologically.
But Geri had huge emotional issues plus an eating disorder. No wonder it was all too much for her
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