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Old 25-02-2013, 19:40
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Looking forward to going to see MUSE in june, but have now seen Dizzee Rascal is the support act (will have to wait til he has finished before i go in ) I wondered if anyone else has been to gigs where the support act seemed an odd choice?
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Old 25-02-2013, 19:46
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Hot Chelle Rae with support act Cher Lloyd.
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Old 25-02-2013, 19:51
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Hot Chelle Rae with support act Cher Lloyd.
Had to look that one up, was a bit suprised is wasnt a gorgeous woman called Chelle tbh, would expect there crowd to be slightly older than cher lloyds
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:02
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Looking forward to going to see MUSE in june, but have now seen Dizzee Rascal is the support act (will have to wait til he has finished before i go in ) I wondered if anyone else has been to gigs where the support act seemed an odd choice?
Before I read your post I was going to say MUSE.

Very strange setup.
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:04
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Girls Aloud supporting Coldplay was a bit random (but a good choice I think).

And I think Pet Shop Boys were too good to be a support act for Take That. I remember loads of Take That fans slagging them off when they were announced
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:06
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Hot Chelle Rae with support act Cher Lloyd.
That's not that far off. I can see Cher Lloyd fans being fans of HCR. I don't really see it the other way around though.
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:23
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Technotronic for Madonna in 1990/1 - can't remember exact year
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:47
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A while back I saw some weird electronic artist supporting Coldplay on their Viva La Vida UK tour... it wasn't bad as such, more a "what the hell is this?" kind of thing!

And speaking of Dizzee Rascal, he actually supported the Red Hot Chili Peppers last year!
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:49
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Not a major "WTF" but I always felt Cover Drive supporting Kelly Clarkson was so random. A Bajan band with a female vocalist supporting an American pop rock singer.
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:51
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Kim Wilde supporting Michael Jackson on his Bad tour.

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Old 25-02-2013, 23:02
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Girls Aloud supporting Coldplay was a bit random (but a good choice I think).

And I think Pet Shop Boys were too good to be a support act for Take That. I remember loads of Take That fans slagging them off when they were announced
I thought they were too big as well. Love the Pet Shop Boys tho so I really enjoyed their set.
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Old 25-02-2013, 23:35
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I thought they were too big as well. Love the Pet Shop Boys tho so I really enjoyed their set.
Does anyone think that The Verve were too big to support Oasis back in the late nineties?
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Old 26-02-2013, 00:52
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At that time no probably not. Guess it works out well for the fans tho, getting 2 top class acts instead of some crappy support acts like what a certain cheesy pop band gave us last April.
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Old 26-02-2013, 01:05
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Snow Patrol, Muse, Black Eyed Peas, Kasabian and Jay-Z were all support acts for U2 on the 360 tour.


U2 are too big for anyone
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Old 26-02-2013, 01:08
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The Darkness supported Lady Gaga last year (with their 1 hit), very strange choice!!
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Old 26-02-2013, 01:12
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Queen supported Mott The Hoople...
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Old 26-02-2013, 01:13
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Generation Terrorist era Manics supporting crusty, hippies The Levellers seems really odd. Was just reading about it the other night.
Foo Fighters supporting Prodigy was a strange one also.
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Old 26-02-2013, 05:55
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A while back I saw some weird electronic artist supporting Coldplay on their Viva La Vida UK tour... it wasn't bad as such, more a "what the hell is this?" kind of thing!

And speaking of Dizzee Rascal, he actually supported the Red Hot Chili Peppers last year!
When I saw the RHCP in Hyde Park years ago, their support act was some random australian (I think) group called chicks on speed who were booed and bottled off the stage and the next thing you know James Brown was on the stage doing his thing it was certainly a wow moment, as I had no idea beforehand who was supporting. That was a brilliant concert.
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Old 26-02-2013, 09:31
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TBH it's all down to the labels, they're either label mates and the label wants to push a certain band, or there's a nice wad changing hands. It's just the way it works. Very rarely does an artist get a say in who supports them
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Old 26-02-2013, 11:00
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Generation Terrorist era Manics supporting crusty, hippies The Levellers seems really odd. Was just reading about it the other night.
Foo Fighters supporting Prodigy was a strange one also.
The Manics and The Levs would have been awesome.

Back in 1998, a little band called Snow Patrol supported the Levellers.

I remember Funeral for a Friend supporting Iron Maiden in 2003 and thinking that didn't work.

Roots Manuva supporting Rage Against The Machine in 2010 as well.
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Old 26-02-2013, 12:08
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The Saturdays supporting Take That
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Old 26-02-2013, 12:26
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In 1967 Jimi Hendrix supported The Monkees!!
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Old 26-02-2013, 12:33
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B.O.B supported Paramore on their last full UK tour. About thirty seconds into B.O.B's set decided it was total s**t and that the bar was more appealing even at LG Arena prices.

Paramore were excellent though
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Old 26-02-2013, 12:46
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B.O.B supported Paramore on their last full UK tour. About thirty seconds into B.O.B's set decided it was total s**t and that the bar was more appealing even at LG Arena prices.

Paramore were excellent though
Nice that you gave them so long
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Old 26-02-2013, 13:13
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Snow Patrol, Muse, Black Eyed Peas, Kasabian and Jay-Z were all support acts for U2 on the 360 tour.


U2 are too big for anyone
So was Florence and the Machine
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