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'Biggest concert ever'

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:20 pm
by cohenadmirer
http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/93015

Stones , Dylan , Neil Young,The Who , Mcartney ,Roger waters possibly playing a big event at ' coachella' in October.

Not far from leonard's home - but it doesn't seem he's been asked to join the jamboree. Would he have done it if asked ? Would he have fitted in ?

Re: 'Biggest concert ever'

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:15 am
by mutti
I saw this on FB yesterday and thought the same thing. It looks like a great concert but I realized with the lineup mentioned although I would love it I highly doubt I would enjoy going to an outdoor festival of that size. I love outdoor concerts but this will be huge. I once was in Palm Springs days before Coachella and the excitement was in the air. Maybe in my younger days...

Re: 'Biggest concert ever'

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:12 am
by POZEST
This is going to take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

Same place where they have Coachella or Stagecoach festivals.

It's about 128 miles from L.A.

Re: 'Biggest concert ever'

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 3:12 pm
by alb123
I'm a HUGE fan of Roger Waters. Pink Floyd & Roger's solo work is my favorite music ever followed closely behind by Leonard Cohen. Plus, I really like some of the other acts set to perform at this show. Unfortunately, the price for tickets was just ridiculous in my opinion. Heck, if you wanted a single ticket to all 3 days, so you can see all 6 acts perform you were looking at dropping over one thousand dollars for the privilege. No thanks.

I've heard rumors along the lines of "each artist was offered $7 million to perform". The sad bit is none of these six acts needs $7,000,000. They're already well beyond being financially comfortable. Plus, they're all well past their prime and just doing their greatest hits again, for the millionth time. I would have had tremendous respect for all of them if the artists said they were doing this weekend long show and donating the proceeds to some charity/organization(s). Or, better yet, they should have figured out a way to either do the show for free at a much bigger location, or charge like $5 or $10 for a ticket with all the proceeds going to charity. Kind of like what Roger Waters did in 1990 when he performed The Wall in Berlin. All profits, including CD/VHS/DVD sales, after taking out the cost of running the show, were to go to The Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief. Sadly, CD/VHS/DVD sales were much lower than expected and there was actually a financial loss - it was a disaster in many respects. A show this size would be considerably easier and drastically less expensive to put on in 2016 compared to 1990.