Comedians opening at rock shows.

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August 11, 2012 at 7:07 am Quote #18078

PT5150
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Been hearing on THAT METAL SHOW the Comedians sometimes open for rock bands in the US is this correct?

Heard Dice say he did it for GnR at the Rose Bowl back in the 90′s..

Seams a strange pairing we never have had that here in Australia.


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August 11, 2012 at 10:12 am Quote #18082

guitard
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I’ve heard of it before – but never saw a show like this. I remember my cousin went to see the Eagles in the mid-70s and Richard Pryor opened the show.


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August 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm Quote #18086

jroundy
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Richard Pyror, and the Eagles… sounds like a good show to me.

Diceman and GNR also sounds like a lot of fun.

I would have rather seen the Diceman open for Van Halen, instead of Cool and The Gang.


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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August 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm Quote #18104

Wes
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If I remember correctly, Cheech and Chong played a few rock shows as well back in the 70′s.



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August 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm Quote #18106

videoman320
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Wes:
If I remember correctly, Cheech and Chong played a few rock shows as well back in the 70′s.

I believe you are correct and its driving me nuts who they opened for! Didn’t Sam Kinison open for for a rock group too?


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August 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm Quote #18108

unchainedheart
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Sammy Shore opened for Elvis in the 70′ for many years and even wrote a book about it. It’s called“The man who made Elvis Laugh“


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August 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm Quote #18115

Lance
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i dont see anything wrong…. if the comic is funny..it would be entertaining .. i know alot of ppl who go to shows though.. wont even come in till the headliner is on stage..so to them it wouldnt matter… me i love to watch openning acts.. no matter who it is..


another tour.. and no shows in my area.. maybe the next reunion tour 2020 … lol


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August 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm Quote #18168

frankm
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Turn it around … what band opened for Eddie Murphy on his Delirious tour? They sang, “The Boys Are Back In Town”.


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August 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm Quote #18169

mrmojohalen
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frankm: The Boys Are Back In Town

The BusBoys ??? :mrgreen:


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August 17, 2012 at 2:53 am Quote #18287

gatomike26
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PT5150:
Been hearing on THAT METAL SHOW the Comedians sometimes open for rock bands in the US is this correct?

Heard Dice say he did it for GnR at the Rose Bowl back in the 90′s..

Seams a strange pairing we never have had that here in Australia.

Florentien did some segments on the Jagermeister tour a few years ago it was pretty funny before Anthrax,Megadeth and Slayer.He did make some racist black jokes that he might not have the balls to make at a NFL game or a Rap concert.But he was funny.


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August 17, 2012 at 7:47 am Quote #18288

thereadog
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jroundy: Richard Pyror, and the Eagles… sounds like a good show to me.Diceman and GNR also sounds like a lot of fun.I would have rather seen the Diceman open for Van Halen, instead of Cool and The Gang.

Agree, I would have rather seen a top comedian instead of Cool and The Gang. I may hav been in my seats a little earlier rather than hanging elswhere.


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August 17, 2012 at 8:00 am Quote #18290

sickman
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I think rather than an opening act they should put that big screen to use. Show old concert footage like the 3 tunes from Oakland or even the Panama, HFT even Jump videos. Then, when they are about to hit the stage turn all the house lights down and put a big friggin bright VH symbol up on that big screen. Get back to having someone announce them like it’s a prize fight and open with…………………………..House of Pain


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