Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Blind Item #1

This reunited band that had its A list years well over a decade ago is thisclose to canceling their entire tour because ticket sales are abysmal. No one wants to play arenas that are not even half full.

43 comments:

bibliophile927 said...

Smashing Pumpkins?

Tuesdi said...

+1
http://www.nme.com/news/music/smashing-pumpkins-reunion-tour-sales-2249211

A dumb idiot said...

+1 on the Dumpkins. Billy Corgan's InfoWars persona + his bashing of D'Arcy has really turned off a lot of us who grew up with them.

Anonymous said...

Escape
Backstreet Boys

Moose said...

When I heard about a reunited Pumpkins,. I was extremely excited. But the whole D'arcy thing turned me off.

Carolyn said...

not much of a blind, really, this is all over the news

Mark said...

It could be that they always sucked, and people finally figured that out.

Drumstixx said...

It's not the Pumpkins with our D'Arcy!

Count Jerkula said...

No clue why Corgan needed the rest of them.

Anyway, I'll go with the Spice Girls.

C C said...

I’ll never forget years ago when Billy Corigan tried singing Gershwin with the Chicago Symphony. It was really exciting until he started singing, then it became painfully obvious that he needs to stick to rock.

Vessimede Barstool said...

Pumpkins were Billy, who wrote all the tunes and played all the instruments, and the heroin addicted drummer, who was a beast. The other two were there to look pretty in the videos. D'Arcy rocked the skinny methwhore I'd fuck (SMIF) thing for a while, when she was young, but that was then, now she's a hag. Also the days of washed up bands making millions on the nostalgia circuit are over, best they can hope for is a hotel gig in Vegas.

Unknown said...

Corgan’s a Megalomaniac. Without D’arcy they are just the Billy Corgan band.

Newbomb said...

One of the most boring bands I've ever seen live. I am a fan though.

Adrian Zmed said...

Heard the ad on radio here for United Center. Shocked they thought they could pull off a large venue like that. Their fans are my age.

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

Jesus that’s ancient

Florin said...

@Adrian Zmed: Depeche Mode can fill Madison Square Gardens back to back nights. I'm sure Billy thinks he can pull the same crowds. Looks like he's wrong.

Jon said...

This. They were always horrible.

Brayson87 said...

Great link Tuesdi, their tour is skipping a few cities where I know they could filled seats. If their new album is any good it could drum up more interest.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/new-smashing-pumpkins-album-song-titles-2245810

Jon said...

Bananarama?

Samantha Willow said...

Love them but not going for the same reason as everyone else (D'Arcy.) She inspired me to learn bass and Billy is a douchenozzle.

Brayson87 said...

@Florin, you're right, Depeche Mode only acquires more fans over time. They tap 80's and 90's nostalgia plus they still put out good albums. I went to a show on their most recent tour and it was packed with people of all ages. Smashing Pumpkins on the other hand kind of peaked with alternative music in the 90's.

Dusty Fairy said...

Same here. Saw them many times (loved the albums; friends worked at Virgin). Most boring live show EVER. Just awful.

Dusty Fairy said...

And, DM have evolved and still put on a great show. I saw them when I was 15 and they killed it.

Do Tell said...

I just saw that the Eagles are doing a few dates with James Taylor and I thought, two CDAN villains (Henley being the other one) for the price of one.

GeeWallyThatWouldBeWrong said...

TRUST WALLY

Q

DDonna Tarttty said...

Melancholy and the infinite blandness. They were always over-rated. Guy sings like cat being tortured.

plot said...

Depeche Mode is a workhorse band, constantly communicating with their fans and taking the crown of the favored 80s band even from people who never liked them but feel sudden nostalgia. Even The Cure and Violent Femmes fans will go to one of their concerts just for fun.

Billy Corgan has been such an asshat, to fans and non-fans alike, that no one is going to see SP for the sake of nostalgia, or very few will. For myself, as often as I played their early albums on repeat, I cringe when I hear that whiny Corgan voice, so full of self reverence, these days.

longtimereader said...

Again, why are bands with large, middle aged, fan bases struggling to fill arenas? are they charging too much? BTW i saw depeche mode @london stadium last year and they were brilliant live.

Count Jerkula said...

My fave Corgan stories are whrn carnies try to swindle him when he tries to buy wrestling companies. Paul Heyman tried to get him to buy into ECW at a ridiculous valuation, and when he tried to take control of TNA he got hoodwinked and only received repayment of his loans.

Missyrocks53 said...

I never understood the appeal

Unknown said...

Really bad forecasting by the promoter. They could easily sell out on a small 7000-10000 seat amphitheater tour.

Shawn McGuire said...

They put out two great cds and everything else has been disappointing since then. They are still a great band in my book, and I hope they finally resolve their drama.

plot said...

@Count

Looking it up, didn't Corgan buy the the NWA last year? Can't find any mention of what he paid for that.

@Unknown

Is it the promoter though? Or delusions of grandeur by Corgan? After so many years away from public performances, the logic would be go small to build up momentum.

bollybiy said...

Didn't expect the comments on D'Arcy above. It's not as if it was ever a secret that Corgan chose -- "cast" would be more accurate -- D'Arcy based on her looks and attitude; that his attempts to teach her to play bass were only somewhat successful; that Corgan chose to play most of the bass parts on the band's albums himself; and that her weakness as a player was a big impediment in live performance.

If she's now viewed as indispensable to the group, perhaps that is testimony to Corgan's success in creating a memorable band image when he selected her and James Iha to market and perform his work.

Btw, Iha's solo album is pretty good.

J F said...

+1

J F said...

Speaking of rammin bananas... Boy George

Count Jerkula said...

Plot: yes, but nwa is basically a belt and a trademark at this point. It was only ever a governing body that took a cut of there champions booking fees when he appeared in their member territories. Oldest belt going, but bingo hall fodder since Ted Turner purchased the now defunct WCW.

BluePedal said...

If I were Billy I would turn the empty section into a wrestling stage. Maybe call the tour Body Slamming Pumpkins? To me he will always be that douchebag in the back of the car in the 1979 video.

Cee Kay said...

If this is supposed to be SP, it's not a blind - lots of headlines out there about the tour not selling well. Not a fan, never was, and don't care what they do now. But all the drama is delightful!

Danielle said...

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

Court b said...

He's treated people like shit his entire career. I have so many stories from mutual friends and my own dealings!

Court b said...

Hometown hopeful? Chicago never could stand them.

ase said...

It's not a reunion without D'Arcy. That's why we arnt buying tickets.

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