Guest Author - Michelle Anne Cope
I’m so ready for spring. The winter in the Midwest has been a little rough. I need some sunshine, short sleeves and good music. Are you with me?
No matter where you spent your winter, the 2007 concert season promises a chance for all of us to come into being and encounter law enforcement.
Genesis and The Police are touring.
Genesis announced earlier this week they have dates planned for a North American tour. Peter Gabriel will not be on stage; however, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will reunite for the “Turn It On Again” tour. You can expect the band to reach into their past catalog for a set, as well as the true and blue favorites many of us are familiar with.
Two drummers will share the stage—Phil Collins will play along with Chester Thompson.
No big advertisers are connected with this reunion; however, expect to open your wallet or purse extra wide for a “really good” seat. The best seats in the house are expected to be $225. Ouch. I love Genesis, but I hope that price is truly a "Misunderstanding”.
Oh, and before I forget, the answer is yes. There will be a CD in conjunction with the reunion. Well, more like a boxed set. Wait! Make that three boxed sets—the first entitled “Genesis: 1976-1981” being released on April 24.
You can check out the link at the end of this article for Genesis’ European and North American concert dates.
The Police are also touring this year. I know, I know, this is more than likely old news to you. However, if you didn’t get tickets and you wanted tickets, don’t be “Driven to Tears”. New shows have been added for “The Police Live in Concert” tour.
The first show is set for May 28 in Vancouver and it’s sold out. Unfortunately, you will see those two words repeated quite a few times on the official tour site (see link listed below). However, there are two words that are very promising – “coming soon”.
Now about ticket prices, well . . . take the word price and add a “y” for those “really good” seats and maybe $50 plus for your lower priced seats. See how I stayed away from the phrase “not really good” seats. I mean it’s a concert; it might just be nice to be there—to be part of history.
The Police are firmly implanted into the history of pop music. Their debut on the charts in 1977 brought a uniquely wrapped mix of punk, pop, and rock with sprinkles of jazz and reggae. They also have some impressive numbers—five top selling albums with a succession of top 10 singles and they have won six Grammy awards.
Don’t worry; if neither of these bands will help you shake off your winter blues, there are plenty of other acts doing sound checks this concert season. You can visit the links under the subject topic “Concert Information” on the left side of this page and be sure to come back to BellaOnline’s Pop Music site for more artist and band information.
It’s going to be a great spring!