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strangest mix of bands at a concert
Old 19th December 2010
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Talking strangest mix of bands at a concert

a few

larry coreyll, leslie west and focus


john mclaughlin, mark almond band and t rex

kinks and king crimson
Old 20th December 2010
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jimi hendrix

opening for...

The Monkees
Old 20th December 2010
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Janis Ian opening for the Doors. Huge mistake.
Old 20th December 2010
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I would go to all of those shows!
Old 20th December 2010
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Blue Oyster Cult and David Bromberg.
Old 20th December 2010
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Male Bonding opening for the dirty Projectors. I found that pretty odd, don't know about the rest of the audience...........
Old 20th December 2010
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Hackensaw Boys. Charlie Louvin. Cheap Trick. Cake.
Old 20th December 2010
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Van Halen opening for Bon Jovi.
Old 20th December 2010
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Van Halen opening for Bon Jovi.
For Personality Reasons heh
Old 20th December 2010
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For Personality Reasons heh
Well, in Europe VH never had the same fanbase and sales as in the US
Old 20th December 2010
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Mahavishnu Orchestra supporting Aerosmith.

Do festivals count?
These combos appeared at the 2010 Summer Sonic

The Offspring - Jay Z
SUM 41- Stevie Wonder
A-Ha - Orbital
Old 20th December 2010
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Al Di Meola opening for Renaissance in 1978 was a mismatch - high energy fusion preceding progressive folk.

ZZ Top opening for Alice Cooper in the early 70s was strange but still it worked.

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Old 21st December 2010
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Very first concert I ever saw: Yes, opening for Black Sabbath.
Old 21st December 2010
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I passed on seeing King's X a couple months ago because they were opening for....

Accept!
Old 21st December 2010
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I would go to all of those shows!
me too! thumbsup
Old 21st December 2010
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Erasure opening for David bowie.
Old 21st December 2010
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I think Jay-Z has been playing support for U2 at recent shows.
Old 21st December 2010
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By FAR the weirdest one I ever saw was The Cult opening for The Pretenders. Originally The Alarm were supposed to open, but for some reason they couldn't make the show, and the Cult were substituted. I actually went to see The Alarm... most of the people were there to see The Pretenders... you could tell by the tepid response NOBODY appreciated The Cult at all

Another kinda weird one I saw was Joan Jett opening for The Police. It was at the very height of Joan's brief "glory"... it was Market Square Arena in Indy, seats about 15,000... after Joan was done, I swear HALF the arena emptied out... I assume it was mainly teenagers who wanted to hear Joan but didn't care for the Police

Come to think of it, another weird one also involved The Police... Comiskey Park Chicago... Flock of Seagulls, Ministry, and I believe Simple Minds opened for The Police. What was strange about this is this was EARLY Ministry, when they were a synth-pop band -- before they transformed into an ugly industrial metal band. I only mention this because they crowd ADORED Ministry -- much more than the Police. Frankly, I saw The Police 3 or 4 times in concert and they were never really very good live. Great band on record, however
Old 21st December 2010
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I saw The Donnas open up for Busta Rhymes....

.....not joking.
Old 21st December 2010
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The Good Rats opening for Meatloaf....After 5 minutes of Meatloaf the audience was screaming for the Good Rats to come back and play...
Old 21st December 2010
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Montreux, July 4th 2009: Steely Dan, Dave Matthews Band & Chickenfoot.
May seem a strange billing, but it was a GREAT night.
Old 21st December 2010
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I think Jay-Z has been playing support for U2 at recent shows.
He opened for Coldplay as well for a few shows in the UK last year or maybe two years ago (can't remember).

I didn't go but I thought that M83 supporting Kings Of Leon was very odd.
Old 21st December 2010
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I just wonder why they have Snoop Dog performing at the 'North Sea JAZZ Festival.'
Old 21st December 2010
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1969, first concert I ever went to
comedian


and the headliner
Old 21st December 2010
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1969, first concert I ever went to
comedian


and the headliner
That used to be kind of normal though, no?

My parents told me once about seeing Cheech & Chong opening for Black Sabbath in a mid 70's cross-Canada tour...
Old 21st December 2010
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That used to be kind of normal though, no?

My parents told me once about seeing Cheech & Chong opening for Black Sabbath in a mid 70's cross-Canada tour...
yeah comedians and artists were pretty common back then
Old 21st December 2010
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First concert I ever saw.

UB40 opened for Van Halen on their "1984" tour.

that's just beyond wrong
Old 21st December 2010
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I would go to all of those shows!
me too.
Old 21st December 2010
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How about Puff Daddy opening for Tupac?
Old 21st December 2010
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Thanksgiving day, 1977-Houston,TX. ZZ Top -back in their home town and just released hugely successful Fandango album. (get hi, everybody, get hi)

The unfortunate opening act was an relatively unknown, Mexican conjunto band complete with trumpets, acoustic guitar bass, girls in big skirts --, you get the picture.

And they were fine.... but the rowdy, drunk crowd was having no part of it. Within minutes the boos rang out and not long after the beers and cokes began pelting the stage. The band literally ran for their lives before they finished the first song. It was horrible.

I've often wondered what they were thinking sending that band out there in that situation.
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