Myles is playing in the Birmingham Institute 2 (small room) and the Islington Assembly Hall (London). Two weeks after his Birmingham show I'll be seeing Testament play the main room (1500 capacity) for about £15 less than the Myles Kennedy ticket in the small room (600 capacity). Two years ago I saw Symphony X play in the Assembly Hall (900 capacity) for a similarly lower price than the Myles Kennedy show. Neither Testament nor Symphony X are as big a deal as Myles Kennedy of course so their tickets would naturally be cheaper than MA's. However, at those sort of prices and the demand for tickets his shows could easily have been upgraded to larger venues such as the KOKO which has 1400 capacity. Incidently, Delain, Thrice and Sepultura tickets for that venue all cost less than the MK ticket for the Assembly Hall. With tickets in excess of £30 his shows should be in the Brixton Academy (just short of 5000 capacity) where Helloween played at a similar price to the MK show. Even Alter Bridge's Royal Albert Hall show with an orchestra was a more appropriate value for money at £50. The pricing for this tour seems to be a very cynical supply-and-demand scheme or maybe Myles just demands a massive fee because he's such a big deal. It's not like his solo tour is going to have an extravagant stage show or a large number of roadies. Sad!
That's all well and good, but the ticket prices should be set accordingly.Perhaps he wants to play more intimate venues...
Accept recently played in the KOKO and tickets cost a bit over £30. Far too much for a band with only one song!... larger venues such as the KOKO which has 1400 capacity. Incidently, Delain, Thrice and Sepultura tickets for that venue all cost less than the MK ticket for the Assembly Hall.
Mark Tremonti's side project, creatively names Tremonti, has a few UK dates end of June/start of July. I checked out one of his albums and it was pretty good. Is this worth going to see @Ariana? I don't know where I'll be living at the time so any decision would have to be made late on.
When I saw Alter Bridge last year he sang one song ('Waters Rising' I think) and he sounded OK. Anyway, I've seen Dave Mustaine multiple times and Tom Araya a few times. Even Lemmy, who couldn't even sing in the studio.if you're prepared for the fact that Mark is probably not the best singer you have heard live.
Yes, it is a shithole of a venue. There's also a pillar really close to the stage.I've seen some pics from the Blaze gig - that venue looks absolutely tiny! Two people I know got their pics with Blaze and he signed stuff for them.