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Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 08:22
by Caitlin
i can't believe they haven't announced like a 14 date run through regional australia yet omg so rude why am i even a fan of this band :x

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 09:22
by dougharrison
Caitlin wrote:i can't believe they haven't announced like a 14 date run through regional australia yet omg so rude why am i even a fan of this band :x
I hope you mean 14 dates per state Caitlin, I mean come on, thats not even 3 months worth of playing every night its not too much to ask is it

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 09:26
by Leahscarlet2
I reckon theyllannounce dates this coming week and you'll be able to buy Friday/next week

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 10:04
by Caitlin
dougharrison wrote:
Caitlin wrote:i can't believe they haven't announced like a 14 date run through regional australia yet omg so rude why am i even a fan of this band :x
I hope you mean 14 dates per state Caitlin, I mean come on, thats not even 3 months worth of playing every night its not too much to ask is it
tbh i was working off each gig being 5 hours long, but i guess i could scale it down to 4.5 hours per night and stretch it out to 14 dates per state

i think 504 hours of music isn't too much to ask given how long i've been a fan of this band and how much they still have to give me. i don't care about them or their families or their work/life balance, they need to consider ME.

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 10:40
by dougharrison
Caitlin wrote:
dougharrison wrote:
Caitlin wrote:i can't believe they haven't announced like a 14 date run through regional australia yet omg so rude why am i even a fan of this band :x
I hope you mean 14 dates per state Caitlin, I mean come on, thats not even 3 months worth of playing every night its not too much to ask is it
tbh i was working off each gig being 5 hours long, but i guess i could scale it down to 4.5 hours per night and stretch it out to 14 dates per state

i think 504 hours of music isn't too much to ask given how long i've been a fan of this band and how much they still have to give me. i don't care about them or their families or their work/life balance, they need to consider ME.
To be honest if the sets are only going to be 4.5 hours long that perfect because we know Damon likes to work 9-5 days, so if we give the guys 15 minutes for lunch we can probably get at least 3 more albums recorded while they tour Oz. Then they could fly all forum members (with over say 25 posts) over to your house for the most exclusive preview gigs.

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 10:45
by 101reykjavik
Better get you post count up then Doug if you don't want to miss out.

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 10:46
by TripleJay97
^word.

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 14:21
by pigster
Caitlin wrote:i can't believe they haven't announced like a 14 date run through regional australia yet omg so rude why am i even a fan of this band :x
your graham avatar nod was essentially spot on for my reaction to reading this. *right on nod*

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 15:12
by windymiller
I still think they'll just be a couple of warm-up gigs in the 2 weeks leading up to Hyde Park plus maybe a Radio 2/6 Music one around album launch.
Any formal tour won't be announced till after Hyde Park. Standard practice.

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 16:43
by munch
Caitlin wrote:i can't believe they haven't announced like a 14 date run through regional australia yet omg so rude why am i even a fan of this band :x
make sure to like the facebook in my sig! It won't help but it brings peeps together <3

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 16:47
by munch
101reykjavik wrote:
munch wrote:I've seen people get really worked up on facebook like WHY WAS I NOT INVITED TO THE GIG and stuff. Getting all angry.

I think as forum members, we know that waiting feeling we've had for so so long. We've also had our blummin forum close to convince us it was all over.

So our delight will now last us another 12 years with the album release i'm sure haha
That's so silly getting angry about missing out. Why does anyone feel a sense of entitlement that they should have been there? If I had to hazard a guess though, they are probably relatively young - like you say, haven't waited over a decade for something like this to happen.

I have to keep reminding myself to make sure I savour every last moment of this because who knows what the future holds, it may well be the last time we all have a chance to share a new Blur record. A new Blur record for heaven's sake!!! This time is special.
I'm still in shock <3
But you are right, savour every moment!

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 20:13
by MrMagpie
windymiller wrote:I still think they'll just be a couple of warm-up gigs in the 2 weeks leading up to Hyde Park plus maybe a Radio 2/6 Music one around album launch.
Any formal tour won't be announced till after Hyde Park. Standard practice.
I'd agree with this, although I wonder if there will be an actual formal tour. Though it seems strange to not tour the fuck out of their new album in a dozen years, the silence thus far seems rather deafening. Obviously things can change and in a hurry...here's hoping they do!

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 20:55
by goadamn
MrMagpie wrote:I wonder if there will be an actual formal tour. Though it seems strange to not tour the fuck out of their new album in a dozen years, the silence thus far seems rather deafening. Obviously things can change and in a hurry...here's hoping they do!
They were pretty good about keeping this album a secret.
I completely believe that they have more shows lined up but they aren't going to blow their load too early.

They'll announce more shows after the album's release. Maybe not a full fledge tour, but who knows?
This is business and the smart play is to keep people talking and hype the shit out of things while slowly revealing the plan.
Announce album -> tease a single summer festival -> release a single -> wait a month and release a second single and play a small live show -> wait a month and release the album -> post some tour dates -> play the original festival -> PROFIT

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 21:36
by tom_cas1
I got the impression from the show that this isn't just a "release the album and play a handful of shows" type thing. You can tell that the songs really have a hold on them and they must have known from the reception they got on Friday that we LOVED the music. Watch this space...

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2015, 21:40
by My Name Is Mud
tom_cas1 wrote:I got the impression from the show that this isn't just a "release the album and play a handful of shows" type thing. You can tell that the songs really have a hold on them and they must have known from the reception they got on Friday that we LOVED the music. Watch this space...
God I hope you're right! :)