Saturday, July 4, 2009

Tween music dead
Long live geriatric rock

Jonas Brothers are on tour with Jordin Sparks. Demi Lovato touring too. Miley Cyrus is out there in September and there’s still tickets available a month after they went on sale. Two years ago they were gone in 20 minutes.

Taylor Swift, who’s suppose to have the best concert since The Rolling Stones, didn’t even rank in the top 10 of concert box office in June, 2009. Britney Spears, who came to fame in the 20th Century, did. Not making the list, Beyonce! Isn’t she touring, as well as No Doubt? Pink is touring throughout Australia. Not a dent.

It appears 21st Century music sales are dead.

Look at the list – Elton John, Billy Joel top June concerts. Britney appears an anomaly. The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen – ?! U2 are now out on tour; Kid Rock, another geriatric rock act, Asia, Yes are all set to launch in July. Instead of touring Eddy Van Halen got married again. ZZ Top start their 35th year of touring this month! Neil Young has been at it since 1965 – that’s more than 40 years! (forgot to add, Aerosmith follows ZZ Top. That tour starts July 5 in Virginia Beach, VA - updated July 5).

It is soooo depressing, I’m going back to bed. Next thing I know, Hawkwind, Alice Cooper and Captain Beyond will be at the top of the pop charts.

TOP 20 CONCERT TOURS, June, 2009

1. Elton John / Billy Joel

2. Britney Spears

3. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

4. The Dead

5. Dave Matthews Band

6. Kenny Chesney

7. Fleetwood Mac

8. Coldplay

9. Nickelback

10. Dane Cook

11. Leonard Cohen

12. Il Divo

13. Taylor Swift

14. Neil Young

15. Lil' Wayne

16. Jeff Dunham

17. Andre Rieu

18. Kings Of Leon

19. The Killers

20. Yanni Voices: Live In Concert

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