Bang on, Buzzcocks play 100 ish gigs a year all over the world and generally for 6k per night unless its Manchester/London where they self promote as this is where they draw their largest crowds or a festival where they agree a fee. Brilliant business model - 300 to a thousand at most gigs (2500 London/Manchester) £25 per ticket. Even the smaller 300 sized gigs in places like Walsall/Homfirth , the venue makes £1500 plus beer takings. And to keep the hard core fans happy they record an album every 6/7 years and distribute through pledge music or a record company who they sign a one off distribution deal with.
There is absolutely no reason why Morrissey couldn't do this on a bigger scale, its so frustrating.
This is all absolutely fantastic for the Buzzcocks, their fans and the Holmfirth Picturedrome. But Morrissey will never be content to be yesterday's man. If he's playing arenas today, he needs to be playing arenas tomorrow, or he will stop.
i think if we know one thing in this life is that silly steven wont do 100 gigs a year at 6k per, whilst begging for pledge money to then make a record.
can you imagine? and then talk bollocks about the royals? there would be laughter in buckingham.
that would be a sight to behold, moz doing a holiday camp gig for 300 punters. he would be the laughingstock of manchester so we can assume it will never happen.
Before correcting me you should brush up a little.
Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially also named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, which covers the remaining area and is located in the northeast of the island.
Surely doing what the Buzzcocks do (i.e. playing gigs and charging money for playing gigs) but on a bigger scale is exactly what Morrissey has been doing for the past quarter of a century?
Morrissey, Eventim Apollo, review: 'baffling'
This review seems designed to enrage fans. They didn't like "Gangland."
I'm disappointed that he doesn't want to play the UK anymore. His reasons don't make sense either: if he doesn't want to tour because "with no new album" there's no point, then why be willing to tour everywhere else BUT the UK? It only makes sense if he says "No more touring at all," rather than blacklisting the UK. I don't understand.
The music label business is a confusing world for someone like me. Morrissey says it's impossible to get interest from labels in the UK. Last time he did an album release it was to Harvest, an imprint of Capitol which as far as I know is all American (am I wrong? am I wrong?). Isn't Steve Barnett US based? WPINOYB was released by the parent company Universal in the UK. So I guess what I'm saying is that Morrissey doesn't need a UK record label so long whatever label he's on has some global reach. So why refuse to gig in the UK? I guess this is some sort of brinkmanship. He was hoping that someone with a UK label with a soft-spot for him and his music would say "we can't allow this to happen". To extend his argument what's the point of touring at all, anywhere, without a record to promote? The answer would be because you enjoy it Morrissey (I hope), and we enjoy it. Please come back! But otherwise I will see you in far off places.