I agree with you. Roadrunner fucking sucks when it comes to promoting bands that it doesn't have it's spotlight on. They lost Chimaira, 36 Crazyfists, Ill Nino, Fear Factory, and alot of other bands thanks to that.
But when any band stays after to sign stuff, they don't make an announcement like "We DON'T have to be out here but we are because we want to promote our stuff." Out of all the bands that I have met, no one has even remotely thought that. I can guarantee it.
It's just kind of pathetic that he has to say something along those lines, instead of just saying, hey our new record is out! I'm going to sign stuff after the show.
Hey, I'm going to be signing stuff after the show because my record isn't being promoted so I feel like this will promote it better. BUT, FYI, I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BE DOING THIS.