Originally Posted by dcmetal108
So hearing the debate about the openers for Hatebreed between the US and UK(ish) tour got me thinking.
People often don't realize that sure the openers may be kinda random and not sound like the headliner but at the end of the day they are going to put bands on there that can draw a crowd. If H2O and Agnostic Front were opening the US tour I doubt they would pull in a huge draw like Whitechapel can, therefore shows would sell poorly and / or venues downgraded.
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Well, there's also availability of the band for the tour, the agents the bands are using not getting along, the balance between the bands in terms of drawing power. Lots to consider for these sort of tours.
Band management is an interesting thing to study. Not something I want to do as a job per se, but it interesting!