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Old 10-28-2012, 11:06 AM
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Tour merch and Tour TShirts

Just a quick post.

Would like to know what people buy at concerts....i used to be a massive fan of tour merch but cant stand it when bands just sell band shirts with no tour dates on the back....

I think that getting a band shirt with tour dates on the back is a quality piece of memoralbilia to show off to friends/fans that you were a part of that special show.

Why cant all bands spend out a bit more to produce shirts with dates on the back, instead of replicating shirts with designs/album covers on the front so they can sell at other tours/record stores?

Does anyone feel the same as me?

What is the best/most favorite tour t shirt/piece of tour merch you have?
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:35 AM
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Having tour dates on the back is never a deciding factor for me. If it's a design I like, I'll buy it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:27 PM
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In the past, I used to not care, but now I prefer when there are tour dates on the back. It isn't a make or break decision, but I'm more likely to buy a shirt if it has the dates on it.
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I used to just by shirts with tour dates on them but now if I like the design I will go for that shirt but lately it's been just buying CDs if I like the bands,
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Yeah, I definitely like buying shirts with tour dates on the back more than others, but if the design is cool enough, I'd get them too. I'm kinda cooling off on buying shirts though and focusing more on patches for my eventual patch jacket!

Also: Torche already has the best tour t-shirt of all time

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:06 PM
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It really depends on the band, the tour and how extensive it is, when it comes down to a deciding factor. When the SFU/Dying Fetus tour came through DF didn't have shirts with the dates on the back but SFU did, didn't buy a shirt from SFU but did for DF. It would be nice to see all bands have at least 1 piece of merch with dates on the back but it be in very limited quantities. Hell I'd even like to see shirts for specific dates kind of like what iron maiden does.

My favorite piece of tour merch is ties between the Job For A Cowboy winter 2010 tour which is the design of this poster and the fall 2009 Trivium tour shirt which is pretty cool, which I can't find a picture of.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:30 PM
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Having tour dates on the back is never a deciding factor for me. If it's a design I like, I'll buy it.
Same here.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:52 PM
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I used to care about this as well, but don't anymore. It all depends on the design on the shirt, and whether or not it's one of those lame tight-fitting, cotton-friendly organic hipster shirts or not.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:02 PM
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Like others have said, it really doesn't matter to me whether or not the shirt has dates on the back or not. If I like a design, I'll buy it. It's the specific memories behind the shirt that matter to me - especially if they gain a bit of damage in the process (the pulled collar for my favorite Slayer shirt, the shirt Otep yanked out of my hands and signed without me asking, my bloody GWAR shirts, the Powerman 5000 shirt I wore to a Denny's that pissed off some old lady because it had the word "FUCK" on the back...).

Tour dates make it a lot easier to remember the date it happened along with the "I was there" statement - especially if you saw Iron Maiden - but in the end, they're just a few pieces of cloth stitched together with something printed on it. Plus, when you think about it, there's the thought that you hopefully gave the artist some gas money to entertain another group of people, the venue owners some money to keep a chunk of the local live music scene active (if merch fees work that way, fuck if I know), even if the venue is a total shithole, and allowed the band to know they still have people that want to buy their shit.

That's the way I see it anyway. Didn't mean to get a chunk of "stoner philosophy" in on this thread.
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I almost exclusively buy dated shirts, much better than those without. My favorite may be my Iron Maiden - Florida 2009 shirt.
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