Monday, June 8, 2009

Staind's Economic Stimulus Tour

Finally, a band is getting it right and helping out the fans by charging less for a great concert. Staind recently announced their “Stimulate This!” tour, which includes them as the headliners, Shinedown, Cheville, and Halestorm. Ticket prices are ridiculously low at under $40 and lawn seats as low as $10 in some venues.

First, look at that lineup. Staind is a great band in their own right. Shinedown is making noise as one of the hottest hard rock bands on the scene, and Cheville is gaining a lot of attention as well. Halestorm I’ve never heard of, but as the opening act, I’d be interested in seeing what they bring to the table.

And the best part? This is a concert that we can all afford. These are club prices for a major act! Whether you like Staind is irrelevant to the fact that they are taking action to lower ticket prices. No $100 seats here, just low priced, affordable tickets.

Blink 182 is doing something similar, so hopefully this is the start of a new trend. Concert ticket prices have gotten out of hand lately, and perhaps the bands are seeing the result in low attendance and now are changing their strategy. The bands will still make a lot of money from touring, and now they will be playing to sold-out crowds instead of half-empty arenas. That’s a win-win for everyone.

Staind’s “Stimulate This!” Tour kicks off on July 1st in Peoria, Illinois. Complete tour dates can be found here:

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