Blackbirddd wrote: VigilantSteve wrote: Blackbirddd wrote:
So it’s a NA tour with Skillet, but I’m confused...
Why are you confused?
Why would Skillet do a tour with AB both bands headlining in small venues? I mean I’m not sure but Skillet can play for a lot more people in the States by their own right? They are more known that AB if I’m not mistaken.
Technically, Skillet is more well-known than AB in the states. It's an interesting thing about Skillet and the venue that they play in. If they are in one of those Christian festival tours, they would be playing arenas, but the tickets would be like around $20.00 and they play for around 45 minutes or so.
That stated, I was a little surprised that when they are playing LA with Sevendust, they are playing at the Wiltern theater (same venue AB has been playing in the last two times they were in LA). They were in Anaheim with Sick Puppies back in 2017 at the City National Grove (AB played there in 2011).
In any case, I've checked the venue's capacity and it does looked to be a bit of a step up from the venues AB would normally play in for their own shows. They filled Playstation Theater in NYC (holds around 2,000) and now they playing in Terminal Five (holds 3,000 people). In their own home base in Orlando, they can play in one HOB show no issues. Now they are doing a back to back. They can do two shows at the Chicago HOB and now they are going be playing in a theater that holds around 3,500 people or so. I think this is going to be a great tour with the bands on it is in the proper venues.