Originally Posted by michelej1
Here's an excerpt from an article on reunited bands, from the El Paso Times:
He [the editor or Pollstar] believes fans "are able to see through" a band that isn't a reasonable facsimile of the one fans know and love. He cited a club tour by Mick Fleetwood and John McVie under the name of their longtime band, Fleetwood Mac. It created "a real concern as to whether they had diminished the name," Bongiovanni said. A subsequent reunion tour with fabled front musicians Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham enjoyed "over-the-top success, so the public saw through that" club tour.
I love it when editors show themselves to be idiots.
The argument seems to be that because the band played a club tour, it somehow diminished the good name of Fleetwood Mac (as if Stevie and Lindsey were having success). Here's the problem with that line of reasoning: Any tour billed as Fleetwood Mac that does not have any singers from the "Rumours" band would just play clubs, be it the "Time" band or a hypothetical reunion of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. I highly doubt they would judge the latter as harshly because of the venues they were playing.