By Bob Lefsetz
It could be in a polo field, like Coachella.
Or in one city, a three day event, like Lollapalooza in Chicago.
Or even a month long event in a metropolis that wanted to drive tourist business.
The rage in concerts these days is the performance of complete albums. Bruce Springsteen is even going to do “Born To Run” in Nashville. Why don’t we have a festival where every act performs a complete album?
It could only be classic acts, the ones who most embody the album concept. Or, it could be everyone from old to new, inspiring young acts to record full opuses, and the audience to listen to them.
The live business is hurting. The old acts have burned out their audiences, delivering the same music at high prices. Thus, the album performance concept. A way to get people to pay one more time. And they do. And will. They want to relive that great record, the one they played every day in high school, or college.
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Written by Bob Lefsetz for The Lefsetz Letter
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