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Old 17th February 2001, 12:42 PM
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I'm wanting to know how a band is chosen to support UB40 when they tour .

Is it up to them...their agent...or the venue ?

My husband plays bass for a band and they have asked me to contact ub40 to see if they can support them at any gig on the next tour. Do I write to DEP? Can someone point me in the right direction please !

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Old 17th February 2001, 02:06 PM
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Usually its the venue or local promoter me thinks... at least in the USA, saw some horrific support acts there in Detroit and Chicago during the tour in 1999. Am sure they were not the bands choice

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Old 17th February 2001, 02:15 PM
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THANKS for that JorisJ
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Old 17th February 2001, 02:18 PM
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THANKS for that JorisJ.

Think I'll have to write to DEP anyhow.

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Old 17th February 2001, 03:04 PM
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i went to the lol3 concert at NEC and the support band name was crossed off ticket and we sat and watched lol2 on a large screen instead...same place on the next night ha d a support but not sure who they were
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Old 17th February 2001, 05:49 PM
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i went to lol3 in perth (australia) and there was no support band, doors opened at 8 and the band didnt come on till 10.30 or there abouts! (it was at a small venue) a lot of people were just sitting on the dance floor gettin a bit agro, but as soon as the boys hit the stage it was awesome! they didnt need a support band to warm up the crowd! although it would have the made the wait more bearable!
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Old 17th February 2001, 05:52 PM
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who was everypne's fave support group ? mine is probably and why not? at brum in '90, maybe 'cos it was my first ever gig. also have really enjoyed bitty mclean and chaka demus & pliers (or as someone once called them chuck us a pair o' pliers)!!!!
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Old 17th February 2001, 06:01 PM
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WOW,

The Bloodfire Posse, dya remember em?

they were a very good support act, i even had to buy the album.

And as for bitty Mclean and simply red, well what can i say. oh the memories
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Old 17th February 2001, 06:34 PM
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Every posse get flat ..Are you ready.... And the pink panther tune.. Whatever happened
to Paul Blake,,,, Wicked fun though....Biglove
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The Bloodfire Posse got the whole of Wembley on its feet in 86 Rat in the kitchen tour...they were well wicked.
Simply Red were also very good at Brixton in 85...but i`m not really a fan of them.
St Andrews was memorable for the diverse bands they had that day ..Robert Palmer..The Pogues...Rankin Roger(ex Beat and well cool) and an Asian band called Alaap...i think ???
For LOL 2 the support was " And why not" i think but i`m not sure because i also think i saw them with Aswad at Cambridge ????????
Cant remember many of the bands at Finsbury Pk apart from the Farm....ALCOHOLIC after noon you see, laying on the park drinking Crucial Brew...ah memories
Finally i remember Winston Reedy and hard rock on LOL tour ...Where are they now...any idea BT ???...by the way was`nt the two lads on LOL3 tour the B15 project ????
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