Why We’re Excited For The Shinedown Show At The Adler

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We made our first ever concert announcement on the podcast this morning. If you missed it (good news, it’s a PODCAST, you can listen to it anytime you want), here’s the deal: Shinedown is coming to The Adler on Friday, August 7th.

There’s a lot to get excited about here. Shinedown has been one of the biggest names in rock for the past decade. How many number ones on the rock chart would you guess Shinedown has had? Go ahead, guess. Ten? Nope. Fifteen? Closer. It’s Seventeen. Seventeen #1 songs on the rock charts.

They’re putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled new album, so we can expect them to play some new material as well as plenty of those chart toppers.

You’re going to be hearing commercials on Nacho Radio’s Planet ALT and Solid promoting the Shinedown concert and letting you know tickets go on sale Friday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m.and will be available at the Adler Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets.

Many of you wondered if the death of our old shop would mean a lack of live rock shows in the QCA. While we never actually BROUGHT any bands to town, every promoter that thought about adding Davenport or Moline to the back of your favorite band’s tour t-shirt would reach out and ask about our promotional interest and try and take a temperature on how an artist would be received before they invested their money in a show.

Part of my job was to give these promo guys and gals an accurate estimate as to how many tickets would be sold. If you tell them you think every band is going to be a sell out in order to have more bands come to town, they quickly learn not to ask your opinion and you find yourself shut out of the process.

Sometimes it was easy:

“What do you think, Dave? Would Pearl Jam do okay at iWireless Center?”

“That show will sell out in 15 minutes.”

Other times it was my job to tell a promoter that a band that had one minor hit three years ago was probably not going to sell 4,000 seats at $50 a pop on a Tuesday night.

My point is that Shinedown knows our area lacks any sort of real rock station on the FM dial and understand that you’ve moved away from FM to online. They see what we’ve built here at Nacho Radio. They’ve listened to it and they think it’s cool. So cool that they’ve bought time on it to get the message to you that they’re coming to town.

When one of the biggest band’s in rock thinks enough of us (and ultimately of YOU) to invest in what we’re doing, that’s something to get excited about.

Sometimes goodbye IS a second chance.

 


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