Re: Foo Fighters at Milton Keynes
Originally Posted by DaveT
Really? The crappy MK Bowl? *sigh*
I can't believe they couldn't find two dates for Wembley next year, its like 14 months away. Wembley isn't perfect but its a lot easier to get to than Milton Keynes, better transport links, much easier for hotels, etc. And I thought they were making a big deal of returning to the scene of their 2008 triumph?
And the tickets go on sale this week ... I'm still trying to sort out refunds and move monies for the cancelled Wembley dates; why put them on sale so early? My sister literally just refunded my Wembley ones, I now have to ping the money straight back I guess.
The reason they wouldn't have been able to get wembley next year has probably been stated in other threads several times now.
gigs of that size = lots of planning, including getting permission from local authorities.
wembley can only hold a certain amount of events each year, most of them being sport of some description (mainly football).
due to this bands/artists probably have signed up at least 12-18 months in advance to hold events there.
they will return to wembley at some point I'm sure but due to them wanting to rearrange quickly, they opted for a venue that was available in a few months rather than waiting a couple of years for the same venue.
sure its not the best venue but at least its a gig this year, something none of us really expected. and at least you can "ping the money straight back" to go to the gig, others who could have made the original dates now can't make these dates and have to wait for another time.