1// Interesting music venue choices from Harry & team. I'm not familiar with every venue chosen, but the ones I know of are steeped in history and offer rich musical experiences. He's less concerned about generating giant profits off this tour, since each concert hall is infinitesimal compared to anything he's played since mid 2011. He will obvi sell out all nights on the tour, but there's gotta be more to the story. So what's the angle here?
2// Playing smaller, prestige locations with great sound -will do what in the vision of his career? How does this further his 2017 image?I appreciate the venue choices for their historic and sonic value, but am concerned about the tiny amount of tix (and, selfishly, the effort required to get me to a city 800 miles away). Don’t get me wrong, I’m super excited about his choices. Just intrigued by the messaging.
I KNOW. I was talking with @cuethetommo earlier and I think a lot of it is just this is really an experience he really wanted. Smaller venues, actually able to connect with the audience, like you said- the history of it all! We know how much a music geek he is. This is kind of what I had HOPED for, but didn’t actually EXPECT.
I think it aligns with everything we’ve seen so far from him honestly. The choice for SOTT as the lead single- a song that’s not particularly radio friendly, but means a lot to him. The choice of Another Man instead of Rolling Stone being the first magazine cover. The choice of Dunkirk as his first film rather than something easier and less prestige-y. I think he’s trying to build artistic credibility his doing his damnedest to be as true to himself as a person as possible (I mean, as much as he can be and still turn a profit obviously because let’s face it, no matter how much of an artiste he is, the industry is still show BUSINESS ;)).
Personally I love it. But..like you said, I’m also SO STRESSED OUT about getting tickets. I have a feeling it’ll be an incredible, intimate experience though.