flextint wrote:Mr H, You are so correct!!!He needs to take 6 months to a year off just to Oh I don't know ..Maybe finish of a rock album or 2 and Promote the hell out of the albums and play more that one song off them.Just like the good old days.I wonder if anyone would object to playing 3 ,4 or 5 songs of the new album.He is really touring alot now and maybe this is adding to some of our frustrations in that we keep seeing the same songs on the setlist.If he took 6 months of to regroup ,rehearse a few never before preformed songs .I dont think anyone on this site would object.And really ,isn't that the most important thing!!lol
I disagree. I'd argue that in recent years, he's actually been touring a lot less. He's only doing about a handful of shows and he's spreading them out through the course of a year; making each show more like a "one-off". I think this has benefited for him in that his voice is in better shape than it is when he's been performing on an almost nightly basis. And even though the majority of the setlist is the usual fare, have you not noticed him throwing in some surprises? He has been routinely adding material he has either never performed live before or at least with his current touring band, including the following songs: "The Word", "Come And Get It", "The Night Before", "Letting Go", "Venus & Mars", "Bluebird", "I'm Looking Through You" etc.