independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Wed 20th Feb 2019 9:09am
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Music: Non-Prince > R.Kelly/Tamar Tour..Kelly is touring with NO band.
« Previous topic  Next topic »
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 05/07/14 12:40am

Chancellor

avatar

R.Kelly/Tamar Tour..Kelly is touring with NO band.

2 of my coworkers went to the South Carolina "Panties Tour" and they said R. Kelly had a DJ backing/playing all of his Shit and not a single band member. They said he sang his azz off. They paid $150 per ticket and the concert was held at the newest and Biggest Concert Hall in Town. I asked them how did Tamar do and they said she was "aiight"...LOL...I wonder if R.Kelly left his band at home because he thinks Southern folks are ignorant? They said those women didnt want to see Tamar, they were there for The King of R&B.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 05/07/14 9:19am

chocolate1

avatar

neutral
$150 for karaoke?!

Which Tamar?


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 05/07/14 9:48am

Identity

^

Tamar Braxton.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 05/07/14 10:34am

BobGeorge909

avatar

How someone can put $11¢, let alone $150, in the hands of a man who pisses on little girls is beyond me.
[Edited 5/7/14 13:27pm]
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 05/07/14 1:11pm

Jboogiee

avatar

He came to Rochester NY. last summer with Fantasia opening at $135 a ticket with no band.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 05/07/14 1:15pm

Farfunknugin

avatar

he doesn't have to pay for one single band member, dude is making bank on ya'll fools.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 05/07/14 1:36pm

Artesian

I wouldn't imagine that it had anything to do with him thinking Southerners are too ignorant to appreciate a band. It was more likely a cost issue. You have to pay band members and a music director. A DJ pushing buttons is a lot more cost effective. Tacky, but cost effective.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 05/07/14 2:29pm

phunkdaddy

avatar

This show went down in my hometown. I know of a few females who went. I wouldn't
have driven the hour and 15 if it was free. It's not a surprise he performed without a live band. That's the MO of a lot of these popular 90's new jack
artists these days. It's cost effective for them. While there is some improvement
from Tamar's early days to now, she is someone that would have to be performing
for free at the convention center.
Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 05/07/14 3:45pm

nursev

phunkdaddy said:

This show went down in my hometown. I know of a few females who went. I wouldn't
have driven the hour and 15 if it was free. It's not a surprise he performed without a live band. That's the MO of a lot of these popular 90's new jack
artists these days. It's cost effective for them. While there is some improvement
from Tamar's early days to now, she is someone that would have to be performing
for free at the convention center.


truth...not trynna pay to see her
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 05/07/14 11:17pm

hausofmoi7

avatar

BobGeorge909 said:

How someone can put $11¢, let alone $150, in the hands of a man who pisses on little girls is beyond me. [Edited 5/7/14 13:27pm]

I know.

It's ridiculous. But there are many who see him as the victim, it's a conversation those who support R Kelly will not publically have. neutral neutral

"It means finding the very human narrative of a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, non-violence, the pitfalls of acclaim as the perils of rejection" – Lesley Hazleton on the first muslim, the prophet.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 05/08/14 2:19am

JabarR74

If you ask me, it kinda takes away the freedom of any established artist to change up the songs w/o a backup band.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 05/08/14 2:24am

nd33

I saw K-Ci & Jojo sing with backing tracks a few years ago. They were pretty good, but the whole thing just seems a bit lame without a band. BANDS ONLY, for any artists I see from now on!

Music, sweet music, I wish I could caress and...kiss, kiss...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 05/08/14 4:30am

Chancellor

avatar

Alright peeps...Will somebody please riddle me this...Has Kelly EVER had a band backing him during a Live show for his expensive ass tickets?

******************************************************************************

And I agree it is amazing how his die-hard Fans overlook his past run-in-with-the-Law, especially when he never apologized or felt he did anything wrong to a minor...Very, very strange...Years ago The NAACP Image Awards even honored him at the height of his Charges..Oh well.....

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 05/08/14 6:35am

hausofmoi7

avatar

Which part of "R Kelly hunts for underage girls" does everyone in this post not hear?

"It means finding the very human narrative of a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, non-violence, the pitfalls of acclaim as the perils of rejection" – Lesley Hazleton on the first muslim, the prophet.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 05/08/14 6:37am

hausofmoi7

avatar

Which part of "R Kelly hunts for underage girls" does everyone in this post not hear?

.

.

.

.

I think it's the "it's not my kid" part??!

"It means finding the very human narrative of a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, non-violence, the pitfalls of acclaim as the perils of rejection" – Lesley Hazleton on the first muslim, the prophet.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 05/08/14 9:08am

Gunsnhalen

Well, let me just say this. I saw R. Kelly in the summer last year... and his band was lifeless.

They were the most boring and generic band i have seen in a long time for a big artist. I mean the piano and keyboard playing was 3rd grade lol
There was just nothing much going on in that department. So maybe this is for the better?

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 05/08/14 10:09am

BobGeorge909

avatar

Totally off topic
[Edited 5/8/14 10:21am]
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 05/08/14 12:07pm

ABeautifulOne

avatar

well when your album's flopping and you aren't booked in any major cities for this tour... lol

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 05/08/14 1:53pm

kitbradley

avatar

Bands costs a lot of bread. Do most music-buyers or concert-goers care about live bands anymore?

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 05/08/14 4:03pm

Identity

I'm not going to waste my hard-earned cash to see any artist use backing tracks instead of an actual band onstage. I might as well catch a fan-posted video on YouTube for free.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #20 posted 05/08/14 6:42pm

mjscarousal

Even artists who do use live bands still incorporate backing tracks. I would argue they use it just about the same amount as people who don't have live bands. Unless the artist is a real musician or someone like Janelle Monae, Fiona etc all artists use it. I just think this is a collective problem with this era of performers. Everything is not 100% live. At least he sung it live. There are artists who use bands but don't sing one vocal live.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #21 posted 05/08/14 7:18pm

hausofmoi7

avatar

Identity said:

I'm not going to waste my hard-earned cash to see any artist use backing tracks instead of an actual band onstage.

Is that what your concerned about supporting with your hard earned cash when at an R Kelly show? The band? How dare he!

"It means finding the very human narrative of a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, non-violence, the pitfalls of acclaim as the perils of rejection" – Lesley Hazleton on the first muslim, the prophet.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #22 posted 05/09/14 12:12am

Chancellor

avatar

kitbradley said:

Bands costs a lot of bread. Do most music-buyers or concert-goers care about live bands anymore?

I do...I'm not going to see Kelly anytime soon, but I always pay $100+ for Orchestra seats and I want a Big show with a LIVE band. I'm not paying my hard earned money to see American Idol or The Voice "Acts". Established artists like Kelly should tour with Live bands and give their fans/patrons their monies worth...When I see my coworker I'm going to ask if Tamar had a LIVE band...They performed at an 18,000 seat Venue this wasnt a night club....Come wit'it....People paid MONEY for those seats...

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #23 posted 05/09/14 3:15am

Identity

hausofmoi7 said:

Identity said:

I'm not going to waste my hard-earned cash to see any artist use backing tracks instead of an actual band onstage.

Is that what your concerned about supporting with your hard earned cash when at an R Kelly show? The band? How dare he!



Tragic, ain't it? In case you're puzzled, I wouldn't see R. Kelly live even if he had a 20-piece band supporting him.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #24 posted 05/09/14 4:34am

Chancellor

avatar

I just spoke with my coworker and he said Tamar didnt have a band either. He said you couldnt see her DJ. All she had on stage was a Jumbo screen showing Pictures. Both of them should be ashamed. Young artists don't know how to put on a show. Sad, sad, SAD....And they wanna be Legends someday?...Whatever...

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #25 posted 05/09/14 5:59am

chocolate1

avatar

Chancellor said:

I just spoke with my coworker and he said Tamar didnt have a band either. He said you couldnt see her DJ. All she had on stage was a Jumbo screen showing Pictures. Both of them should be ashamed. Young artists don't know how to put on a show. Sad, sad, SAD....And they wanna be Legends someday?...Whatever...



disbelief

I went to see Bilal a while back, and his opening act came out and set up a Mac laptop and pushed "play". They did their set with Garage Band as their backing tracks.


I can't...


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #26 posted 05/09/14 11:40am

kitbradley

avatar

Chancellor said:

I just spoke with my coworker and he said Tamar didnt have a band either. He said you couldnt see her DJ. All she had on stage was a Jumbo screen showing Pictures. Both of them should be ashamed. Young artists don't know how to put on a show. Sad, sad, SAD....And they wanna be Legends someday?...Whatever...

I wouldn't want to pay good money to see an artist using pre-recorded tracks instead of a live band, neither. Hell, I've paid $15 or $20 bucks to see veteran artists perform and they had FULL live bands! But they are of a different generation.

I think many contemporary artists are not bothering with live bands because, again, they have to pay the band. If they can just use a DJ to play tracks or bring a laptop on stage with them to play the music (which is what most are doing in the studio), they are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars not having to pay a drummer, bassist, keyboard player and background singers. Smart, if they have the type of audience who are willing pay the dough for expensive tickets and let them get away with it. I wouldn't. But, I have a feeling the average R. Kelly and Tamar fan don't care about musicians. They are only there to see Kelly bump n' grind and watch Tamar do whatever she does (I don't know anything about her). biggrin

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #27 posted 05/09/14 2:26pm

phunkdaddy

avatar

chocolate1 said:



Chancellor said:


I just spoke with my coworker and he said Tamar didnt have a band either. He said you couldnt see her DJ. All she had on stage was a Jumbo screen showing Pictures. Both of them should be ashamed. Young artists don't know how to put on a show. Sad, sad, SAD....And they wanna be Legends someday?...Whatever...





disbelief

I went to see Bilal a while back, and his opening act came out and set up a Mac laptop and pushed "play". They did their set with Garage Band as their backing tracks.


I can't...



If this is what these newer artists have come to I'll become a damn Darius
Rucker fan. lol
Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #28 posted 05/09/14 5:50pm

JabarR74

kitbradley said:

I wouldn't want to pay good money to see an artist using pre-recorded tracks instead of a live band, neither. Hell, I've paid $15 or $20 bucks to see veteran artists perform and they had FULL live bands! But they are of a different generation.

I think many contemporary artists are not bothering with live bands because, again, they have to pay the band. If they can just use a DJ to play tracks or bring a laptop on stage with them to play the music (which is what most are doing in the studio), they are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars not having to pay a drummer, bassist, keyboard player and background singers. Smart, if they have the type of audience who are willing pay the dough for expensive tickets and let them get away with it. I wouldn't. But, I have a feeling the average R. Kelly and Tamar fan don't care about musicians. They are only there to see Kelly bump n' grind and watch Tamar do whatever she does (I don't know anything about her). biggrin

Last year, I saw the Backstreet Boys and they performed with backing tracks (with an acoustic set/where they played the instruments) and they didn't even have a DJ. And DJ Pauly D as an opening act don't count. Observe:

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #29 posted 05/10/14 4:01pm

Ellie

avatar

Gunsnhalen said:

Well, let me just say this. I saw R. Kelly in the summer last year... and his band was lifeless.

They were the most boring and generic band i have seen in a long time for a big artist. I mean the piano and keyboard playing was 3rd grade lol
There was just nothing much going on in that department. So maybe this is for the better?

But surely that's what you get when performing the most boring and generic songs written in the genre from the last 2 decades.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Music: Non-Prince > R.Kelly/Tamar Tour..Kelly is touring with NO band.