Goldsmith: 'More Muse Or The Concert Business Will Die In Five Years'

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Concert mastermind HARVEY GOLDSMITH has called on music executives to find more groups like Muse if they want to put on huge live events and big tours - or risk another disastrous summer of cancelled shows and poor ticket sales.
The Live Aid promoter admits he's not surprised that 2010 has been a flat year for festivals and concert tours - because there are only a handful of bands and artists big enough to command sell outs and success.
He tells, "The only kind of stadium star or arena-plus star act that has come through recently is Muse. That’s it. Both here in Britain and in America. We need more of them.
"We need to have, as I have said time and time again, new promoters with new ideas, building new acts up so they become the new superstars. Without that, within five years’ time, there will not be a business."


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No band does or will even hold a candle to Muse live. Where the promoter is mistake is thinking that what Muse has cannot cannot be reproduced by some promoter or record company. When Muse signed with Warner they demanded not only 100% control of thier music but also 100% control of thier live performances so what you experience is dictated by Muse and thier extraordinary talent, imagination and dedication to their art. Another fact that the "bean counters" would not like is as mentioned in a recent article that Muse spend so extravently on each show that they barely make any money on thier live shows but Matthew Bellamy justification was that it was worth it just to have the opportunity to play in front of such large audiences. Muse has more talent, dedication and class and that is what makes them the greatest band of the century.
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