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September 16, 2013 at 10:35 am #1548
Good for John. Mumford and Sons are one of the most popular bands in the world these days. In recent interviews John mentioned that he liked them, calling them modern-day troubadours.
But I wish John would actually play the OTHER artists’ material at these guest appearances, rather than just CCR songs. I know he played “Alcohol” at the Brad Paisley guest appearance, which is great, but I wish he had played a Kid Rock song during that appearance, or Widespread Panic song at Lock’n, or Mumford song this past weekend.
But anyway, I love the story about John getting the late call and taking the red-eye flight. Great video too. Did John give his flannel shirts to everyone in the Vaccines and Mumford and Sons? That’s what it looked like in photos.September 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm #1488
You know once he commits his mind to a project – he starts it, and he has to see it through to the end. All the way to the sweet, sweet end!!! X O X O
Uh-oh, I guess you’ve never heard of the “Hoodoo” project… Or Blue Ridge Rangers follow-up from ’74… Or the Comin’ Down the Road documentary…
Just joking, I’ll be crossing my fingers for 2014!August 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm #1415
Although the original press release called for a 2014 release, I don’t see that happening. John’s got tour dates the rest of the year, and last we heard, he hasn’t even found a professional co-writer for the memoirs. (although I personally think David Wild would be the ideal cowriter for John, given his experience and their close relationship)
I actually wouldn’t mind him pushing the memoirs back a year or two. It would give him more time to tour, add more substance to the book. And with the possibility of a CCR reunion becoming more likely, I’d like to think he’d hold off on the book for that very important chapter.August 11, 2013 at 10:54 am #1357
I believe the album has sold between 120k – 130k copies. It took 6 or 7 weeks for the album to drop out of Billboard’s Top 40 albums chart. Right now, it still remains on the Billboard 200 chart.
(side note: CCR’s Chronicle is an all-time-high 22nd on the charts this week)June 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm #1092
Pretty sure that John tried to get the Black Keys on this CD. In an interview last April, he said: “I’m hoping that the Black Keys will record a track. They’ve agreed, but it’s hard to find a spot in their schedule.” Guess it never panned out. They would’ve done a great job with “Run Through the Jungle.”
Because John and Bruce Springsteen are such good friends, he probably tried to get Bruce on the CD. But Bruce started a world tour in 2012, so they probably had scheduling issues. Bruce would’ve done a great job with “Travelin’ High” or “Rockin all Over the World.”
I also recall John meeting the Fleet Foxes once. Would like to see that collaboration, perhaps on “It’s Just a Thought.” John Mellencamp would be a good guest too.June 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm #1036
“Mystic Highway” is one of John’s most timeless songs since Centerfield. It’s got that powerful & surging guitar riff, beautiful Eagles-esque harmonies, and creative vocal breakdown… the recipe for a killer song.
“Someday Never Comes” is also incredible. Easily my two faves.June 27, 2013 at 6:34 pm #1035
Swamp Girl has been very helpful and patient around the forum about presale questions. I give her a lot of credit. Nearly every topic started has gotten a response, even when dozens of posts ask the exact same question: “What is the presale password?”
I do, however, think ticket prices are too high. Artists like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger are charging less for tickets than John. And the VIP Package is outrageous: a flannel shirt ($70), t-shirt ($25), tour laminate ($5), and ticket ($100) should be $200… and even that’s being generous with the price. I think there would have to be a meet-and-greet to make that $300 pricetag somewhat fair. Just my two cents.June 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm #979
VOTE FOR JOHN (and Mystic Highway) AGAIN HERE!
New CMT Facebook poll asks everyone to vote for a music video. “Mystic Highway” is in last place now, let’s help get him up to win the contest!June 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm #918
On this week’s album sales chart, WASFE remains in the top 20! HitsDailyDouble actually reports a 2% increase in sales, which is uncommon for artists after the release week.
Although getting John to #1 is nearly impossible, I really believe that John could crack the Top Ten again with sustained promotion and marketing. More Youtube ads, internet banners, and TV appearances! The great marketing strategy used last month appealed to everyone: young people (Reddit AMA, iHeartRadio), middle-aged (Letterman appearance, WTF Podcast), hardcore fans (AXS broadcast), new fans (CMT music video), and women of all ages (the View). I hope we see more from John before his September guest slots, so album sales keep going strong.June 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm #917
I think an artist like John should charge between $35-$75 for tickets. Most shows on the upcoming tour fall into the range. But a few – Durham, NYC, and Baltimore, to name a few – have tickets onsale for around $150. Not even megastars like Bruce Springsteen or Pearl Jam or even Brad Paisley charge that much! (and don’t get me started on the Rolling Stones prices…)June 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm #915
I partly agree with that. I’d like to see a “Cosmo’s Factory”-style album. Most of the record would be brand-new rockin’ originals, then 2-3 classic covers (maybe “Pretty Woman” or “Summertime Blues”), and possibly a re-recording of a JF song, a rarer one like “Back in the Hills” or “On the Run” or “Comin Down the Road.” That’s my ideal album.
But John said himself that he’s thinking of going in a “jam band” direction.June 18, 2013 at 6:48 am #837
VOTE FOR JOHN & “MYSTIC HIGHWAY”!
John is up against Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies for a spot on CMT’s “Top 20″ countdown list. Vote for John!June 18, 2013 at 6:42 am #836
I really hope John + the band rehearse some rarities for this tour. Since the 2010 tour (when we heard rarities like “Zanz Kant Danz” and “I Saw it on TV”), John has really played it safe with the setlists. I do enjoy the full album portion, but I hope to see some other nuggets – like Effigy or Molina – thrown into the second half of the show.
And also, I think that “Ramble Tamble” needs a break. At 7 minutes, it loses the audience, and John could easily play two other songs in its place. Maybe if he alternated Ramble Tamble with Grapevine and Chooglin’, the songs would sound fresher.