I've seen two shows on this tour, and each headliner leaves the stage for a long period during the first "act". The whole idea is to give each headliner solo time in the spotlight. I think the general public needs to keep in mind that this is a talent showcase/Beatles tribute, and not their favorite star, backed by other famous names. There's a backing band there to allow each headliner their moment in the sun. It's too bad Mr. Carmen couldn't come to terms with such an arrangement. The others in the line-up seem to embrace the idea of allowing the others their solo moments to shine, and Eric's would have been some bright moments indeed.