Raspbernie Posted July 1, 2002 Share Posted July 1, 2002 Well folks, "A Taste of Chicago" is a mere 5 days away and it seems like things are not looking good for "A Walk Down Abbey Road."Tour promoters are still unwilling to make Eric an equal partner in the band. Perhaps this was their plan all along. Who knows? All that is certain at this point is that Eric was told that he would play all gigs in July and they now only want him for a very few "select" cities where Todd can't make it. Otherwise he'll be sitting home while the other guys play venue after venue.Because Eric would only play a few shows he would not benefit from the group's skill-sharpening night after night itinerary. Eric would basically have to play one night (with no prior rehearsal) go home for a week, play two or three more, go home for a week and a half, play another...back home...well, you get the idea.Even more than that, because Eric would only play a very small number of shows, he would not be integrated into the solo sets of the other musicians, nor would he have as important a role to play during the Beatles set. (That way when he's not on tour -- which would be MOST of the time -- he "wouldn't be missed!") Even though a number of the supergroup band members play on each other's songs in the first set, none would play on Eric's songs, nor would Eric play on any of theirs...this would amount to Eric basically playing his three solo songs alone with the backup "house band" and then leaving the stage for an hour and a half while the rest of the guys partied on.If you were an Eric fan in the audience, would you be wondering, "Where's Eric and what in the hell is going on?"If you were Eric sitting backstage would you be wondering the same thing?You know, I'm pretty much a "nobody" -- but I know how bad *I* feel when someone treats me with little or no respect. Imagine how you'd feel if you were a "somebody" and you got treated just as bad or worse?PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAS BEEN NO FINAL DECISION ON THIS YET...Eric has been trying to get the promoters to rethink their position...but as I said, it currently does not look good. As soon as it's confirmed, Eric will let all of us know. Until then, remember...if this tour comes to your town and you're wondering why Eric ISN'T playing...it isn't because HE didn't want to. --Bernie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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