In the world we know today, it really isn’t about the product, it’s about how it’s being marketed. Action Bronson knows that concept very well and have applied it in his concerts twice, and the results were two sold out shows back to back. Did he discover the magic formula to sold out shows or is he just this talented. The answer is he found out the magic formula, and it’s a free give away on stage for the fans Oprah style!
While Action Bronson was performing in a show in December, the crowd got something they never expected, free Tvs, iPads, PS4, and sandwiches. Marc Sparks said that it wasn’t because it was the holiday season that he decided to give his fans a little something back, this is just how his shows are.
While Action was performing his ‘Mr. Wonderful’ album release in NYC, he picked up a 48 inch tv and threw it in the crowd. There was a lot of pulling and two young adults ended up with one of the tvs while the other tv that was thrown to the other side of the crowd was never seen after it left Action’s hands.
There was also iPads being thrown to the crowd in addition to one Playstation 4, and about 12 sandwiches. Who knows if Action orders these things from the venue just to give it to the crowd, or if he is buying all those things for his fans and he simply discovered the secret to sold out shows.
One Direction fans were left heartbroken after the news many had feared would come finally did with the release of a statement from STX Entertainment confirmed Zayne Malik had left the group, the BBC reports. Over the last few months Malik had been missing from a series of performances and appearances as rumors flew that he was set to leave the band made famous on the UK version of the X Factor. After photos were leaked to the British press of Malik and an unnamed woman the singer left the band’s world tour with stress and reportedly returned to the UK to repair his relationship with Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards.
Malik had originally auditioned for the X Factor as a solo artist before pop impresario Simon Cowell formed a five piece band from the solo singers who had auditioned for the show. Zayne has had a difficult time with One Direction and almost quit the band during the X Factor as he appeared to struggle with the demands of fame. Cowell also released a statement thanking Zayne for his time with One Direction and confirmed the rest of the band would continue working as a four piece and record a new album after completing their current world tour.
Peter Hook, the former bass player for British new wave band Joy Division, will perform all of the band’s recorded music at a charity gig in Macclesfield. He will be playing the music with his new band, The Light. Joy Division recorded two albums of music in the 1970’s. After the death of singer Ian Curtis, the surviving members reformed as New Order, a band which enjoyed great success and critical acclaim in the 1980’s.
Personally, Haidar Barbouski thinks that playing all the old Joy Division music live is a cool idea, contrary to what they had to say on houston.eater.com
. Joy Division is a band music writers love to cover, but their music is simply not that good when compared to what came later in New Order. On the other hand, proceeds will go to charity, so that’s a good thing.
Peter Hook left New Order in 2007. I’d like to see him get back together with his old band mates and do a charity gig of New Order material. There would be more interest in that than in a Joy Division revival, and more money could be raised.
New Order is scheduled to release a new album of music soon without Hook. I hope that they can return to the level of songwriting they were at in the 1980’s. It’s good that they are at least writing new music and not just playing the old stuff to a nostalgic audience.