bigginfl wrote:I for one am glad a Scorpions/Van Halen tour is not happening. I like both bands ... no I like Van Halen and LOVE the Scorpions. There is no such thing as "co-headliners" and if VH is closing every show, the Scorpions should play as an opener for NO ONE!!!
There are co-headline tours...If both bands play the same amount of time then it's a co-headline tour. Both bands make the same amount of money. Yes if this tour takes place outdoors then yes the play going on first gets very few lights and the band closing gets their whole show with lights. Back in 2003 Aerosmith and Kiss did a co-headline tour with Aerosmith closing all shows. But KISS did 85 minutes to Aersomith 80 minutes. When this tour moved indoors then both bands got the same amount of lights and stage production
With this being the farewell tour then yes the Scorpions should not be going on first..but if the Scorps want to win over more fans a tour with Van Halen would boost their popularity in our country. And maybe that would set them up for a great 2012 farewell year in front of packed arenas and amphitheaters across our country. Because right now they can not do this on their own.