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Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby bloodofthekings » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:26 pm

APRIL 2020
Gateshead Sage 2 – Fri 17th
Birmingham Town Hall – Sat 18th
Glasgow St Lukes – Mon 20th
Leeds City Varieties – Tue 21st
Bath Komedia – Wed 22nd
Liverpool Arts Club – Fri 24th
Aberdare Coliseum Theatre – Sat 25th
Milton Keynes Stables – Mon 27th
London Islington Assembly Hall – Tue 28th
Brighton Old Market – Wed 29th

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Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby bloodofthekings » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:26 am

Cancelled due to poor ticket sales.

Biff is trying to blame the corona virus panic which is totally laughable considering that these dates have been on sale for 3 months.

Personally, I think it's far more likely to be caused by Biff being a greedy bastard and trying to charge Saxon tour prices to watch him sit on his arse and jabber on about his life.

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Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby zombieman » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:14 pm

Exactly £37.50 for tickets at Liverpool Arts Club complete madness.
Let's see if he really does reschedule and if he does whether he adjusts the ticket price.
I would have gone for £17.50.

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Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:20 pm

Worth bearing in mind the bloke had major heart surgery recently.
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Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby metaldinosaur » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:17 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:Worth bearing in mind the bloke had major heart surgery recently.


And it’s not like healthcare is free... oh wait.
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Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby metaldinosaur » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:19 pm

Yep, it was just too expensive for a solo thing. To be fair, he could have blamed the coronavirus, but he fessed up to it just not selling, which is a decent thing to do.
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Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby bloodofthekings » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:41 pm

metaldinosaur wrote:Yep, it was just too expensive for a solo thing. To be fair, he could have blamed the coronavirus, but he fessed up to it just not selling, which is a decent thing to do.


But he did try to shift some of the blame to the coronavirus issue which is ridiculous.

And I don't see how his recent surgery has anything to do with it considering he didn't mention his own health issues as a reason for cancelling

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Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby bloodfiend » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:34 pm

Yeah it's ludicrous that he charges prices people would think twice about playing to see Saxon for, for his solo stuff, especially if he's playing obscure venues like Gateshead, Bath and Milton Keynes.

And I also don't see what his health has to do his it, it doesn't justify higher prices in any way, and it isn't the reason why it was cancelled.

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Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby north sea storm » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:16 pm

Guess Biff found out how fickle the industry is and a reality check on his popularity .

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Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby bloodfiend » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:56 pm

north sea storm wrote:Guess Biff found out how fickle the industry is and a reality check on his popularity .


Fickle?

I'm sure his popularity would have been enough had he done a smaller your at sensible prices, but doing an extensive tour featuring odd locations at massively inflated ticket prices, he requires more of an ego check surely.

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Re: Biff Byford Solo Tour

Postby MrBlade » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:57 pm

On the Birmingham Town Hall website they had sold most of the tickets,
I suppose there were venues with lower sales.

Tickets were costly, but he did have a band to play songs in the second half of the set.
I was one who was thinking about going but being almost 40 quid I was waiting until closer to see if I had spare money.
25 quid and slightly smaller venues would have been better.