Widespread stay music venue The Robin, located in Bilston, has reaffirmed its dedication to stay progressive music to Prog Journal, following the latest postponement of a Franck Carducci present and the cancellation of the upcoming A Courageous New Day occasion that includes Cyan, Omega Level amongst others.
“The Robin has a wealthy historical past of internet hosting some excellent prog rock reveals with many artists requesting that their reserving agent strive their utmost to substantiate a efficiency right here when out touring as a result of historical past that we maintain on the venue being only one cause,” the Robin’s Brett Corridor informed Prog. “As Ken Slater, our native prog promoter has knowledgeable me on many instances, we’re know because the prog rock venue of the Midlands.
“Publish Covid we’ve got discovered it very laborious to reignite the fervour the prog viewers as soon as needed to attend stay reveals. Nonetheless, for probably the most half, even with some reveals being poorly attended, they’ve nonetheless taken place with these in attendance actually having fun with their time on the present, but in addition questioning the place others the place, or why the numbers the place so low for such an important present.
“We nonetheless have a robust prog line up nonetheless to occur right here at The Robin, whereas nonetheless being in talks of getting another huge names again into the programme after they as soon as once more exit on tour. Names resembling Spock’s Beard and Pendragon who have been scheduled to be right here however have needed to postpone their total tour. We had Lifesigns right here final week which had a robust attendance. Largely Autumn, who’re set to return the top of Could, who have been final right here in October final yr with very sturdy attendance.
“Franck Carducci was postponed to a later date. The ONLY present that was cancelled, which was by way of the promoter/artists was A Courageous New Day. We by no means settle for the ‘assist it or lose it’ perspective.
“We nonetheless know that there’s a demand for prog reveals so we will proceed to push them into the programme as we’ve got all the time performed. We satisfaction ourselves that individuals will fortunately journey to attend these reveals of their favorite artists. Nonetheless, typically the choice whether or not a present goes forward or not based mostly on gross sales isn’t completely right down to us. This was the case with A Courageous New Day. The tickets gross sales, regardless of the promoters and the venues promoting methods, simply failed to draw a good variety of superior attendees for them to make it really feel as if it was worthwhile for them to go forward with the present.”
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