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Tuned in right now and it's apparently a poetry slam?

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Kind of a surprise to see Pat Steward playing drums for Tom Cochrane and Colin James. (Explains why Matt grabbed Blake for this tour.)

 

For the moment - if anyone wants to see what they've missed, the YouTube stream includes everything up until now. (Hopefully, they'll leave it online once the show is over.)

 

I'd forgotten what it's like to have a mayor that everyone loves. Mayor of Calgary got huge applause. (Alberta Premier... not so much.)

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I have it on my PVR but don't know if there's a way for me to get it from PVR to computer.

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I have it on my PVR but don't know if there's a way for me to get it from PVR to computer.

 

If your PVR has component outputs (red green blue), you can use something like this.

http://www.futuresho...9/10242273.aspx

 

I have an older version of that (the 1212) that I bought when I realized that I had a bunch of programs on my DVR that I wanted to keep but couldn't buy anywhere. It hooks up to your computer via USB. (If it's like mine, it comes with Windows software only - Macs need something like EyeTV to capture the feed.)

 

I'm hoping somebody should be able to grab it another way, though - maybe from the webcast.

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You can catch Matthew Good's performance here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Ko0E2DW7Y

 

Matt and the band start at 7:46:40, near the very end.

 

Weapon was so beautiful. That was the best performance of a song I've ever seen in my life. It was the perfect setting for it.

 

Cool. Blake is wearing a Hell or High Water shirt. Awesome stuff.

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hey guys, sorry if this has already been mentioned, but does this tour include a band? i didn't see anything about that on his site, so just want to double check.

 

 

thanks in advance!

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Turns out my PVR only recorded 2.5 hours of it, and no Matt Good :(

 

And yes, the tour is full band.

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Awwwww, that's a bummer. You could have recorded his performance in HD. We made history by being the first live broadcasted concert in HD. That concert would probably look great on a big screen TV.

 

I saw on Facebook that the Music Director from the radio X92.9 (Chris Lynch) invited Matt to drop by the station in November for a chat on air. I sure hope he does that. They usually have guest artists take over the airwaves for a while. They pick their favorite songs to play on the radio, tell stories, and perform a couple of acoustic songs. Metric did that a while ago, and I think Imagine Dragons as well. They were very interesting. They play Metric's (and Imagine Dragons'?) studio acoustic songs on the radio all the time. I really hope Matt and the band do that.

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EDIT: I always get my facts wrong, My apologies. Actually, it is the very first time a live HD concert is being streamed live to social media.

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During the acoustic tour for Hospital Music Matt hopped on X929 and CJAY and played some acoustic songs live, so he may very well do it again.

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Oh, I didn't know he did X929. I was only listening to the other station back then.

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Sad I won't be seeing any shows this Fall...but curious to see the setlists. Anyone go to the Buffalo show?

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I'll have the Vancouver set for everyone. I've been checking setlist.fm periodically today and nothing there re: Buffalo yet.

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I don't know if it's Ticketmaster including the fee's in the pricing but $53 a ticket is too steep for me to see him in Hamilton or Toronto.

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Is anyone heading to the Brockville show from Ottawa? I was thinking of going, would be willing to drive anyone if they need a ride.

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I don't know if it's Ticketmaster including the fee's in the pricing but $53 a ticket is too steep for me to see him in Hamilton or Toronto.

 

Kind of a long-shot, but, if you have a chance, call the Massey and HPT box offices and see what they do about service fees for tickets purchased in person. It's not uncommon for venues to waive the service fees (or charge less of them) for tickets bought at the box office. (Hamilton tickets are $39.50 and $29.50 before fees - Massey's are more.)

 

Also - if you didn't mind sitting upper-deck - there are some pretty decent seats in the second balcony in Hamilton that are $43 (fees included) on Ticketmaster. (Front-row upper balcony is often really good.)

 

Optionally, you could try what I used to do when I had a free night and didn't care about being disappointed if I didn't get in: show up on the night of the show with whatever you're willing to spend and see if anyone has a spare. If the show's not sold out, it's usually pretty easy to find people with extras - and people seem to be willing to take less if it's cash and if they know the person actually wants to see the show.

 

(There's also the see-if-you-can-score-a-free-ticket-at-the-box-office trick that I once used successfully - though, honestly, I wasn't doing it on purpose. I can throw that in the Lounge if anyone's curious.)

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Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

 

I've never found the ticket prices overly expensive, I go to a lot of concerts and I've payed more for most bands than I do for Matthew Good shows. I look at it like this, the average I spend on a show is in the $100 range, so I get two Matt Good shows for that price, I live on Vancouver Island so I also factor in that many bands I enjoy only play Vancouver so ferry costs and hotel dock me a couple hundred to get over there to see them. So because Matt is literally playing 3 shows in my backyard I am able to go to three shows with tickets and travel costs coming to about $200. Thats easily what I pay to go to Vancouver to see most other bands just for one show, but I get three nights of entertainment out of it with Matthew Good, so to me its a Bargain.

 

Also I figure Matt Tours about once every 2 years cross country, he also Releases an album every two years. So if I go to my three shows and buy my vinyl + CD copy of the new record Im probably spending about $150 per year on Matthew Good related expenditures. I know I spend alot more on other shit I enjoy alot less.

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Having dealt with similar circumstance in my own life, I would never begrudge anyone if they can’t afford a show. But if we’re speaking reasonably, compared to most artists that have been around as long as I have, $53 dollars all in is pretty fair. I mean, people pay hundreds to see acts these days – and most average tickets for name artists are above $70 dollars. The primary reason for that is production costs. I try and keep my production costs down to ensure that ticket prices aren’t too steep. I realize that people have a problem with ticketmaster, that’s a debate that’s been raging for ages. Unfortunately, when it comes to this business there’s a lot of fucked up shit you deal with. For example, the Toronto show is being presented by The Edge – who haven’t even played the single from this record. But because it’s a Live Nation show, they automatically get to present it instead of, for example, Indie88. Where that becomes a problem is in the amount of exposure the show gets from a station that isn’t even playing any current music relating to the tour. Ultimately, we’re forced to buy radio spots to promote the show, and thus showcase new material, because they’re not playing it. Welcome to the realities of the music business.

 

I understand Matt, and I'm not really complaining. I saw you recently in Bala and have been to several shows in the past that were all excellent. It is fucked up that I've only heard your single once on any station in Ontario and I think that was 97.7.

 

Honda thanks for the advice, I remember sitting next to you years ago at Massey Hall with my girlfriend you're a good guy.

 

For anyone that's going to the shows, be sure to check out the new shirts they're really great quality!

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I heard Matt's new single on X92.9 two times at work today. It sounds great. They promote his 2-day concert in November like crazy! I am glad they are getting the word out.

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Hi folks. Never seen Matt live (I live in North Carolina), but I'm considering taking a week in early November to follow the tour for 4-5 dates. I've also never been to the western part of Canada, so not exactly sure how feasible (or sane) this is, especially during one of the colder months of the year.

 

So, you guys tell me, is it crazy to pick up in Thunder Bay (Nov. 5) and drive along the tour, flying back home from Edmonton the following Monday? The wife may be giving me a pass for this (she's not an MG fan), and I think it could be one heck of an adventure, driving across four provinces. Bucket list kind of thing.

 

Anyway, from what I've seen online, looks like car rental options are ridiculously expensive (they screw you on the mileage), so that might be a back-breaker. Any tips on cheap rentals in Canada?

 

Sorry for the drive-by post, but figured this would be a great place to ask for some help / tips from fellow fans.

 

Pete

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Hi folks. Never seen Matt live (I live in North Carolina), but I'm considering taking a week in early November to follow the tour for 4-5 dates. I've also never been to the western part of Canada, so not exactly sure how feasible (or sane) this is, especially during one of the colder months of the year.

 

So, you guys tell me, is it crazy to pick up in Thunder Bay (Nov. 5) and drive along the tour, flying back home from Edmonton the following Monday? The wife may be giving me a pass for this (she's not an MG fan), and I think it could be one heck of an adventure, driving across four provinces. Bucket list kind of thing.

 

Anyway, from what I've seen online, looks like car rental options are ridiculously expensive (they screw you on the mileage), so that might be a back-breaker. Any tips on cheap rentals in Canada?

 

Sorry for the drive-by post, but figured this would be a great place to ask for some help / tips from fellow fans.

 

Pete

 

It's a cool idea, but if you want to cut down a bit of road time (and not have multiple 7-8 hour road trips) then you might want to start in Saskatoon, then Regina (skipping Lloydminster to have 1 night off and not having to backtrack a lot of distance), then Regina, then Medicine Hat, then Edmonton, then Calgary. I think it would be cooler to see Calgary than Winnipeg or Thunder Bay on the other end, personally.

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Hi folks. Never seen Matt live (I live in North Carolina), but I'm considering taking a week in early November to follow the tour for 4-5 dates. I've also never been to the western part of Canada, so not exactly sure how feasible (or sane) this is, especially during one of the colder months of the year.

 

So, you guys tell me, is it crazy to pick up in Thunder Bay (Nov. 5) and drive along the tour, flying back home from Edmonton the following Monday? The wife may be giving me a pass for this (she's not an MG fan), and I think it could be one heck of an adventure, driving across four provinces. Bucket list kind of thing.

 

Anyway, from what I've seen online, looks like car rental options are ridiculously expensive (they screw you on the mileage), so that might be a back-breaker. Any tips on cheap rentals in Canada?

 

Sorry for the drive-by post, but figured this would be a great place to ask for some help / tips from fellow fans.

 

Pete

 

The one-way rental kills you every time. There's really no good way around it. (One thought: I wonder if you could do that trip via rail.)

 

For the drive itself, I think Riley's on the right track - I feel like that gap between Thunder Bay and Saskatoon would be more like driving cross-country through Nebraska or Kansas - I've heard it's boring as hell. If it weren't November, I'd suggest starting in Edmonton and ending up in BC (though that still might be a better plan) - there's a lot more interesting stuff to see on that drive.

 

For me, the real hit and miss of the cross-country tour is the weather. Not snow, necessarily (depending on the region), but the temperatures start to drop pretty sharply as you get into November. Some of those drives might be a little unpleasant.

 

This probably isn't the answer you're looking for, since it's not quite as glorious a trip (and it sounds like you might have done some of this before), but if you're looking to do this on the cheap(er), I'd suggest doing an Ontario sweep the last week of October. Use Buffalo as your starting and ending point (the car rental and flights would be much, much cheaper) and do Barrie, Kitchener, London, and Toronto. (Maybe Montreal if you want one long drive in the mix. If you did Montreal, you could see how the rates to Rochester or Syracuse are and potentially use that as your starting point - but Buffalo would probably still be the winner.) Or even just Toronto/Montreal - that'd make for a pretty great long weekend. (I'm doing something similar the week before - Kingston/Hamilton. I'd love to have been able to do Kitchener/Toronto, but I couldn't do that long mid-week.)

 

 

Honda thanks for the advice, I remember sitting next to you years ago at Massey Hall with my girlfriend you're a good guy.

 

Reading this again, I just gotta say, that night was AWESOME. We had great seats, Massey is awesome, ending with "Fake Empire"... so good. :D

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I touched on this in a previous post. I'm really bummed there's no St. John's, NL show. That said, I can't really blame you, Matt. You were stuck in the fucking Breezeway bar last time, and not only that, but we don't even have a radio station that plays your music. Would it be fair to assume that that's a factor in your decision to not come here? I mean, it's not like you're not playing Atlantic provinces at all. Just curious about how you view Newfoundland when it comes to booking shows, because we ALWAYS get the shaft here, and I imagine that's because you (as well as many other artists) do as well.

 

We get some fairly big acts from time to time, but at MAD costs. I don't care how good Tom Petty is; I'm not paying 100 bucks for shit seats. In fact, if I go see a rock show, I don't want seats at all - I wanna be on the floor as close to the stage as possible.

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