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    Wells Fargo arena

    I dont know if anyone else has noticed this but can the people that run a the Iowa Events Center ever schedule concerts on a weekend night? Oh yeah can we also ever gets some non-country act in this city really need some diversity.

    Not that I'd go to Rascal Flatts or Toby Keith maybe Slipnot but man all these concerts are on Sun, Tues, Wed...seriously pathetic. I really cant recall the last time Des Moines had a good big venue concert on a Friday or Saturday night. end rant.



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    I notcied this also. Id be going to alot more concerts if they were on a friday or saturday night. Crazy!


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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    Well.............the venue has nothing to do with that. The big bands are on their way to big cities. They happen to pass by Des Moines and schedule the show on their way through.



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    Yup, big cities get the weekends, we are just a pass through town... I dont think there are a whole lot of acts touring that are able to fill a place like the Well that aren't country bands these days...



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    Well.............the venue has nothing to do with that. The big bands are on their way to big cities. They happen to pass by Des Moines and schedule the show on their way through.
    Bingo. Why play Friday night in Des Moines and get 15,000 when you can play Friday night in Chicago/Minneapolis/St. Louis/Kansas City/Omaha and get 25,000?



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    I am sure the arena would also like to have shows on prime nights. The main thing they make money off of is beverage sales. I would think people would be more willing to drink up on Friday or Saturday night compared to a Sunday night.

    As stated by cys_av8r we are just a stopping point that gets put on the map once the major cities are booked.



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    Side note from last night---Jessica Simpson is the worst performer that my eyes have ever seen. If she wasn't pouring out of her dress, I would have booed her off stage. End rant



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    I tell my friends this all the time. Some of the best concerts I have been to have been at Val-Air Ballroom.



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    Also, the Chops/Energy/Barnstormers schedule comes out before concerts are booked. The Rascal Flatts concert last night was really good! Slipknot, Motley Crue, Nickelback will be there in the next couple months. There are also some concerts coming that have not been publically released; one in April is not my type of music, but maybe it will suit you...

    Add: There is one concert coming that I'm not sure why they are playing the Arena...no way it will get filled. It should be held at the Val-Air.



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    You might notice also that many weekend nights are taken up by hockey or basketball.



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    Well.............the venue has nothing to do with that. The big bands are on their way to big cities. They happen to pass by Des Moines and schedule the show on their way through.

    Example Toby Keith is playing Rockford, IL Saturday 2/21/09; Des Moines, IA Sunday 2/22/09. Nothing week before or after those dates.

    Just saying that concert would bring in a lot more people and concessions if it were on a friday night



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    Quote Originally Posted by JRE1975 View Post
    You might notice also that many weekend nights are taken up by hockey or basketball.
    JMO but these need to be bumped to accomidate...the attendance for both are lousy.



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Example Toby Keith is playing Rockford, IL Saturday 2/21/09; Des Moines, IA Sunday 2/22/09. Nothing week before or after those dates.

    Just saying that concert would bring in a lot more people and concessions if it were on a friday night
    Arena Schedule for that week:
    2/16 - Energy/Chops
    2/17 - Motely Crue
    2/18 - State Wrestling
    2/19 - State Wrestling
    2/20 - State Wrestling
    2/21 - State Wrestling
    2/22 - Toby Keith
    2/23 - Energy
    2/24 - Chops

    Here's a link to the arena schedule:
    Iowa Events Center - Event Calendar



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    Quote Originally Posted by milrtym View Post
    I tell my friends this all the time. Some of the best concerts I have been to have been at Val-Air Ballroom.
    I went to Apocalyptia at Val-Air
    It was sick.



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    Re: Wells Fargo arena

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    JMO but these need to be bumped to accomidate...the attendance for both are lousy.
    How do you dump a professional sports game when it was scheduled far in advance?



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