Presale tickets went on sale to day for Mixfest 2007 at Agganis Arena (Boston University) hosted by Mix 98.5. Matchbox Twenty will headline the show (read a review of Matchbox Twenty). Other acts slated to appear include Daughtry, Mat Kearney, Blue October (read a review) and Colbie Caillat.
The show will take place on September 29, 2007 at Agganis Arena, approximately 7,200 seat capacity for concerts, which makes this one of the most intimate MixFests ever (read a review of MixFest 98.5 10th Anniversary.)
My esteem for both Rob Thomas has grown considerably in the last few years almost entirely due to his solo release Something to Be. Matchbox Twenty songs were ubiquitous on the radio ten years ago, and even though my feelings for their older stuff is hit or miss, I’m excited to see them again and give the band another chance.
Likewise, I didn’t have great things to say about Blue October the first time I saw them, but their performance was solid enough that I gave their studio albums a chance. Their last album Foiled was wholly accessible and Hate Me is one of the most amazing songs I’ve heard in years. I had tickets to their last Boston show, but they cancelled after Justin Furstenfeld broke his leg and needed surgery.
Daughtry is supposed to be a good live act, and while I’m not gushing for them, I watched American Idol and Daughtry got whacked off that show (my favorite theory is that American Idol knew he would have a successful music career and didn’t need the boost of a win the way Taylor Hicks did. And see how much good it did for Hicks.)
Mat Kearney is currently making radio waves, but Undeniable is just annoying. Still, I sat through a set from Michelle Branch, I am pretty much steeled for anything.
Colbie Caillat sounds like a porn name.
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