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Artists I Wish Would Tour More

I have gone to a lot of concerts over the years. Some years, I have gone to 20+ shows, others maybe 3. Some artists seem to tour almost every year — others once every five to seven years or so. Other favorites seem to have a lot going on, or they are at a different phase of their career where they don’t want to tour. So here goes, my list of artists I wish would tour more often:Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
She has a lot on her plate: singer, actress, dancer, American Idol judge (now ex-judge), model, spokeswoman and mom. Plus she has time for a personal life too. Since she has been out, she has only toured twice, once with then husband Marc Anthony and once this year with Enrique Iglesias. I am sure it will be a great show.

Annie Lennox/Eurythmics
So Eurythmics did tour a decent amount in the 80’s. But now, not so much. To me, she has a one of the best live voices you will ever hear. So soulful, and powerful. Between her solo career and the work with the group, she has plenty of material. She has inspired artists such as Pink and Kelly Clarkson among others. It’s about time she reminded everyone why she is so excellent.

Adele
With how huge her 2nd album has been, you think she would want to capitalize on that success and plan a big giant concert tour. Hasn’t happened. First off she was sidetracked with vocal chord problems, and now she just doesn’t seem too interested to do so. I hear she is writing songs for her 3rd album already. But, she is pregnant… so it will be years before we see her on the road again.

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Great Duos

Hall and Oates
Daryl Hall and John Oates are the most successful duo in music history. With hits spanning 4 decades, everything from “She’s Gone” to “Do It for Love.” These blue-eyed soul white boys from Philly have proven to be masters at pop, rock, soul, new wave, A/C and more.Daryl Hall and John Oates

Donny & Marie
OK, so this is a guilty pleasure pick. Who didn’t watch their variety show from the 70’s? It had music, it had comedy, it had ice skating. I remember having the album from the show and singing along to “I’m a Little Bit County, I’m a Little Bit Rock n Roll.” Also, going to the movies to see their movie “Going Coconuts.”

David and Maddie (Moonlighting)
When this show first came out, Bruce Willis and Cybill Sheppard had great interplay with one another. The dialogue between them crackled with sexual tension. It was good for a few years, but when they did finally get together the show fell apart. I will still keep those early episodes though.

Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder
These 2 comedy greats worked so well together, they starred in 3 movies together: “Silver Streak,” “Stir Crazy,” and “See No Evil, Hear No Evil.” Enough said. Check them out on video.

Satin and Christian (Moulin Rouge)
Nicole Kidman and  Ewan McGregor brought back the modern musical in Baz Luhrmans’s “Moulin Rouge” featuring the songs of LaBelle, Madonna, Elton John and Nirvana among others. When Christian sings “Your Song”, you will be swept away.

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