I’m just a little confused. I only started going to/paying attention to concerts last year. It seems strange to me that AFI is “opening” for rise against in the first place, although I understand rise against is the larger band in the media and I adore both. I’m going to the red rocks concert on the 15th, flying in from Germany because it will be a cold day in hell that I miss this line up voluntarily at that venue.
What I’m confused about is that afi going around the tour opening for rise against is considered “touring” for afi? Logistically, absolutely, I get it, they have to go and move same as if they were the star. I’m just confused by terminology here. I guess touring doesn’t necessarily mean “headlining” like I thought it did? So could a band be “touring” just by showing up for music festival and such around the country? What is “touring?” Just going around doing live shows?
So is it just a matter of expectations in the definition of these words? So that “touring” means going around places doing live performance. “Opening” generally means a shorter set than headlining. “Headlining” means you are the star with longest setlist. Co-headlining should mean equals sets between 2 stars?
Idk. I’ve been trying to tell myself that i am going to a rise against concert and shouldnt expect a full afi performance (bigger afi fan than ra) but the terminology had all sorts of “meanings” in my head that just aren’t proving true in the actual live music scene and I’m trying to calm my expectations.
Edit: I feel like I answered my own questions in this post. Sorry, I’m kind of a “learn what you think as you speak about it” type person.