Thread: Bruce Willis to join ABB summer tour?

MissTerry - 5/23/2006 at 01:19 AM

Here's the link. Don't know if it's true. [Edited out all other commentary to not feed the smart butts )

http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/willis%20joins%20th e%20allman%20brothers%20for%20summer%20tour_22_05_2006

BRUCE WILLIS is returning to his singing roots this summer (06) as a guest on the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND tour. The DIE HARD star, who scored a string of hits in the 1980s, will join the likes of BEN HARPER, ROBERT RANDOLPH and PETER FRAMPTON as an onstage guest of the rockers. The tour is set to be one of the biggest in America this summer after the Allman Brothers Band recently concluded a sold out, 14-night stint at New York's Beacon Theatre. The 26-date tour will kick off in Cincinnati, Ohio on 16 June (06).
22/05/2006 20:23

[Edited on 5/23/2006 by MissTerry]


vinsanity231597 - 5/23/2006 at 01:27 AM

I'm not sure how I feel about this if its true. It would be cool to see Bruce on stage with the boys again, but it would take away the shock value of seeing it that one time. I like being one of the few who can say "I saw Bruce Willis on stage with the ABB"


j9j5g - 5/23/2006 at 01:29 AM

I dont know if I would like that. Don't get me wrong, Bruce is an excellent harmonica player but to join the band, I don't know. If he guested I'd love to see him again with the Allmans, but not to do a whole show or anything. But I could be the only one who thinks this


j9j5g - 5/23/2006 at 01:30 AM

quote:
I'm not sure how I feel about this if its true. It would be cool to see Bruce on stage with the boys again, but it would take away the shock value of seeing it that one time. I like being one of the few who can say "I saw Bruce Willis on stage with the ABB"


Me too


MissTerry - 5/23/2006 at 01:31 AM

As busy as Bruce is, I'm not believing this until it's confirmed. At the same time, he is a huge fan. He and I talked about the Brothers quite a bit and he listens to them all the time. I'll try to get to the bottom of this.


j9j5g - 5/23/2006 at 01:32 AM

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As busy as Bruce is, I'm not believing this until it's confirmed. At the same time, he is a huge fan. He and I talked about the Brothers quite a bit and he listens to them all the time. I'll try to get to the bottom of this.


I appreciate him more as an actor, since I saw him live with the Bro's


fast43 - 5/23/2006 at 01:48 AM

Please, Tell me it's not true


CanadianMule - 5/23/2006 at 02:01 AM

Bring out Jason Patric and act out scenes.

Rush is a crime drama from 1991, based on a 1989 novel by Kim Wozencraft. An experienced narcotics detective (played by Jason Patric) and his inexperienced partner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) go after an elusive drug dealer (played by Gregg Allman). They become drug addicted themselves and, failing to get the evidence they need, are forced to use falsified evidence.

Also featured is Eric Clapton's Tears In Heaven, which was nominated for a Grammy in 1993.



Just kidding. If Bruce tours I am sure it will only be as a guest for a song or two. Why not? At least he can play.


OldSchool - 5/23/2006 at 02:03 AM

All i can say right now is...... uuuuuhhhhh.......dowha?


MissTerry - 5/23/2006 at 02:05 AM

I think that IF he does tour with the Brothers, he'll only play a song or two. Again, this is just something that was sent to me by a fellow BW friend. It's not been confirmed. Y'all are cracking me up. I'll ge back w/ya on this one.


CanadianMule - 5/23/2006 at 02:06 AM

How about Cybill Shepherd?


OldSchool - 5/23/2006 at 02:28 AM

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How about Cybill Shepherd?


Lol...as the Lost Honkette.Well hell,somebody call Ackroyd & Goodman!


rlrichie - 5/23/2006 at 02:53 AM

At this point in their musical journey, I trust the Brothers with any guest they choose to include.


DerekFromCincinnati - 5/23/2006 at 03:25 AM

Johnny Neel has been playing in Bruce's band as of late.

DH


jszfunk - 5/23/2006 at 11:48 AM

Yeah Esteban And Zamfir are pretty good friends of mine and we all hang out and they said they will be out with the ABB this summer.



[Edited on 5/23/2006 by jszfunk]

[Edited on 5/23/2006 by jszfunk]


Peachypetewi - 5/23/2006 at 12:01 PM

Great post jszfunk. Still laughing 10 minutes later. I bet they could really smoke IMOER.

[Edited on 5/23/2006 by Peachypetewi]


yankweed1 - 5/23/2006 at 12:23 PM

how about bringin back Tiny Tim for the string section??????????


TRMGDEAD - 5/23/2006 at 12:24 PM

They said on WDVE in Pittsburgh today that this will be happening but they didn't really give any other information out. I'll let y'all know if I hear anything else


Mule75 - 5/23/2006 at 12:37 PM

Weird news. I've never been a fan of Bruce Willis' acting. As a matter of fact, I usually try to avoid any movie that includes him. The idea of him regularly sitting in with The Allmans makes me kind of queasy.

Also, the band, of course, can choose to have whateva the hell guests they like, but I'd rather have my ABB sans guests. The Beacon run was fun and exciting with the guest parade, but this group needs no surprise guests to make it the best touring band in the country.

my .02


Rusty - 5/23/2006 at 12:38 PM

Seeing Bruce Willis on stage with the ABB (along with Susan) was one of the biggest surprises of my life! 'Cat can blow dem bones - it's a large truth! It wouldn't bother me to see him turn up with the brothers occasionally this summer.


ozzypie - 5/23/2006 at 12:38 PM

BRUCE WILLIS is returning to his singing roots this summer (06) as a guest on the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND tour. The DIE HARD star, who scored a string of hits in the 1980s, will join the likes of BEN HARPER, ROBERT RANDOLPH and PETER FRAMPTON as an onstage guest of the rockers. The tour is set to be one of the biggest in America this summer after the Allman Brothers Band recently concluded a sold out, 14-night stint at New York's Beacon Theatre. The 26-date tour will kick off in Cincinnati, Ohio on 16 June.

The 'string of hits' refers to movies and not his musical career, I hope. He already joined the ABB onstage as did the other artists listed. A smaller than usual, normal, summer tour is all of the sudden 'one of the biggest in America, lol? SO BIG that we're opening for Tom Petty for five of the shows! I'm not sayin' the Bruce thing will or won't happen but this whole blurb is so poorly written it hardly seem credible to me.


TRMGDEAD - 5/23/2006 at 01:25 PM


mtnjam67 - 5/23/2006 at 01:32 PM

STOP THE INSANITY !


BaldVinny - 5/23/2006 at 01:34 PM

when did bruce willis play with the brothers? Anyone got a show date on that?


TRMGDEAD - 5/23/2006 at 01:37 PM

It was a pretty impressive appearance harp-wise on 3/24/06...I was there in the flesh


BaldVinny - 5/23/2006 at 01:38 PM

and thats what i get for only listening to the shows i went to from the beacon run!

thanks for the info!


ABB_shroomer - 5/23/2006 at 01:44 PM

quote:
when did bruce willis play with the brothers? Anyone got a show date on that?


Nevermind...you got it already!

[Edited on 5/23/2006 by ABB_shroomer]


Swifty - 5/23/2006 at 02:40 PM

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/comments/?entryid=262206

Bruce is a big supporter of the war. He has offered 1 million rewards for all the biggie terrrorists. He's real public about it and I wonder if Warren will let him make the announcements from stage


Haisija - 5/23/2006 at 03:10 PM

Thought...could some sort of screenplay be in the works and Bruce is doing a bit of hanging with our guys to get into a character ? Sure Bruce can play...~but why is he is the question.~



Maybe scotiadave can work his magic with a photoshop program, add some hair and walrus chops to bruce and see what comes up.


curry - 5/23/2006 at 03:30 PM

I'll go but only if Demi lets her toy boy, Ashton out with them


revonah - 5/23/2006 at 03:53 PM

why? and yes "stop the insanity". i mean come on, this is like a side show mentality and a major distraction for most from the music. i'm not so sure how good a harmonica player he is but when i listen to the beacon shows he's no james cotton, or pual butterfield, or charlie musslewhite, etc... and i'm not dumping on bruce in particular. we purest aren't crazy about guest unless we approve and they are not commercial entites ie john hammond, ravi coltrane, etc...


mtnjam67 - 5/23/2006 at 04:27 PM

SAY IT WITH ME .

JUST SAY NO TO WILLIS

NO TO BRUCE WILLIS
NO TO "WHACH YOU TALKING ABOUT WILLIS"

JUST SAY NO !


Haisija - 5/23/2006 at 04:37 PM

money talks...real loud.


mtnjam67 - 5/23/2006 at 04:39 PM

quote:
money talks...real loud.


regarding what ?

do ya think Willis is a big draw ?

(i think I missed the point)


ozzypie - 5/23/2006 at 05:05 PM

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why? and yes "stop the insanity". i mean come on, this is like a side show mentality and a major distraction for most from the music. i'm not so sure how good a harmonica player he is but when i listen to the beacon shows he's no james cotton, or pual butterfield, or charlie musslewhite, etc... and i'm not dumping on bruce in particular. we purest aren't crazy about guest unless we approve and they are not commercial entites ie john hammond, ravi coltrane, etc...



We will prepare a list of possible guests for your approval and you can get back to us at your convenience, commercial entities will be screened beforehand. Thanks, from the Allman Brothers Management .


curry - 5/23/2006 at 05:20 PM

perhaps its all part of this corporate pairing up to rake in more 'diehard' fans

a la Hendrix opening for the Monkees?


tfhello - 5/23/2006 at 05:22 PM

I forgave the band for kicking-out Dickey.

Now this summer they're opening for somebody AND bringing Bruce Willis along. I'm starting to lose patience.


greggswoman - 5/23/2006 at 05:27 PM

quote:
Bring out Jason Patric and act out scenes.

Rush is a crime drama from 1991, based on a 1989 novel by Kim Wozencraft. An experienced narcotics detective (played by Jason Patric) and his inexperienced partner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) go after an elusive drug dealer (played by Gregg Allman). They become drug addicted themselves and, failing to get the evidence they need, are forced to use falsified evidence.

Also featured is Eric Clapton's Tears In Heaven, which was nominated for a Grammy in 1993.




"You came reeeeeaaaallll close this time, Pancho." LOL

Bruce Willis, huh? hmmm Something tells me "no". But then again, what the hell! I don't know...I'm torn.


Haisija - 5/23/2006 at 06:31 PM

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money talks...real loud.
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regarding what ?

do ya think Willis is a big draw ?

(i think I missed the point)





LOL...I guess when I put it that way, I see what you mean.
Which takes me back to..."why?"
Search me, maybe Don Johnson has the answer.


Lee - 5/23/2006 at 07:08 PM

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I forgave the band for kicking-out Dickey.

Now this summer they're opening for somebody AND bringing Bruce Willis along. I'm starting to lose patience.



But you were okay with the Mike Lawler ousting? That one chapped my ass!


Chain - 5/23/2006 at 07:09 PM

quote:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/comments/?entryid=262206

Bruce is a big supporter of the war. He has offered 1 million rewards for all the biggie terrrorists. He's real public about it and I wonder if Warren will let him make the announcements from stage


I apologize for this sarcastic comment, and that it's not in the Whipping Post section. Apparently Bruce didn't read the memo that the terrorists weren't in Iraq, at least until we created a reason for them to be there, anyway. However, it's cool that he's offered some of his own money as a reward. I haven't seen too many other celebs or wealthy folk do that.


ThePeteMan - 5/23/2006 at 07:16 PM

Sorry to be partic. opinionated on this one, but pleeeze, NO!

I was at the Beacon show where Bruce Willis came out and I thought it was a pointless distraction to have him there. I know a few dozen people who blow the harp as good or better, so it ain't about the music that he's there. Anyone who thinks "that cat can play" strikes me as being not sufficiently discriminating, and that's putting it politely.

Even beyond the fact that BW is an activist Republican with a big pro-Iraq War jones (wonder if he'd send his daughters? Maybe he's just hoping to get Ashton drafted), I just don't need to see another narcissistic celebrity strutting around when I'm trying to dig my favorite band. That's what Entertainment Tonight and E TV are for, and I avoid that $hit like the Bubonic mutha-truckin' plague!

And just so you know it's a bipartisan thing for me politically, I also was at an X reunion tour show where Tim Robbins came out. to "sing along", and it was equally a stoopid pain in the as$.


Lee - 5/23/2006 at 07:30 PM

Pete - What on Earth does Bruce Willis' or Tim Robbins' political views have to do with anything? Whether you agree with them or not? I'm sure the ABB don't interview their guests on their views before asking them onstage.


Haisija - 5/23/2006 at 07:31 PM

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However, it's cool that he's offered some of his own money as a reward. I haven't seen too many other celebs or wealthy folk do that.



Seems like the government has offered up some mighty big bucks for a a few of the head bad guys. In the middle east, you can get killed for a sandwich...with a 50 million and a 25 million dollar bounty on Bin Laden and for Zarquowi, it would seem as a lock for turning them in, yet they are still on the lose.


rottinpeach - 5/23/2006 at 07:34 PM

I dont want to sound like a big dummy but what does Bruce Play???
A glock??


Lee - 5/23/2006 at 07:36 PM

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I dont want to sound like a big dummy but what does Bruce Play???
A glock??



John McClain.


BIGV - 5/23/2006 at 07:46 PM

Bruce Willis?...on the Whole Tour?.... Please, No


billybarool - 5/23/2006 at 07:51 PM

I VOTE NO!


ThePeteMan - 5/23/2006 at 08:29 PM

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Pete - What on Earth does Bruce Willis' or Tim Robbins' political views have to do with anything? Whether you agree with them or not? I'm sure the ABB don't interview their guests on their views before asking them onstage.


Um, Lee, did you read the thread?

I was responding to the fact that a lot of folks had already posted about his pro-war politics. And folks here may know that I happen to be antiwar but that wasn't really what it was about... so my point, if you read my post, was that it doesn't matter what their politics are, it's the fact that they're celebrities with minimal musical talent. Which is why I mentioned both Bruce (right-winger) and Tim Robbins (left-winger) to say they're equally stoopid as rock n' rollers onstage to me.


nypeachhead - 5/23/2006 at 08:35 PM

Maybe Demi will dance in a cage or something off to the side of the stage






revonah - 5/23/2006 at 08:48 PM

thanks for the pics. i'm working on my "A" list for acceptable guests.


Bobo - 5/23/2006 at 08:49 PM

We get free Videos or something?


MissTerry - 5/23/2006 at 09:03 PM

Wow. Didn't mean to start World War III Just reporting what was passed on to me. I'll add that I try not to get into political discussions, at least not on a public forum of my favorite band I don't think, however, it's important to necessarily agree with the political views of those on stage. Having said that, remember that we don't know if this is happening or not. I can say that Bruce is a nice guy and has lots of fun playing live. If the Brothers want to have him sit in here and there, I have no problem with that, and it's not my job or duty to tell them how to run the tours, thank God! (What a mess I'd make of it all LOL) I'd like to believe they wouldn't ask him if they didn't have fun with him too. I'd also be surprised to see him at every show, and for every song. Just my 2 cents (or would that be 6 or 8 by now )

Back to Demi drooling, Bobo! LOL

Peace,

Terry


Lee - 5/23/2006 at 09:07 PM

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quote:
Pete - What on Earth does Bruce Willis' or Tim Robbins' political views have to do with anything? Whether you agree with them or not? I'm sure the ABB don't interview their guests on their views before asking them onstage.


Um, Lee, did you read the thread?

I was responding to the fact that a lot of folks had already posted about his pro-war politics. And folks here may know that I happen to be antiwar but that wasn't really what it was about... so my point, if you read my post, was that it doesn't matter what their politics are, it's the fact that they're celebrities with minimal musical talent. Which is why I mentioned both Bruce (right-winger) and Tim Robbins (left-winger) to say they're equally stoopid as rock n' rollers onstage to me.



Sorry, missed to two posts mentioning the war. Yours was the first I noticed mentioning a political party. Guess I should ask them the same question. Who cares what he thinks about the war? Maybe Warren can ask him if he's a boxers or briefs guy and if Bruce answers correctly, he's in. Makes about as little sense imo.


Swifty - 5/23/2006 at 09:22 PM

I did post it first as politics and music was on my mind after reading an article this morning about the Dixie Chicks getting clobbered on the country charts with their latest release. Now if fans didn't care why is there this negative reaction? They do care. I doubt if the brothers have calcuated the marketing value of someone like Willis in the south but their management has. And if their managment hasn't they should be fired.


nypeachhead - 5/23/2006 at 09:59 PM

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I did post it first as politics and music was on my mind after reading an article this morning about the Dixie Chicks getting clobbered on the country charts with their latest release. Now if fans didn't care why is there this negative reaction? They do care. I doubt if the brothers have calcuated the marketing value of someone like Willis in the south but their management has. And if their managment hasn't they should be fired.


you dont really think they added him to the tour because he would draw pro Bush supporters do you? Jeez!

In 2003, the war had just begun. People may actually be ......ah for get it. Not here


Swifty - 5/23/2006 at 10:07 PM

You should look at the first post of this thread. That is marketing. And it ain't going to appeal to my wife. So someone wrote that with a market in mind. I would think it very unlikely the band had anything to do with the promo though.


OriginalGoober - 5/24/2006 at 12:55 AM

I heard the Bacon Brothers are sitting in on Mtn Jam
and rumor has it Keannu Reeves is a very strong possiblity of showing up on select dates.


Heartfixer57 - 5/24/2006 at 01:33 AM

He's actually a very good harp player and all around great guy to hang out with as well.
It would make headlines in People Magazine (and other mags read in the dentist's waiting room) which would be great for the band. God forbid they write about good music.
Still, it seems like a nutty idea to me.


nypeachhead - 5/24/2006 at 01:47 AM

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You should look at the first post of this thread. That is marketing. And it ain't going to appeal to my wife. So someone wrote that with a market in mind. I would think it very unlikely the band had anything to do with the promo though.


Still dont think thats what they had in mind but, its your opinion so I will leave it alone.


Bobo - 5/24/2006 at 05:18 PM

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Wow. Didn't mean to start World War III


Good Job, Terry!

Maybe you should stick to those "Gossip" Boards??


MissTerry - 5/24/2006 at 05:32 PM

Bobo, don't you have an ACM award to celebrate? You always bring a smile to my face and a chuckle...here and "there."


Bobo - 5/24/2006 at 05:32 PM


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