Boomchild wrote:Monker wrote:Boomchild wrote:Monker wrote:Boomchild wrote:Monker wrote:Boomchild wrote:Monker wrote:Unlike Dennis, Gowan doesn't have to rely on Styx songs to have a solo tour.
LOL, All Gowan has had prior to Styx is a solo career so that's like comparing an apple to an orange. Of course Dennis is not as recognized for his solo work as his work in Styx. Thanks for pointing out the bleeding obvious. You point this out as if this is something uncommon for artists like Dennis that were in a very popular band and then went solo and their solo work did not catch on as much as their prior work. This kind of thing happens to many artists. Not to mention Dennis has always said that he didn't really want to be a solo artist and envisioned that Styx would regroup with Tommy at some point. He really didn't do much in supporting those solo releases. If memory serves, the solo shows that Tommy had lined up for his last solo album got cancelled due to lack of ticket sales.
Blah, blah, blah. Gowan can tour as a solo act and Dennis can't. Dennis tried for YEARS to do it, and couldn't. That is the way it is...regardless of your spin.
Sure Gowan can, as long as it is in Canada. Dennis' success in the music business overshadows Gowan's by a mile.
Correct, despite all of Dennis' success in the music business, he can't tour as a solo act...in any country. Yes, Gowan can.
I don't think it really matters to Dennis nor his fans that he performs his Styx material rather then his solo material. After all, he spent the majority of his career in Styx in the first place. As far as Gowan goes, the only places he can perform as a solo act is in Canada and maybe in the UK. The only way he has been able to perform in the U.S. is to join an act that was far bigger then his entire solo career singing songs thataren't even his. Even with that Gowan couldn't get a booking for a solo show in the U.S. even at your local bar.
Correct. Gowan can perform a solo tour performing solo songs and Dennis and his fans do not care enough about his solo songs and his solo career to allow for a very successful solo tour.
And, if nobody cared about this, you wouldn't be arguing about it.
I am happy to see Dennis perform no matter whether it his solo or Styx material. So for me it has nothing to do with having any preference of his solo or material he has done with Styx. I am sure that I am not the only one with that viewpoint. The only successful solo touring Gowan has done is in Canada, which isn't saying much. He never broke beyond that.
Correct. Gowan can tour in Canada as a solo act. Despite people like you who do not care what his set list is, Dennis can not tour as a solo act anywhere in the world.