The Save Mart Center announced today that it would be making a “major concert announcement” on Friday. When you announce you plan to make an announcement, that’s big, right? Needless to say, this has sent the people who eye the concert scene here into game-show-contestant mode, throwing out guess after guess.
As far as I can remember, Save Mart Center has only once held a press conference to announce a concert. That was the Rolling Stones. That doesn’t, of course, mean that it has to be an act of the Stones’ caliber. Times, and marketing tactics, change. But it’s gotta be somebody who will make a splash, right?
Justin Bieber? He’s going on tour soon. Aerosmith? Van Halen? Those are two big rock tours happening soon that could land here based on their current routing. But they’ve both been here before. Do they warrant a press conference? I’ve heard from a couple of people who think it’s Bruce Springsteen. My dark horse? Garth Brooks! Probably not, but that sure would warrant a press conference.
Kathy and I have spent the last few hours trading ideas and theories. Here’s how they break down. Any good guesses? Or just a wish list? Sound off in the comments?