I remember the days, when there used to be a lot more grumbling re bands using backing tracks and the like, maybe it’s just me, but people don’t seem to be bothered about it as much now with acts using Apple Macs and the like on stage. The last time I saw Marillion live, they used quite a lot of backing tracks for backing vocals etc and the last time I saw Richard Hawley live, he had some backing tracks too on some tracks, it almost seems to be the norm these days. I enjoyed the first half of U2s show earlier in the year as it was just the four of them playing on a small stage as a band with no hidden extras. I know on some of their tours in the nineties they used to have a couple of extra guitarists playing under the stage. What are your views? Do you mind seeing a live act with backing tracks or would you rather see a band with extra players helping out onstage?
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