In this Dream Tour segment, the pop soul artist, Reggie Williams, shares the acts that he would include on his ultimate tour lineup. You can check out his picks, after the break.
I think we live in a time now where we maybe don’t fully understand the gravity of the impact bands like Nirvana, the Beatles or Michael Jackson had on the world. They were TRUE revolutionaries, bringing about a change so significant that it changed culture on a massive, generation and culture crossing level.
That is so insane to me. That’s not to say that there still aren’t true innovators today in our time, because there are, but these particular people I feel like just turned everything upside down with just huge personality and such amazing, amazing music.
I would have just loved to be around when there were bands like that. I would have loved to be swept up in the pure mania that surrounded The Beatles at Shea Stadium, or Jimi at Woodstock or when the world was presented by the pure unstoppable force that was Prince and The Revolution. I wish I could’ve discovered that as the people did, you know?
So its super hard for me to pick five.. so I’ll pick five in a genre.
For Soul/Funk/R&B I would have loved to in an ABSOLUTELY perfect world, open for Prince And The Revolution, 50’s era Ray Charles, 70’s Stevie Wonder, 80’s Micheal Jackson and (if I could be greedy) The Jackson Five. I realize this would require a time machine… sooo…..
But for Rock/Grunge/Blues/Punk It’d be “Black” era Pearl Jam, Jeff Buckley, Nirvana and co-headliners The Jimi Hendriex Experience and Led Zepplin.
I kinda had to leave a lot of people out, but selfishly, those are my picks. I think those would cross fandoms in ways that would have been absolutely insane, like introducing a Jeff Buckley Fan to Pearl Jam for the first time or something and I would have loved to see these legends in what I consider to be their prime.