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Richmond’s feeling left out of the musical circus

And I can’t say that I blame them for feeling slighted.  I have been watching in disgust as artists have bypassed the 804 for the 434, a city 1/5th the size: Rolling Stones, Clapton, The Police, Justin Timberlake/Timbland, Van Halen (played in Richmond back in the 1984 tour), Dave Matthews Band, etc. The list of world-class musicians that Charlottesville pulls is somewhat ridiculous.  Courtesy of the HooK:While he’s unwilling to reveal actual attendance figures (as were all the Charlottesville venues contacted for this story), JPJ’s Wilson says the arena’s last year has been a “phenomenal” success.  He points to seven sold-out shows: Eric Clapton, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, High School Musical, and the grand opening back-to-back DMB shows.Wilson doesn’t mention that such internationally renowned venue-packers as James Taylor, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Billy Joel, Justin Timberlake, and Rod Stewart did not sell out.

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