What Band Will Rock CFD 2016? Here’s 12 Groups That Could
Today, Cheyenne Frontier Days will announce the line up for their 2016 Frontier Nights Concert Series. We'll be broadcasting live from the press conference this afternoon at 5 p.m.
We can expect the announcement to include one big classic rock show along with several of country music's biggest artists. Coincidentally, rumors have circling lately about a Guns N Roses reunion tour featuring original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagen. Some publications have predicted an official announcement as early as this week.
What if? I know it probably won't happen. But what if, GnR's highly anticipated reunion included a show at Frontier Days? What better way to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Daddy of Em All?
Maybe it's a pipe dream. Outside of a Guns N Roses reunion, here's a few more bands that I'd like to see at CFD.
1. The Eagles – Musically, they’re a perfect fit for CFD; a little bit country, and a little bit rock n roll. CFD could afford to book them and they would draw a huge crowd.
2. Bob Seger – Whether or not he’ll tour next year remains to be seen, but if he’s on the road, Seger would be a huge show. Just like the Eagles, he appears to a diverse range of musical tastes and ages.
3. Pearl Jam – Want to attract a new audience to CFD? Booking a band like Pearl Jam would lure the cool kids and adults alike.
4. Van Halen – Their latest reunion tour stopped at Red Rocks during CFD. Had they come to Cheyenne instead, they could have played for an audience three times larger.
5. Metallica – Sure, this one would make the old timers nervous. But Metallica has more cross appeal than most folks give them credit for. A show like this could break the CFD attendance record (currently held by Jason Aldean). And honestly, 25,000 drunk headbangers are no more dangerous and unruly than 25,000 drunk cowboys. In fact, a lot of those cowboys are headbangers.
Just for fun, here’s a few other bands that could rock the house at CFD: Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Matthews, Lenny Kravitz, Foo Fighters, and The Who.