For discussion: zero-to-hero opening acts
We’ve all been to a million shows, right? Who is the biggest never-heard-of-em opening band that you’ve seen who went on to big stardom?
Not someone you LIKE, necessarily, or your favourite opening act. It could be someone terrible. I’m just looking for the biggest jump from obscurity to fame.
I was discussing this with my wife the other day. Her pick was seeing Rufus and Martha Wainwright open for Sloan.
For a long time, mine would have been seeing a mostly-unknown Matthew Good Band open for Wide Mouth Mason, back in the days when WMM rarely left Saskatoon and hadn’t signed a record deal yet. But now Serena Ryder is famous enough that maybe seeing her open for Hawksley Workman would take that spot.
I also saw up-and-coming indie darling Basia Bulat once. She’s still not super famous but she was opening for my friends’ friends’ band so maybe that’s the biggest jump?
Anyway, leave your picks in the comments!