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06:45 PM on 06/05/13
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I will be shocked if they sell half as well as Queens of the Stone Age.
07:07 PM on 06/05/13
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Time to be shocked man.
I guess living in a country where they wouldn't fill a venue half the size that the Queens can fogs my view. I still can't believe this band is near as popular as they are.
08:09 PM on 06/05/13
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Alberta, Canada. In Calgary, they would play at the MacEwan Ballroom which is two venue sizes below what Queens would play. Tegan and Sara play the MacEwan Hall which holds 1000 while the Ballroom holds maybe half. Queens of the Stone Age play the Stampede Corral which holds about 7,500. Bands like Mariana's Trench, Rise Against and Metric also play there. There's some perspective into why these sales numbers shock me.
08:26 PM on 06/05/13
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You're telling me they'd play the 500 cap venue...? No way dude. They just did a headlining Europe run and sold out multithousand person venues every day... They draw in more than a thousand kids no problem...
Not Tegan and Sara big! Maybe we just have better tastes ;P
08:50 PM on 06/05/13
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I can promise you they would play the 1,000 cap haha. This band seriously is that big, even if this site has clouded judgement on it.
Maybe in most places. I'm just basing this off the fact that Brand New, Jack's Mannequin and Refused all played the smaller venue and as far as I know. Sleeping With Sirens are about their size. Billy Talent fills arenas in Canada and sells out big all over the world but are fairly small in the States. I figure its just similar to that. My guess is educated enough. In Alberta, you usually need at least a little bit of radio play to fill the bigger venues it seems.
12:54 AM on 06/06/13
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No one in Canada gives a shit about the scene and bands like SWS. It's all about indie rock bands. Take a look at any Canadian festival's line-up.

Congrats to the band. Amazing
That's what I mean! Coincidentally, my tastes align more with the Canadian alternative scene and less with the Scene because I'm an indie rock dude who love the newest Queens of the Stone Age album as well. Not to take away from this band's accomplishment of course. Selling this much is a big deal! We just live in a country that doesn't care haha.
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