Jamie Lee Curtis stirring the hearts of early birds and sleeping people everywhere: Earlier this week, he called artists to start playing matinee concerts, especially naming U2, Coldplayand Bruce Springsteen to lead the charge.
“I’m just going to say this now as a joke and as a suggestion: U2, do a matinee,” he said. The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet at the Independent Spirit Awards last Saturday. “Coldplay: doing a matinee. How about a 12-noon concert, Coldplay? What is this?”
Continuing, the 64-year-old actress then returned to her questioning of a fellow icon of the ’80s: Bruce Springsteen, who not only does not play at matinees, but is known for the behemoth, five hours. concert scenes. “Bruce Springsteen: make a fucking matinee!” he said. “You are old! Why don’t you let me meet you, Bruce Springsteen, in your glory days – meant to be filled – and do it at noon or 1 o’clock? 2 o’clock! 2:00 matinee! Theater in New York, at 2! I’ll come and listen to your five-hour concert, Bruce, at 2, and I’ll go home and go to bed at 7:30. [p.m.]”
Matinees — which have been a staple of theater and dance for more than a century — haven’t been very popular in the concert world, but Curtis brings up a good point: what if it catches on? “Why are there no matinees?” he asked anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie on TODAY show Tuesday morning after his original comments went viral. “For example, I like Coldplay. I like to watch Coldplay. The problem is I don’t watch Coldplay when they start their show at 9 o’clock and have an opening act. I want to hear Coldplay at 1:00 pm I think if we fill a stadium with people who want to see a Coldplay matinee, I think we’ll start a trend.
Curtis went on to explain that he is an early bird, and too many late-night events (like the Oscar nominee dinner he was recently invited to after his first nomination) eat into his bedtime. “It’s too late!” He joked, before revealing that 5:00 pm was the latest time the dinner would start before he declined the invitation. “That’s hardcore,” Guthrie replied.
Curtis received his first Academy Award nomination this past January for his role in Everything Everywhere Everything at Oncethe latest flick from writing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. The film itself was nominated for Best Picture and was praised by RESULTSClint Worthington’s own. You can read our review HERE and learn more about all of this year’s Best Picture nominees HERE.
As for the artists mentioned by Curtis, U2 is preparing for a residency at the new MSG Sphere in Las Vegas later this fall. Coldplay, on the other hand, is a few days away from the start of their 2023 “Music of the Spheres World Tour”; tickets are available to purchase through StubHub — where orders are 100% guaranteed through Stubhub’s FanProtect program. The Boss has his own global journey runs through December; tickets are available HERE.
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