10 More Aging Pop-Star Tours We'd Like to See

Photo by Jason Wolter
This Saturday night, Houston will be greeted by two very familiar faces: Sting and Paul Simon. The two are legends in their respective fields, and although their music doesn't quite sound similar, the tour is welcome all the same. It's sort of like Elton John and Billy Joel, only a little less obvious when you read their names together.

I know I'd like to see more of this. If nothing else, it's two for the price of one off the old concert bucket list. It's also an opportunity to see, as in the case of John and Joel, collaborations between two old favorites as a segue during the show. Here's ten more I'd like to see hit the road together for a tour.

REWIND: Elton John and Billy Joel at Toyota Center, 3/20/2009

Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel
This is almost as "well, duh" as Elton John and Billy Joel. Why it has yet to happen is beyond me. These two have similar fanbases, a shared history and a host of great songs to play together. Since Phil is open to touring again as of late, this would be the perfect comeback.

Sting and Elvis Costello
I'm cheating a little bit here, since Sting's already chosen Paul Simon for his old rock star co-headlining tour. That being said, Sting and Elvis Costello work magically together, as you can see in the video above.

Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell has been touring his solo acoustic act for years, while Eddie Vedder has recently gotten involved with something similar, touring his ukelele songs solo. It seems like a match made in heaven for old grunge fans who have mellowed out through the passage of time.

Ozzy Osbourne and Ian Gillan
Though their respective legendary bands, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, are back together and touring the world as of late, it would still be awesome to see these two tour together off their heavy solo back catalogs.

Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits
Cohen is less of a recluse these days, but the hard part would be getting Waits to agree to this. Nevertheless, the two troubadours on tour would be one mind-blowing lineup. Throw Nick Cave in there for good measure.

David Bowie and Scott Walker
It's likely that David Bowie will never tour again, but if there's one person who could convince him, it would be his idol Scott Walker. It would also be pretty beneficial for Walker, who has admittedly had trouble keeping his career afloat over the years due to his intense commitment to artistic integrity. That might be about the only way I think you'd get Bowie back onstage.

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Toyota Center

1510 Polk, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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