The fall concert season is shaping up to be quite dry not just in this area but throughout the country. Many bands had a difficult time selling tickets in the summer, therefore managers are leery about sending their other acts into the drought.
Only two major arena shows have been announced -- one a holdover from the summer -- and many local clubs are also suffering empty dates because record companies are pulling tour money from bands.
* Billy Idol and Faith No More perform on Sunday at the Capital Centre in Landover. Idol's "Charmed Life" had a major hit with "Cradle of Love," but sales have slowed since then. He is back with a very theatrical set and new guitarist Mark Younger-Smith.