Created By: JonnyB on May 1, 2013 Last Edited By: JonnyB on May 2, 2013

The Headliner

A group rises in fame to be the star.

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Most bands languish for years playing in local dives and never knowing any real stardom. But once in a blue moon, one band will attract regional attention, then the attention of a major label, and suddenly, their name is appearing as top billing, even above established big name bands! They have become... The Headliner!

Compare Super Group.


Examples:

  • Steam Powered Giraffe used to be a local San Diego group, busking at Balboa Park and playing at the San Diego Zoo (both of which they still do). But after a couple of years on the convention circuit and getting played on steampunk radio shows like The Clockwork Cabaret, they are now headlining their own shows, often even above steampunk giants Abney Park.
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  • May 2, 2013
    randomsurfer
    Unless there are fictional example, I'd think this would boil down to "practically every music group you've ever heard of."
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