I agree with you wholeheartedly. I live in Escanaba, MI & was more than happy to only have to drive to Green Bay to see both the ABB & Gov’t Mule in the same show.
I also saw them in Appleton in ’04.
Last month I drove to Clarkston, MI @ the DTE Energy Theater which is about a 400 mile drive. I saw both the ABB & Robert Randolph & the Family Band. This was the 5th time that I have seen the ABB & they were so tight and powerful.
Bottom line – since the band now is only doing a limited number of shows go and support them in our neck of the woods. There are plenty of other venues in areas that will be glad to have them.