Supporting act

Opening act

The term opening act (in British English, supporting act) usually refers to any entertainer who performs at a concert before the featured (or headline) entertainer. (Sometimes, although rarely, they may perform again at the end of the concert)

The opening act's performance serves to "warm up" the audience, making it appropriately excited and enthusiastic for the headliner.

In rock music, the opening act will usually be an up-and-coming group with a much smaller following than the featured artist. On long concert tours, different opening acts may be used for different legs of the tour.

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