I was wondering has anyone ever seen an up and coming band or act just blow away the established headliner? I know of 3: 1) A then unknown Zapp went before Bootsy on the PFunk tour, and promptly blew him away. They were kicked off the tour the following week, however; he and George Clinton put together a headlining tour for them. 2) Kool and the Gang ripped James Brown a new one once in '71 or '72. They never played with him again. 3) Prince once ended a tour early, because The Time, in his words, "was consistantly kicking my ass night in and night out." He killed the tour, and put together a better band.