This sounds indulgent, but it actually makes a lot of sense and here is why:
- Instant Audience: Instead of having to win over a hostile crowd, Husband gets to play to a crowd of people that already adore him.
- Cost: Having the opener in the headlining band saves a lot of overhead.
- Living out the Rock n' Roll Fantasy: As you can see from this video, Husband wants to be the indie rock Robert Palmer. That's simply irresistable.