Great idea for a thread. Here are a couple of suggestions I have:
1. VIP Section - If I recall correctly, John's old website (when Revival was released) featured a "VIP Fan" section, where fans could sign up for the email list/Facebook group and gain access to this page with a password. There, we could find exclusive videos of John rehearsing for the tour and performing with Steamtrain Mary, among other goodies. It'd be awesome to have something similar to this, if possible.
2. Live concert downloads - it was discussed in the past that John might consider putting hi-quality audio of his shows online to purchase and download - something that many bands are doing nowadays. BayouLover, an old forum administrator, suggested this in 2011, but it never materialized. Especially with John performing rarities like the Bayou Country album and other long-lost nuggets, us fans (especially those overseas who can't attend these shows) would greatly appreciate this.
3. Really like the Sound City Facebook contest - that's a great idea. Looking forward to many other social media blitzes to get the casual fans excited about the music.
4. Totally agree with Robert's comments... it's safe to call us forum-posters "hardcore" fans, so if we'll take any information we can get - even if it is slightly vague. Same with the tour dates... recent shows/tour (like the Australian tour, October Arizona shows) were announced with just 2 months notice. It'd be nice to have a bit more warning for these shows (or even a teaser, like this: "John will be touring the East Coast this fall! Official dates coming soon...").