Games Meet Metal: One tour of awsome Vs. two tours of absolute suck

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Monday, March 22, 2010

One tour of awsome Vs. two tours of absolute suck

They say variety is the spice of life. I happen to think it's the chocolate-covered cheesecake of life, but constant thinking like that will make me a diabetic one of these days. Long story short, my favorite tour packages are ones with bands of varying genres. It keeps you interested the whole show and gives a less likely excuse to take a piss during a band's set: you just don't know what you're going to miss. 3 such "variety tours" have been announced. One matches the choco cheesecake, and the other two take a heaping crap upon it than stamp it out with army boots.

Let's get the suck out of the way. First, Kittie is going to be a support act for ICP, Coolio, Kottonmouth Kings, and Necro. I'm sure this makes perfect business sense, as the gals in Kittie will make a pretty penny off the disposable income of drugged up Juggalos. But it's just makes the band look so like the odd ones out. Plus, ICP and Coolio aren't really known for their politeness, so I predict Kittie bailing the second someone gets a little too touchy-feely. The second round of crap is Hellyeah, a band I totally support despite being very close to country music, will be touring with Seether and Five Finger Death Punch. FFDP are already verbal diarrhea to my ears, and Seether just adds the crusty dingle-berry of depression to the mix. Once again, great business sense, but I ain't touching this pile. At least no one's gonna bail, thanks to all the booze Vinnie Paul's gonna buy everyone.

And now, the awesome!

Soilwork and Death Angel are doing a co-headlining  gig through the states and bits of Canada, and they're bringing along Augury, Mutiny Within, and Swashbuckle for the ride. Now THIS is a great tour with awesome variety. Swedish melo-death, old school thrash, tech metal, American melo-death, and PIRATE METAL! About the only act I'm a little shaky on is Mutiny, but the rest is a great lineup to enjoy, and odds are there ain't gonna be too many bathroom trips for this show. Also, no sexual harassment, which is nice.

Dates, you say, for the awesome? Why yes good sir!

07/14/10  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
07/15/10  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
07/16/10  The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
07/17/10  The Palladium – Worcester, MA
07/18/10  FouFounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
07/19/10  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA

07/20/10  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
07/21/10  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
07/22/10  Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
07/23/10  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
07/24/10  The Rock – Maplewood, MN
07/27/10  El Corazon – Seattle, WA
07/28/10  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
07/29/10  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
07/30/10  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
07/31/10  The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
08/01/10  Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
08/02/10  The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
08/03/10  The Rock – Tucson, AZ
08/05/10  Emo’s – Austin, TX
08/06/10  Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
08/07/10  Meridian – Houston, TX
08/09/10  The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
08/10/10  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
08/11/10  Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
08/12/10  Gil’s Bar and Grill – Virginia Beach, VA
08/13/10  Sonar – Baltimore, MD
08/14/10  Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
08/15/10  Webster Theater – Hartford, CT

1 comment:

  1. Soilwork is awesome. I highly recommend you go if you have the chance.