Well, they need to add some more metal now.... again. (from facebook)
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival:
Kvelertak regret that they will be unable to play at Bonnaroo this year, as they have had to cancel their planned US touring in June to continue work on their new album. The band look forward to hopefully being invited to play the festival again & to doing more US shows in the fall.
If someone was to cancel, I'm glad it's Kvelertak. I wasn't feeling them whatsoever. This is coming from someone who loves metal and was so upset by Down canceling in 2009. Giving up Bonnaroo to work on an album, I think that was a huge mistake on their part.
Giving up Bonnaroo to work on an album, I think that was a huge mistake on their part.
You're also talking about a band that can play several festivals in a weekend over there.
Bonnaroo is pretty small potatoes in comparison.
But I feel like playing Bonnaroo would expose them to a whole new audience, and allow their music to potentially catch on more with americans. Right now with the Kvelertak cancellation, most people are like "...who?"
I don't recall. Has anyone suggested Dr. Dog yet? They have tour dates on their site up through the end of March and they just released a new album this year which is pretty wicked. Thoughts?
Pretty sure Dr. Dog has been mentioned by a few, but they would still be a great addition. Really surprised they weren't on the initial lineup, being roo vets and having a new album out. Plus their drummer joined the band after meeting the lead singer at Bonnaroo, which is cool.
Be the Void has been my favorite release of 2012 so far, and it seems like the band has finally found their groove. I like their past stuff, but they all seem to copy the sound of late Beatles albums.
Yep, looks like he pulled the Twitter message down too. Definitely think this means today is additions day. Now the speculation. Is this Sam alone? Sam Bush and Friends Late Night set? Bluegrass Allstars (please!)? Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn both have tour free weekends and I could see either or both sitting in.