Here are the dates: Jun 29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater Jun 30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Jul 02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre Jul 03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre Jul 05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion Jul 06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre Jul 07 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Ampitheatre Jul 10 Toronto, ON CA Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Jul 12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion Jul 13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion Jul 14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Jul 16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Jul 17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront Jul 19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Jul 20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Jul 21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre Jul 23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Jul 24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Jul 26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center Jul 27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre Jul 28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Jul 30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre Jul 31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre Aug 02 Austin, TX TBA Aug 03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Aug 04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
ATL on a tuesday this year, so I can't do it. Lineup will be announced Monday. Rumored: Rob Zombie Five Finger Death Punch Mastodon Amon Amarth Children Of Bodom Behemoth Emmure Born of Osiris Motionless In White Thrown Into Exile Machine Head Job For A Cowboy Butcher Babies Battlecross Huntress City In The Sea
Last year's lineup was certainly way better than those rumors. I would do it if I lived within a couple hours away from any of the saturday shows. The main thing that excites me is that if Mastodon is in fact doing this they could be added to Bonnaroo if AC were to throw moneys at 'em.
Everyone experiences music differently.To say that something is subjectively wrong with live music is to also say that you are more than just your credentials or experience. It says that you are above whatever it is that you see as being the standard. Breaking everything down critically to the point where you are above every matter looking down on it only isolates you and makes you look foolish.
This might actually get me to Atlanta. Zombie, Amon Amarth, Mastodon, and Children of Bodom alone would probably get me there. Everything else is take it or leave it for me.
I don't know if you went to the one in ATL last year, but that shiz was great. We got there a little late and only caught the end of Anthrax on the jager stage. The had ramps set-up just outside the gate near that stage with motorcyclists doing crazy jumps. twas very entertaining. Also, if you have the money, being in the pit at Lakewood for a metal show is absolutely incredible. All the mouth breathers will be moshing in the middle of the lawn and have grass stains on their faces and shiz...non stop lulz. The pit was mostly well composed for the most part though...mostly because it's packed pretty tight, but it's not hard to squeeze through and post up for a good spot close to stage on either side. The sound is absolutely amazing in there though. We were completely immersed by Slayer. I have never felt like I was swimming in bass like that before.
Zombie is going to have an incredible production and Mastodon really brings the energy for fest/big shows. I really want to go, but I'd have to burn two vacation days to do it on a tuesday and that's just not happening.