Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekly Concert Announcement Update

Two big concerts were announced this week for the Twin Cities area. First, the mighty Machine Head plays a long-overdue headline show here in St. Paul with Suicide Silence, Darkest Hour, and Rise To Remain supporting on Thursday, January 19 at Station 4 in St. Paul. Tickets go on sale today at 12:00 noon through Vital Tickets ($22 advance, $25 at the door). This is an early, all ages show that starts at 5:30. I'd be shocked if this didn't sell out, although I have seen Machine Head play venues this size to less than a full house. Nevertheless, Station 4 gets very uncomfortable with a large crowd, so it's disappointing that this isn't taking place at a larger venue such as First Avenue or The Cabooze.

The second big concert announcement is that Germany's industrial metal outfit Rammstein will play at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 8. There's been no word on any support bands. General ticket sales begin on Monday, December 5 at 10:00 am through Ticketmaster, while presale opportunities start on Thursday, December 1 at 10:00 am. I'm still blown away that there's enough pent-up demand for Rammstein to tour arenas in the US. This is a band that has only had modest success in the US, and their only full tour here took place in 1998 as support on Korn's Family Values Tour. Shockingly, they sold out two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2010 which they followed up with a short US run in 2011. Good for Rammstein for finding their audience, but this dramatic turnaround to arenas is quite stunning.

I'll be getting some recent concert reviews posted along with some other goodies, but right now you can keep your eye out for video footage of recent concerts by Cynic, 3, Iron Thrones, Mayhem, Keep Of Kalessin, Hate, Abigail Williams, and Blue Ox that's in the process of being uploaded to my YouTube channel.

1 comment:

  1. That was amazing show!!! Bands members are monsters of perfomance!!! I'm waiting them in my city in spring 2012!!!