This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

ProgPower USA Kick-Off: Meet Your New Promoter

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Harvester, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Valarien

    Valarien Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Southern California
    Thank you and good luck Shane! :kickass:

    Talk Hold of the Flame Nathan! :headbang:
     
  2. VenomGA

    VenomGA At War With Stan

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2005
    Messages:
    4,243
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Congrats Nathan, I am sure you will do a great job.

    Shane, thank you for all the GREAT shows over the years!!
     
  3. AMBR

    AMBR Metal Grandma

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2003
    Messages:
    3,830
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    New Jersey
    That's what I was thinking. All the best, Nathan. I'm sure you'll rock it!!
     
  4. Yonfon

    Yonfon Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Pico Rivera CA
    excited to see next year's Kick off show! congrats nathan
     
  5. Megawozniak

    Megawozniak Alex from Canada

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    I'm sure Nathan will do a great job...I remember my first real metal show was Guardian in 2003, I was in high school and was blown away by how cool/uncool the guy standing at the door was wearing sweet gauntlets and a sword!
     
  6. Bryan316

    Bryan316 METAL... nuff said!

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2003
    Messages:
    2,961
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Detroit Rock City
    I AM NOT SURPRISED BY THIS! AND I'M SO GLAD!!!

    If there was a more dedicated fan of metal than Nathan, I have not met him. Fuck yeah.

    So Nathan.... All Michigan event? Miles Beyond and Imminent Sonic Destruction as openers? Heh heh heh...
     
  7. Sumeet

    Sumeet Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Tampa
    Cool. I will always be very appreciative to Shane for stepping in after a somewhat disappointing pre-party on Thursday night in 2001, and starting in 2002, consistently delivering a great pre-party / showcase / kick-off. Thanks again, man!

    While I have never had the opportunity to travel to Minnesota, one can only be impressed with the number and quality of acts that Nathan has brought there over the years. I also thoroughly enjoyed the ProgPower Wednesday night Ross The Boss show show that Nathan co-promoted a couple years ago, and I'm certainly looking forward to finding out what will be happening on Thursday night in 2013.

    Also, I've run into Nathan a few times over the many years of the fest (most recently on the train from the airport and while walking to the hotel last week), and he's always been a cool, down-to-earth guy. As someone already mentioned here, I have no doubt at all that he will do right by the bands and the fans, and I'm looking forward to a killer Thursday show next year!
     
  8. No Username

    No Username Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    South Florida--The REAL 6th Borough
    You all know what this means, don't you?!?!!?

    People 6 feet from the rail will finally get to see the show.

    Seriously though, Congrats, man.
     
  9. Hammerlock

    Hammerlock Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Hey, awesome! That's great news, I was very, very sad to miss this year's kickoff (I was lucky to even get Friday and Saturday off, it was a near thing!), but I fully intend to be there come hell or high water next year! Looking forward to what you're going to bring. I still remember your story about the black metal band that shit all over their dressing room at one of your shows up north!
     
  10. MysticX9

    MysticX9 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,426
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Macon, GA
    Thanks for all the great shows Shane and very cool on Nathan taking over! I look very forward to what he will bring to the Kick-Off, cheers!!!
     
  11. srosenblatt

    srosenblatt Metal Matriarch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    South Florida
    Thank you, Nathan, for taking on this responsibility! We all look forward to the kickoff every year. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!
     
  12. Metal66

    Metal66 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Menomonee Falls, WI
    thanks Shane and welcome Nathan hope u bring some NEW BLOOD into the fest.
     
  13. SkiBumMSP

    SkiBumMSP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,318
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Fredericksburg, VA
    I am pretty much going to parrot what everybody else already said.

    First, thanks Shane for all the awesome showcases that I got to see in the past. Second, I am not surprised that Nathan would be slotted in to take over the duties for the showcase. I know Nathan and feel he can certainly step up to the plate. Hell, he friggan chewed me out when I told him I was in Minneapolis this past summer and why the hell did I not call him up? Well, now that I got your friggan number, I can call you up the next time I am there!

    To be honest, I would not be surprised if Glenn ultimately ends up grooming Nathan to eventually take over the entire ProgPower operation. Of course, that is speculation, but if Glenn ever does decide to hang it all up, hopefully there would be somebody like Nathan that would be willing to step in and to continue what is turning out to be the ultimate in live music experiences for me and many others on here.

    Good luck Nathan and looking forward to what you will bring to the stage here. You got my 100% support!
     
  14. Met-Al

    Met-Al Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    If anyone can fill Shane's metaphorically big shoes, it's the man whose shoes are literally the same size! I look forward to seeing what you bring to the Showcase, Nathan. Congratulations!


    Stay metal. Never rust.
    Albert
     
  15. SeaStorm

    SeaStorm Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Messages:
    1,720
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    As someone who has been the fan beneficiary of most of those awesome shows that Nathan has brought to Minnesota, I am quite confident the Showcase is in good hands. Minnesota is in a weird spot because we are 7-8 hours from the nearest large city (Chicago), so we get skipped for a lot of tours. Nathan makes sure that's *not* the case for all of the major power metal tours, often at the detriment of his pocketbook. Here's an extreme example: remember Gamma Ray's first US tour in 2006? They played the East Coast, the West Coast, and......Minnesota. That doesn't happen - period - without Nathan. Just look at the cities they played below; it's ASTONISHING that they played in Minnesota! And he lost money to make that happen. Lucky for us fans! \m/

    Gamma Ray 2006 tour:
    Apr. 30 - Worcester, MA
    May 01 - New York, NY
    May 02 - Springfield, VA
    May 04 - Toronto, ON
    May 05 - Quebec, QU
    May 06 - Montreal, QU
    May 09 - Santa Ana, CA
    May 10 - Los Angeles, CA
    May 12 - St. Paul, MN
     
  16. metalprof

    metalprof Ken Luther

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,385
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Valparaiso, IN
    Nathan, if you need a tall person to take your place at the front while you're running around keeping things under control, I volunteer. I'm 6'4", and am willing to try to grow long hair if that's required. :)

    Ken
     
  17. SwordLord

    SwordLord Attack!

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    945
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    WOW!!! I truly appreciate everyone's kind, kind words. I am looking forward to this opportunity and 2013 will not disappoint.

    Just to reiterate - THANKS TO SHANE for all of his amazing work over the past years. DAMN have we seen some great bands thanks to him!

    Some truly touching comments here, just nice to know that my extreme, fanboyish love of this music has not gone unnoticed. This music has changed my life, definitely for the better. Looking forward to continuing the grand tradition of the Kick-Off/Showcase/Pre-Party/NightwishFest.

    UGH, I'm dying to announce my headliner but all in due time. Have one more band to confirm and then everyone will be exposed to the glory that will be ... KICK-OFF 2013!

    Thursday, 9/5/2013 -- make a note everyone -- you will NOT want to miss this one -- absolutely guarantee it!
     
  18. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,728
    Likes Received:
    298
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Fixed.

    Amateur.
     
  19. LunaTEKKE

    LunaTEKKE Madness Reigns

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    So...Symphony X, Edguy, and Pagan's Mind for the 2013 showcase? Count me in! :D

    Seriously, congratulations...can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve. And many thanks to Shane for all the great memories!
     
  20. delainnation

    delainnation Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    nashville,tn
    All I have to say is REVAMP PLEASE!!!! :)
     

Share This Page