I think we are forgetting something: Outside of our circle, nobody knows who the heck Blind Guardian, Edguy, Sonata, and other bands of the like. Even a band like Dream Theater cannot get arrested in this country nowadays, despite their glorious history. That is why promoters are going to look at BG and the like as "Who the fuck are they?". If these bands realize that it would be better long-term, they would jump on the DF coatail, and ride it for what its worth. Peace, Ray C.