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 the Madhouse

Want to help spread the disease my friend? Sign up today!

Volbeat and Anthrax Tour

Discussion in 'Anthrax' started by Mikey-Bong, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Mikey-Bong

    Mikey-Bong Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    48
    It's happening in the spring. US and Canada.

    4/24/15 Denver, CO 1STBANK Center
    4/25/15 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
    4/27/15 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
    4/28/15 Missoula, MT Adams Center
    4/29/15 Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre
    5/01/15 Grande Prairie, AB Revolution Place
    5/02/15 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
    5/03/15 Calgary, AB Calgary Stampede Corral
    5/04/15 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
    5/06/15 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
    5/07/15 Grand Forks, ND Ralph Englestad Arena
    5/12/15 Oshawa, ON General Motors Centre
    5/13/15 Ottawa, ON TD Place
    5/14/15 Quebec City, QC Quebec Colisee Pepsi
    5/15/15 Montreal, QC CEPSUM Montreal
    5/18/15 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center
    5/19/15 Evansville, IN Ford Center
    5/20/15 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
    5/22/15 Sioux City, IA Tyson IBF Events Center
    5/27/15 Dallas, TX Verizon Grand Prairie
    5/28/15 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
    5/31/15 St. Louis, MO Outdoors at Pop's
    6/02/15 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

    Additional Dates To Be Announced

    Edited to add the tour dates...
     
  2. Jockthrax

    Jockthrax Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    Messages:
    2,047
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Glasgow
    I just read that. Volbeat headlining? I had no idea they were so big in the US.
     
  3. timmyc

    timmyc Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Messages:
    3,853
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    Yeah they've become massive on the back of their last 2 records. I'd love to see this show.
     
  4. Joecephus

    Joecephus Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,477
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    I think it should be Anthrax headlining and Volbeat playing first, but alas I understand why.

    I wonder if Rob's gonna jam with them on any shows.

    Also no f'n Cleveland show, wtf.
     
  5. Mikey-Bong

    Mikey-Bong Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Apparently, more shows will be announced...
     
  6. What Doesnt Die

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2005
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I am astounded that Volbeat have become so big so quickly! Why? How? They are certainly almost unheard of in the U.K.
     
  7. xentrix

    xentrix Moo Baby, Moo

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Volbeat are touring the UK next month and 4 of the 6 dates are sold out. They pretty much sold out the last UK tour as well.

    They are certainly not unheard of in the UK.
     
  8. What Doesnt Die

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2005
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Then I really don't understand this phenomena that is Volbeat. Perhaps I should you tube them and find out what the fuss is about.

    Certainly those who I tend to hang with know nothing about them
     
  9. What Doesnt Die

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2005
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    OK. I skimmed through Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood on youtube as a random choice. Now I know why they are so popular. They basically sound like Nickleback / Foo fighters. Pop rock. For a moment I thought I was missing something good!
     
  10. Mikey-Bong

    Mikey-Bong Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I like Foo Fighters...just sayin'. :)

    I really don't think Volbeat are "huge", but they do ok. They're probably just below the level of bands like Avenged Sevenfold and FFDP in the US.

    Personally, I think they're better than the two bands I mentioned, but whatever. I'll know for sure once I finally see them.
     
  11. xentrix

    xentrix Moo Baby, Moo

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I personally like their style, and they are fantastic live.

    Totally different style to Anthrax, but it's certainly not the weird tour line up I've seen. That probably went to Love/Hate and Toranaga (back in 1990).
     
  12. AlexStomp

    AlexStomp Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    3,328
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    DC area
    They're not bad Volbeat. Im surprised to see Anthrax announce shows so far in advance. Hopefully they'll have some new songs to add to the set list.
     
  13. sufferer

    sufferer Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2002
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    I guess it's clear why Rob left for Volbeat, they are pretty successful commercially. Hopefully more dates will be announced and the tour will head my way!
     
  14. swany76

    swany76 Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Last year anthrax and volbeat played Chicago on the same night. Thrax played HoB w/ a 1300 capacity while volbeat headlined the 4500 capacity Aragon. In many parts of Europe volbeat plays arenas and they are all over commercial rock radio in the states. They aren't my cup of tea, but the last album featured king diamond on a cool track. Rob actually took the place of hank Sherman (mercyful fate) when he left the band. Its cool that they are throwing anthrax a bone(last time it was iced earth). It'll get thrax in front of people that normally wouldn't seek them out.

    What I want to know is how a couple of the guys feel about opening for a former employee.
     
  15. swany76

    swany76 Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Check this out:

    [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=seu9nmaCrPA[/ame]
     
  16. Mikey-Bong

    Mikey-Bong Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I was at the Anthrax show, it was sold out. In fact, I'm pretty sure they oversold it. I've been at other shows there that were sold out and it didn't seem nearly as crowded.

    Any idea how the Volbeat show did as far as ticket sales?
     
  17. Mikey-Bong

    Mikey-Bong Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    48
  18. Mikey-Bong

    Mikey-Bong Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Presale is going on right now. Password is Volthrax666
     
  19. mrthrax

    mrthrax riffer madness

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Messages:
    5,932
    Likes Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    australia
    They became popular because they were endorsed ny so many popular bands members,similar to what happened with metal shop/steel panther,I'm not a fan but sounds like a successful combo
     
  20. timmyc

    timmyc Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Messages:
    3,853
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    They're a front cover band on Metal Hammer and Kerrang in the UK and are playing Brixton Academy which holds 5000. Hardly almost unheard of.
     

Share This Page