Canadian progressive metal icons VOIVOD are the latest acts confirmed for confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal, “The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival.”
Thus far, 35 out of 40 bands are confirmed: AGENT STEEL, AMON AMARTH, BLACKGUARD, BLIND GUARDIAN, CRIPPER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, DEATH ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, EPICA, EXODUS, FEAR FACTORY, FINNTROLL, FORBIDDEN, GAMMA RAY, ICED EARTH, KORPIKLAANI, MARDUK, MOONSPELL, NEVERMORE, OBITUARY, RAGE, RAVEN, ULI JON ROTH, SABATON, SANCTUARY, SAXON, SODOM, SONATA ARCTICA, SWASHBUCKLE, TESTAMENT, TROUBLE, TÝR, UNLEASHED, VOIVOD, WITCHBURNER.
70000 Tons Of Metal will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami, FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 28, 2011.
Make no mistake, 70000 Tons Of Metal is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!
Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$249 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, all meals, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and 24 hour room service!
What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out 70000tons.com for more information and book your cabin now!
Organizer Glenn Harveston now confirms that BOTH days of the ProgPower USA festival (September 8 – 11, 2010 Center Stage Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia) are officially sold out! For the first time in three years, despite a vicious downturn in the economy, this continent’s premier concert event is once again booked solid. So if you want to see the likes of KAMELOT, HAMMERFALL or the exclusive North American debut by the likes of STORMWARRIOR, DELAIN or TAROT, you’ll have to scrounge the ticket re-seller sites.
ProgPower 2010 line-up is as follows:
Mid-Week Mayhem Party – Wednesday, September 8th: ROSS THE BOSS (with special guest Scott Columbus): A Night of MANOWAR Classics, VANGOUGH, SEVEN KINGDOMS.
ProgPower USA Kick-Off – Thursday, September 9th: ACCEPT, LEPROUS, BOREALIS, SIX MINUTE CENTURY.
ProgPower USA Day 1 – Friday, September 10th: KAMELOT, NOCTURNAL RITES, TÝR, SEVENTH WONDER, LEAVES’ EYES, BLACKGUARD, ILLUSION SUITE.
ProgPower USA Day 2 – Saturday, September 11th: HAMMERFALL, TAROT, DELAIN, DGM, OCEANS OF SADNESS.
Glenn Harveston has issued the following statement regarding Kamelot‘s announcement that singer Roy Khan is unable to join them for their North American Tour due to an unknown illness:
“I would like to thank Kamelot for continuing with their tour despite the hardship. That shows pure professionalisment and class. I would also like to thank Michael (Eriksen, from fellow Norwegian outfit CIRCUS MAXIMUS) for stepping up to the plate at the very last minute to keep things going. I would not have been able to replace a headline band within only seven days before the scheduled appearance. I do understand the fan’s disappointment. However, I would say that Kamelot‘s disappointment is equal. The show must go on….”
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