"Johnny Died on Christmas" may be the most metal Christmas tune of all time. Featured on the 1991 album Nitro II: H.W.D.W.S. (Hot, Wet, Drippin’ With Sweat), the song’s capstone moment is a badass guitar solo by virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio. Do you agree or do you have a pick for a better metal Christmas song?
AC/DC has released tour dates and stops for the European leg of the Rock or Bust tour. I suspect this means more cities and dates will be announced soon. Stay tuned.
May 05 - Arnhem, NETH @ Gelredome
May 08 - Nürnberg, GER @ Zeppelinfeld
May 10 - Dresden, GER @ Rinne Dresden
May 16 - Hockenheim, GER @ Hockenheimring
May 19 - München, GER @ Olympiastadion
May 29 - Barcelona, SPA @ Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
May 31 - Madrid, SPA - Estadio Vicente Calderón
Jun. 19 - Köln, GER @ Jahnwiesen
Jun. 21 - Hannover, GER @ Messe
Jun. 25 - Berlin, GER @ Olympiastadion
Jun. 28 - Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park
Jul. 01 - Dublin, IRE @ Aviva Stadium
Jul. 04 - London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
Jul. 12 - Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Veltins Arena
Jul. 15 - Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Dyrskueplads
Jul. 17 - Oslo, NOR @ Valle Hovin Stadion
Jul. 19 - Solna, SWE @ Friends Arena
Jul. 22 - Hämeenlinna, FIN @ Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
Northern Invasion--the newest addition to the World’s Loudest Month festival series--is set for Saturday, May 9 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.
The new rock and camping festival will feature an unbelievable first-year lineup headlined by global rock juggernauts Slipknot, with a roster of rock heavyweights including Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Three Days Grace, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, Anthrax, Live, Motionless In White, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Crutch, We Are Harlot, Starset and Crobot.
“We’ll be fresh out of the studio just in time to participate in the 1st annual Northern Invasion. It’s a huge festival and it will be amazing to get back on stage with peers in Slipknot, Volbeat,Halestorm and so many other kick ass bands,” says Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch.
Northern Invasion offers a full day of music on Saturday, May 9, along with a Friday Night Bonfire Party for all who purchase a camping or hotel package. See below for details about onsite camping, hotels packages and more. The Northern Invasion festival site map can be viewed at: www.NorthernInvasion.com.
An early bird pre-sale, featuring a discounted ticket price, is available from Wednesday, December 10 at 10:00 AM CT through Wednesday, December 17 at 9:59 AM CT. Visit theNorthern Invasion Facebook page to receive the code to purchase the specially priced pre-sale tickets. The Northern Invasion pre-sale offers a limited number of tickets for the following discounted prices (plus fees):
General Admission Ticket: $49.50
General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $149
Concertgoers are encouraged to buy early to save, as ticket prices will increase in the coming months.
The Northern Invasion VIP Pavilion Upgrade will feature shade, seating areas, premium cash bar, premium food experience (for purchase), and private restroom access for those with VIP Pavilion access. Those who select the VIP Upgrade will also have access to VIP Parking and an exclusive festival entrance. The VIP Upgrade does NOT include access to the Friday Night Bonfire Party or the Campgrounds. All ages are welcome in the VIP area, but attendees must be 21 or older to purchase adult beverages.
The Northern Invasion Camping area will be open from Friday, May 8 at 12:00 PM CST through Sunday, May 10 at 12:00 PM CST, camping upgrades and camping / hotel packages will also include access to the Friday Night Bonfire Party. Camping will be available for purchase as either ‘tent camping’ or ‘RV camping.’ Pricing information can be found atwww.NorthernInvasion.com.
All inclusive Camping and a limited quantity of Hotel Packages (Groupie, Roadie, Star) including a merchandise voucher, VIP Pavilion access, festival poster, and a commemorative laminate will be available starting at the pre-sale. More information on packages and military discounts can be found at www.NorthernInvasion.com.
A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Northern Invasion partner GovX beginning December 10 at 10:00 AM Central Time.
Northern Invasion is supported by Jack Daniel’s and Jägermeister.
Northern Invasion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live and RockHouse Presents.
Somerset Amphitheater has been a favorite Midwest music venue since the late ‘80s. Located on the Apple River and less than 40 minutes from the Twin Cities, for years it has served as a summer hub for music and camping for those from Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond.