“So Far, So Good, So What!”

Hey, so, I guess I will post here and not just on http://rathbonemusic.tumblr.com/.  As I said in my most recent post on here, go “follow” that if you have tumblr!  It’s a new music blog I am running with a couple buddies.

Anyway, I came here to talk about concerts.  This year is actually shaping up pretty well in terms of concerts, for both tours and destination festivals.  My own itinerary for the year is living proof:

Saturday, February 4th – Machine Head with Suicide Silence and Darkest Hour at the Palladium

Friday, February 17th – In Flames with Trivium, Veil of Maya, and Kyng at the Palladium

Monday, March 26th (MY BIRTHDAY!) – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at TD Garden

Friday, August 3rd – Mayhem Fest at Comcast Center  (tickets go on sale on April 6th)

It’s looking good so far.  I think I read about a rumor for a U.S. run by Iron Maiden at some point this year or perhaps in 2013.  That would be awesome.  I saw them back in 2008 on their “Somewhere Back In Time” tour at the Comcast Center. Despite standing in the pouring rain, that was an absolutely killer show!  They were awesome and I would love another chance to experience them in a live setting before they retire (which might be very soon…)!

With that said, I am still anxiously awaiting the reunited Black Sabbath to release some U.S. dates.  Although, I understand that Tony’s health is a crucial factor in how the band will operate.  I sincerely hope he gets better, both because I want to see the original Sabbath lineup at least once and because cancer is an evil thing from which no one in the world deserves to suffer.

For those who still have not heard, Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma a month or so ago.  So, best wishes to Mr. Iommi coming from myself and many others.  You, sir, are a very noble and strong man.  After all, you were the one who created the heavy metal sound and paved the way for an entire sub-culture to arise.  Fight this demon. You’ve got this!

In other news, the 2012 lineup for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was announced last week.  I posted about it on Rathbone, but I will briefly discuss it here.  I am very excited for this year’s Mayhem Fest, which will see Slipknot and Slayer co-headlining with a special guest to be announced on March 5th (presumably, Motorhead), and a rotation among As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, and Asking Alexandria rounding out the main stage.  Anthrax will headline the Jagermeister side stage with support from the aforementioned rotating bands, Whitechapel, High on Fire, and a local opener for each date.

I will spare you my thoughts and opinions on the lineup, but if you’re interested, check them out:  http://rathbonemusic.tumblr.com/post/16468850876/mayhem-festival-2012-lineup

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So, I have written A LOT in this post, so I will cut myself off here.  Here are some links to check out:

Check out the news section and tour dates:
http://brucespringsteen.net/news/index.html

Mayhem Fest 2012 lineup official announcement:
http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/blog/id/1845225

A shout-out to my buddy B-Rad’s blog, check it out!!
http://musicallydiversified.wordpress.com/

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