Gigantour (or: More Metal Than You Can Shake a Stick At)
Anyone catch this tour? From what I gather it's kind of like a less expensive Ozzfest without the reality show melodrama. I'm catching the Seattle-area show tomorrow: Fear Factory, Nevermore, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anthrax, Megadeth (and a bunch of lesser-known metalcore bands on the second stage). I giggle with glee to imagine the profusion which with the horns will be thrown.
I'm somewhat disappointed that Dream Theater and Symphony X are off the bill, but I've seen DT a few times already and I imagine that Anthrax still puts on a hell of a show.
I guess ticket sales have been poor compared to the other big metal tours this summer (Ozzfest and Sounds of the Underground)...something about too much diversity on the bill and metal fans generally being a bunch of elitist, narrow-minded dumbasses. I am, to some extent, a fan of all those bands, though, and I expect to be thoroughly entertained.