2010 hasn’t exactly been kind to us. It took away James “The Rev” Sullivan, Peter Steele, Ronnie James Dio, and Paul Grey. Not only have the tragic passing of our heroes made this year one giant let down so far, some circles are calling 2010 “The Year The Festival Died,” and this year’s iteration of the Thrash And Burn Tour sort of provides evidence to the claim.
The lineup consists of headliners Asking Alexandria (wat?!) and Born of Osiris. Support comes in the way off Kittie, Stick To Your Guns, Impending Doom, Through The Eyes Of The Dead (for the first half of the tour), Evergreen Terrace (for the second half), Greeley Estates, Periphery, Motionless In White, and Chelsea Grin.
Fuck me sideways, that would be terrible. I’m not going to speak for the rest of the writers here, but I like Born of Osiris, and Periphery’s debut album is probably my favorite album of the year so far–but I’m not gonna drive for four hours to see Periphery play for fifteen minutes and sit through two or three hours of deathcore and bland metalcore to see them and BOO perform. If I already lived in a city the tour was coming to, I’d might consider going. But they aren’t.
Here are the tour dates:
Jul. 16 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
Jul. 17 – Nashville, TN @ Rockettown
Jul. 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Jul. 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
Jul. 21 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jul. 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Jul. 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Rock The Block
Jul. 24 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Jul. 25 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
Jul. 26 – Fresno, CA @ The Crest Theatre
Jul. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Jul. 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Jul. 30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Jul. 31 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Event Center
Aug. 01 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Aug. 02 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Aug. 03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Aug. 05 – Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Aug. 06 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Aug. 07 – Richmond, VA @ Hat Factory
Aug. 08 – Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
Aug. 09 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Aug. 10 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Aug. 11 – Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
Aug. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Ches Arena
Aug. 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Aug. 14 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Aug. 15 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
If there’s a tour I have a chance at seeing, it’s probably The Cool Tour, which isn’t all that great to begin with, but what other options do I have?