Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Diamond Head To Tour North America... About 30 Years Too Late

My point, exactly
It's no secret by now that some of the most seminal metal bands of 80s consider Diamond Head to be a primary influence. If anyone didn't know this a few years ago, all possible doubts or wonders were put to rest when the Big Four covered "Am I Evil?" in their first show together at the Sonisphere Festival in Sophia, Bulgaria, last summer.

Well, apparently the British forefathers think that their act somehow applies to today's North American metal scene, despite never touring here before. I'd like to act like I really care about this news, but Diamond Head just really aren't that important today. If you haven't heard about them and their influence on early thrash by now, there's a good chance you won't give two shits about this news, and anyone who just somewhat appreciates their legacy (such as me) will just think to self, "ah, that's cool," and move on. Diamond Head certainly deserved to break through in the 80s, and unfortunately they never did like their peers in Iron Maiden or Judas Priest, but it's 2011... It's great that they wanna play their classics to crowds in the States every night, but does any body really care anymore?

Dates after the jump...

Aug. 15 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Aug. 16 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
Aug. 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
Aug. 18 - Santa, Ana, CA @ The Galaxy Theater
Aug. 19 - Tempe, AZ @ The Club House
Aug. 20 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona's Main Stage
Aug. 21 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse
Aug. 23 - Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
Aug. 24 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Aug. 25 - Wisconsin Rapids, WI @ The Pour House
Aug. 26 - Detroit, MI @ Blondies
Aug. 27 - Chicago, IL @ Tailgaters
Aug. 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Aug. 29 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock
Aug. 30 - Pittsburg, PA @ Club Diesel
Aug. 31 - Baltimore, MD @ The Otto Bar
Sep. 01 – New York, NY @ BB King Blues Bar & Grill


- Jack

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