Jagermeister, the brand known for decades of involvement with rock and metal bands, continues to own the concert circuit with the announcement of the 2010 Fall Jagermeister Music Tour, North America's biggest thrash tour in 20 years with the 1991 original "Clash of the TItans" lineup - Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The brand's 17th Music Tour will bring three of the hardest hitting metal bands in the world to one stage and will feature complete performances of Slayer's much lauded Seasons In the Abyss album from 1990, Megadeth's landmark 1990 album Rust In Peace, and the return of Anthrax's singer Joey Belladonna. The tour kicked off September 24th, and will play 20 venues across the nation.
The three bands combined have sold tens of millions of albums over the past twenty-five years or more, have converted millions more from rock fans to metal heads, and have changed the direction of music indefinitely. For as long as I can remember my friends and I have been following these bands, and for every bit of that time I have salivated at the thought of seeing these three bands perform together. Sure, I'm not the ten year old boy that originally fell in love with these guys, during a time when all of these bands first began to truly flourish, but what I am, just as all of my friends are, is a fan that has stayed loyal throughout the years, bought countless albums performed by my heroes, and have tracked the journeys that my idols have traveled. Tuesday night I will have the opportunity to make all of my childhood dreams come true.
Tuesday, October 10th at Freedom Hall, doors open at 6 p.m., and the opening act, Anthrax goes on sometime around 7. Megadeth will go on somewhere around quarter after 8, and the headliner, Slayer will go on shortly before 10. Tickets start at $55 a piece and go up from there, in some cases drastically, but regardless of where your seat is at this concert, I can guarantee that these bands will be in your face.