DUBLIN METAL EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENT COMING TOMORROW
It’s one of those nights again. The great purveyors of all things metal (and oddly enough – Big Country) in Dublin have an announcement coming and the ritual of ‘can you guess what it is yet?’ has started. I always love these waits because you’re pretty much 100% guaranteed you won’t be disappointed. Although you almost always won’t get what you guess, at least you know it won’t be One Direction.
MCD, Aiken, POD and others all do similar things, albeit a little less often, and it’s never the same. When they say ‘Big rock announcement coming tomorrow!’; you can almost lay money out that it’s The Kings of Leon or The Red Hot Chilli Peppers (with Bon Jovi quickly moving up that list’. When a massive festival is being announced it’s going to contain the exact same ‘adult contemporary’ snooze fest or musically devoid dance / pop (Electric Picnic & Oxegen 2013). I’m not slagging off those companies (MCD – 2 of the best Slayer gigs I’ve ever seen and almost every arena gig I’ve ever been to, Aiken – you give me The Boss almost annually and POD – Just for Crawdaddy alone where Jape, Reckless Love, Wired Desire and many more have been some of the best shows I’ve ever been to); but large companies like them have to supply to the masses and despite the leather jackets and studs back on Grafton street – metal is not ‘so hot right now’.
So thank you D.M.E. I don’t care if tomorrow’s announcement is not Motorhead, Cannibal Corpse or Amon Amarth. Just so long as it’s not Kings of Leon or The Red Hot Chilli Peppers.