Anyone else here highly jealous of the metal festivals they have in Europe compared to North America?
So many decent bands want to play there for huge festivals, rather than here. It's been quite disappointing over the last 10 years to see the discrepancy become larger and larger.
There were points when tours/festivals like Ozzfest were decent. Now I find myself awaiting the Monster and Jagermeister lineup/location announcement for what will likely be 90% of bands I don't give two craps about.
I have a subscription to "Classic Rock" magazine from the UK and I drool at all of the ads for festivals and big gigs / tours that they get over there. Just got my March 2013 issue on Friday. Here's what I'm drooling over right now...
Download Festival (June 14-16) - Maiden, Rammstein, Motorhead, Slipknot, Alice In Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, more.
Bloodstock (August 8-11) - Slayer, Anthrax, King Diamond, more.
Hard Rock Hell (April 6-7) - Tesla, Skid Row, Winger, FM, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, more.
Hammerfest (March 14-17) - Killing Joke, Candlemass, Napalm Death, more.
Isle Of Wight (Jun 13-16) - Bon Jovi, Stone Roses, more.
Journey, Whitesnake, Thunder UK Tour (May 2013)
Tons of other great tours too numerous to type.
Between music and Football, I sometimes wish I lived in the UK!