A Metal Minute

By Tabatha Spears Woodruff

Is 2016 the year of the “Metalhead?” With all the great music that is being released as well as the collaborations and tours that have already been announced, one can assume that this is going to be a grand year for we music lovers. While paying no mind to rumors and nonsense, it is easy for one to be curious as to what is coming up next. I have my own predictions, but of course that would be speculation so I will keep those thoughts to myself; I will state, we have been waiting a long time, give us that new album!

This just in!

Whitesnake has announced “Greatest Hits Tour 2016” According to BraveWords in an article released 25 February the dates have been set as follows:

North America

June
1 - Norman, OK - Riverwind Casino
3 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
5 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center
6 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theater
8 - Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre
10 - Hammond, IN - Horseshoe Casino
11 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock
14 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Riverbend Music Center
15 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
17 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
18 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama
23 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
26 - Portland, ME - Maine State Pier
28 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark
1 - Atlantic City, NJ - Trump Casino

July
2 - Wilkes Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Poconos Casino

Europe
    
July
14 - Verona, Italy - Villafranca Castle
15 - Florence, Italy - Pistoia Blues Festival
15-17 - Barcelona, Spain - Rock Fest
19 - Paris, France - Olympia
21 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinehalle
23-24 - Maidstone, UK - Ramblin' Man Fair Mote Park, Maidstone
26 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
29 - Kuopio, Finland - Kuopio Rock Cock Festival

August
3 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Falconer
4 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air (SOLD OUT)
6 - Strzelinko (near Slupsk), Poland - Charlotta Valley
9 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Konzertfabrik 27
11 - Tilburg, Holland - 013
13-14 - Courtrai, Belgium - Alcatraz Festival

I don’t know about you, but this is exciting for me. I have been listening to Whitesnake since I was about 15 years old; definitely a show that I would love to see; of course the closest they are getting to where I am from is about 9 hours away…I have never been to Atlantic City though…road trip!

I would love to hear what other music lovers think about this possibly being the year of the Metalhead (artistic depictions encouraged!) as well as what you think of the news about Whitesnake going back on tour. Take care; crank it up and Metal On Loud!

Tabatha Spears Woodruff