US metal band Lamb of God coming to South Africa
US metal titans Lamb of God will be coming to South Africa in 2014, according to RAM Touring.
Two dates have been squeezed into the bands cram-packed touring schedule for early next year, and will be heading down south on Friday, January 24, 2014 in Cape Town, and Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Johannesburg.
Lamb of God, from the State of Virginia in the, were formed in 1990 with current members John Campbell on bass, Mark Morton on Guitar, and the legendary Chris Adler on Drums.
Vocalist Randy Blythe joined in 1995 and drummer Chris's brother Willie Adler replaced Abe Spear on guitar in 1999, resulting in the current line-up which spans more than a decade; and introducing the electrifying chemistry which has launched a successful career for the band we see today.
Adler, endorsed internationally by Mapex Drums, is lauded by drummers the world over for his unique style of playing, and his often used 'heel-toe' technique.
Guitarist Morton has also made a significant impact on the global guitar-playing fraternity, as celebrated by Jackson Guitars with his 'Dominion' signature model being highly sought after.
The band has released six studio albums to date, with their 2006 album Sacrament receiving a Grammy nomination, and selling a cumulative two million copies in the US alone.
Lamb of God is considered to be the spearhead of what heavy metal fans call ‘the New Wave of American Heavy metal’.
What has also won this band great public acclaim are their DVD's containing many hours of footage on the stage and off of it, but more importantly documenting normal days in the life of a hard working band on tour.
Blythe was indicted for manslaughter in Prague, where he's been accused of pushing a man off the stage during a 2010 concert at Rock Cafe, causing the victim injuries from which he ultimately died.
If found guilty of manslaughter, Blythe reportedly faces five-to-10 years in prison.
Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
Venue: The Hillcrest Quarry outside Durbanville
Safe and secure parking will be available +/- 0.9km from the grounds, where attendees will be required to park & walk.
A shuttle service will be available at R5 per single trip for any special-needs patrons or for those who just don't feel like walking.
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Venue: The Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec (Hall 8)
available via Computicket.
General standing is available at R450 and for Golden Circle R550.
Facilities at both venues include: Well-stocked bars (no alcohol served to u18s), food stalls, security, and medics.
Regretfully, no u16s will be allowed, and u18s will only be admissible if accompanied by adult (21+) supervision and their IDs.
The opening acts for both shows are: Mind Assault and The Drift.