German art-metal Rammstein will headline the Tacoma Dome on May 15, Live Nation announced today. The band – known for its theatrical style and vocalist Till Lindemann sometimes performing while engulfed in flame – will launch its nine-stop North American tour on May 5 in New York. Tickets for the Tacoma show will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 26, but prices were not yet made available.
Let’s start with the obvious. Ozzy Osbourne has seen better days. And after decades of ingesting enough booze and contraband to kill most of us, you never know which version of the rock legend will show up in concert.
Will it be the guy who’s had trouble finishing tours in recent years; the one that melted down and shuffled offstage after his voice blew out midway through Black Sabbath’s set in Auburn a few years back? Or will it be some semblance of the Prince of (bleeping) Darkness, the lovable madman that got this metal train rolling more than …
So as a public service we’ve compiled some incriminating confessions from their biographies, “I Am Ozzy” (written with Chris Ayres, Hachette Book Group, $15.99) and “Slash” (with Anthony Bozza, It Books, $15.99) to figure out which guy is the most dangerous and erratic – and to let you know why you should do a 180 and run if you see either one strolling down D Street before the show. Read more »
Kenny Chesney is headed to Tacoma. The country superstar added 41 dates to his new Goin’ Coastal tour today including a July 22 appearance at the Tacoma Dome, a relatively intimate setting compared to his previous local stops at Qwest Field in 2008 and 2009. Read more »
British prog-rockers Pink Floyd visited just two American cities with the original tour for 1979 double album “The Wall” before pulling the plug on a venture that proved too costly. But local fans finally got to witness one of rock’s most celebrated operas Saturday night as chief architect Roger Waters presented his magnum opus to a packed Tacoma Dome. Read more »
You don’t need nooooo ed-yoo-kashun! Or do you? When it comes to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” that is.
We’re running a quiz in Friday’s GO section to commemorate Roger Waters bringing the classic rock opera to life Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. But you, loyal TRC readers, don’t have to wait. Test your knowledge and level of fandom right here by answering a few questions. Then check back Friday for the answers. (You know, if you’re just too lazy to just Google ‘em.) Read more »
The Backstreet Boys were last in this neck of the woods, at Kent’s Showare Center, in August. Find our review here and audio from our interview with AJ McLean (the one with the tats) here. New Kids’ comeback bid brought them to Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre last year.
And what? No “Don’t Bite Your Friends” on the set list? Man, I hate when bands get so big they don’t feel “obligated” to play their big hits. And was it just me or did Brobee sound a bit pitchy this afternoon? Well, guess they just fix it up in the studio with a little Auto Tune like everybody else.
But seriously, we’re talking about Nick Jr.‘s hit kids show Yo Gabba Gabba which took over the Tacoma Dome today for two shows. (The second is going on as I post this.) A few thousand little people – many clad in fuzzy Brobee and DJ Lance Rock costumes – were highly entertained at the 2 p.m. show. Read more »