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Steev
05-19-2014, 06:10 PM
Heavy-metal trailblazers Judas Priest will headline Fun Fun Fun Fest this fall as their first announced date of an U.S. tour in support of their upcoming record, Redeemer of Souls. It's their first concert since they completed their Epitaph Tour, their final full-on world tour and also stands as the group's first performance in Austin in 25 years. The group will issue what frontman Rob Halford told Rolling Stone was a "very heavy record," their 17th, on July 15th.

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Other headliners slated for the three-day Austin festival include Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab for Cutie, Nas (celebrating the 20th anniversary of Illmatic), Wiz Khalifa and metal shrieker King Diamond for his first announced U.S. date since 2005. The fest will take place from November 7th to November 9th at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park in Austin.

As with previous years, the rest of the festival boasts a typically diverse music lineup, spanning rock, R&B and dance. The Orange Stage will feature Yo La Tengo, Alt-J, The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., First Aid Kit, Guided By Voices, City and Colour, Failure, Dum Dum Girls and Foxygen, among others.

The Blue Stage will exhibit Girl Talk, 2 Chainz, Atmosphere, Flying Lotus, Sky Ferreira, The Presets, Gary Numan, Cashmere Cat, Ginuwine, Z-Trip, Run The Jewels (El-P/Killer Mike) and more.

The Black Stage will showcase Death From Above 1979, Rocket From The Crypt, Death Grips, Gorilla Biscuits, Black Lips, Hot Water Music, Iceage, Sick of It All, Deafheaven and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, among others.

The fest still has yet to announce the lineup for its comedy stage, to come out July 1st, and its actions sports component, which includes skate and ride athletes and an "Aqua Olympics," to be announced in August.

Three-day passes go on sale at 10 a.m. CST on May 20th. Visit the festival's website for tickets and more info.



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slapguitarer
05-19-2014, 06:11 PM
Hopefully this means King Diamond does some more dates around the U.S. I need to see him.

Steev
05-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Hopefully this means King Diamond does some more dates around the U.S. I need to see him.

I'd assume so, but then again he lives in the area doesn't he?

MPF
05-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Judas Priest, King Diamond, Deafheaven and Jello Biafra.....Damn I Wish that could be a tour.

:drool:

slapguitarer
05-19-2014, 06:20 PM
I'd assume so, but then again he lives in the area doesn't he?

Yeah, that's the only reason I'm not assuming this means a full tour.

dcmetal108
05-19-2014, 06:31 PM
King Diamond, I hate whoever sees this.

mankvill
05-19-2014, 06:36 PM
makin a trip

elturtleboy
05-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Hopefully this means King Diamond does some more dates around the U.S. I need to see him.

http://cdn4.gurl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/stephen-colbert-report-excited.gif

XDoomsayerX
05-19-2014, 06:43 PM
King Diamond and 2 chainz in the same fest only in America only in America. :lol:

sfhui
05-19-2014, 06:55 PM
i hope KD is on the Priest tour...

HackedUpForBBQ
05-19-2014, 10:48 PM
King Diamond, I hate whoever sees this.

Pretty much, damnit. A fucking tour, please?

markrz
05-20-2014, 06:11 AM
The flyer says Sick of It All are playing a Blood Sweat No Tears-through-Scratch the Surface-era set. That gets my attention.

IrritatedTrout
05-20-2014, 06:41 AM
I hope Priest and King Diamond do some other dates as well.

Sanitarium78
05-20-2014, 06:59 AM
I read an interview a few months ago with King Diamond and he said later this year he planned on touring North America. He said something about doing it in October because he wanted the tour to have a Halloween feel to it. Maybe he will tour here after all? Can't remember where the hell I read it though.

moobys37
05-20-2014, 07:08 AM
Absolutely stacked lineup. Would go to see Nas, KD, Chelsea Wolfe, and Angel Olsen all on the same day.

Wrecking Crew
05-20-2014, 07:32 AM
I read an interview a few months ago with King Diamond and he said later this year he planned on touring North America. He said something about doing it in October because he wanted the tour to have a Halloween feel to it. Maybe he will tour here after all? Can't remember where the hell I read it though.

I hope that's true, I would love to see King Diamond. Always heard his shows were awesome, but can he still sing like he did in the '80s? Time takes its toll on singers before anyone else.

smearCampaign
05-20-2014, 07:35 AM
Of course, the year I'm moving out of Austin.

dcmetal108
05-20-2014, 07:52 AM
The flyer says Sick of It All are playing a Blood Sweat No Tears-through-Scratch the Surface-era set. That gets my attention.

I saw that! Maybe that means we can get a SOIA tour!

Steev
05-20-2014, 08:09 AM
I'm REALLY hoping that Amon Amarth opens the Priest tour, that'd be epic

Sanitarium78
05-20-2014, 08:48 AM
I hope that's true, I would love to see King Diamond. Always heard his shows were awesome, but can he still sing like he did in the '80s? Time takes its toll on singers before anyone else.

He certainly can't sing as high anymore but he still sounds pretty good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XNHygED22g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVSSwVf77PU

This was just from some festival he did last summer. A full tour now might take more of a toll on his voice.

John The Drummer
05-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Still wish I went to that King Diamond, Nile, Behemoth, BDM show years ago :( (I think that was the line up.... :drool: )

markrz
05-20-2014, 09:03 AM
^ that tour was the one time I saw KD. It's also one of the few times I've seen a double-encore. Show was mindblowingly awesome.

Anyways, how can something called "Fun Fun Fun" fest not have Rebecca Black on it!!!

John The Drummer
05-20-2014, 09:24 AM
^ that tour was the one time I saw KD. It's also one of the few times I've seen a double-encore. Show was mindblowingly awesome.

Anyways, how can something called "Fun Fun Fun" fest not have Rebecca Black on it!!!

They wanted her to play, but she didn't make it to the conference in time because she couldn't decide which seat to sit in...

marker
05-20-2014, 09:24 AM
i hope KD is on the Priest tour...

If there even is a U.S. tour. Believe it when I see it.

dcmetal108
05-20-2014, 09:33 AM
Why is no one else talking about Girl Talk! Wheres the crazy Russian when I need him most!

moobys37
05-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Why is no one else talking about Girl Talk!

Move to Pittsburgh and you'll never hear the end about him, Mac Miller, and Wiz Khalifa. It's like nothing else exists from here that's remotely mainstream.

marker
05-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Move to Pittsburgh and you'll never hear the end about him, Mac Miller, and Wiz Khalifa. It's like nothing else exists from here that's remotely mainstream.

I always wondered where Pittsburgh, CA was. Maybe I will look it up on Google maps. Wherever it is, it must be better than Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sanitarium78
05-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Why is no one else talking about Girl Talk

Because King Diamond was mentioned.

John The Drummer
05-20-2014, 09:52 AM
Move to Pittsburgh and you'll never hear the end about him, Mac Miller, and Wiz Khalifa. It's like nothing else exists from here that's remotely mainstream.

Krispy Kreme and Money Maker Mike must be from there since Mike always wears a Mac Miller shirt... and other then that, I've never heard of him (I think its Mac Miller at least...)

moobys37
05-20-2014, 10:13 AM
I always wondered where Pittsburgh, CA was. Maybe I will look it up on Google maps. Wherever it is, it must be better than Pittsburgh, Pa.

California, PA is only about 40 minutes from Pittsburgh :tongue: But no, I'm splitting time right now between here and California for work until August when I'm out there full-time!

smearCampaign
05-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Anyways, how can something called "Fun Fun Fun" fest not have Rebecca Black on it!!!

Because the fest is named after this song:
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smearCampaign
05-20-2014, 11:15 AM
These are rad:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoDzF7TCYAADW_f.jpg

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/q71/s720x720/10376935_692882627413946_9029853804473388018_n.jpg

slapguitarer
05-20-2014, 12:12 PM
low-key might start selling drugs so I can afford a damn plane ticket. Fuck being young and unemployed

marker
05-20-2014, 12:20 PM
California, PA is only about 40 minutes from Pittsburgh :tongue: But no, I'm splitting time right now between here and California for work until August when I'm out there full-time!

My mistake, for some reason I thought you were in Pittsburg, Ca. Congratulations on the job wherever you might be!

hb420
05-20-2014, 01:36 PM
Will be attending this for sure. :party:

mankvill
05-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Looks like Amon Amarth are touring up to the fest. There's a date in Iowa for November 2nd.

Steev
05-27-2014, 02:39 PM
Looks like Amon Amarth are touring up to the fest. There's a date in Iowa for November 2nd.

Damn, I was really hoping they'd do some shows with Priest

slapguitarer
05-27-2014, 03:25 PM
I'm not sure the Priest crowd would be down with Amon Amarth...

Steev
05-27-2014, 04:21 PM
I'm not sure the Priest crowd would be down with Amon Amarth...

Hard to say, I didn't know how AA would be at Mayhem and that seems to have went well.

slapguitarer
05-27-2014, 04:30 PM
Hard to say, I didn't know how AA would be at Mayhem and that seems to have went well.

Mayhem makes sense tho. Sure, you got some lames there who only go for the headliners and don't dig anything too extreme. I remember in 2011 I went and this kid near me was sitting arms crossed for Megadeth but go down to Disturbed. But most people who go to Mayhem just like most accessible metal, and Amon Amarth are one of the most accessible death metal bands available. The Judas Priest crowd would have some people like this, but there's more old farts who just wanna hear the classics. None of that screaming shit.

Steev
05-27-2014, 06:33 PM
Mayhem makes sense tho. Sure, you got some lames there who only go for the headliners and don't dig anything too extreme. I remember in 2011 I went and this kid near me was sitting arms crossed for Megadeth but go down to Disturbed. But most people who go to Mayhem just like most accessible metal, and Amon Amarth are one of the most accessible death metal bands available. The Judas Priest crowd would have some people like this, but there's more old farts who just wanna hear the classics. None of that screaming shit.

I guess, bummer though because those two together would be awesome

slapguitarer
05-27-2014, 06:47 PM
yeah they could both have great stage shows for sure. I'd be p down, especially if King Diamond were included.