Originally Posted by Maiden33
1) By those sales figures as logic, most pop artists these days are "obscure". According to sales records, only 3 albums in the entire world went platinum in America last year. 50,000 copies of an album for a metal band who isn't "mainstream" is pretty damn solid.
2) Avantasia headlined festivals worldwide in 2008 and 2010, including selling out many smaller shows worldwide. They are definitely relatively obscure in America, but in the picture of the Metal Community worldwide, they are most certainly not. They're headlining Wacken next year, as they did in 2008.
Guess things are different in Buffalo.
Alot of metal bands like Avantasia and Nevermore are well known in places like Europe so I'm no surprised Avantasia is headlining Wacken.