Originally Posted by jhdeity
I can't say it's an American thing. Foo Fighters and virtually all the Seattle bands Pearl Jam, Soundgarden always play 2+ hours.
This. Metallica still plays for at least 100 minutes as well, with a rotating setlist that can stretch some shows into the 2 hour range.
To be fair, the Seattle bands aren't playing thrash and Metallica can travel in luxury, but there are other "intense" bands that find a way to play longer than 75 minute sets as a headliner.
Anthrax is a wicked intense show, I dunno if I could take 2 hours of it, but 18/19 songs in 90 minutes should be doable if they're serious about becoming relevant again.