Originally Posted by Butcher of Birth
I've spoken with Adagio and my friend and myself have started a Street Team for the US for Adagio and the band checks in from time to time giving us their thanks, and such. According to to sources close to Megadeth (Shawn Drover is one), Shawn and Glenn are good friends with the band, and as you may know Glenn is on Forte's new solo album, and they would love to one day tour together.
They told me (the street team) it's hard to even get on Festivals here in the States because their label doesn't see us as a market, but without a doubt, if they toured here right now with Archangels under their belt, they could get quite a following. I love this band.
And thanks for the correction, I looked at the Flyer for it on my door for that Gigantour and I couldn't make it out so I said "Hell... 06 was a good year for me haha".
Well there isn't a market in the US for Adagio or other bands like them, or even more popular than they are. They are just one of those types of bands that occasionally it seems like they're picking up popularity because groups of people in different areas like them, but they're most likely never going to rise above cult status at best. Their first album is still the only album a lot of people have ever heard from them. Bands much more popular than them will never come to America, and although it upsets me, I understand. You can want to play for the 50 people who want to see you in 15 cities in America all you want, but it's just financially feasible to go through all of the bother to make it happen. You have absolutely NO idea how badly I want to see bands like Nocturnal Rites, Royal Hunt, Lord, Vanishing Point, At Vance, Astral Doors, and Masterplan. But I just have basically come to terms with the fact that it will probably never happen unless I go to a festival or one-off gig, like ProgPower USA, which is the only thing America has as far as festivals for underground bands of that variety.