The Jägermeister Music Tour
Hardcore, metal, hard rock and Goth metal fans living in the United States will already be familiar with the Jägermeister Music Tour. This exciting tour has already been taking place twice a year for the past six years and the tour this spring is set to be louder, heavier and darker than ever before. The tour is sponsored by Jägermeister liqueur, which many consider to be one of the top commercial supporters of this kind of music.
This year’s Spring Jägermeister Music Tour will be co-headlined by the groups Hatebreed and Type O Negative – both of which are currently very popular amongst fans of this type of music. Hatebreed has already been touring non-stop for the past two years to promote their ‘Supremacy’ album and they look forward to performing in the Jägermeister Tour. Frontman Jamey Jasta commented that the opportunity to headline at such a tour, as friends from Slayer and Slipknot have done in the past, was a “tremendous honor.” He also noted that Jägermeister has always brought the “best of the best in metal” together and that he considered the opportunity to co-headline at the event with Type O Negative to be a good thing.
Type O Negative is not new to the scene but the group has been working its way up in the ranks since as early as 1991. In fact, many rockers that are currently enjoying the limelight have acknowledged that Type O Negative has had some influence on their work. Speaking on behalf of his band, Peter Steele said that the group has “always had serious respect for everything Jägermeister does in music” and the opportunity to headline their tour has always been one of the group’s goals. They are also looking forward to co-headlining with Hatebreed.
The first Jägermeister Tour took place in 2002 and headlined with Drowning Pool. The event always provides the best combination of metal groups available and also provides the chance for some lesser known groups to support the groups or to open the event. This year’s band combination was the result of hours of careful thought and preparation, but event organizers are confident that the synergy is perfect. As metal fans fork out roughly $25 per a ticket, the Jägermeister organizers get set to unleash one of their hardest tours ever. Fans attending the event will also have the opportunity to win tons of great promotional items including shirts, hats, CDs and even custom items from Schecter Guitars and Peavey Electronics.