Randy Blythe is Free! Win Tickets to See Lamb of God at the Pageant
Update: You've got two more days to enter this thing. There are two ways to win -- the first is by coming up with a new Randy Blythe slogan for us. And today I'm adding a second. Tell us your favorite Halloween song and a pair of tickets could be yours. It can be campy, kiddie, creepy or fit some other descriptor that doesn't begin with a hard k sound. Enter in the comments or via our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Egan O'Keefe Lamb of God at the Pageant in 2009.
Lamb of God will play the Pageant on Wednesday, November 7 -- tickets are $35 in advance or $38 day of show. A great show under any circumstance; Lamb of God has been a bone-crunching standard-bearer for American metal for over twenty years. But this one has particular significance. The band was supposed to play the Family Arena with Deathklok on August 15, but front man Randy Blythe was being held in Czech prison on manslaughter charges stemming from a 2010 concert.
Blythe is currently out on bail; he's awaiting trial and has agreed to return to Prague. Bassist John Campbell talked to Billboard about the upcoming tour and the looming issues in Europe.
"I'd be lying if I didn't say what looms ahead is still very much on everyone's minds," Campbell says. "You find out that a fan has died, and as you're still reeling from the shock of that you're having to defend yourself from charges you're responsible for the death of this kid. It's definitely a very difficult thing to deal with, and by no means is it a resolved situation."
He also gave a few details about this tour, which begins October 30 in Phoenix. It's the first proper tour behind Resolution and will feature video work by Doug Spangenberg.
Lamb of God sold out the Pageant in 2009, and it's a safe bet this one will be packed as well. We'd like to send you:
To win: When Randy Blythe was arrested (much to his surprise), the chorus went up around the world: Free Blythe! He is now free, but the situation is very much ongoing. We need a new slogan to plaster on Facebook updates and signs at shows to demonstrate our support -- propose the best one and we'll send you and a friend for free.