February 1, 2007

I'm From Rolling Stone Contest #4: Curate an imaginary concert.

If you were asked to come up with a dream line-up, venue, and name for a concert, would you be able to pull it off in 300 words? That's what Rolling Stone asks and to that I say yes. Here's my idea:

If any tour in the past years had been set up to be fan-friendly, it was the 2006 Family Values Tour. The tickets were only $10 and there were games and activities throughout the day to break up sitting and waiting for the bands in the sweltering heat.

So what was the problem? The problem was that the earlier acts were ear-bleeding, and only the most diehard scream metal fans were willing to listen. Listening is a loose term; the diehard fans were ramming and kicking each other at full speed.

To remedy this, Amy Lee has announced the Twilight Tour. It will have the same basic set-up; powerful music for a low price in a day-long festival. She has called upon two Family Values alums, 10 Years and Flyleaf, as well as A Perfect Circle and six other acts to round out the lineup.

The festival will begin at 3 pm when newcomers Ambulette take the stage. Ambulette have been gaining a strong fan-base after touring with Dredg, also slated for the Twilight Tour, and releasing their five-song EP "The Lottery. The full line-up at press time is as follows:

  • Ambulette
  • Hurt
  • 10 Years
  • Evans Blue
  • Flyleaf
  • Dredg
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Finger Eleven
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Evanescence

Finger Eleven comes in support of their upcoming release, "Them Vs. You Vs. Me," due out in March. Evanescence continues to support "The Open Door".

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