Live Nation’s Latest $10 Ticketing Day: Long Island Metalheads, Where Have You Gone?

Jul 25th, 2008 // 3 Comments

5139637.jpgContinuing its fun practice of temporarily discounting concert tickets in the hopes of getting butts into its venues’ seats, Live Nation has sent out an e-mail to New York-area mailing list subscribers touting its “Summer Concert Stimulus Package,” which cuts the ticket prices for select shows to $10 for one day only and which I would have called the “Business Sucks Sale,” because, c’mon, that’s a lot funnier and more honest. (And here’s the obligatory note that the “convenience” charges added to the tickets after the fact nearly double the listed price, but that little piece of info isn’t any fun to pass along, now, is it?) Among the shows are the Slipknot-headlined Mayhem Festival, which also includes Mastodon and Underoath on its bill; Judas Priest shows at both Jones Beach and the PNC Bank Arts Center; some sort of Opie and Anthony-sponsored “comedy” show; and bills that include both Poison and Sebastian Bach. The full list of shows after the jump.

Nikon at Jones Beach
July 30 – Poison with Dokken, Sebastian Bach
Aug 1 – Maroon 5/Counting Crows with Sara Bareilles
Aug 6 – Stone Temple Pilots with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Aug 10 – Judas Priest/Heaven and Hell with Motorhead, Testament
Aug 12 – Boston/REO Speedwagon
Aug 22 – Regeneration 80′s Festival: Belinda Carlisle, Human League, Flock of Seagulls, ABC

PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 2 – Opie & Anthony’s Traveling Virus: Rich Vos, Jim Norton, Patrice O’Neal, Bob Kelly, Otto George, Mike Birbiglia, Nick DiPaolo, Greg Giraldo
Aug 7 – Maroon 5/Counting Crows with Sara Bareilles
Aug 9 – Judas Priest/Heaven and Hell with Motorhead, Testament
Aug 10 – Boston/Styx
Aug 12 – Ten Dollar Day with Dokken, Sebastian Bach
Aug 22 – Toby Keith with Montgomery Gentry, Carter’s Chord, Mica Roberts, Trailer Choir

Nassau Coliseum
Aug 6 – Mayhem Festival: Slipknot, Disturbed, Dragonforce, Mastodon, Underoath, Machine Head, Walls of Jericho, Black Tide, Suicide Silence, The Red Chord, Five Finger Death Punch, 36 Crazyfists, Airbourne

I wonder, if WLIR was still around, would the Regeneration Festival need the help? I guess we’ll never know.

[Thanks to ML]


  1. Rob Murphy

    Oh man! August 10 at the PNC Bank Arts Center — Boston AND Styx! And then two day later at Jones Beach — Boston AND REO Speedwagon!

    I am so not there!!!

  2. unperson

    I love how the Dokken/Bach event is actually called “Ten Dollar Day.”

  3. Halfwit

    The “Travelling Virus” is just a bunch of stand up comedians who get to do their act in front of (hopefully) a couple thousand people in front of just a couple.

    Hate the guys, but I give them credit for trying to give stand ups a leg up — although that means that it’s mostly stand ups who match their particular style of humor.

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