Danish Metal Band ‘Volbeat’ to Tour Fargo
Published: Monday, January 27, 2014
Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014 14:01
Scandinavian heritage is a big part of North Dakota. Now it’s the Danes’ turn to stop by later this year as Denmark-based metal band Volbeat comes stateside.
At 5:30 p.m. on April 17, the four-man group will appear at The Venue at The Hub. Tickets are on sale as of last Friday, so if you’re already a fan of the Michael Poulsen, Anders Kjølholm, Jon Larsen, Rob Caggiano and their brand of heavy metal mixed with psychobilly aesthetics, you can get ready now.
For those less familiar, the band is dropping by the United States in honor of their first Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category. The Grammy nod comes for the song “Room 24,” which featured King Diamond on their album “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.”
The album in question has reached 200,000 sales in North America since release and platinum status in Germany, Austria, and their native Denmark, alongside gold status in Finland.
The nearly 14-year-old band has, so far, released five studio albums along with two live offerings. Of these, “Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil” and “Beyond Hell/Above Heaven” have reached platinum and double platinum status internationally.
Volbeat has proved very popular on the Active Rock radio format as well (think Q98, or 105.1, as the case may be now). On said format, the group has had five consecutive No. 1 singles. Most recently, “Lola Montez” took the spot from “The Hangman’s Body Count” (which held the spot for five weeks.) Each of these followed “Warrior’s Call,” “Still Counting” and “Heaven Nor Hell.”
The group won’t be alone in their Fargo appearance, either. Playing as guests at the show will be Trivium, a thrash metal group based out of Orlando, Fla., and hard rock band Digital Summer from Phoenix, Ariz.
As is usually the case in such matters, tickets are available from JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office on Broadway and at Sickies Garage. You can also call to check for tickets at 866-300-8300.
Buying in advance will earn you entry for $29.50, while paying on the day of the show will hike the cost to $33. Despite the hardcore nature of the music, the show is open to all ages.
Sales on tickets were preceded by a Facebook pre-sale opportunity last Thursday. This has become an increasingly popular trend in the music industry, at least in Fargo. Recently, tickets for Katy Perry’s upcoming Fargodome appearance were sold the same way.