Tattoo the Earth festival’s return in 2022 expands with more bands
UPDATE (June 9, 2022): In April, rock and metal fans learned for the first time that the legendary Tattoo the Earth Tour, the heavy music and tattoo event founded by concert promoter Scott Alderman , was returning as a one-day festival after two decades of inactivity. .
Anthrax and Black Label Society will headline Tattoo the Earth 2022 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 27. This week, the festival added even more bands to the stacked lineup.
The second wave of artists includes Bleeding Through, Crowbar, Overcast, Spirit Adrift, Terror, The Red Chord – their first local appearance in seven years – and Within the Ruins. Groups already announced include Hatebreed, At the Gates, Municipal Waste and Enforced, in addition to the headliners.
Earlier this year, Alderman published the book “Caravan of Pain: The True Story of the Tattoo the Earth Tour”. Read an exclusive excerpt here. Read Loudwire’s April 4 initial report on the festival’s return directly below the expanded lineup of the band.
Tattoo the Earth Festival, Programming 2022
The calendar says 2022 — not 2002 — but fans will get a sense of deja vu when Tattoo the Earth returns to live gigs this summer.
The heavy music and body art event originally ran for three years, from 2000 to 2002, with the 2000 traveling festival best known as the main draw. That year featured many big names in rock and metal, including Slipknot and several others.
This year, Tattoo the Earth, in addition to rock music performances, will feature a tattoo village hosted by Massachusetts tattoo shop Zaza Ink, as well as a nearby festival village to include body piercing, painting body, art events, contests and more. Food trucks and a “Bacon & Bourbon” tent will also be on site.
“When I wrote caravan of painI never imagined it would bring the show back to life,” Alderman marveled in an April press release. Tickets for Tattoo the Earth Festival are on sale now.
Tattoo the Earth Festival, initial lineup
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