Danish metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have been confirmed for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany.
ICS Festival Service GmbH, which organizes the Wacken Open Air festival, has announced that 50,000 tickets have already been sold for next year's event. The remaining tickets are expected to be snapped up by the end of January.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AXEL RUDI PELL
WALLS OF JERICHO
"Mary Ann’s Place", the new video from VOLBEAT, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's third studio album, "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", which was certifield gold in Denmark for sales in excess of 20,000 copies less than a month after its release,. The CD entered the Danish chart at No. 1, and was beaten only by METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" in its second week of release.
An e-card for "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood" can be found at this location. The follow-up to "Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil" features 14 new tracks, including a SOCIAL DISTORTION cover as a bonus cut on all editions. Seven of the songs share a common lyrical theme, which will be continued on future records, and the artwork is also based on this storyline. The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen, who also worked with the group on its previous two records.
VOLBEAT has been confirmed as the support act for Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH on their two-week May 2009 U.S. tour.
Online concert channel Fabchannel.com aired an exclusive live video webcast of VOLBEAT's sold-out concert at the legendary Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland on October 9, 2008. The show can now be viewed in its entirety below.