Official press release:
Last month, MassConcerts and tour founder Scott Alderman announced the triumphant return of Tattoo the Earth. Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed, At The Gates, Municipal Waste, and Enforced will appear. Tattoo the Earth will take place at The Palladium Outdoors on Saturday, August 27.
The second wave of performers has been announced and includes Bleeding Through, Crowbar, Overcast, Spirit Adrift, Terror, The Red Chord (marking their first local appearance in seven years), and Within The Ruins.
The eclectic and diverse lineup is nothing short of epic and offers something for all metal fans.
Tattoo the Earth will feature two stages of live music, a tattoo village hosted by Zaza Ink — one of the leading tattoo shops in Massachusetts — and a festival village, which will include piercing, body painting, art events, contests, and more. Food trucks and a Bacon & Bourbon tent will also be on site.
The full lineup of performers and on-site activities ensure that Tattoo the Earth is an event NOT to be missed.
But then again, Tattoo the Earth has always been a “must see.”
The original tour (featuring Slayer, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Coal Chamber, Sevendust, Hatebreed, and Sepultura, among others) had quite the history. It ran through the summer of 2000 and was somewhere between a kick-in-the-balls to the establishment — both society and the music agency business — and a trainwreck. It stayed on course and played fairgrounds, racetracks, and even Giants Stadium in New Jersey, joining forces with a Metallica gig. The Massachusetts play at Suffolks Downs racetrack in Boston was one of the highlights, both musically and attendance-wise, with over 12,000 tickets sold. Even though tattooing was ironically illegal in Massachusetts, the show happened, but was subsequently “banned from Boston for life,” due to neighborhood complaints of foul language.
Over 20 years later, tattooing has long since been legalized in the state, and both that and metal are firmly embedded in popular culture.
Tattoo the Earth 2022 will play one show only at The Palladium Outdoors in Worcester on Saturday, August 27.
Tickets and additional information can be found at TattooTheEarthFestival.com.
Tattoo the Earth 2022:
Black Label Society
The Red Chord
At the Gates
Within the Ruins