Metal Events in Casinos – So Many of Them!
Not entirely. But, it is an undeniable fact that you see the word “casino” quite too often as a person who’s into a particular type of music that’s not even remotely related to gambling. It is a trivial “issue” with a trivial “solution”.
With most of the tour dates laid out with the best and the “hardest”, most of you have already started planning which shows you will attend. Choose carefully, because there really are many upcoming shows, scattered all over the US. If you’ve already had a close look, you might’ve noticed the “infamous” word casino popping up too often. The announcements started in July last year, and they still keep coming.
Do Metalheads Have Anything to do With Gambling?
The ultimate answer is, we can’t really know, because nobody makes any researches, surveys based on what kind of music gamblers are into. Now, we know that there’s legal gambling in New Jersey as of somewhat recently, and it’s legal in Las Vegas, duh…
Now, is it me or the best metal shows take place in these two locations? It could be me, because I live in one of these two (not telling you which, I don’t want fans finding me). Nevertheless, the facts are, I’ve been to some of these shows and I’ve actually enjoyed them!
Have I visited the casino area? Have I played any of the casino games? Does it matter? Of course it does. Yes, I’ve tried them, but they didn’t have my attention for a long period, mainly because I didn’t know what to do, what to play, and how to play! Heck, I was there because of a metal concert, not that I wanted to spend a couple of thousand dollars on some beeping slot machines.
Why Do We Actually See So Many Metal Events in Casinos?
I talked about this with one of my friends, who’s also into metal, but not as much. He’s more into gambling than he’s into metal. Nonetheless, the point is, he made an interesting point regarding this matter.
Things have changed a lot in the past couple of decades. Casinos are making big money, and they want to get any “free” publicity they can get. A popular metal band performing in some of their venues can’t be a bad idea. And hey, let’s be fair, although all of them are posh, it kind of feels nice in there. Moreover, I can’t even imagine how much money the casinos are paying the bands to choose their particular venues.
The only truth is, there are more than enough of these metal casino shows than there should be.
You Can Make Your Personal Tour of Metal Events in Casinos
With the tour dates and the venues announced, it is possible to create your very own metal show tour, which will take you to some of the most luxurious casinos in the US. Simply use our search option, type in “casino” and all articles that contain the word “casino” will be displayed. Now, look for the detailed tour information we provide. Select the dates, and the venue, book your tickets and you’re one step closer to a first of its kind metal tour.
However, let me warn you that it can be a costly tour if you decide to play some casino games once the metal show is over. Well, it all depends on how many shows you’re visiting. For what it’s worth, give them a shot. It’s a good story to tell once you get older, especially if you win a sizeable prize.
Here’s what I’d do, if I were to do something of this kind:
- ANTHRAX, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE & HAVOK – Sioux City, IA, Hard Rock Hotel Casino – 25th of February
- Judas Priest – Orllia, ON, Casino Rama – 30th of March
- Mastodon – Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Resort Casino – 30th of June
- Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada, Hard Rock Hotel Casino – 17th to 19th of August
Now, this is just an example, and yes, there’s a big hole in the schedule, for now, but this can change. If gambling becomes legal in the US on a federal level, these shows will become way more frequent. I can already imagine casinos joining their forces and creating the first fully casino organized, spectacular, metal tours. Be careful what you wish for. It just might come true.