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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Defunct Touring Festivals

Posted by on July 8, 2013

5. Tattoo The Earth

As an inaugural festival in 2000, Tattoo the Earth had a lot going for it. Any tour with Slayer headlining is pretty much automatically going to be a success. Add in Slipknot, who were just starting to get really big, and you have the makings of a popular tour. It was also a good showcase for nu-metal, with Sevendust and Spineshank on tour, replacing Coal Chamber, Soulfly and Puya, who dropped off the tour. It was also joined by Stone Temple Pilots and Metallica for a show each. The tour was also joined by tattoo artists, body piercers and body painters. Yet by 2002, it became less about the music and was a straight up festival of ink, held on two consecutive weekends in Rosemont, IL and Oakland CA. It didn’t return for a fourth year.

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