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.
Tags: Adema, Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Cannibal Corpse, Chimaira, Clutch, Coal Chamber, Cypress Hill, Deftones, DJ Z-Trip, Evanescence, Every Time I Die, Family Values Tour, Funeral For A Friend, Gigantour, Goatwhore, GWAR, Hellyeah, High on Fire, HIM, In Flames, Jane's Addiction, Lamb of God, Less Than Jake, Linkin Park, Lollapalooza, Mayhem Fest, Metallica, Motley Crue, My Chemical Romance, Nadja, Opeth, Ozzfest, Ozzy Osbourne, Perry Farrell, Poison The Well, Projekt Revolution, Puddle Of Mudd, Puya, Sevendust, Shadows Fall, Sharon Osbourne, Slipknot, Snoop Dogg, Soulfly, Spineshank, Static X, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, Strapping Young Lad, Summer Sanitarium, Taking Back Sunday, Tattoo The Earth, The All Stars Tour, Trivium, Warped Tour
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