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Open Air Lineup REVEALED

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The lineup for the second Open Air 2017 has been announced.

Heavy hitters such as Kiss, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Godsmack, Ozzy Osbourne, Lamb of God and Slayer will headline. What I find interesting is Slayer is closing second stage. 

*blinks*

Slayer CLOSING second stage? 

Well, that could be interesting since I believe they should be on first, right? 

Korn is returning for their second stint as is Meshuggah who will also be one of the second stage’s headliners. Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling in Reverse, Avatar, Metal Church, as well as Body count are other names on the bill that definitely draw a lot of attention. 

Let’s hope the second Open Air, can be as good as the first!

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Upcoming Shows in Chicago

JUNE

6.2 RATT, DIAMOND REXX
Concord Music Hall, Chicago

6.2 MR. BIG
Arcada Theatre, Saint Charles IL

6.2 ZAKK SABBATH, BEASTMAKER
Bottom Lounge, Chicago

6.3 MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION, WITHERED
Metro, Chicago

6.4 PALLBEARER, BOSS HOG & many more
Do Division Fest, Chicago

6.8 TOOL
Allstate Arena, Rosemont IL

6.9 CRYPTOPSY, RIVERS OF NIHIL, VISCERAL GORGE, SEEKER, GLOOM
Wire Music, Berwyn IL

6.9 DEFTONES, RISE AGAINST, THRICE
Huntington Bank Pavillion, Chicago

6.11 SALIVA
Arcada Theatre, Saint Charles IL

6.14 VADER, INTERNAL BLEEDING, SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER, VOICES OF RUIN, MICAWBER

6.15  IRON MAIDEN, GHOST
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park IL

6.17 ENUFF ZNUFF, CHRONIC EDGE
H.O.M.E. Bar, Arlington Heights IL

6.18 METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD & VOLBEAT
Soldier Field, Chicago

6.22 OTEP
Wire Music, Berwyn IL

6.24 DEF LEPPARD, POISON, TESLA
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park IL

6.24 FATES WARNING, INFINITE SPECTRUM
The Forge, Joliet

6.27 RAMMSTEIN, 3TEETH
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park IL

JULY

7.6 KING’S X, STEEPWATER BAND, DISTRICT 97
Reggies, Chicago

7.6 L.A. GUNS, BUDDERSIDE
Arcada Theatre, Saint Charles IL

7.13 WEDNESDAY 13, ONCE HUMAN, GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE, SINISTER FATE, WILL OF MAN, THE ILLOGICAL
Wire Music, Berwyn IL

7.14-7.16 CHICAGO OPEN AIR: OZZY, KISS, SLAYER, ROB ZOMBIE, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH, KORN…
Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL

7.19 THEORY OF A DEADMAN
The Forge, Joliet

7.19 3TEETH, PROJECT .44, GRAINSHIFTER
Reggies, Chicago

7.21 FASTER PUSSYCAT, CHRONIC EDGE, REDLINE MESSIAH, JOHNNY ZOSTANT
The Forge, Joliet

7.22 WARPED TOUR: MUNICIPAL WASTE, ALESTORM, ACACIA STRAIN, CANDIRIA, HATEBREED, AFTER THE BURIAL, CARNIFEX, EMMURE, GWAR, VALIENT THORR +++
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park IL

7.23 GEOFF TATE’S OPERATION MINDCRIME, TIL DEATH DO US PART, STEADFAST
The Forge, Joliet

7.25 THE MELVINS
The Empty Bottle, Chicago

7.27-7.30 CHICAGO DOMINATION FEST #4
Wire Music, Berwyn IL

7.27 NEUROSIS, AMENRA, BRUCE LAMONT & SANFORD PARKER DJ SET
The Empty Bottle, Chicago

7.28 NEUROSIS, CONVERGE, AMENRA
Thalia Hall, Chicago

7.29 HIRAX, DESTRUCTOR, RHYTHM OF FEAR, SACRED LEATHER, WRATH, MALAS
Reggies Rock Club, Chicago

 

 

Upcoming Shows Coming to Chicago

APRIL

4.1 BLACK STONE CHERRY, CALEB JOHNSON, THROUGH FIRE
Apollo Theatre, Belvidere

4.2 BURY YOUR DEAD, COUNTERWEIGHT, ENDMEMBER
Beat Kitchen, Chicago

4.7 KREATOR, OBITUARY, MIDNIGHT, HORRENDOUS
House Of Blues, Chicago

4.8 ANVIL, NIGHT DEMON, GRAVESHADOW, SCARS OF ARMAGEDDON, COMFORT SCARCITY
Reggies, Chicago

4.9 PERIPHERY, THE CONTORTIONIST, NORMA JEAN, INFINITY SHRED
House Of Blues, Chicago

4.9 NOVEMBERS DOOM guest DJ a listening event for HAMARTIA @ EXIT Metal Sundays
EXIT, Chicago

4.15 KATATONIA, CASPIAN, UNCURED, NOVEMBERS DOOM
Metro, Chicago

4.16 JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES, HERO JR., THE RADIOMEN
Reggies, Chicago

4.16 MACABRE, BRAIN TENTACLES, WILD JESUS & THE DEVIL’S LETTUCE
The Empty Bottle, Chicago

4.28 HAMMERFALL, DELAIN
Concord Music Hall, Chicago

 

 

MAY

5.1 SABATON, LEAVES EYES, BATTLE BEAST
Concord Music Hall, Chicago

5.2 TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA, PRONG
Concord Music Hall, Chicago

5.5 ANIMALS AS LEADERS, VEIL OF MAYA, ALLUVIAL
Durty Nellies, Palatine IL

5.5 QUEENSRYCHE
Arcada Theatre, Saint Charles IL

5.9 OPETH, GOJIRA, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
Vic, Chicago

5.10 BREAKING BENJAMIN
House of Blues, Chicago

5.10 TRAPT, SMILE EMPTY SOUL, TOY CALLED GOD
BaseCamp Pub & Eatery, Lisle

5.11 EVERY TIME I DIE, WAGE WAR, ’68
The House Cafe, DeKalb

5.13 MASTODON, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, RUSSIAN CIRCLES
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

5.15 FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES
Cobra Lounge, Chicago

5.18 IN FLAMES, KATAKLYSM, WHITE KNUCKLE RIOT
The Forge, Joliet

5.21 HED PE, MOTOGRATER, BEYOND THRESHOLD
Apollo Theatre, Belvidere

5.21 YNGWIE MALMSTEEN
Arcada Theatre, Saint Charles IL

5.24 FOZZY, KYNG, SONS OF TEXAS
The Forge, Joliet

5.26 EVERGREY, SEVEN KINGDOMS, NEED, ASCENDIA
Reggies, Chicago

5.28 DESTRUCTION, JUNGLE ROT, WARBRINGER, DEMONS WITHIN
Reggies, Chicago