Megadeth maybe, but as some have written they do their own cruise. And to me it's a very interesting cruise.
I agreee with Fulorian. Sadly, Dream Theater is too big for 70k, although I wouldn't discard individual members like Portnoy and Rudess. They already played Cruise to the Edge.
You could argue the top 3, but it would possibly be (in alphabetical order):Donutsauce wrote: ↑Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:00 pmOh. Right.
Maybe top 3 would be a more interesting question.
Even with the current direction, Opeth are still more metal than cyHra.
Well, sure, but only for "progressive metal" values of "festival."
Anthrax has the biggest legacy yes, but Amon Amarth and Nightwish are definitely bigger bands in current terms.
Looking at those figures and comparing to bands who have been on before, it looks like Judas Priest and maybe Slayer could be within the realm of possibility, but above there you get to the rarefied heights of around 8 million "likes" and higher.cowboy71 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:16 pmInteresting to look at the number of Facebook 'likes' for those that we are deeming 'too big' for the boat versus 'likes' for some that have been on the boat previously.
Facebook 'likes' for bands that have been on before::
2.4m Children of Bodom
2.2m Cradle of Filth
1.3m Amon Amarth
13m Iron Maiden
4.4m Judas Priest
3.6m Dream Theater
I've been wanting to respond to this with "OBVIOUSLY METALLICA IS TOO BIG!!" but technically, I can't. Metallica can play a small pub or in my living room, being paid whatever they wish, or for charity, or whatever reason.Ti7aNiC wrote: ↑Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:40 pmI don't believe any band is "too big" for the boat. I think the uniqueness and special atmosphere this cruise provides is actually additional incentive for bands we consider "too popular" to play it one day. We're coming up on Round X; 70k can no longer be considered just a novelty festival, it's the real deal and here to stay.
I do, however, believe bands like Rammstein will never play a cruise because their stage production is what makes their live shows so spectacular, and there simply isn't room for that kind of thing on the boat. One other issue that might cause a band to avoid the boat would be social anxiety or simply not wanting to be around the fans. Otherwise they'd have to pull an Alissa White-Gluz and hide in their cabin the majority of the time, which would suck for them.
I hold out belief that Priest will headline 70k one day.
--Making it around $300 per person for all sixty bands. Depending on the cabin category, that's well within UMC's "upcharge" that is built into our pricing, as compared to a "regular" cruise on the Indy.Godflesh wrote: ↑Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:08 amHere’s another way to put it.
HATEBREED, PRONG, OBITUARY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, and SKELETAL REMAINS are playing in Seattle in May (3 of them on my wish list, although OBITUARY is crossed out now).
The ticket price for those five bands is $25.
So $5 per band per person is probably what the boat typically can afford.
It does when it also means a really HUGE guarantee.
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