Black Wizard wrote:I won't go through all of the bands you've listed as I have no interest in many of them.
However, Iced Earth did shows outside London in 2011 (I saw them in Birmingham) and in 2012 shortly before Bloodstock (I saw them in Glasgow). All they've done since 2014 that I can think of is the one show in London with Ensiferum, Kataklysm and Unearth.
Hammerfall toured with Saxon in 2011 on a UK tour but they haven't been back since the one-off show in Islington in 2015.
I'm sure Accept had at least one UK show a couple of years ago. They played in the Koko I think. Maybe you were only referring to shows outside London though.
Kamelot did 2 UK shows (Manchester and Birmingham) around Hammerfest with Evergrey and Visions of Atlantis last year.
Yes, I was referring to shows outside of London as part of an actual tour, and not support slots (which is why I didn't mention Hammerfall supporting Saxon in 2011 or Doro supporting Saxon in 2009). And I should have said Europe & the US given my inclusion of Iced Earth and Manowar.
If we can't rely on Maiden to take decent bands out as support instead of their kids' terrible bands, maybe we can rely on Saxon to go back to taking power metal bands out rather than bloody Girlschool every time?