Jägermeister tour to visit McElroy Auditorium, Waterloo

Dustin Peverill/Staff Writer

The Jӓgermeister Music Tour was started in the spring of 2002 and at the time was headlined by American heavy metal band Drowning Pool. The tour has 37 dates in the United States and Canada. The 2003 tour featured Saliva and Breaking Benjamin. This tour holds some pretty big bands, many of which don’t often come to little old Iowa.

Well, all that is about to change when the Jӓgermeister Music Tour comes to the McElroy Auditorium in Waterloo.

The Spring 2010 tour is headlined by Körn and features support from Five Finger Death Punch and 2Cents.

JMT will be in Waterloo on May 14, 2010. The doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets will cost anywhere from $35 to $45. It’s an all-ages show.

The show will include a live performance by Korn and Five Finger Death Punch as well as other local bands.

Now this isn’t a bad line up, but they’ve definitely had better. In the spring of 2006 they had Staind, Hurt and Three Days Grace. The 2004 tour was headlined by Slipknot, Fear Factory and Chimaira. In the fall of 2008, Hinder, Trapt and Revolution Theory(Rev Theory) headlined, so this is not by far the best lineup the tour has ever seen.

Other bands may make appearances as well. In the fall of 2008, bands like Smile Empty Soul, Hollywood Undead, Trapt, Theory of a Deadman, In This Moment, Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus made surprise appearances that the crowd and even some of the bands weren’t expecting.

There will be no sitting in the direct location surrounding the stage; this is the “slam room only” due to the dancing or moshing that will take place (you don’t really want to get elbowed in the face).

Jӓgermeister has made it extremely clear that they are opening the tour to all ages, but they strictly only support the music and not underage drinking. They will ID and have authorities roaming constantly checking hoodlums for alcohol.

This is also the first year that the Jӓgermeister Music Tour will have Canada tour dates. This will feature different bands compared to the United States tour, except that Korn will be headlining every show.

Pit Passes will be available for $55-$60.

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