What You'll Get
- General-admission standing
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How G-Pass Works: Within an hour of purchase, your G-Pass will be in your account. You may redeem your G-Pass via the mobile app when you enter the venue. You may also print it out in advance. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
- What they do: consistently ignite mosh-pit frenzies with brutally relentless drums and guitar that have become the hallmarks of their sound across 19 studio albums
- How long they’ve been doing it: Since the 1980s, when stuffing show flyers under windshield wipers helped them grow a strong underground fan base before arriving on the mainstream with 1987’s Taking Over and churning out a relentless output of chart-topping albums in the ’90s.
- Their legacy: Arriving a year earlier than the “Big Four” of thrash metal bands—Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer—Overkill was one of the first thrash-metal bands to sign with a major label, cementing their status as one of the most important thrash metal bands from the East Coast.
- Their latest: 2019’s The Wings Of War, their 19th studio album and the first to feature drummer Jason Bittner, who takes over the kit on hard-charging thrashers like the album opener, “Last Man Standing.”
- Death Angel: This beloved Bay Area thrash institution got its start opening for the likes of Megadeth, Metallica, and Slayer in the ’80s, broke up for a decade, and returned with guns blazing on 2016’s The Evil Divide, which Metal Injection hailed as “a seriously angry sounding metal album.”
- Act of Defiance: The thrash metal supergroup formed in 2014 when guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover both resigned from Big Four metal band Megadeth. With vocalist Henry Derek, former Scar the Martyr frontman, and Matt Bachand of Shadows Fall making up the rest of the lineup, the band is known for head bangers like “Throwback” and “Overexposure.”
The Fine Print
About House of Blues New Orleans
At home in the French Quarter, the House of Blues New Orleans keeps its heritage ever near with a metal box of mud from the Mississippi Delta hidden beneath its stage. Around this, more than 290 pieces of folk art—one of the largest collections in the country—decorate the walls. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no fewer than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.