: Tattoo the Earth Update - First dates and more bands added.

6-13-00 8:00 AM PST antiGUY
The first set of confirmed dates have been announced for the Tattoo the Earth Festival. Downset, Puya, and Hatebreed have also been added to the line up.  The tour's official web site promises more artists announcements to follow. 

The festival was created as marriage of sorts between the world of heavy rock and skin art. Tour creater, Scott Alderman, had this to say about the tour: "When the kids catch the vibe between the musical artists and the body artists, they are going to get off in a big way." 

"Nothing represents the counter youth culture like music and body art. It is a statement of purpose and a passport to another way of living. We're simply creating a venue where it can be expressed." Said Alderman.

The tour plans to hit 25 major cities in North America this summer kicking off July 15th in Portland Oregon.  There is also the possiblities of dates in Europe and Asia. So far the line includes Slayer, Slipknot, Coal Chamber, Sevendust, Sepultura, Downset, Nashville Pussy, (hed) p.e., Puya, Mudvayne, Workhorse Movement, Hatebreed, Full Devil Jacket,  and Famous. 

Here are the first Confirmed Tattoo the Earth Dates. 7/15 - Portland OR - Portland Meadows (with STP) 
7/18 - Lawrence KS - Burcham Park 
7/20 - New York- TBA 
7/21 - Scranton PA- Montage Mountain 
7/22 - Boston MA - Suffolk Downs 
7/24 - Cleveland OH - Nautica 
7/27 - Des Moines IA - Waterworks Park 
7/28 - Somerset WI (Minneapolis) - Floatrite Park 
7/30 - Pontiac MI (Detroit) - Phoenix Plaza 

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