The bands will be appearing on the 'Tattoo The Earth' tour...

The first dates on the first-ever TATTOO THE EARTH tour, featuring Slipknot, Sepultura, SOULFLY, SEVENDUST, COAL CHAMBER and NASHVILLE PUSSY have been announced in the US.

According to promoters, the aim of the tour is to combine the heaviest rock bands in the US such as Slipknot and Coal Chamber, with stalls featuring the “top rock and roll tattoo and body artists in the world”.

Festival producer Scott Alderman said: “When the kids catch the vibe between the musical artists and the body artists, they are going to get off in a big way!”


In addition to the live bands, the festival will feature tattoo artists including Paul Booth, Hanky Panky and Sean Vasquez, who are famous for tattooing numerous rock bands in the US. Fans who wish to be tattooed by them often have to wait up to two years to get an appointment.

Dates confirmed for the tour so far are: Portland Meadows (July 15) Lawrence Burcham Park (18) New York TBA (20) Scranton Montage Mountain (21) Boston Suffolk Downs (22) Cleveland Nautica (24) Des Moines Waterworks Park (27) Minneapolis Floatrite Park (28) Detroit Phoenix Plaza (30)

Promoters say a total of 25 dates will eventually be announced, with more details being confirmed via the Tattoo The Earth website, [url=] in the coming weeks. Plans are currently underway for European and Australian legs of the tour.