The Knights’ Watch and Thunder and Lightning are two new heavy metal bands that have the heavy metal world at their feet. If them and their music producers play their cards right, then they both have every chance to go on and become two of the most well-known traditional heavy metal bands in the world at the moment. We are not saying they will be as big as Black Sabbath, but they have the potential to be.
A Collaboration Like No Other
In a move that has never been done before, the record producers for The Knight’s Watch and the record producers for Thunder and Lightning got together and decided that it would be a very good idea to get them to play at some live concerts around the world in order to try and increase their popularity.
It just so happens that one of the music producers is good friends with the highly talented Ed Sheeran, who is due to be performing in South Africa, New Zealand, and Canada towards the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. He got in touch with Sheeran and asked him if he would be willing to let the two bands be the warmup act for his gig.
Sheeran is always looking to help out up and coming musicians, no matter what type of music they play, so he said that it was something that he would be very happy to help with. He actually thought it was a great idea as not many of his fans would expect a heavy metal band as a warmup act to one of his shows. While most artists reveal to their fans what warmup acts will be playing, it is something that Sheeran never does as he loves to keep all of his fans on their toes.
It was eventually decided that The Knight’s Watch would perform at his show in South Africa while Thunder and Lightning would perform at his show in Canada. For the show in New Zealand, Sheeran suggested that they become one band for the day and perform a few songs as one. He knew that it is something that is not generally done, but he thought that it would be a nice twist. Besides, just because they are two different groups performing the same genre of music, it does not mean that they have to be rivals and hate each other.
The two bands were a bit skeptical about this, but their music producers managed to convince them to agree. After all, Sheeran was helping them out by letting them perform some songs at his gigs, so the very least that they could do is repay the favor by accepting a request that he made.
A Nice Treat
So, if you happen to have tickets to one of these Ed Sheeran concerts and are also a fan of traditional heavy metal, then it is safe to say that you are in for a right treat of an evening. After you have enjoyed all of the great music that is on offer, you might be wondering what else you can do with your time.
Well, it just so happens that the cities that the gigs will be held in (Cape Town, Auckland, and Toronto) are home to some top of the range land-based casinos. So, once you have given your ears a treat, you should consider heading to one of the nearby casinos and trying your luck there. You never know, if Lady Luck is feeling generous that evening, you might end up being able to pay for your trip with the money that you win. However, remember to set yourself a budget and do not go beyond it as the last thing we want is for you to sour a perfect evening by losing more money than you can really afford to.