Three of the greatest modern legends in rock music are set to perform in Costa Rica in the coming months to the delight of the country’s large punk rock and heavy metal following. Punk rock veterans NOFX and Green Day and heavy metal great Metallica will headline this wave of rock music that kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 12 with NOFX performing at the Autodromo La Guacima in Alajuela at the Skatedra Tour.
NOFX, a group that has been together for 25 years and is considered the founding fathers of the punk genre, will debut their most recent album Coaster, which hit music stands in April of this year. They will share the stage with an international line-up of ska and punk groups including Panamanians Capitán Ponche and the Colombian group Mojiganga along with Costa Rican bands La Milixia, Sulalakaska, Askatasuna, Adaptados and DoGandul. The event organizer Flevent has not yet announced where tickets can be purchased for the event.
To calm fans’ Skatedra hangover, punk rock legends and vocal political critics, Green Day, are allegedly in the final stages of confirming a date to perform at the Saprissa Stadium in the first few months of 2010. According to the newspaper La Republica, the trio led by Billie Armstrong would be debuting new material from 21st Century Breakdown as part of their world tour.
The same organizer that is working on a date for Green Day has already confirmed the arrival of heavy metal band Metallica for March 7, 2010 in the Saprissa Stadium in Tibas, San Jose. This much anticipated performance by the authors of “Enter Sandman” and “Stone Cold Crazy” is set to rival the immensity of first ever Iron Maiden concert in Costa Rica to a sold out crowd in 2008, and their encore performance earlier this year.
With the great success of Iron Maiden’s arrival and recent sold out concerts by Depeche Mode, Incubus and Smashing Pumpkins among others, it is clear that the thirst for concerts by international rock icons is present. Local fans can rest assured that their call has been heard and they will be handsomely rewarded early on in 2010.