Not this again! A few months back we couldn't believe that Machine Head were barred from playing the Orlando House of Blues, which resides within Disney World due to a ban by Disney. Now it's happened again with Exodus.
The band recently posted the following saying they would not be playing the Orlando stop of the Metal Alliance Tour:
“Because Disney has decided that Exodus is TOO METAL for them, we will NOT be playing the Lake Buena Vista [House Of Blues] show in Florida, but the fine thrash maniacs in Tampa have invited us to rage at the Orpheum instead,” says the band. “Who’s comin’ out for a Lesson in Violence?”
As somebody once explained it to me, these bans arise due to Disney disagreeing with the "message" a particular band sends. Other than Machine Head and Exodus, other bands banned from playing the House of Blues include The Faceless, Daath, Snot and Gallows. Here's an idea for tour promoters…stop booking the Orlando House of Blues.
The Metal Alliance tour will feature Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail. Dates available here.