DETHKLOK To Play First Show in Five Years, Headlining Adult Swim Festival
Adult Swim Festival's second annual event will go down Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Los Angeles' Banc Of California Stadium. The big news of the fest is that it will be the first live performance of Dethklok in five years!
Dethklok are playing the Friday portion of the event, which will feature bands, comedians and "live experiences." Other notable acts include Iron Reagan, HEALTH, and Inter Arma. Here is the daily breakdown:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble
Three Busy Debras
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
The Eric Andre Show Live!
Lil Nas X
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Interestingly, the fest will also be screening season four of Rick and Morty, a Robot Chicken Intergalatic Power Summit, Squidbillies 10 Man Bunkhouse Stampede, a discussion with Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal) as part of a "one-of-a-kind, 360° fan experience."
Tickets start at $49 and can be grabbed at AdultSwimFestival.com.
In 2015, Dethklok/Metalocalypse fans had been campaigning for one final season of the show. In April of 2016, the show's television home, Adult Swim launched a petition to…make Adult Swim sign the petition… to bring back Metaloclypse, as well as a a live video feed, of the official fax machine, with all entries going directly into a recycling bin.
In essence, the joke was indicative of how seriously Adult Swim took the requests from fans for more Metaloclypse, as creator Brendon Small revealed in an interview with Loudwire. He mentioned Adult Swim had no interest in bringing the show back, in-spite fans' demand:
“There was no debate, there wasn’t even a returned phone call. It was a hard ‘no.’ It was about as hard of a ‘no’ as you could possibly get … It’s basically like a crappy relationship at the end where we should probably break up, but they kept on dangling the idea of doing this thing in front of me and then dangling other TV show ideas and stuff like that.
“What I think really happened was [‘Metalocalypse Now’ campaigners] drove Adult Swim insane. I think Adult Swim, for some reason, took it very personally. The truth was that people were saying, ‘Hey, what the hell? Where’s our show? We’re here for this show, can you give it to us? We’re gonna watch it like crazy,’ and [Adult Swim] said no. I think somebody’s thin-skinned and somebody got their feeling hurt.”