The heavy metal band Lamb of God will roll into the Tri-Cities for a concert June 2 at the Toyota Arena, next to the Toyota Center in Kennewick.
Show time is 7:45 p.m. Tickets cost $29.50 in advance or $33 day of show.
The band is touring again after frontman Randy Blythe's recent acquittal on manslaughter charges. He was accused of contributing to a fan's death during a gig in Prague in 2010.
The fan jumped on stage during the concert and a scuffle began, according to published news reports. He fell from the stage and hit his head on the concert hall's concrete floor.
Blythe told Spin magazine earlier this month that there needs to be greater security at the band's shows.
"Security is there to protect the band, the fans," Blythe told the magazine. "If you cannot provide a safe environment for a show that requires security and barricades, do not have it. You have no business playing around with people's lives for a few extra dollars. No amount of money is worth the risk of someone dying in your establishment."
Blythe went on to say fans of heavy metal music should also take greater responsibility for their own safety at concerts noted for being wild and crazy.
"If you are going to a Lamb of God show, or any show where there will be moshing, crowdsurfing, et cetera, know that what you are doing carries a risk," Blythe said. "Use your brain. If it is too rough for you, get out before you get hurt."
Toyota Center officials declined to comment when asked by the Herald whether extra security is planned for the concert. They referred questions to the concert promoter, Knitting Factory, which is renting the venue.
A spokesman for Knitting Factory, who did not want his name mentioned, said the company staffs its concerts "appropriately and safely."
Lamb of God is composed of Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell and drummer Chris Adler. They've been playing together since 1990.
The band is making up for time lost while Blythe was on trial in the Czech Republic. They've added 30 smaller venue dates, including the Tri-Cities, to an already packed schedule of big cities across the country.
The band also plans on holding a Metal on the Mountain retreat for 170 fans from July 15-19 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, N.Y. For more information on how to register for the retreat, go to metalonthemountain.com
Tickets for the Tri-City concert are on sale at ticketmaster.com and are subject to service charges. Tickets purchased at the Toyota Center box office avoid service charges.
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