Vote for the Best Live Band – 2017 Loudwire Music Awards
With record sales down, touring has become the main source of income for most bands, and the acts nominated for the Best Live Band, presented by eOne, in the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards are certainly worth the price of admission.
Swedish metal veterans Amon Amarth brought their viking ship to the United States and beyond this year on their Jomsviking tour, delivering crushing sets at both theaters and major festivals along the way.
Anthrax have been on the road nonstop since the release of their 2016 album, For All Kings, highlighted by the Killthrax trek this past spring when the veteran thrashers teamed up with Killswitch Engage for a co-headlining tour.
Polish extreme metallers Behemoth continued to support their masterful 2014 album The Satanist in 2017, opening for Slayer and Lamb of God on a U.S. summer trek. Frontman Nergal and company are always relentless onstage.
The Dillinger Escape Plan announced they’d be breaking up after their current tour, and they’re giving every ounce of energy into their shows on the way out, proving why they’ve been one of the most exciting live bands throughout their history.
If you haven’t seen Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes in concert, you’re missing one helluva show. Carter is a wild man onstage, stirring up mosh piits, delivering caustic yet humorous banter and whipping fans into a frenzy.
Not only are Iron Maiden one of the best live acts of the past year, they’re one of the best live bands of all time. Out in support of their latest album, The Book of Souls, the age-defying Bruce Dickinson and company sold out arenas all over the world.
Vote up to once per hour for your favorite nominee in the poll below. The voting period ends Oct. 2 at 11:59PM ET. Winners will be announced at the Loudwire Music Awards ceremony taking place Oct. 24 at The Novo in Los Angeles. In addition to revealing the winners, the ceremony will feature performances by Anthrax, Halestorm, Body Count, Starset, Nothing More, Power Trip and more, while honoring Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.
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