The Forge

22 W Cass St

Joliet, IL

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Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Fires In The Distance

Date: September 29, 2024
Doors: 6:00PM
Location: The Forge - Joliet, IL
Event Types: Tour
Audience: All Ages
About The Artist

Finland’s Amorphis have been standard bearers for Nordic metal since the final decade of the 20th century. Originally conceived as a death metal band, they transcended the genre limitation early on as 1994’s Tales From The Thousand Lakes began incorporating elements of folk, Viking, and progressive metal into their sound. 2001’s keyboards-and-saxophone-drenched Am Universum went further, threading psychedelia into their sonic quilt. 2009’s globally celebrated Skyforger showcased riff driven melodic death balanced with hooky progressive tenets. 2015’s Under The Red Cloud took that sound as far as it could go to became a global bestseller. Founding guitarist Esa Holopainen described the band’s m.o. this way: “We’ll change our style only if we manage to create something ourselves.” 2018’s Queen of Timemanaged just that with a meld of prog, psych and driving hard rock; its single “The Bee,” climbed international streaming charts. 2022’s saw the release of Halo, whose songs utilized shifting time signatures, intricate melodies, choirs, and ever changing dynamics to underscore the band’s unique, unrivaled folk-cum-melodic death metal fusion.


***Stage Left is 2 rows of 4 seats ground level with high back chairs and food / drink rail for concessions. Though right next to the stage, this location may be semi obstructed from seeing the entire stage depending on tour production.***

***All reserved seatingis along the balcony ledge and is first come first serve within each section. Padded seat stools are used and there are no backs to them. Sections A and K are alongside the PA system that is hanging from the ceiling and has a semi obstructed view. General admission ticket holders will be standing directly behind this seating, there is no barrier separating reserved seating and general admission***

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and / or consume alcohol.
  • You must have a valid form of Federal or State ID as proof of age, NO TICKETS.
  • Fake ID’s will be confiscated and you will be escorted out with NO REFUNDS.
  • 18 and under must adhere to local curfew laws or be accompanied by someone 18+.
  • Ear plugs are suggested for all concerts.
  • No weapons, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers or outside food / beverage allowed.
  • No crowd surfing is allowed.
  • No In and Outs, all re-entry’s will need a new ticket purchase
  • No smoking inside the building of any kind.
  • No Photography or Video
  • EVERYONE that enters is required to wear a wristband if designated by security
  • No fighting or aggressive behavior will be tolerated
  • By entering, you acknowledge the rules above and agree to their terms. The Forge
  • has the right to refuse entry to anyone who cannot provide a valid ID, is intoxicated or appears to be under the influence.
  • Please be respectful of your surroundings and of others around you at all times.
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