ICED EARTH drummer Brent Smedley has posted the final entry in the "Road Rage Reports" section of the band's official web site. An excerpt follows:
"Sometimes at the end of the tour people can get touritis...which is a condition where you begin to get a little loopy, crazy, silly or whatever. Tim [Tim 'Ripper' Owens, vocals] began to show signs of this, especially after taking his sleeping pill, when he picked up the remote with his ass...yes, his ass. I was in for a personal treat this night as Chris Adler from LAMB OF GOD allowed me to sit right behind him during the LAMB OF GOD set. He is truly an amazing talent and a super nice guy.
"The last show of the tour was in Bournemouth at The International Centre. Another really good crowd and of course another awesome performance by the band. It is always great to end on a high point.
"So our U.K. run has been a great one. I believe we have introduced many new fans to the music of ICED EARTH and satisfied many long time fans who had been waiting to see us play for a long time. And of course the European tour was awesome as well, it is always great to see our European brothers and sisters."
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According to a posting on ICED EARTH's official web site, the band is planning on hitting the road in the U.S. in March/April 2008, to be followed by tours in Australia, Canada, Japan and Russia, among other countries. More details will be announced soon.
Watch fan-filmed video footage of ICED EARTH performing the song "Ten Thousand Strong" on November 9, 2007 at M.E.N. in Manchester (UK):