Le PLUG is Tunisia’s first heavy metal-specific bar and is situated in the ancient capital city of Tunis, easily accessible from the popular tourist center of Gammarth. To celebrate their first year of trade, they’ll be hosting none other than USA’s legendary Iced Earth! Formed in 1985 and based out of Tampa, Florida, Iced Earth has released no less than ten studio albums and done numerous world tours. Iced Earth will be performing at Le PLUG on Wednesday 26 February as a part of their 2014 Worldwide Plague Tour which kicks off in Tunis before heading to Europe, Australia, and South America. This will be their first visit to the North African nation.
“I think that the band was really interested about playing in Tunisia since the first contact last year, but their European tour was already planned, so we couldn’t make it happen. But this time the band informed us about their availability in advance to make the show finally happen in the perfect way.” ~ Khaled Trabelsi (venue owner)
The drive behind exciting metal happenings in Tunisia is Iced Earth‘s Tunisian support act CARTHAGODS, having established themselves as a stalwart in the North Africa metal scene from as far back as 1997. The band has rubbed shoulders over the years with an impressive array of world-class artists, including Anathema, Dark Tranquility, Sepultura and many more. The band even had Max Cavalera travel to Tunis to join them for a guest performance in 2013, and have put out the invitations to other exciting figures in global heavy metal too.
“CARTHAGODS and Le PLUG have the same target, and have a common team. And that’s one of the most important ingredients of our success.” ~ Khaled Trabelsi
Khaled also let slip to us that they have been in contact with other exciting foreign acts and are planning many future shows.
For residents in Tunisia who would like more information on events at Le PLUG, join their official Facebook page. If anybody happens to be visiting Tunis, more information as follows:
Physical address: Le PLUG , Kobbet Lehwe , La MARSA – Tunis
Tickets are currently only available directly from the venue.
Le PLUG is situated nearby the popular tourist center of Gammarth, for anybody interested to look up hotels, restaurants and other facilities; or consult with a travel agent. Nearby the venue are many fast-food outlets and restaurants, although the venue itself does not serve food, so plan enough time ahead to make a stop en route.
Watch Iced Earth perform “Anthem” from their DVD, Live In Ancient Kourion below:
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