Canadian metal legends ANVIL kicked off their 2010 North American tour this past Thursday night (January 7) in Cleveland, Ohio at the House Of Blues. The band performed an 85-minute set to a very large crowd despite blizzard conditions. Cleveland metal acts DESTRUCTOR and ETERNAL LEGACY provided support at the gig.
ANVIL's setlist was as follows:
01. March Of The Crabs
03. School Love
04. Winged Assassins
05. This Is Thirteen
07. Flying Blind
08. Thumb Hang
09. White Rhino
10. Mad Dog
11. Forged In Fire
12. Metal On Metal
Quality fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below.
Some markets on the ANVIL tour will still have the "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil" movie shown before the band's performance. Others will have local acts open instead of the movie.
The tour runs through mid-February.
ANVIL's acclaimed documentary, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", was honored in the "Feature Documentary" category during the 2009 International Documentary Association Documentary Awards on December 4 at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles.
According to Documentary.org, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" took home two prizes, having already won the previously-announced IDA "Music Documentary" award. During a taped introduction to the film, "The Office" actor Rainn Wilson called the film about the long-struggling metal band, a "heavy metal hymn to the human spirit."