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One of the most often requested and appreciated bands on Rock on the Range fan pages each year is the Danish metal band Volbeat. With very heavy riffs and sing-along choruses, they continue to climb lists as a Rock on the Range performer. While they demand crowd participation, they don't really need to call for it as the crowd surfers and pits are always aplenty during their performances.

As they were racing through their hard-hitting set, Mother Nature took control of the festival for the third day in a row and Volbeat was forced to leave the stage. At that point, the heavens opened up and an hour long downpour ensued. Adding to their ROTR lore, members of the band could be seen occasionally interacting with the fans and tossing merchandise into the crowd as a thank you for remaining and putting up with the weather all weekend long. After what felt like forever, they were able to return to the stage and play the last two songs of their set in what turned out to be yet another dominant performance by them at Rock on the Range.

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