Stone City Attractions, Jack Orbin To Enter Metal Hall Of Fame
Stone City Attractions and founder Jack Orbin will be inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame along with Don Dokken, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt and Joe Satriani on Jan. 15 in Anaheim, Calif. – an event that’s being filmed for Amazon Prime Movies.
Orbin, a veteran concert promoter based in San Antonio, Texas, and his company have long specialized in promoting hard rock and heavy metal icons, including AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Slayer, Judas Priest, and many others along with more mainstream artists including The Rolling Stones, U2, Eric Clapton and even the Sex Pistols.
If those bonafides weren’t enough, it was Orbin who famously posted bail for Ozzy Osbourne after the Prince of Darkness was arrested in 1982 for allegedly urinating on the Alamo, and almost single-handedly earned San Antonio the designation of “Heavy Metal Capital of the World” during the hard-rockin’ ‘80s.
Stone City Attractions was opened by Orbin in 1972 and has remained fiercely independent in the 47 years since, with the philosophy “The Music and the Fans Come First,” according to Orbin.
“I am so honored to be inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame,” Orbin tells Pollstar. “After 48 years of promoting some of the finest artists and concerts, fighting rock censorship and being able to donate a substantial amount to worthy non-profits, I am humbled by this honor.
“In an age where corporate takeovers are becoming more and more prevalent, Stone City Attractions has remained independent and true to its beliefs from Day One.”