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Buckcherry To Release New Studio Album, ‘Warpaint,’ On March 8th, 2019

Buckcherry To Release New Studio Album, ‘Warpaint,’ On March 8th, 2019

Buckcherry’s ‘Warpaint’ – Album Art by Aaron Marsh

Buckcherry will release their new studio album, Warpaint, on March 8th, 2019. The 12 song album, featuring 11 new Buckcherry songs along with their cover of the Nine Inch Nails track “Head like a Hole“, was produced by Mike Plotnikoff, whose last collaboration with the band was the platinum certified album, 15. Preorders for Warpaint will begin on January 11th.

Singer Josh Todd comments, “Good things come to those who wait and we have been very patient and thorough with the song writing for Warpaint, we took into consideration all the factors and what this record means to not only us but the great Buckcherry fans around the world. This record takes the listener on an unforgettable journey and I’m very proud of it.”

The band plans extensive worldwide touring throughout 2019 commencing with four Southern California shows in January followed by a month long UK/Europe tour in February. The first leg of the North American tour will begin in March.

Today Buckcherry has premiered the video for the track “Head like a Hole“. The video was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Jeremy Saffer. Check out the music video HERE (embed link below).

BUCKCHERRY TOUR DATES
January 16 – San Jan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House Concert Hall
January 17 – Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon
January 18 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
January 19 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose
February 5 – Manchester, United Kingdom – O2 Ritz
February 6 – Bristol, United Kingdom – O2 Academy
February 8 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire
February 9 – Kingston Upon Hull, United Kingdom – Asylum
February 10 – Midlands, United Kingdom – O2 Institute
February 12 – Tyne And Wear, United Kingdtom – O2 Academy Newcastle
February 13 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Galvanizers
February 15 – Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom – Rock City
February 16 – Oxfordshire, United Kingdom – Q2 Academy Oxford
February 17 – Norwich, United Kingdom – The LCR
February 19 – Bo, Germany – Zehe Bochum
February 20 – Berlin, Germany – Markthalle Berlin
February 22 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
February 23 – Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
February 24 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage Saarbruken

Listen to “Head Like A Hole” On:
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Buckcherry Release Cover of Iconic Nine Inch Nails Track “Head Like A Hole”

Buckcherry Release Cover of Iconic Nine Inch Nails Track “Head Like A Hole”

Buckcherry are back with their newest music in over three years with the cover of Nine Inch Nails track “Head Like A Hole“. Listen to the track HERE and checkout an article Billboard did with Josh Todd about today’s single announcement HERE. I would love for you to post about the single! “Head Like A Hole” is off of Buckcherry’s forthcoming seventh full length album Warpaint out spring 2019 via Century Media/RED MUSIC. The track is available on all streaming devices HERE.

Buckcherry will be bringing their live show to California for a handful of headline dates this January before heading overseas for their month long February European tour. Expect a jam-packed year full of touring in support of their forthcoming album. For more information on the band’s upcoming tour dates and to stay up-to-date on tour announcements follow the band on Facebook HERE.

Formed in 1995, Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, who throughout their 20 plus year career has had two Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Hits, they are RIAA Gold (Buchcherry) and Platinum (15) certified, and have over 55 million streams on Spotify. Now the band is gearing up to dominate the rock world once again with the release their seventh full-length studio album this spring.

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Loudwire Gen X Summer Tour: Live Stream PPV Announced For July 3rd Show!

Loudwire Gen X Summer Tour: Live Stream PPV Announced For July 3rd Show!

The Loudwire Gen X Summer Tour, which features Buckcherry, POD, Lit, and Alien Ant Farm, have partnered with events company, Anrgirl Powered by vVents Music Entertainment, to broadcast the July 3rd show in Miramar, Florida as an exclusive live stream pay per view event. The show will feature an HD quality interactive live stream featuring full performances from all four bands. Admission will also include backstage hangouts and a Crazy Bitch Contest. Fans worldwide will be able to purchase tickets for the pay per view event. Get your tix in advance to get in on the pre-show interactive fun! For all information go to https://www.genxsummerlive.com/.

Gen X Summer Tour Dates:
06/28 @Summerfest– Harley Davidson – Milwaukee, WI
06/29 @ Corbin Arena – Corbin, KY
06/30 @ Stars and Stripes Festival FREE SHOW – Novi, MI
07/03 @ Miramar Amphitheater – Miramar, FL
07/05 @ The Stage on the Bay – Savannah. GA ^
07/06 @ The Beaver Bar – Murrels Inlet, SC
07/07 @ Pier Six Pavillion – Baltimore, MD
07/26 @ The Amphitheater at Bald Hill – Farmingville, NY
07/27 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
07/28 @ CURE Insurance Arena – Trenton, NJ
07/30 @ Exhibition Hall – Watertown, NY
07/31 @ Mavricks Music Hall – Barrie, ON
08/03 @ Bluestem Amphitheater – Moorhead, MN
08/06 @ Iron Horse Saloon FREE SHOW – Sturgis, SD
08/09 @ Choctaw Casino & Resort FREE SHOW – Pocola, OK
08/10 @ Golden Nugget Casino – H20 – Lake Charles, LA
08/11 @ Griffin Music Hall – El Dorado, AR
08/12 @ Summers at the River – Nixa, MO
08/14 @ Stampede – Aurora, CO
08/17 @ The Northwoods Rock Rally – Glen Fora, WI
08/19 @ Providence Medical Center – Bonner Springs, KS
08/21 @ Concrete Street Pavilion – Corpus Christi, TX
8/22 @ HEB Center – Cedar Park, TX
08/24 @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music – Irving, TX
08/25 @ Speaking Rock Entertainment FREE SHOW – El Paso, TX
08/26 @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland – Sugar Land, TX
08/28 @ Abilene Civic Center – Abilene, TX
08/30 @ Tyson Events Center – Sioux City, IA
08/31 @ DuQuoin State Fair – DuQuoin, IL
09/01 @ Naperville Last Fling – Naperville, IL
09/03 @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO *
09/06 @ BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ
09/07 @ BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ

^ No P.O.D.
*Pointfest Radio Show with Offspring, 311, and more

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GEN-X SUMMER: Buckcherry, P.O.D., LIT and Alien Ant Farm To Hit The Road On Epic New Tour!

GEN-X SUMMER: Buckcherry, P.O.D., LIT and Alien Ant Farm To Hit The Road On Epic New Tour!

LOUDWIRE has announced the launch of what is expected to be among the biggest shows of the 2018 Summer tour season — GEN-X SUMMER! Check out the announcement video and tour dates below!

Generation X is known as being the generation of slackers, cynical and disaffected, but they’re also the MTV Generation, and they demand excellence in their music. As the traditional industry has deconstructed, fame increasingly narrowed to a small minority of bands, this generation of fans have continued to support and eagerly anticipate the raw, unfiltered experience of their rock Gods. Now, as a new rock music culture emerges, one defined by fans and artists rather than labels and MTV, LOUDWIRE’s GEN-X SUMMER WITH BUCKCHERRY, P.O.D., LIT and ALIEN ANT FARM is set to remind us that rock never died.

“Loudwire is proud to present the inaugural Gen-X Summer Tour with the always rocking Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit and Alien Ant Farm. Excited for this to destroy a town near you!” – Josh Bernstein (Loudwire)

GEN X SUMMER TOUR DATES:

06/28 @Summerfest– Harley Davidson – Milwaukee, WI
06/29 @ Corbin Arena – Corbin, KY
06/30 @ Stars and Stripes Festival FREE SHOW – Novi, MI
07/03 @ Miramar Amphitheater – Miramar, FL
07/05 @ The Stage on the Bay – Savannah. GA ^
07/06 @ The Beaver Bar – Murrels Inlet, SC
07/07 @ Pier Six Pavillion – Baltimore, MD
07/26 @ The Amphitheater at Bald Hill – Farmingville, NY
07/27 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
07/28 @ CURE Insurance Arena – Trenton, NJ
07/30 @ Exhibition Hall – Watertown, NY
07/31 @ Maverick’s Music Hall – Barrie, ON
08/03 @ Bluestem Center for the Arts – Moorehead, MN
08/06 @ Iron Horse Saloon FREE SHOW – Sturgis, SD
08/09 @ Choctaw Casino & Resort FREE SHOW – Pocola, OK
08/10 @ Golden Nugget Casino – H20 – Lake Charles, LA
08/11 @ Griffin Music Hall – El Dorado, AR
08/12 @ Summers at the River – Nixa, MO
08/14 @ Stampede – Aurora, CO
08/17 @ The Northwoods Rock Rally – Glen Fora, WI
08/19 @ Providence Medical Center – Bonner Springs, KS
08/21 @ Concrete Street Pavilion – Corpus Christi, TX
8/22 @ HEB Center – Cedar Park, TX
08/24 @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music – Irving, TX
08/25 @ Speaking Rock Entertainment FREE SHOW – El Paso, TX
08/26 @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland – Sugar Land, TX
08/28 @ Abilene Civic Center – Abilene, TX
08/30 @ Tyson Events Center – Sioux City, IA
08/31 @ DuQuoin State Fair – DuQuoin, IL
09/01 @ Naperville Last Fling – Naperville, IL
09/03 @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO *
09/06 @ BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ
09/07 @ BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ

^ No P.O.D.
*Pointfest Radio Show with Offspring, 311, and more

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Josh Todd & The Conflict Announce First Co-Headlining U.S. Tour With Hinder

Josh Todd & The Conflict Announce First Co-Headlining U.S. Tour With Hinder

Josh Todd and The Conflict

In celebration of last week’s release of their debut album, Year of the Tiger, JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT have announced their first U.S tour, which will see the group going out on a co-headlining run with Hinder. Support on all dates will be provided by Wayland, with Adelitas Way joining the tour on November 4th. The tour begins on October 21st in El Paso, TX and concludes on December 3rd with a headlining show in Hermosa Beach, CA.

JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT – Year of the Tiger (Purchase Links):

Amazon: amazon.com/Year-Tiger-Josh-Todd-Conflict

Best Buy (Store Locator): myredmusic.com/joshtodd

JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT – Tour Dates w/ Hinder, Adelitas Way & Wayland

Thursday, October 19th – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House**
Saturday, October 21st – El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock*
Sunday, October 22nd – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live*
Tuesday, October 24th – Omaha, NE @ Bourbon Saloon*
Thursday, October 26th – Racine, WI @ Route 20*
Friday, October 27th – West Dundee, IL @ The Rakas*
Saturday, October 28th – Watseka, IL @ Watseka Theatre*
Tuesday, October 31st – Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay, WI*
Thursday, November 2nd – Detroit, MI @ Harpos*
Friday, November 3rd – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa*
Saturday, November 4th – Johnson City, TN @ Capones
Monday, November 6th – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Thursday, November 9th – Savannah, GA @ Stage on the Bay
Friday, November 10th – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim
Saturday, November 11th – Murrels Inlet, SC @ @ Beaver Bar
Tuesday, November 14th – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Wednesday, November 15th – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Music Hall
Friday, November 17th – Providence, RI @ The Strand
Sunday, November 19th – New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
Wednesday, November 22nd – Lake Dealton, WI @ The Reef
Friday, November 24th – Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Saturday, November 25th – Clearlake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
Sunday, November 26th – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Theatre
Tuesday, November 28th – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Wednesday, November 29th – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep #
Thursday, November 30th – Grand Junction, CO @ Summit Music Hall #
Sunday, December 3rd – Hermosa Beach, CA @ St. Rock ##

* – No Adelitas Way
** – Josh Todd & The Conflict ONLY
# – Josh Todd & The Conflict, Adelitas Way & Wayland (No Hinder)
## – Josh Todd & The Conflict headlining with Wayland

VIP packages for these tour dates will be announced through the band’s socials later this week.

JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT Online:

Official Website: www.joshtodd.com
Facebook: facebook.com/joshtoddandtheconflict

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YEAR OF THE TIGER: Josh Todd On Bringing His Explosive New Project To Life!

YEAR OF THE TIGER: Josh Todd On Bringing His Explosive New Project To Life!

Josh Todd & The Conflict

Josh Todd is one of those rare individuals who truly lives and breathes rock ’n’ roll. Over the past two decades, he has earned his stripes as one of the most captivating and dynamic frontmen in rock. As the driving force behind Buckcherry, he has rocked audiences around the globe, logged countless miles on tour, and continues to elevate his work as both a singer and songwriter. A true artist, he isn’t afraid to push the envelope creatively and remains compelled to explore new musical territory. In fact, it’s his unrelenting drive which led him to his latest creative outlet — Josh Todd & The Conflict. This latest endeavor pairs the legendary frontman with his Buckcherry bandmate, Stevie D. on guitar, drummer Sean Winchester, and bassist Greg Cash.  Together they usher in a new era of high intensity rock ‘n’ roll! In September of 2017, they will unleash their debut album, “Year of the Tiger”, via Century Media Records. “Year of the Tiger” was co-produced by Stevie D. (Buckcherry) and Stone Temple Pilots drummer, Eric Kretz. Pre-orders for the album are available now through Amazon, Apple Music, Google Play and iTunes. Each pre-order comes with the instant gratification downloads of “Year of the Tiger” and “Fucked Up.” These two tracks are just a taste of what is to come from the band, and also serve as undeniable proof that Josh Todd has a tremendous amount of creative life left in him. Rest assured — rock ’n’ roll is alive and well in 2017!

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Josh Todd to discuss his musical roots, the formation of Josh Todd & The Conflict, the challenges of bringing their debut album, “Year of The Tiger” to life, and much more.

You have been playing music for the better part of your life. How did it grab you early on?

I grew up in Orange County, California and during that time when I was a kid, there was a big punk rock movement. I just had a lot of dysfunction going on around me as a kid, not all bad, but I gravitated toward aggressive music because I felt it spoke to me. All those bands were on independent labels so they weren’t doing stuff for the label as far as censoring themselves or writing songs for the radio. They were writing songs from the heart and I really loved that about those records. I always tried to keep that formula when I went down to get into the creative process and write songs for myself.

A simple question but one I have been asking people who have become deeply ingrained in the fabric of the music industry like yourself — What does rock ‘n’ roll mean to you?

It’s a lifestyle for me. It means salvation. It’s my outlet. If I didn’t have it, I don’t know where I would be. Without it I would be jail, an institution or death, for sure! That’s what it means to me. It’s something very special to me that is always interesting, fun and exciting for me after all these years!

I think the the authenticity you bring to each project really speaks for itself. That leads us to the next chapter of your already impressive career. How did the ball get rolling for Josh Todd & The Conflict?

I was on the road with Buckcherry last year and Stevie D., the guitar player for Buckcherry, and I have been long time friends. I have known him since I was 19 years old. We were just walking through a Target parking lot on our day off and I said, “I need to find someone to make me beats because I want to write some songs.” He said, “I can make you beats.” So, I said, “Ok! Let’s write some songs.” It was that simple. We started writing songs and we wrote an EP for this clothing line I had at the time called Spraygun War. The EP was titled “Into The Blackness.” It was really cool and we worked really hard on it and put it out. The natural progression was to move forward. When we got off the road, there were so many things in disarray with the BC organization and I hadn’t put out a record in 2 years. I said, “I want to make a rock record. I want to make it aggressive and more along the lines of the stuff from my roots and what I’m all about. Stevie knows what I’m all about because he has known me for a long time, so he started working on rock songs. He’s a really great guitar player and composer. He sent me really good compositions and I write lyrics and melodies. We really started beating a record into shape in November of last year.

Tell us about the album and who you have involved in bringing it to life?

The album is called “Year of the Tiger” and it drops September 15th, 2017. The title track is available on the internet right now, which is a performance video, along with another song called “Fucked Up.” “Year of the Tiger” was one of the first songs we wrote and we were super fired up about it. That kicked off the passion to get this record finished and helped shape what we needed it to be. We thought, “Oh, this is a hard song to beat, so this is going to be the song we always look to when we are coming up with the rest of the list.” We just started writing songs and some came easy, while others were a little harder as far as rewrites and stuff like that is concerned. It’s probably one of my best records. I’m not just saying that because we are just about to drop it. I wish you could hear it because it’s fantastic! It’s a ten song record and a great ride! The band is awesome as well. I’ve got Sean Winchester on the drums. He played in Everclear, Bow Wow Wow and a lot of other punk rock bands. Greg Cash is on the bass and he’s an amazing bass player who has played with Dorothy for a long time and been in a lot of other bands. Great bass player, great dude! We’re just killing it live!

Sonically, is there a definitive line that can be draw between the sound of Buckcherry and that of Josh Todd & The Conflict?

Like I said, there are two songs out there for everyone to check out, “Year of The Tiger” and “Fucked Up.” It differs in that we aren’t just in a standard tune and playing traditional rock ‘n’ roll. It’s heavier, it’s alternative at moment and sometimes it even sounds like metal. We are tuned down to “C” and it’s a lot different as far as the energy and how heavy it is sonically.

Josh Todd and Stevie D. are making beautiful music together.

You mentioned Stevie D. Being a longtime friend. You guys clearly have a great chemistry. What do you bring out in each other creatively?

Ya know, we didn’t really have the opportunity to write a lot together in BC, so this was uncharted territory for us. It’s weird, when I first met Stevie and he was doing a solo kind of thing and really heavily into Prince at the time. I had moved to LA from Orange County and I was this high energy, maniac, punk rock kid! We weren’t in bands together in the beginning but we worked together and we were roommates. It wasn’t until later that we got into a band together. Writing songs with him has been really awesome. It takes a little bit of time to get a songwriting language going with a partner but once it starts clicking and he started to understand my language, as far as “This is what I want out of this song…,” he would go after it and get it. It would come back to me and I would be like, “Wow! This is great!” It took a lot of songs to get to that place but I think doing the Spraygun War EP was really beneficial to making “Year of The Tiger” what it is.

You worked with Eric Kretz from Stone Temple Pilots, who co-produced the record with Stevie D. What did he bring to the table for a project like this one?

He brought passion! He was one of those guys who was in at the beginning when we were looking for producers and he really loved the demos. He really understood what this could be and was fired up about it. He’s got a great studio at his house and a great engineer that he works with named Ryan Williams, who has been instrumental in this whole process. He did all the Brendan O’Brien records and has seen it all! He’s a super talented guy. I’ve got to say that it was a lot of fun making a record again and I haven’t had fun making a record in awhile. It was effortless and fun and we did all the work outside of the recording studio so when we went in we were just capturing the true essence of the live performance. In other words, we weren’t working on arrangements or songwriting when we were in the studio.

Building a band from the ground up is no easy task. What challenges have you faced along the way?

There are a lot of challenges! [laughs] I’m definitely finding that out! You know, we just take it one step at a time. It’s funny, when we went in and recorded the record, we didn’t have a label in place but we knew a label would come. We had a lot of people interested early on but we hadn’t nailed it. We just continued to make the record and finally we got Century Media in the fold and they have been great partners. Now, we’re gearing up! The radio track we are working on is “Rain.” We just finished the concept video to that and it’s going to be so awesome! We start going hard to radio on August 15th. We’re doing a slow rollout and, right now, we are looking for a great package tour for the Fall. It’s hard because no one really knows what this is and they only have a couple of songs to go by. I think more is going to be revealed once the record is out and we are picking up shows here and there. We’ve got a show where we’re opening up for Bush and a show with Frankie Perez in Las Vegas. We just did a show on the Century Media stage in Seattle, so it’s all slowly coming together. We also did a show with Mickey Avalon earlier this year which was a lot of fun, too! I love the artists we are aligning ourselves with and we are just going to try and continue that trend!

Was there anything you hoped to try on this album that you might not have able to take on with previous projects?

I really pushed my vocals to the limit. I’ve worked on my range quite a bit and I think when you hear the entire record, you’re going to be pleased. I wanted it to be heavy. That was the most important thing and it’s reckless, fun and melodic. It’s a cool journey and it’s even more fun live! That’s all I can say! I put a lot of passion into everything that I do and I love all the records I have been a part of but this one is really special to me!

You have always had some terrific cover art for your albums. The same is true with “Year of The Tiger.” How did that imagery come about?

There is a really cool website that my manager pointed out where all of these terrific graphic artists put up their art and they sell their images. If you like stuff you can hit them up and get t-shirts and other things designed. I thought that was so cool, so I went to the site and they were thousands and thousands of images from artists from around the world. I found this one tiger head and hit the guy up! [Rahadil Hermana at Dotstruction Studio] I’ve never met him and we did everything over the internet but we had a great back and forth. I said, “Hey, I like this tiger head but can you alter it and do this…” I just gave him some direction and he came back with that image. We were all like, “Wow! This is dope!” That’s really how I met him! Since then, we established a great relationship and we’re going to keep using him! It’s been a great experience!

You had mentioned some disfunction in the world of Buckcherry. What does Josh Todd & The Conflict mean for Buckcherry. Is Buckcherry back burnered at the moment?

No, no, no. Listen, Buckcherry is in the best place that it’s been in over the past three years. All the disfunction happened at the beginning of the year. That’s all been cleared, we’ve got new members, and we have been doing a lot of shows! We started doing shows with the new lineup in February and are doing a lot of fly dates. I fly out tomorrow to do two BC shows in Canada and then I come home and I have a few BC shows next month. Then we are going to start focusing on The Conflict. BC is in a great place now and the whole plan for me now is to have two pots and two bands. I like to work a lot, so I’m going to really work on The Conflict worldwide and then once I’m done with that tour and this record cycle, then I’ll go back, make a BC record and do that for awhile before I come back to The Conflict. That’s the plan!

You’re one of the best frontmen in rock ‘n’ roll and it’s easy to see that you put everything into your live performances. You make it look so easy and I know it’s far from it! At what point in your career did you feel like you really came into your own?

Thank you. You know, I’m one of those singers that needs to practice a lot. I practice constantly. Even when I’m home, I don’t sit around and not sing for days on end. I don’t know know how other singers do that. That’s not what I do! I’m always working at home when I’m not on stage. I put a lot into it. Where do I think I started to arrive as a singer? I don’t think it was until much later… maybe my mid-30s. Even though I had put out records, I didn’t know a lot about the voice because I wasn’t classically trained. I remember I went to a vocal coach when I was a kid and she was like, “Go home and learn Every Breath You Take.” I go, “Okay…” I wasn’t into that but I attempted to sing it. I came back with AC/DC’s “Back In Back” and said, “I want to sing like this!” She goes, “Uhh, we don’t teach that here.” I said, “Ok!” So, I proceeded to self-teach myself from then on until after the very first Buckcherry record. Until that point, I had been running on my own free will. Looking back, I wish I wouldn’t have done that and I wish I would’ve that but I’m stubborn, ya know. I just thought, “Well, fuck her and fuck everybody. I’m just going to do it myself!” It was after that first record when I realized that touring was becoming really taxing on my voice. I didn’t know how to take care of myself, so I started seeing a vocal coach named Don Lawrence in New York. He really taught me a lot. At that point, I became teachable, open to receive, and I wanted to learn everything about the voice that I could learn. Since then, I’ve been through a few different coaches. At the moment, I’m really into helping other people with their voices because I’ve been through alot and I know a lot. That is something I’m going to start up pretty soon in being a vocal coach for other people!

You have seen a lot of change in the music industry through the years first hand. What are the best lessons we can take from your journey?

The lesson I have learned is that you need to treat your band like a business as much as you don’t want to think about that and be an artist. Be creative and push everything else off onto people who know that side of things. You really need to get involved because it can save you a lot of time. I didn’t do that at the beginning and it cost me. Now, I know every aspect of my business. I know all the pitfalls that you can fall into if you are not careful. That’s one thing I would definitely pay attention to if I were a young artist. Make sure you get an attorney to look at anything before you sign it!

What’s the best way we can support this new project and get the money into your pocket?

Right now you can go out and pre-order the record, “Year of The Tiger”, on all digital platforms. If you go out and do that, you will get two songs, “Year of The Tiger” and “Fucked Up.” Also, come out to the shows and support The Conflict! It’s a great show and a great record! That’s really all I can say as far as supporting me!

Awesome! Thanks for your time today, Josh! We wish you continued success and we’ll see you out there on the road!

Thank you, Jason! Take care!

Josh Todd & The Conflict’s debut album, Year of the Tiger, drops September 15th on Century Media Records. The album is available for Pre-Order of Amazon, Apple Music, iTunes and Google Play. For all the latest updates visit Josh Todd’s official site at www.joshtodd.com and like Josh Todd & The Conflict on Facebook.

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Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival: To Feature Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Shinedown, Megadeth & Many More!

Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival: To Feature Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Shinedown, Megadeth & Many More!

Coming This Summer!

Coming This Summer!

The second annual Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival has expanded to a full weekend in 2013. The biggest weekend in rock to EVER hit the capital of California will take place September 14 and 15 at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA.

Northern California’s biggest summer rock ‘n’ roll festival will feature two main stages, with rare area headlining appearances from Avenged Sevenfold and Korn, as well as a special additional headliner to be announced on July 1.Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival will include a massive rock lineup, also with Shinedown, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Volbeat, A Day To Remember, HIM, Skillet, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, In This Moment, All That Remains, Falling In Reverse, Device, Steel Panther, P.O.D., Pop Evil, Otherwise, Airbourne, SOiL, Heaven’s Basement, Nothing More, and many others. Visit www.AftershockConcert.com for the most up-to-date festival information.

A special “Pre-Shock” discounted weekend ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival will take place from June 4-6, 2013 at www.AftershockConcert.com. During the pre-sale, a limited number of discounted 2-day general admission weekend tickets will be available for purchase for the following prices:

Tuesday, June 4: $69.50

Wednesday, June 5: $79.50

Thursday, June 6: $89.50

Regularly priced weekend and single day tickets, as well as VIP and hotel packages, go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10:00 AM PT at www.AftershockConcert.comwww.Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Ticket prices will be as follows until June 17, when prices will increase.

Single Day General Admission: $54.50

2-Day General Admission: $99.50

2-Day VIP: $199

Revolver GA Ticket 4-Pack: $298 (includes a single one-year subscription to Revolver Magazine per 4-pack purchase)

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining and private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

“After last year’s success at Discovery Park, the commitment from Mike Testa of Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau and the city, we believe Sacramento is a great home to build a multi-day destination music festival. I am excited to bring the biggest rock show in the past few years to the region,” says festival creator/producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents.

“The economic impact tied to festivals of this magnitude is significant,” said Mike Testa, senior vice president for the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau. “For this year’s two-day event, when consumed hotel rooms and visitor spending and local attendance are factored in, we expect the economic impact to be the equivalent of a city-wide convention for Sacramento.  That number is in the millions financially.”

Discovery Park is a 160-acre park conveniently located near downtown Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. The Discovery Park boat launch allows boaters access to both the American and Sacramento Rivers,and the park features bike trials, picnic areas, and a playground. Discovery Park is located beside I-5 near downtown Sacramento. From I-5, take the Richards Blvd. off-ramp, then go west to get to the south entrance of the park, or follow the Garden Highway exit east from I-5 to find the north entrance. Signs denote the park’s location from I-5.

Gates for Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival open at 11:00 AM each day.

Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, producer of Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, FL, and a partner in the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH, Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC, Epicenter—Southern California’s Rock Festival, as well as the Rock Allegiance Tour.

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DEVOUR THE DAY: Joey “Chicago” Walser Discusses “Time & Pressure”

DEVOUR THE DAY: Joey “Chicago” Walser Discusses “Time & Pressure”

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Born from the brains of Joey “Chicago” Walser and Blake Allison and formed in 2012, Devour The Day is living proof that from every end comes a bright beginning. As part of the driving force behind Egypt Central, Walser and Allison found themselves at a major career turning point when two of the band’s former members decided to call it a day. However, the duo fought on and broke out on their own, writing and producing music without compromise. What transpired is an amazing 13-song compilation entitled ‘Time and Pressure.’ The debut album was released May 7 on Fat Lady Music and showcases the talents of these multi-faceted musicians as their powerful songwriting paints vivid pictures in the minds of listeners. The first single from the album, “Good Man,” has taken radio by storm and continues to amass them new fans. Devour The Day’s music is filled with the distinctive Egypt Central heavy beats and guitar riffs fans know and love (their self-titled and ‘White Rabbit’ albums spawned the Top 15 Active Rock hits “You Make Me Sick” and “White Rabbit,” respectively, now a key element of DEVOUR THE DAY’s true core.) They’re the driving force of such songs as “Get Out Of My Way,” “Blackout,” and “Respect.” This powerful wall of sound embodies the perseverance of these two artists, no matter the circumstances. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Joey “Chicago” Walser to discuss the genesis of the band, the blood, sweat and tears behind the creation of the album, what they have in store for music fans in the months to come and much more!

Let’s go all the way back to the beginning. How did music first come into your life?

Honestly, I remember waking up every Sunday and knowing it was cleaning day at our house because of how strict our dad was. The only thing wonderful about those days was that he was going to jam Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Eagles and stuff like that throughout the entire morning! [laughs] I would just dance in my room, jam out and push everything underneath my bed instead of cleaning! That is one of my first musical memories!

What was it about music that made you want to pursue it as a career, instead of following a different path?

It’s funny, we were just talking about that on the way down to practice. I remember being at a stage in life, about 14 years old, where things start to strip away and you realize how the world is. It was around that time I realized music was one way that I would never have to fall between the guidelines of the suit and tie, 9 to 5, ants marching thing, which I never really had any interest in. I thought my way out of that was the music. At that point, I didn’t realize there is a business side to the music business side of the music business. I just thought I could jam out and smoke pot all day, it was perfect! [laughs]

Who would you cite as some of your biggest influences as an artist?

Some of my biggest influences early on were 311, Rage Against The Machine, Pink Floyd, Bill Withers, Jim Croce and some other singer/songwriter stuff that I was into at the time. There was even some cheesy stuff like La Bouche! [laughs] I can’t believe I just said that!

For those who may not be familiar, your latest project is Devour The Day. What can you tell us about the origins of the band?

Devour The Day

Devour The Day

Blake [Allison] and I had been playing in Egypt Central for a decade. At the beginning of 2012, we got a call from our singer. He had decided, due to personal reasons, he was not going to be able to continue touring, traveling and being a musician. It was very unexpected. At first, Blake and I were devastated because we had put so much work into Egypt Central and we didn’t really know what we were going to do. We started writing songs. That is something we have done since we were kids to deal with situations. The music and the writing process are very therapeutic. We got to a point during the process of writing this music where we started to realize that with Blake singing, there was this incredible sound and possibilities. The possibilities were very outside the box of what we could have ever done with Egypt Central. As we started to mold the first three or four songs, the band really started to develop itself. Off of that, we got some significant interest from some people who wanted to back the band and the label called Fat Lady. We had worked with them before as Egypt Central. It seemed like a really great place to have a second chance at it. We are very adamant that Devour The Day is not a side project, this is an extension of everything we have ever wanted to do! It is wonderful, for Blake, because the process of writing the songs as the two of us and John [Falls] would come in and replicate what Blake and I had done for him. Now, it is more true to the process of how the music was actually written. Since a lot of Egypt Central’s music is about Blake and I’s life, so it is really fulfilling to be able to have this new music and to be able to release it. It is very close to our hearts. Obviously, we were dealing a lot with the end of the first band and all the things that had happened but the other great thing was that Blake is a terrific producer. He engineered the record himself and co-produced it. We had the ability to set up a rig inside my living room. We recorded 90% of the record, before we went in to do the final touches with Skidd Mills, at my house with my kids running around. The vocals to “Good Man” were literally sung in my living room with the front doors open on a fall day! It was one of the best recording experiences of my life. It was so true to what we wanted to do. We didn’t having one influencing us by saying “That isn’t radio enough…” or something like that. We wrote the music we wanted to write and it was very, very fulfilling.

What can you tell us about the songwriting process between Blake and yourself. Is there a formula you use?

There is no particular pattern. I think most of our success in songwriting comes from open creativity. We want to be able to throw any ideas from any influences coming at us from life. You change so much from month to month, you always find different things influencing you. Usually, it just starts with a specific conceptual idea. For example, I might have a lyric idea or Blake might have a riff idea, a drum part or a specific live rhythm and it flourishes from there. The songs, the way in which they are created, we like to keep as different as the songs. I feel if we had the same structure, we would keep writing the same songs.

The debut album from Devour The Day is called “Time & Pressure.” I am sure that title has significant meaning for you.

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‘Time & Pressure’

Absolutely! There is the obvious meaning of both those words and how they are the inevitable forces that keep moving regardless of life, death, tragedy or anything else that happens in life. Those consistent parts of life just keep going and I think there is an element to the idea of being as strong as time and pressure and continually moving on. Then there is also a Stephen King book that they made into a movie called “The Shawshank Redemption.” In that movie, the main character, Andy Dufresne, essentially sums life up into time and pressure. It is a key line in the movie. We just felt we could really relate to that character. Andy Dufresne crawled through a river of crap to come out clean on the other side. I feel like Blake and I can relate to the innocence of being in a situation that wasn’t cohesive to the happiness of our lives. I really believe Devour The Day is the cleanliness on the other side. Like I said, we find it really fulfilling.

With that said, it is safe to assume the band name itself holds a lot of meaning to you as well.

Yeah. We had so many ideas for a band name. You have all these ideas about what is going to sound cool and what is marketable. At the end of the day, Blake and I both felt we wanted this band name to be something that, every single day when I wake up, pushes me just as hard as the first day I heard it. It isn’t something like “Sky On Fire,” “Two Rabbits Running” or some other pointless name. It is literally a challenge for us every single day when we wake up and makes us realize we are part of a project that essentially means “Carpe Diem” — seize the day. If I don’t do that, not only will I let myself down but I am letting other people who are influenced by this music down. We just knew that using Devour The Day would provide us with a kick to our asses and inspire us to continue to work hard.

When you first started out on this new project and to make this debut album, did you have expectations in mind?

To be completely honest, I went in with complete fear and insecurity. You never know how people are going to react. This time it was different. In the past, I felt like Blake and I could always hide behind the fact that we were putting John out front to take the blunt of the criticism, as well as the glory. At the same time, this is very close to home and the lyrics of this record are as honest as Blake and I have ever been, not to take away anything from Egypt Central because I have incredible memories from that period in my life. We had wonderful times and our fans were some of the best people I have ever met! I just know there was an opportunity as I got older to delve even deeper into the subject matters that would be relatable to people on a core level. I feel we have really accomplished that on “Time & Pressure.”

For those who may not have had a chance to hear the music yet, how would you describe it sonically?

Devour The Day

Devour The Day

I would say we focused a lot more on the rhythm section. First and foremost, this band started with a drummer and a bass player, so it is very rhythmically driven. Egypt Central was more of a guitar band. We started to move away from that in order to really expose our ability to write rhythms and write them well. We were also exploring the simplicity of making solid songs, as opposed to these huge conglomerations of guitars and whatever. There is also a larger focus on the lyrical value in what we are doing with Devour The Day. We make the lyrics and the vocals a very, very important part of the band. We are sitting here at practice and it is so cool to be jamming and hearing Blake on the mic and playing guitar. It really shows his true musical capabilities. Devour The Day is a bit heavier at times than Egypt Central. I think people will really, really dig that. I think people will really dig that we are using double bass for the first time in our careers, so there are some very cool patterns and rhythms that happened because of this new addition of drum style.

How many songs did you guys create for this album and was there anything that didn’t make it on there we might hear in the future?

Absolutely! There are four unreleased tracks we have in the vault. We wrote 50 ideas and were doing a lot of pushing together. We had some really specific song ideas we had written the year before, in the middle of the falling out with Egypt Central, that came to us. Blake and I have been friends since were were 17 and have been working together for 12 plus years. It felt very natural for it to be just him and I. It really clicks and is an awesome experience.

You had time to look back on the entire process of launching a new band and creating an album. What do you consider the biggest challenge in the process of putting “Time & Pressure” together?

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Blake and Joey In The Studio

I would say the biggest challenge thus far has been coming to terms with the fact that one chapter is ending and a new chapter in our lives is beginning. I think when it first happened, we wanted to see if there was a way to salvage Egypt Central. As we started to write the record and explore the different musical styles, we realized there was something more, something bigger here. We had doubts. We wondered if people were going to take Blake seriously as a singer. We wondered if they would take another band seriously. I mean, if it is a one in a million chance for a band to make it, what are the chances of your second band making it? Ya know what I mean?! There is a rare group of people who have two bands out there, it’s your Corey Taylor’s and Dave Grohl’s who have two successful bands. I think there may have been a shelf that we hit with Egypt Central and there is an ability for Devour The Day to go beyond where we were before. As scary as it was, it was a big turning point for us — having the courage to say “We are going to start over.” We knew that meant going back in a van and going out as humble as we can. We wanted to re-approach this whole thing with a smarter and more organized approach. Everyone has been showing us such love. It has been a real blessing to have that in our lives after all our hard work.

Absolutely. You guys chose “Good Man” as your first single. What made you pick that particular song as the lead off track?

It paints such great picture of why we named the record “Time & Pressure,” has such a great intro and build feeling to it, an epic classic rock feeling and then drops into this almost Rage-esque [Rage Against The Machine], best of the ‘90s music that I grew up on. I think there is something about that song that separates us from the normal Active Rock track that is very cookie cutter, chain wallet and bandana wearing bullshit that’s out there. We wanted something different and unique and I feel like that song does a great job of doing that.

The cover art for “Time & Pressure” is pretty intriguing as well. How did that image come about? It is very eye-catching.

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Artwork By Dmitry Ligay

Thank you! It is a pretty wonderful story about the power of the Internet. I searched for literally three or four weeks. It was hours and hours of combing the Internet looking for images that spoke to me. Deep within the webbing of Deviant Art, I found this young Russian artist from Uzbekistan named Dmitry Ligay. He had this incredible art style. It took me a few days to contact him. We ended up talking over Facebook where we discussed some ideas and what we wanted the images to look like. About a month later, he sent us over these beautiful pictures! It was a very meant to be type of feeling. I mean, I met this guy who lives on the other side of the world and his art really connected to us. We really wanted to have our own art style, in the same way a band like TOOL has Alex Grey or other artists that are attached to certain bands and create the imagery. We wanted to have that element for the band, when you see that style, you think of our band. We wanted to have that uniqueness. I feel like Dmitry Ligay really fulfilled everything we wanted in that realm.

Obviously, you are just gearing up to bring Devour The Day to the people. I am sure touring is something you are looking forward to!

Absolutely! We are in rehearsals now for our upcoming shows. We kick off our first show ever in Trent, Michigan at The Machine Shop. They have been so wonderful to us in the past with Egypt Central. It is really a blessing to start out there on that stage. Then we will be doing some shows with Buckcherry and Pop Evil. We will be hitting the road with Hinder in June. July brings the possibility of a lot of other great tours that will be announced. It is time to tour and let people see the band! I am really excited for the live presence of what we do. We are taking the same delicate approach to make sure it is just as badass as anything else we have ever done. I am really excited to get out there and crush some skulls again, ya know!

You are no stranger to life on the road. How do you approach that part of your life differently now, as opposed to your earlier years?

Oh yeah! I don’t drink anymore! [laughs] It is a lot different. I have two young children. You get to be a certain age and the inevitability of life, death and all the things within, you start to the about your legacy and what you are leaving behind. I had that moment of realization a few years ago when my children were born. Since then, everything has been about their future or writing the songs that will ultimately be that legacy. I am really, really happy about that. I am looking forward to getting out on the road, meeting the people and talking to the fans. I want to see what they are feeling. I have really become friend and family to the people who follow us. I am really excited to get out there, hear those stories, hear where people are at and know what is going on in the community of the people who are listening to our music. I couldn’t be more excited to be perfectly honest!

Having done so many shows over the years, have you had your “Spinal Tap” moment yet?

Oh my God! Yes, yes I have. I have had such strange moments throughout my entire career! The one that stands out the most is when I was playing a show in Tallahassee, Florida. It wasn’t that something went wrong but we were in the middle of a song and I saw a guy just throwing down. He was losing his mind and was holding something in his hands and I couldn’t quite make it out. He was head banging and all of a sudden it was clear he was handing me something. He was outstretched toward the stage. As I got closer, I realized it was his right leg. He wanted me to play with it! He had taken off his prosthetic leg and was hopping on one foot. He handed me the leg and I proceeded to do the rest of the song playing with his leg.

I have to tell ya, that is one of the stranger answers I have gotten with that question!

Yeah, that was a pretty amazing moment in my career as far as strange stage activity!

Obviously, you have come a long way in your time in the music industry. When you look back on your career so far, how have you evolved as a musician?

Joey "Chicago" Wasler

Joey “Chicago” Wasler

There is a quote that I heard and it has really stuck with me over the last few years — “It takes a great musician to move a crowd with many notes but it takes a true master to move that same crowd with one.” The power of the songwriting has become so much more important than proving to everyone how great of a bass player I am or whatever my ego might slip in there. I realized the only thing that matters are the relationships that are created between the songwriter and the person listening to it. The song and the integrity of the lyrics have become the driving force for both Blake and I. I think we have really evolved to the point where we can write any kind of song. That is great because we shouldn’t be stuck in one genre. We can write anything that we want about whatever we are feeling. I feel secure in that now and it feels really great as an artist!

I feel people can truly look to you for inspiration. What is the best piece of advice you can pass along to those looking to pursue a career in the music industry?

Get educated! Don’t assume the guy who manages whoever is interested in you and is going to do it all for you. You may think, “Oh, this guy books these bands and he is going to do it all for me.” No one is going to do it for you like you will. You have to understand every aspect of the industry. Go to the stores, read books about the laws and how the music business works, find out how much money these major labels really take from you! Then decide if it is really all about jumping on a major label. You have to get educated and realize that musicians have the power. Musicians have the power if they are fearless and take the long road to make it happen. I think that is the best advice I could give anyone. Do not give up and get educated!

Just one more question for you and probably the most important one in a lot of ways. Is there anything you want to pass along to your fans who are anxiously awaiting this release?

Honestly, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. If it wasn’t for you guys, we wouldn’t be having this chance. This is what I feel like I was born to do and you are the people who give me the ability to do that! I am forever grateful. I also want to extend the invite to come party with us on tour! I can’t wait to see you all on the road!

Thanks for taking time out to talk to us today. We are really looking forward to spreading the word on all of your hard work!

Thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time to talk to us. It is great to met you! Thanks so much, Jason!

To keep up with the latest developments with Devour The Day, visit their official website at www.devourtheday.com. Connect with the band on social media at www.facebook.com/devourtheday and www.twitter.com/devourtheday.

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Rock On The Range 2013: Daily Band Lineup Announced And More!

Rock On The Range 2013: Daily Band Lineup Announced And More!

The place to be in 2013!

The place to be in 2013!

The daily band lineup for the seventh annual Rock On The Range has been announced. America’s premier destination rock festival–Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio–will feature performances from some of rock’s biggest names, including: Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn (reunited with founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch”), Cheap Trick, Bush, Stone Sour and many more on the Monster Main Stage, Pabst Blue Ribbon Stage, and Jägermeister Stage. The daily performance lineup is as follows:

Friday, May 17:  

Korn, Cheap Trick, Buckcherry, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Oleander, Mindset Evolution, XFACTOR1, Love and Death, American Fangs

Saturday, May 18:

Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Bullet for My Valentine, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Black Veil Brides, Pop Evil, Clutch, The Sword, Motionless In White, Otherwise, Young Guns, Red Line Chemistry, Gemini Syndrome, Heaven’s Basement, Scorpion Child

Sunday, May 19:  

Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Bush, Volbeat, Skillet, Lamb Of God, Steel Panther, Device, In This Moment, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Ghost B.C., Red, Big Wreck, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Thousand Foot Krutch, Beware Of Darkness, O’Brother, and the FOX TV winner TBA

Single-day tickets for Rock On The Range go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM ET. Friday tickets will be available for just $39.50 plus service fees, while Saturday and Sunday tickets will be $69.50 each, plus service fees. Weekend Stadium GAtickets (for Friday, Saturday and Sunday) are still available for $119.50 (plus fees). Weekend Field GA tickets, Stadium GAticket “4-packs,” VIP Packages, Hotel and Camping packages are now sold out. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit:www.RockOnTheRange.com.

 

As part of the festival enhancements in 2013, festival organizers, in conjunction with festival sponsors Old Milwaukee and the Pabst Brewing Co., have added a comedy tent for Saturday and Sunday. “The Old Milwaukee Comedy Tent” will feature performances from Jim Florentine(from VH1’s That Metal Show, Ari ShafirBig Jay OakersonBill ArrundaleRod PauletteDan SwartwoutBill Squire, and more on the Funny Bone Stage.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew StadiumRock On The Range is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jägermeister, Old Milwaukee, and f.y.e. The nationally renowned festival, centrally located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

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Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville Artist Lineup Announced

Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville Artist Lineup Announced

An Epic Rock Lineup!

An Epic Rock Lineup!

This year, the third annual Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville expands to two days–April 27 & 28, 2013–at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the beautiful St. Johns River.

The region’s biggest rock event will feature headlining performances from Alice In Chains and Limp Bizkit (marking the band’s first hometown show in over a decade), as well as Jacksonville legends Lynyrd Skynyrd. The power-packed lineup for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville also includes: 3 Doors Down, Shinedown,Stone Sour,Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, Buckcherry, Hollywood Undead, Skillet, All  That  Remains,  Device  (featuring  David  Draiman  from  Disturbed),  Asking Alexandria, Escape The Fate, Filter, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Otherwise, Saving Abel, Nonpoint, Red, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Gemini Syndrome, Girl On Fire, and more.

A special Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville ticket presale will take place on Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30 at select Metro PCS stores. No ticket service fees will be charged during the presale. The regular ticket onsale begins Friday, February 1 at 10am EST at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com, all Ticketmaster locations and select Metro PCS stores.

Two-day General Admission tickets will be just $99.50 plus service fees and single day General Admission tickets will be $54.50 plus service fees. A limited number of two-day VIP tickets and hotel packages will also be available. For full details, visit: www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com

“After selling out the last two years of Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, I now see that the city is ready to bring a full-fledged two-day rock festival to downtown Jacksonville and make it a staple in North Florida music for years to come,” says Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “We have great radio partners at ROCK 104.5 and X102.9 providing amazing support to the city and event which will make this year’s festival more massive than ever.”

Metropolitan Park offers a scenic, spacious site for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville that’s just a few hours drive from cities including Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Savannah and Tallahassee, and is easily accessible by plane from around the country. Metropolitan Park is a premier 27-acre recreational facility along the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

Monster  Energy’s  Welcome  To  Rockville  is  produced  by  Jacksonville  native Danny Wimmer (one of the partners in the massively successful Rock On The Range and Carolina Rebellion festivals) of Danny Wimmer Presents. The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional sponsors for the event include F.Y.E.,Metro PCS, Beacon Audio and Revolver Magazine.

Monster  Energy’s  Welcome  To  Rockville  kicks  off  the  2013  World’s  Loudest Month. Created in partnership by AEG Live, Right Arm Entertainment and Danny Wimmer Presents, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names inrock music performing in five distinct U.S. concert atmospheres: Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest, Rock On The Range, and Rocklahoma. In 2012, the World’s Loudest Month featured over 100 artists playing for more than 200,000 rock music fans across the country on five consecutive weekends, confirming that rock music is as vital as ever.

As part of the 2013 Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville expansion, the festival will feature a large media and radio tent to accommodate local and national radio and press outlets from around the country.

For more information on Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, visit:

Website:www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/welcometorockville

Twitter: @RockvilleFest

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