If there was ever any question about rock ‘n’ roll being alive and well, the answer has arrived in the form of Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour.
The late summer trek will feature four game-changing rock bands from four different countries, with Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne on the bill.
“The fans have made our North American visits thus far this year great fun and truly memorable,” Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen said. “We are looking forward to headlining Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance festival tour this summer, and sharing the stage with HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne.”
Tour dates and on-sale information will announced in the coming days. Information will be posted here.
This year marks the third installment for Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance. The event launched as a traveling tour back in 2011. The following year, it became a “destination festival” in Hershey, Pennsylvania that featured Stone Temple Pilots, Three Days Grace, Seether, Buckcherry, Fuel, Daughtry and more, commandeering Hersheypark Stadium over the Labor Day Weekend.
The fest returns to the road in 2013, which is exactly where it belongs.
The tour will bring American audiences the very best that rock music as a whole has to offer, with a decidedly international feel. Rock music is a universal language and all the acts on this tour embody the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll without borders.
Danish superstars Volbeat, who have enjoyed No. 1 status at active rock radio, will share the stage with HIM, a cult favorite from Finland whose fans are disciple-like in their devotion. All That Remains have scratched and clawed their way out of Massachusetts and rocketed up the radio charts over the past half-decade, all the while keeping a firm foothold in the hard rock/metal scene. Airbourne have been making a name for themselves ever since emerging from Australia, armed with plenty of riffs and just as much attitude.
Watch the tour promo spot here.
Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour is brought to you by Danny Wimmer Presents, Right Arm Entertainment and Monster Energy.
“I am excited to bring four bands that all offer something different and unique to Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour,” said Wimmer. “This truly brings an international flavor to the show and allows rock fans across the country to experience all different sides of what makes this genre great.”
Since forming in Copenhagen in 2000, Volbeat has released five studio albums, and two live offerings that have turned the band into superstars, collecting platinum discs and prestigious awards making them one of the most talked about bands around the world. Distilling the rebel spirits of metal, rockabilly, country and western and rock’n’roll into a gas-guzzling beast of a sound, they’ve drawn huge acclaim from music fans worldwide, and earned them the respect and admiration of such iconic musicians as James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich of Metallica (who invited them on tour in 2009), Lemmy and Danish metal legend King Diamond, Dave Mustaine, Hank III, Jon Schaefer, Social Distortion and Scott Ian. Volbeat’s electrifying fifth album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, debuted at No. 1 in the band’s home country of Denmark alongside Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria. The new release saw a debut at No. 2 in Finland, No. 4 in the Netherlands and Sweden, and #9 in The United States. Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen recently shared, “This is amazing and something we almost can’t believe. It’s crazy for us to think we did that, but the most fantastic thing about it is we did it with the fans support and dedication to the band. Without your love for the band, this would not be possible. So thanks a lot dear Volbeat fans and listeners. The support you are giving us for our shows and records are something we’re very proud of. You people rock big time.” Volbeat is Michael Poulsen (vocals/guitar), Anders Kjølholm (bass) and Jon Larsen (drums), joined by former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who produced the new album with longtime Volbeat co-producer Jacob Hansen.
Finnish rockers HIM have just released their highly-anticipated new album, Tears On Tape (Razor & Tie) in the United States & Canada. Tears On Tape is the band’s eighth official album and was recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa and mixed by long time-band associate, Tim Palmer (U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Robert Plant). With HIM’s U.S. headline “Tears On Tour” May run being completely sold out, these forthcoming dates will be their second U.S. tour in support of the new album. Formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström, and bassist Mikko “Migé” Paananen, HIM’s previous albums have seen them win a worldwide following, becoming the first Finnish act to achieve platinum sales in the U.S. To date, HIM has sold a combined 1.75 million albums and over 1 million digital tracks in North America. HIM’s current lineup is Valo (Vocals), Linde (Guitars), Migé (Bass), Burton (Keyboards), and Gas (Drums). Tears On Tape is on the iTunes Store.
About All That Remains:
All That Remains continue to tour relentlessly in support of their new studio album A War You Cannot Win (Razor & Tie). All That Remains’ second single from the new album, “Asking Too Much,” is quickly climbing the Active Rock Radio charts on both Media Base and BDS Charts and is the follow-up to their first single, “Stand Up” which spent three weeks at No. 1 at Active Rock. “Stand Up” was ATR’s first No. 1 single and their fifh consecutive Top 10 single to date. A War You Cannot Win recently debuted at No.13 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 24,700 units sold. The band recently wrapped up a tour with Hellyeah, In This Moment and Nonpoint and will head out for a series of festival dates in April and May (tour dates on website). ATR has sold more than 1 million albums units and over 1.5 million digital tracks to date. A War You Cannot Win is on the iTunes Store.
Airbourne is the walking, talking, living, breathing, screaming, spitting, fist-pumping embodiment of all that hard rock has encompassed since the movement began. Fun-loving, rip-roaring, hard-partying and filled with melodic danger and grinning optimism, Airbourne craft underdog-championing anthems with reckless abandon. Airbourne manage to call upon the spiritual substance of Thin Lizzy, the gritty, pub-crawling vibe of Motörhead, the grandiose histrionic theatricality of Judas Priest, the unifying audience domination of Iron Maiden and the sharp bite of their fellow Australians in the legendary AC/DC. They’ve stitched together these disparate components into a head-banging Frankenstein monster of their own creation, energizing the entire hard rock scene with their enthusiasm and relentless drive. Black Dog Barking, the band’s triumphant new album, is a furious declaration of all that it means to feel truly alive in service to the great spirit of rock n’ roll music. Airbourne’s third record is nothing less than the sum total of all that Airbourne has aspired to since the band formed in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia 10 years ago.
About Monster Energy:
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