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This year marks the debut of Las Rageous, a two day music festival taking over two square blocks in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd.
Created by Live Nation, Las Rageous will feature performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Anthrax, Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Breaking Benjamin, and more with two stages in the heart of iconic downtown Las Vegas.
Charlie Benante of Anthrax stated, “We are looking forward to playing the Las Rageous festival, planning on making this first-time festival memorable.”
Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin said, “We’re really excited to be a part of Las Rageous in April. We love playing Vegas and are looking forward to being a part of this new festival.”
Amanda Moore of Live Nation explained, “Bringing an annual rock festival to this city has been a dream ever since we opened the Live Nation Las Vegas office. Rock and metal music have a rich history here in Sin City; from the bands it has fostered, to its wild and loyal fans, to KOMP - one of the oldest and most respected rock stations in the country.” More...
The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup on July 14th - 16th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL just outside Chicago.
The three day music, craft beer, and food festival will feature over 40 performances, including Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count, and many more.
Tickets for Chicago Open Air 2017 go on sale Friday, January 20tj at Noon CT right here. In addition to three days of nonstop rock, Chicago Open Air’s celebration of everything loud will also include local and regional cuisine, the Headbangers Bier Hall highlighting top brews from the region, other entertainment and fan experiences, and will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin. More...
Soundgarden and Kid Rock will headline the third annual Northern Invasion this coming Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI.
Northern Invasion hosts the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours each day on three stages, and offers a top tier campground experience. In 2016, Northern Invasion expanded to two full days, with over 45,000 in attendance. The music lineup for Northern Invasion 2017 is as follows:
Soundgarden, Kid Rock, Godsmack, The Offspring, Bush, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Amon Amarth, Opeth, In Flames, Gojira, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, The Struts, Motionless In White, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Story So Far, Nothing More, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Rival Sons, Attila, Starset, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Volumes, Bad Omens, As Lions, Radkey, Dorothy, Sylar, Wage War, Bleeker, Goodbye June, Badflower, The Charm The Fury, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Citizen Zero, and more.
"Looking forward to bringing the Smack to Northern Invasion,” said Godsmack’s Sully Erna. It’ll be awesome to share the stage with so many great artists."
Gavin Rossdale of Bush said, “We are so excited to come play the Northern Invasion. So many killer bands I want to see…starting with Soundgarden. We plan on bringing the fire.”
Ugly Kid Joe debuts its new lyric video for the track titled "Hell Ain’t Hard To Find", taken from the band's first new album since 1996 titled "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be", scheduled to drop October 16th 2015. The album is featuring members of Godsmack, Sevendust among others.
Check out now the opening track for the upcoming new album "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be" below.
Godsmack has revealed dates for an upcoming North American fall headline tour. The official pre-sale for most shows goes live here on Wednesday July 15, while general on-sale begins Friday July 17th. A teaser video can be seen at the band's Facebook profile.
Following a completely stacked spring and summer schedule, the Grammy Award-nominated Boston hard rock juggernaut will hit the road again beginning September 19th at The Shindig Festival in Baltimore, MD, performing in major markets across the States, before concluding October 19th at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. The boys are out on the road supporting their 2014 offering, "1000hp" [Republic Records], out everywhere now.
The run includes dates with Sevendust, with full details available below. Godsmack's Sully Erna comments: “I haven’t been this excited about a tour like Godsmack/Sevendust since we toured with Metallica. This is how concerts should be, two bands that love and complement each other the way fans want it! This will be a MUST SEE concert! Don’t Miss it!
Clint Lowery of Sevendust notes, “We have a lot of history with Godsmack personally and musically and it’s going to be an incredible experience touring with them. We came up together on the music scene and it will be an honor to share the stage with them again and give fans their money’s worth. I can’t think of a better way or a better band to start this touring cycle with. Get ready!!” More...
Following an excellent start to the festival the day before, it was exciting to wake up to another day of metal music in Dessel. There was once again plenty on display for head bangers of all tastes, from legendary bands to current favourites. There were also plent of cult heroes performing on this day, one of which was the first band on the agenda.
Formed in 1991 under the name Resurrection in Israel, Orphaned Land have gone on to become one of, if not the premier metal band from the Middle East. Part of what makes them such an endearing group is their constant devotion of their music to peace, particularly between the Abrahamic religions that clash more than anywhere around their homeland. They were a great way to start the day, possessing a fantastic energy that got plenty of the crowd moving, which is quite an accomplishment for midday at a festival. Opening with the title track to their latest album, "All Is One," they oozed a positive atmosphere and most heads that were banging were also smiling. Having only a forty minute set, it was impressive that the band were able to fit seven songs into their schedule, with the excellent "Separi" being a particular highlight, in part due to the guest appearance of a Dutch Muslim belly dancer, who also joined the group for their finale, which was a medley of "Norra el Norra" and "Ornaments of Gold." Like several bands the day before, Orphaned Land were highly impressive and one that needs adding to the metal fans list of bands to see live. More...
Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 3rd & 4th, 2015 for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, and a powerful music lineup.
The music lineup includes Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more.
Discounted tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages for Louder Than Life are available today through Friday, June 26 at 11:59 AM ET at this location.
Louder Than Life is expanding in 2015 by adding another stage. This year’s bands will perform on four stages, while attendees will enjoy bourbon exhibitions and sampling, along with more than 70 food and beverage vendors that will help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. The band lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Sevendust, Skid Row, Kentucky Headhunters, Tremonti, Hinder, Issues, We Came As Romans, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, 10 Years, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, The Temperance Movement, Marmozets, Art of Dying, Aranda, Glorious Sons, Dorothy, Like A Storm, Kill It Kid, All Them Witches, Whiskey Myers, Jelly Roll, Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Raveneye, Cilver, Romantic Rebel.
ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says, “We’re amping up about making the show at Louisville’s Louder Than Life. It’s a win/win/win with rockin' and rollin,' terrific cuisine, and downright downable drinks. Even while performing we'll make way to check it out.” More...
The first annual Food Truck & Rock Carnival will take place September 18th - 20th, 2015 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ and feature music from Godsmack, Slash, Lita Ford, Stone Temple Pilots, Puddle of Mudd, and more. The festival's organizers had this to say:
"In the 'age of the festival' – whether it be for food trucks, music festivals, beer festivals, etc. – several things are often left desired. Event-goers want fun for all ages, including entertainment that the entire family can enjoy, with activities, music, and refreshments available throughout the event. What if you could experience all of those things, with a classic carnival experience, FREE food truck competition featuring 40+ trucks, four stages of continuous live music from chart-topping, Grammy-winning artists, beer gardens, pro-wrestling, and more, all in one weekend?
"This September 18th, 19th and 20th, the first annual Food Truck & Rock Carnival comes to Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ – and believe it or not – features all of the above and more! In addition to celebrating the rock n’ roll lifestyle, the Food Truck & Rock Carnival includes fun for all ages and walks of life.
"Several Food Truck & Rock Carnival activities will offer FREE admission to all, with daily events including live music, GCW pro-wrestling, food truck competitions, karaoke and discount, high-energy amusement rides. The event will also include a special vendor village."
Ticket prices will increase for Rocklahoma this Sunday at Noon CST. Weekend GA tickets will increase to $189*, Weekend GA 4-Pack to $599* and Single Days will increase to $85*. Buy your tickets now to save money. *plus fees
Online sales for camping will cease at 11:59am on Sunday – camping spots will be available to purchase onsite, upon arrival. Advance online ticket sales will end at 11:59pm on Thursday, May 22. Weekend and Single Day GA tickets will be available onsite starting Friday.
Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK at the “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds. The band performance times have also been announced for this year's Rocklahoma taking place May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Details are as follows: More...
After cutting a live set early last night in New Jersey, Godsmack has issued the following statement about the situation:
"At the conclusion of Tuesday nights performance by Godsmack in Montclair NJ, just prior to the encore, Sully came off stage experiencing a shortness of breath and dizziness.
"Out of an abundance of caution it was decided to have him be further evaluated by medical personnel off site and end the performance prior to the completion of the encore. Godsmack regrets having to end their performance prior to the 3 song encore, and hope that everyone will understand the reasoning for doing so given the situation.
"Sully had recently been battling a virus that likely contributed to the situation. Fortunately, he was evaluated and cleared to perform and is able to continue with the tour including the show tonight in Rochester NY. Thank you so much to those who reached out in concern and understanding." More...
Monster Energy Fort Rock co-producers Danny Wimmer Presents have released the official after show video with highlights from the sold-out festival held on April 25th in Fort Myers, Florida. Check out the video below.
With 14,000 in attendance, the festival featured performances from Slipknot, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, In This Moment, and more.
Monster Energy Fort Rock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series. 2015 sponsors for Monster Energy Fort Rock included Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, Fxck Cancer, Zippo Encore, Revolver Magazine, Alternative Press, Loudwire, State Farm, Florida Weekly, and Marshall Headphones. More...
Baltimore's annual music festival, The Shindig, is shaping up to be more metal than in past years. The festival takes place on September 19, 2015 in Carroll Park, Baltimore, MD, and features Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Anthrax, Chevelle, and Helmet, among others. Check out the flier below:
A limited number of tickets for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion festival are still available for purchase at this location, with the fest set to take place from May 1st - May 3rd. The full lineup and performance times have also been announced and will be as follows:
Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party (for those with hotel and camping packages)
7:30 PM 21st Century Goliath
8:40 PM Failure Anthem
9:50 PM Brown Sabbath
Saturday, May 2 Doors open at 11am
Monster Energy Rebellion Stage
12:30 PM We Are Harlot
2:00 PM Of Mice & Men
4:00 PM Hollywood Undead
6:10 PM Papa Roach
7:40 PM Sammy Hagar & The Circle
9:50 PM Korn More...
Danny Wimmer Presents, the City Of Jacksonville and SMG are happy to announce that in order to accommodate increased demand for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets, this year’s festival will be expanding into a portion of the EverBank Field grounds.
To facilitate festival attendees’ movement between Metropolitan Park and EverBank Field, Gator Bowl Blvd. will be closed at the boundary of Lot TT from 6:00 PM Friday, April 24 until 2:00 AM Monday, April 27.
The new scenario will expand the festival’s capacity 25%, from 40,000 to 50,000, over the two-day event. The lineup for the fifth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, held April 25 & 26 at Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River, includes Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, and many more.
Says Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes, “This year’s Rockville will be the largest yet, with a 25% increase in sales from last year’s record attendance. We are so appreciative of Mayor Brown’s support and leadership in expanding this festival into EverBank Field. I believe this is the first step in unlocking Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville’s full potential.”
“Jacksonville is looking forward to another great Welcome To Rockville,” said Mayor Brown. “By expanding its footprint in Downtown Jacksonville, fans will have an even bigger and better experience. Rockville brings thousands Downtown every year and helps solidify our reputation as a premier destination for top-quality entertainment events.”
After a record-breaking 2014 with over 60,000 fans in attendance, Rocklahoma - presented by Bud Light - returns to “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK for its ninth year on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th with a lineup featuring top current rock artists and classic bands.
The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day. In addition, the campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday. and Sunday. The current band lineup for Rocklahoma 2015 is as follows:
Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, Live, Anthrax, Ministry, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Apocalyptica, The Winery Dogs (featuring Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy & Richie Kotzen), Motionless In White, In Flames, Aranda, Nonpoint, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, You Me At Six, Periphery, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Starset, Shaman’s Harvest, Upon A Burning Body, Sabaton, Like A Storm, Crobot, Islander, Sons of Texas, Wayland, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nasty Habit, Lynam, Bai Bang, Black Tora, ASKA, Kingdragon, BabyJane, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, Dead Metal Society, Ratchet Dolls, Diamond Lane, Mystery, Ragdoll, Mycah, Delta Rose, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Warlock Texas, Mach22, Dellacoma, Station, Tempt, Project Terror, London's Dungeon, Ivy Stone, Lamp Shade Betty, We The Ghost, Well Hung Heart, NICNOS, Even the Dogs, SONS, A Course Of Action, DREK, and Lovebettie, and will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.
“We literally spend months and months piecing together the exact right mix of artists for Rocklahoma each year,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “Linkin Park and Slayer happen to be two of the most requested artists by the fans of Rocklahoma to play, so to get them both at the same time is a major coup. But surrounding them with the exact right element of bands that span the spectrum of classic to current and metal to lighter rock, that’s the key. This year’s lineup has that perfect balance with a little something for everyone.”
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Jacksonville, Florida's Metropolitan Park on April 25th & 26th.
The Bay Area thrash pioneers in Exodus are along for the ride this year, joining a stacked rock line-up including Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Queensrÿche, Live, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Motionless In White, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, Periphery, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Exodus, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body, Beartooth, Islander, ’68, Stars In Stereo, Red Sun Rising, From Ashes To New, Sons Of Texas, World Gone, with more to be announced. More...
Rock On The Range returns to central Ohio’s Columbus Crew Stadium on May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 for its ninth year - this time led by Linkin Park, Slipknot, and Judas Priest.
The full weekend of non-stop rock will also feature performances from Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy, plus the biggest Rock n’ Roll comedians in the ROTR Comedy Tent.
Rock On The Range--part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series--has sold out in advance for two years in a row, with 120,000 concertgoers on hand in 2014. In 2015, ROTR will welcome live music’s top cable channel, AXS TV, to film the weekend as part of their live festival coverage, allowing fans around the world to experience Rock On The Range.
To kick off the ROTR weekend with a laugh, Guitar World & Revolver’s Roast On The Range returns to Columbus, Ohio Thursday, May 14th. Look for more details to be announced in early 2015.
The current band lineup for Rock On The Range 2015 fueled by Monster Energy Drink--is as follows:
Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Ministry, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Live, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Yelawolf, In Flames, Motionless In White, Saxon, Rival Sons, Falling In Reverse, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, Periphery, Nonpoint, Baby Metal, The Devil Wears Prada, Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Starset, New Medicine, Beartooth, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Dorothy, Crobot, Shaman’s Harvest, Like A Storm, Unlocking The Truth, Islander, Marmozets, Sabatron, Upon A Burning Body, From Ashes To New, Red Son Rising, and Santa Cruz, with more bands and entertainers to be announced soon. More...
Godsmack has issued the following announcement about auctioning off VIP guest tickets to support victims of alcohol-related crashes:
"Due to a turn of tragic events, our dear friend and tour manager recently lost his granddaughter to an alcohol related car accident.
"All of our hearts weigh very heavy for him and his family during this difficult time, as no one should ever have to go through the heartbreak of losing a child. Because of this terrible event, Godsmack, Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Fest, and Unite the United are coming together to help raise money, awareness, and support victims of alcohol related accidents.
"We are auctioning off a once in a lifetime experience for two, to be our special VIP Rockstar Uproar guests for the day in Dallas TX! The auction winner will receive the following: 2 great tickets to the show, watch Godsmack’s set sidestage, a private Meet & Greet with Godsmack with a professional photo op, a Meet & Greet with Seether, a hand signed Dean from Hell Electric Guitar (autographed by all members of Godsmack, Seether, Skillet and more), 2 VIP Laminates, complimentary lunch & dinner in catering, and more!
"Let’s come together for a great cause, as well as give two fans an experience they will remember for a lifetime! You can view the LIVE auction, and place your bid now at this location. Auction ends Sunday night at 8pm CST so place your bid now!
"If you are going to drink, always be responsible enough to not get behind the wheel. It's NOT worth the risk of losing your life, or taking away the life of another. Stay the night at a friends house or hotel and sober up. If you need to get home, call a cab or have a designated driver with you. It will help save lives."
The band's new album "1000HP" is out now, and you can check out a music video from the album below. More...
Godsmack today posts a new music video for the title track off the freshly released "1000HP" album. Check it out at Vevo.com or in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:
3. Something Different
4. What's Next?
5. Generation Day
6. Locked & Loaded
7. Living In the Gray
8. I Don't Belong
9. Nothing Comes Easy
10. Turning To Stone More...
Godsmack today launches pre-orders for new album "1000Hp" (available at iTunes here), which will come with a free download of the title track single. "1000Hp" is due out August 5th, 2014.
You can also stream the title track at this location, and the band has now revealed the full track listing will be:
3. Something Different
4. What's Next?
5. Generation Day
6. Locked & Loaded
7. Living In the Gray
8. I Don't Belong
9. Nothing Comes Easy
10. Turning To Stone More...