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The daily band lineup has been announced for Rock Vegas - powered by Rockstar Energy Drink - which is being billed as "Sin City's Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival" and takes place Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
The two-day rock extravaganza will feature performances from Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, and Godsmack, plus Staind, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Adelitas Way, All That Remains, P.O.D., Art of Dying, Redlight King, New Medicine, Deuce, Otherwise and more.
Rob Zombie provides some insight into what fans can expect from his theatrical live performance, noting: "I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City's loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain't seen nothing like this."
The daily performance lineup for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is as follows:
Friday, September 28
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Deuce, Redlight King
Saturday, September 29
Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Otherwise
Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time and are priced as low as $39 each, plus fees. VIP packages will also be available for purchase. Discounted hotel rates at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur are exclusively available for Rock Vegas attendees. To buy tickets, make hotel reservations, visit this location.
Godsmack announced today that due to continued vocal issues with singer Sully Erna, the band is forced to cancel the remaining dates on its currently scheduled European tour.
According to a statement, Erna was examined by throat specialists in the U.S. yesterday and on the advice of his doctors has been advised to not sing for the next several weeks to allow time for his vocal chords to heal. The current tour marked the first time the band had toured Europe in nearly nine years, and Gosmack was only able to perform two of the fourteen scheduled dates in Europe.
In an e-mail from Sully, he writes:
"Sorry Europe. Seems like we can't catch a break there lately. London you were one of the best crowds we've played to in a very long time.... Belgium, you were awesome as well. As for the rest of you in Europe that we weren't able to reach, I promise you we'll be back!! For now it's lots of rest and fluids for me until my vocal specialist clears me to sing again. My deepest apologies Europe! You'll see us again. Thanks for your support and understanding."
For more on Godsmack, you can check out a recently posted video interview with the band at this location.
Total Rock has posted a new video interview online with the members of Godsmack, recently conducted in London. Check out the video clip below, in which the band discusses upcoming touring and releasing new material.
Godsmack will be performing on the upcoming Rockstar Uproar Festival this August and September. Check out the full tour routing at this location.
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will kick off August 17th in Kansas City, MO, criss-crossing the U.S. before wrapping up on September 30th in Albuquerque, NM. See below for the current tour dates, cities, and venues.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way.
In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner. More...
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar festival returns this August and September for more than 30 shows throughout North America. The main stage features multi-platinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way.
In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multi-platinum headliners P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Fozzy, Deuce, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 Best Buy Music Gear Battle Of The Bands Powered By Ernie Ball), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red, and a local battle of the bands winner.
Fozzy will be touring in support of a new studio album, set to be released this summer via Century Media Records. A video clip announcing the tour can be viewed below. More...
Connecticut/New York thrash metal band Indestructible Noise Command has just added brand new U.S. dates to the group's upcoming performance schedule. I.N.C. will make appearances on April 7th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY, April 14th at WJRR’s Earthday Birthday at Tinker Field in Orlando, FL, and on April 19th at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ as part of Jose Mangin's Hard Attack Thursdayz. Details are as follows:
4/7 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar w/ Onslaught – Doors @ 8pm
4/14 Orlando, FL @ WJRR’s Earthday Birthday at Tinker Field w/ Godsmack, Trivium, and more
4/19 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz w/ M-16 “Jose Mangin's Hard Attack Thursdayz”
I.N.C. recently signed with Extreme Management Group (EMG), also known for representing Suffocation, Origin, and more. I.N.C. is currently in the studio recording new material and recently tapped ex-Chimaira drummer Kevin Talley to crush behind the kit on the upcoming release.
The band released the new album, "Heaven Sent… Hellbound," on August 23rd, 2011 with Rising Records with distribution through Candlelight Records. The album is produced by world-famous record producer Fredrik Nordström (At the Gates, In Flames, Opeth) and the artwork is illustrated by artist Sam Shearon (Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Fear Factory).
For more information on I.N.C. head over to the band's Facebook profile.
American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:
Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
All Shall Perish
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Children Of Bodom
Apparently deciding not to take the suggestions of "Grunge is Dead but it's Keeping Us Alive," "We Couldn't Get Nickelback So We Got Each Other," "The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Convention" or "The Barb Wire Tattoo Tour," Staind has now issued the following announcement about picking the winner of the band's contest to have fans name an upcoming tour with Godsmack:
"Hey all Staind fans, wanted to send a thank you to all those who participated in the Name the Tour contest. We're excited to announce the the official name of the tour is going to be the Mass Chaos Tour.
"In keeping up with our vision to have the fans be a part of the tour from beginning to end, we wanted to ask you to help us create a tour poster. We've teamed up with Creative Allies and will be giving the winning designer $500 and printing their poster in a limited run. Click here to learn more and get started today.
"Last but not least is the official tour routing announcement. Take a look below to see when we'll be in your neighborhood with Godsmack and Halestorm. Pre-sale opens up for the fan club on Wednesday 1/25 with the public on-sale Friday, 1/27. During the presale, members of the Dysfunctional Fan Club will also have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of VIP packages."
Dates are as follows: More...
Staind has issued the following announcement about seeking fans to name the band's upcoming tour with Godsmack:
"Hey all Staind fans,
"It's official, we are gearing up for a co-headline tour with our fellow New Englanders, Godsmack and we're bringing Halestorm with us! Guess who is going to name the tour? YOU ARE!
"Post your tour name suggestion in the comments section below the announcement on Staind's, Godsmack's, or Halestorm's Facebook pages. On Thursday we'll reveal the top 5 contenders and ask you to vote for your favorite. The winning tour name will be announced on Monday, 1/23 along with the tour dates.
"Suggest a tour name now! See you on the road."
The daily performance times have been revealed for the inaugural 48 Hours Festival Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th at the Luxor Festival Grounds on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Band performance times are as follows:
Saturday, October 15 (doors open at 2:00 PM)
Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage
9:10 PM Avenged Sevenfold
7:40 PM Five Finger Death Punch
6:20 PM Hollywood Undead
5:00 PM Bullet For My Valentine
4:00 PM Escape The Fate
3:00 PM Adelitas Way
5:40 PM Hatebreed
4:30 PM Rev Theory
3:30 PM Black Tide
2:35 PM Hell Or Highwater
2:00 PM Orange Blossom Special More...
The organizers of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival have posted a "thank you" video clip online in which the bands that took part in the tour say their farewells to the fans. You can check out the clip below.
The 48 Hours Festival, powered by Rockstar Energy Drink, will take place on Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16 2011 in Las Vegas. A trailer for the upcoming festival can be viewed below.
The show will include live sets by Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Hollywood Undead, Sick Puppies, Escape The Fate, Sevendust, Hatebreed, Adelitas Way, Rev Theory, 10 Years, Black Tide, Art of Dying, Eyes, Set to Kill, Butcher Babies, Valora, Hell or Highwater, Orange Blossom Special and more.
Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.
Saturday, July 23:
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
DEAD & DIVINE
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
Sunday, July 24:
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
TIMES OF GRACE
Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, and Stone Sour are among the artists confirmed for the first ever Carolina Rebellion, which is set for Saturday, May 7 at Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, NC.
The current lineup for Carolina Rebellion is as follows: Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Stone Sour, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Hinder, Skillet, Saving Abel, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, My Darkest Days, Cavo, Rev Theory, Pop Evil, Art Of Dying and more. The festival will feature two main stages for the biggest acts in rock today, both sponsored by Monster Energy.
“Strap yourself in and hold on tight...Godsmack is coming to Carolina Rebellion to kick y'all a new asshole!!” says Sully Erna of Godsmack.
Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge comments: "We are very much looking forward to performing at the Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte. We are honored to be sharing the stage with many great bands that night and it promises to be a memorable event." More...
The official lineup and dates for the 4th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has finally been announced. Confirming much of what was leaked last week, DISTURBED, GODSMACK and MEGADETH will headline the main stage, joined by MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, and many more bands. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.
This summer’s mainstage artists, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, and MEGADETH, will be joined by a mix of the best hard rock and metal artists of today. IN FLAMES, MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM have grown through the ranks to now perform on the mainstage in rotating slots throughout the tour.
The JAGERMEISTER stage will feature UNEARTH, KINGDOM OF SORROW, RED FANG, and the winners of JAGERMEISTER Battle of the Bands. The Extreme Stage will spotlight SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL SHALL PERISH and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH.
The 2011 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team.
“Strap yourself in and hold on tight, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fassst this summer,” exclaims GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna. “Godsmack/Disturbed, Mayhem Festival!! Can't Fu@?kin' wait!!!”
Mainstage guitarist Dan Donnegan of DISTURBED emotes, “DISTURBED is looking forward to being part of the biggest summer tour in the U.S. this year. It's been years since we shared the stage with GODSMACK and we've been wanting to team up with them and join forces for a longtime. MEGADETH has been a big inspiration to us and we are looking forward to the other bands rounding out what seems to be a solid bill.” More...
Update: Check out the official announcement here.
While the official announcement has yet to be made, initial details about the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 are being reported around the 'net. Blabbermouth.net reports that Disturbed and Godsmack are rumored to be headlining this summer's touring festival, which will kick off in early July.
Here's the initial Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 lineup (more to be announced):
Rotating Opening Slot On Main Stage:
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
ALL SHALL PERISH
KINGDOM OF SORROW
A tip we received also indicates that Red Fang will be part of the lineup.
A total of 13 acts are expected to appear on the bill.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 tour dates appear to be:
Jul. 09 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre
Jul. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jul. 13 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Jul. 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
Jul. 17 - Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 22 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Jul. 23 - Montreal, QUE @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul. 24 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
Jul. 27 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 31 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 02 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 03 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 05 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 06 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 07 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
Aug. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 13 - Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
Please bear in mind, this is not yet official. The official announcement will be made on Monday, January 31st.
A new video trailer has been posted online promoting the forthcoming 2011 edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. While no bands have been announced several sites are citing the following bands and acts that are rumored to appear: Disturbed, Megadeth, Godsmack
In Flames, Trivium, Machine Head and Unearth. An official announcement is expected shortly.
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has posted the first music video from his debut solo album. The video is for the song "Sinner's Prayer" and is included on his debut solo album, titled "Avalon." "Avalon" was released on September 14, 2010.
You can view the video below:
Five Finger Death Punch has checked in with the following brief update about touring alongside Godsmack and Drowning Pool:
"We’re pleased to announce that 5FDP will be out on the road this Fall with a very seminal band, Godsmack. Drowning Pool will also be on the bill. Here are the first batch of dates. More are coming - this promises to be the most Sinister tour of the fall!"
The currently announced dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced shortly:
10/3 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion
10/5 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
10/6 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Center
10/8 Boston, MA Tsongas Center
10/9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/10 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park
Sully Erna, vocalist of Godsmack, has revealed details regarding his upcoming solo album. The album, which has been titled as "Avalon," is the first solo album from the Godsmack frontman and is set for release on September 14th, 2010. The first single to be released from the album is scheduled to be "Sinner's Prayer" and will hit radio airwaves sometime in the coming weeks.
A tour is also planned for late 2010/early 2011.