Full Line-Up Announced for ROCKLAHOMA 2012: “Miss Rocklahoma Contest” Gets Underway…
The full line-up has been announced for ROCKLAHOMA – America’s BIGGEST Memorial Day Weekend party, May 25th – 27th at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The three-day camp & rock festival, presented by Budweiser, features the top current active rock artists & classic bands.
The Rocklahoma line-up is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, & Jamco Industries. Bands will perform on the “Main Stage”, “Hard Rock Stage”, “Retrospect Records Stage”, & “AXIS Campground Stage”.
General admission tickets went on sale beginning Tuesday, March 20th with a 3-day ticket price starting at $125 (plus fees) & 3-day “VIP” reserved tickets listed at $350 (plus fees). “Groupie” & “Roadie” VIP package prices will remain the same. The “Rockstar VIP Package” is now SOLD OUT.
For a detailed list of 2012 Rocklahoma ticket options, VIP packages, & amenities – please visit www.rocklahoma.com. Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Campground opens on Sunday, May 20th & will remain open though Tuesday, May 29th.
The “Miss Rocklahoma” competition returns this year. Until April 18th, contestants can enter for a chance to be crowned ‘Miss Rocklahoma 2012′ by uploading their photo & information at www.rocklahoma.com. The top ten women who best embody the rock’n'roll spirit of Rocklahoma will be announced on the Rocklahoma website, April 25th. From April 25th to May 11th, rock fans from around the world can vote online for their favorite “Miss Rocklahoma” contestant. The TOP FIVE FINALISTS (revealed May 14th) will take part in an onstage competition at Rocklahoma on May 25th, with one lucky contestant being crowned the winner & ambassador for Rocklahoma 2012.
Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa – in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival & includes on-site camping with access to restrooms & shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas, & much more.
Established in 2007, as a classic rock destination festival with the motto “Life, liberty, & the pursuit of rock!” – Rocklahoma was re-vamped in 2010, as organizers teamed with AEG Live to create an event encompassing a much broader mix of classic, current, & up-&-coming rock artists. In 2011, a record-breaking crowd of over 35,000 fans turned out for the festival…which raised over $10,000 for the American Red Cross – as part of their tornado relief efforts in nearby Joplin, MO. The festival celebrates its 6th year in 2012.
ROCKLAHOMA – Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Rock! – www.rocklahoma.com
“ROCK ON THE RANGE” – Daily Line-Up Announced!!!
The day-by-day line-up for the massive sixth annual “ROCK ON THE RANGE” can now be revealed. Incubus, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, & Slash lead the Saturday bill…& Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, & Anthrax close out Sunday. The full schedule for this potent rock extravaganza is listed below.
This year, ROTR will be hosted by hard rock aficionado Jose Mangin of Sirius XM & “Headbangers Ball”. Hard rock music fans will also now have the chance to purchase single-day tickets, plus ROTR’s first-ever “4-Pack Special” starting Friday, March 16th. “America’s Premier Destination Rock Festival” will be held May 18th-20th at “Columbus Crew Stadium” in Columbus, OH.
Single-day tickets are $59.50, plus service fees. In addition, this year ROTR will be offering the first-ever “4-Pack Special” (which includes a lower service charge with every 4 tickets) for $199, plus service fees. Tickets are available at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster, or the Crew Stadium Box Office. ALL TICKETS include free entry to the second annual “Friday Night 4Play” pre-show party.
The day-by-day breakdown is as follows:
FRIDAY NIGHT 4PLAY: Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Black Tide, & Hells Bells (tribute to AC/DC).
SATURDAY, MAY 19th: Incubus, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Cypress Hill, Chevelle, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Cavo, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, In This Moment, New Medicine, Kyng, Otherwise, Rival Sons, Emphatic, & the “Fox TV Winner” (TBA).
SUNDAY, MAY 20th: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Anthrax, Mastodon, Volbeat, The Darkness, Down, Escape The Fate, Lacuna Coil, Black Stone Cherry, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Redlight King, James Durbin, Aranda, 12 Stones, SOiL, Eve To Adam, & Ghosts Of August.
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE, & Crew Stadium - “ROCK ON THE RANGE” is a multi-stage music & lifestyle event, featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages. 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.
ROYAL THUNDER Added to “Decibel Magazine Tour” – Atlanta Date (May 2nd) @ “The Masquerade”
Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based quartet who release their debut album “CVI” on May 22nd, have been tapped by Decibel Magazine to take part in the metal publication’s inaugural tour…with a spot on the May 2nd Atlanta date, at “The Masquerade”.
“We’re completely honoured to have Royal Thunder on the bill of our Atlanta Decibel Magazine Tour show. They’re truly headed for great things!” offered Decibel Editor, Albert Mudrian. “So, when we ask them to headline the tour in a few years…they’ll have hopefully forgotten what we paid them to do this show, & still wanna work with us.”
The 26-date trek features headliners Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood, & In Solitude with hand-picked artists joining the roster in their hometown cities. For more information & ticketing links, please visit www.decibelmagazinetour.com.
STONE CIRCLE Writing Third Album – “SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR” Booked!!!
Fresh from amazing support shows for You Am I, Amy Meredith, & Shannon Noll (where the band set new merch sales records amongst their peers), & having already sold 1,500 copies of their second release “LIVING FOR THE SUNSHINE” since the independent album launch, there doesn’t seem to be any let up for the determined Perth, Australian band STONE CIRCLE.
A headline “Curtin Uni Beach Bash” – presented to over 1,600 students – cemented the group firmly in their place as one of the most sought after Western Australian rock acts. Not content with only rocking the stage, Stone Circle have also been tucked away writing new material for another studio effort…with rumors that it will be heavier, edgier, & contain a generous helping of anthemic choruses, soaring riffs, & tidy grooves. Craig Skelton, Stone Circle’s bassist & keyboard player, hints that a 2013 release is in the cards – but only once they have completed the next few months of live local gigs & an extensive South American tour beginning in April, 2012.
Here’s a taste of what’s in store for the remainder of March & April:
Friday, March 30th – Pioneer Village Primary School – Armadale – 6:30PM – FREE SHOW (Community charity event to raise funds for the school’s music department.)
Saturday, March 31st – Civic Hotel Band Room (Inglewood) – Perth, Australia – 6:00 PM
South American Tour:
Stone Circle depart Perth on 17th, heading to Argentina on April 17th, where they will play the “Niceto Club” in Buenos Aries on April 19th, 2012. With a capacity of 2,000 people – playing in such a magnificent venue is almost unheard of for a relatively unknown band. Then it’s off to “Caracas” in Venezuela (for two days) to play a festival & sample the local cuisine.
From April 23rd, the band flies to Colombia to gear up for a run of dates that will make your mouth water: Hard Rock Café, The Ozzy Bar, & The Canterbury Bar in Bogota. Then it’s off to Holguin, Cuba for A WEEK of festival & media appearances…including a “Tree of Friendship” planting ceremony with members of the Cuban government & local officials, plus multiple radio interview & television appearances – including one national morning TV appearance.
STONE CIRCLE are Jeremy Harris (lead vocals), Craig Skelton (bass/keyboards), Scott Howe (guitar), & Derrin Kee (drums).
Find out more about STONE CIRCLE @ www.stonecircleband.com.
GODSMACK & STAIND “MASS CHAOS CO-HEADLINE TOUR” – Begins April 13th in Augusta, GA with HALESTORM OPENING!!!!
Fellow New England platinum rock bands, Staind & Godsmack, have announced they’ll be doing a co-headline tour – which their fans voted to name, THE MASS CHAOS TOUR. It will kick off April 13thin Augusta, Georgia at “James Brown Arena”. Opening the show will be hard rock quartet, Halestorm.
“Going on tour with Godsmack was a no-brainer!” says STAIND singer/guitarist/songwriter Aaron Lewis, “Our fans are in for one hell of a rock show!!!” GODSMACK frontman & songwriter Sully Erna says, “We’re very excited to get back out with our Massachusetts brothers again. It’s been a pinch too long, & all hell is about to break loose!” Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM adds, “I am stoked to be supporting Godsmack & Staind on this tour! To be touring with the two bands of my generation, that paved the way for modern rock, is an honor. This line-up will crush your skulls!”
The bands gave fans the chance to design a tour poster for the “Mass Chaos Tour” – via Creative Allies. The winning designer will receive $500 & a ‘Prize Pack’. Contest is NOW CLOSED, but to see all entries, please visit http://creativeallies.com/.
Staind’s latest release, the self-titled “STAIND”, is a return to the band’s heaviest roots & their most powerful, intense collection of songs to date. Revolver Magazine called the album “a shocking, crushing tour de force”, & Loudwire declared – “The band has returned to the grittier, bottom-heavy, down-tuned sound that defined its commercial breakthroughs…1999’s ‘Dysfunction’ & 2001’s ‘Break the Cycle’.” STAIND – the band’s 7th studio album, debuted at #5 on the “Billboard Top 200″. The debut single “Not Again” was the fastest rising single of the band’s career, hitting #1 on the ‘Active Rock Chart’ & staying there for eight consecutive weeks. “Eyes Wide Open” debuted in the ‘Top 30′ – while still having a track in the ‘Top 5′. In the span of their career, Staind has sold over 15 million albums worldwide…had nine “Top 10″ singles across multiple radio formats, with four of those songs hitting #1 – including the most-played rock song of the decade, “It’s Been Awhile”.
GODSMACK is considered to be one of the definitive alternative hardrock bands in contemporary music. The band’s 13 year legacy – guided by fearless founder & frontman, Sully Erna – includes over 15 million albums sold…highlighted by scores of sold-out international concerts, countless successful tours, a remarkable 18 hit-singles mark, FOUR platinum records, one “GOLD EP”, & four Grammy nominations. Godmack’s “THE ORACLE” (the band’s last album) debuted at #1 on the ‘Billboard Top 200′ chart, marking the third consecutive album in a row (by the band) to debut at #1. Certified GOLD in the US, the album generated such hits as “Cryin’ Like A Bitch” & “Love-Hate-Sex-Pain”. The band is currently working on a new release, slated for mid-2012.
Acclaimed as one of hardrock’s most explosive acts, Halestorm made a ‘Top 5′ debut on SoundScan’s “Hard Music Chart” – upon its 2009 release. It simultaneously bursted into the ‘Top 40′ on the comprehensive “Billboard 200″. The band’s follow-up album is set for release this spring. Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale, & her brother/drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has made its bones as a major-league hardrock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such like-minded artists as Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, & Stone Sour.
GODSMACK / STAIND / HALESTORM TOUR DATES:
April 13 – Augusta, GA @ James Brown Arena
April 15 – Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
April 17 – New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
April 18 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
April 19 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center (99 X-FEST)
April 21 – Lubbock, TX @ Lone Star Amphitheater
April 22 – Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo Center
April 24 – Beaumont, TX @ Ford Pavilion
April 25 – Laredo, TX @ Laredo Energy Center
April 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Quail Run Park (98 KUPD U-FEST)
May 01 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
May 02 – San Antonio, TX @ Illusions Theater
May 04 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
May 06 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
May 09 – Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
May 11 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 12 – Huntington, WV @ ‘The Big Sandy Superstore’ Arena
May 15 – Syracuse, NY @ Oncenter
May 16 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
May 18 – Bangor, ME @ TBA