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Breaking Rocklahoma News

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 10:06AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments8 Comments

gypsypistolerosglam.jpgThis morning, I chatted with Lee Pistolero of the glam/flamenco outfit Gypsy Pistoleros. During our interview, I asked him about Rocklahoma and the unique frontman confirmed that his band will perform the main stage during the 80s hair fest. The Gypsy Pistoleros will perform for 10 minutes during the L.A. Guns set on July 15.

Today, travel website www.easier.com reports that Rocklahoma has become a worldwide phenomenon. Here is an excerpt of the article:

"Ticket sales around the world are making the Rocklahoma music festival one of the most successful events of Oklahoma’s Centennial Celebration as ‘80’s rock fans will converge on the state from locations as far away as Japan, Australia and South Africa.

'The eyes of the world are on Rocklahoma,' said Mark Nuessle, General Manager of Catch the Fever Music Festivals. 'Rocklahoma has struck a chord that has reverberated around the globe. We have sold tickets to ‘80’s rock fans in all 50 states and across six continents. Rocklahoma has literally become one of the largest music festivals in the world.'

Twenty-three bands are scheduled to play during the three-day festival, making Rocklahoma the largest ‘80’s rock festival of its kind to be organized. Two weeks ago, when Twisted Sister was announced as Rocklahoma’s headliner, word spread like wildfire via satellite radio and the World Wide Web. Rocklahoma’s draw is most likely a combination of the bands’ talents and the sheer number of bands playing at the event, said Dave Giencke, Director of Operations for Catch the Fever Music Festivals."

Glam fans, if you haven't bought your tickets for Rocklahoma yet, what are you waiting for?!? There are still seats available, but the entire front section of V.I.P. is sold out. Buy tickets at www.shopfeverfest.com.

Here is a video of the Gypsy Pistoleros performing in Madrid, supporting Tyla's Dogs D'amour. Check back soon for my full conversation with Lee Pistolero!

Reader Comments (8)

I am so glad to see Rocklahoma selling so well! It just proves that Glam is BACK! And it is here to stay!
May 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I still can't believe that I wont be at this show.

Maybe next year!
May 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHard Rock Hideout
Frankly, Rocklamhoma's commercial success is baffling to me. It seems like there might be some interesting stuff happening on the side stage with some of the newer bands, but I doubt that is the draw for people to spend all the money they must be spending to attend this show.

Allyson, you mention Tyla's Dogs D'Amour. By the sound of that, it is Tyla playing with other people under the Dogs D'Amour name. I looked it up and that seems to be the case? I always liked Dogs D'Amour, but I'm skeptical of bands that are really solo projects for a key member. So, the question is, how does the new stuff compare to the earlier albums?
May 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
This report has been around for a while, they've just copied it. I'm coming from Australia, I can't wait. Although, I'm skeptical about a lot of the bands, I wonder how many have no original members ? But, Ratt/Twisted Sister/Poison is good enough for me. The only band I won't bother with is Vince Neil, he only plays Crue stuff anyhow, and I've seen him play those songs twice now, with the Crue.
May 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Check out The Jersey Syndicate on one of the side stages!
July 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMooha
Just wait till ROK 08!!! WOO HOO!
Hey..wanna a Pistolero t-shirt before then? Message me at glampressandgoddess@live.com to find out how!
January 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGlampress Angee Pistolero
Re: fuck rocklalahoma,south texas rock fest is where its at!!!!
by Metal Jesus on Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:31 pm

TESLA, STEPHEN PEARCY and BULLETBOYS have been confirmed for the first annual South Texas Rock Fest, set to take place on July 11-13 (the same weekend as the similarly themed Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma) at the Javelina Harley-Davidson Festival grounds in San Antonio, Texas.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

QUEENSRŸCHE
DOKKEN
TESLA
Y&T
STEPHEN PEARCY
SKID ROW
L.A. GUNS
FASTER PUSSYCAT
HELIX
THE GODZ
FIREHOUSE
PRETTY BOY FLOYD
BULLETBOYS
BANG TANGO
HOUSE OF LORDS
JACKYL

The South Texas Rock Fest venue covers over 50 acres and includes FREE parking, FREE camping and NO city ordinances!

One-day, three-day (includes FREE camping) and three-day VIP tickets (includes food, beer and front section seating) go on sale April 4.

For more information, visit http://www.southtexasrockfest.com.
March 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercan
<<The South Texas Rock Fest venue covers over 50 acres and includes FREE parking, FREE camping and NO city ordinances!>>

50 acres with all that crammed in there, someones gonna get hurt.
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRandy

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