I don't like posting press releases, but since I wrote this one and we're talking about my beloved Kix, you all get to read and enjoy. That's right, kiddos: Kix are headed to Iowa. Get your tickets. Don't make me stand in a field and drink cans of beer alone.
Of course, if I was alone, I'd have a better chance of hanging out with Kix, wouldn't I?
On second thought, stay home!
Nah, I'm kidding.
ALGONA, IOWA (October 28, 2008) - The "dirty boys of the underground," east coast rockers Kix, are set to bring their high-energy stage antics to America's heartland. Kix will play the inaugural Rock Gone Wild festival in Algona, Iowa August 20-23, 2009.
Founded in a Hagerstown, Maryland basement about three decades ago, Kix are known for an over-the-top show - complete with choreography! Kix take the phrase "hop, skip and a jump" to a completely new level. Band members made a name for themselves in the mid 1980s with a string of videos on MTV and the hit single "Don't Close Your Eyes" featured on the popular album Blow My Fuse. East coast fans know Kix intimately. Their New Year's Eve shows at Hammerjacks are stuff of legend. Now, fans outside the eastern seaboard get the chance to experience real rock energy up close and personal. Kix are Steve Whiteman (vocals), Brian "Damage" Forsythe (guitar), Ronnie "10/10" Younkins (guitar), Mark Schenker (bass) and Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant (drums).
Kix join Dangerous Toys, Saigon Kick, Rhino Bucket, Helix and Junkyard to the constantly expanding Rock Gone Wild lineup. Visit www.rockgonewild.com or www.anatomyofafestival.wordpress.com for updated festival information.
Rock Gone Wild fans are able to purchase tickets at all three price levels: platinum, VIP and general admission. Platinum ticket holders are allowed exclusive access to the Sinners Lounge. The Sinners Lounge features buffet style lunch, dinner and nightly snacks daily; liquor and beer, soft drinks and water - all to enjoy in an air conditioned tent. The Sinners Lounge is the perfect nightclub setting for all rock fans! Platinum ticket holders sit in the first ten rows.
VIP ticket holders also get special Rock Gone Wild privileges. These ticket holders will sit in rows 11-30, enjoy buffet style lunch, dinner and late night snacks daily, plus beer, soft drinks and water. VIP fans will enjoy their food and drink in air-conditioned tents. General admission tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, please visithttp://tickets.rockgonewild.com/.
Rock Gone Wild will take place at the FreedomPark festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa.
Rock now. Rock on. Rock wild.