Archive and Search
« Rock Gone Wild Festival Update | Main | Penny Lane Release 'Midnight Tales from the Funhouse: Part 1' »

Rock Gone Wild is (Probably) Canceled

I've spent the past three hours trying to independently confirm that Rock Gone Wild, the new multi-day festival in Iowa, is canceled. Rumors started flying that the festival was off days ago and then Stevie Rachelle, owner of Metal Sludge posted this on his website:

Save your money, cancel your plans, do NOT fuck yourself. I got friends who are getting fucked by this, and i am NOT happy about it.

This event is about as likely to take place as a full solar eclipse over IOWA at noon tomorrow while Slipknot plays a set of all covers by KIK TRACEE.

Don't ask me how, but I know.

Then later:

It's sad that the people who are behind this have left everybody hanging as long as they did. I have been hearing inside rumblings that shit was gonna hit the fan for a while now. So I confronted the "powers that be" and was told repeatedly all was okay.

I have fans, friends and family who were making ALL kinds of arrangements and are out money.

As of 11:30pm last night I was being told "hold on another 2 days"

Fuck that. I put the word out ASAP. Sent my post to every major outlet on the web. Bands, fans, friends, etc.. are e-mailing me, calling and texting asking if this is just a "rumor". No it's not.

Anyone who still believes this event is still gonna play is a moron.

Blabbermouth posted a similar story earlier today. Most significant, however, is the post left on the forum by the festival promoter herself. In it, Nathalie Faghihi writes:

"Rock Gone Wild was notified on August 5, 2009, by email from legal counsel representing Diamond Jo Casino, that... 'The event cannot take place anywhere on the licensed premises.'"

Bring Back Glam! has left two voice mails with the Diamond Jo Casino regarding the festival. Two different switchboard operators have never heard of the festival. I await official word one way or another regarding the fate of this festival.

Remember, Rock Gone Wild moved locations just weeks ago for unspecified reasons. For months, the festival was billed as taking place in Algona, Iowa. Diamond Jo Casino is located in Northwood, Iowa.



Reader Comments (4)

Sucks for everyone involved, but not a shock if you ask me...
August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Rumors have been swirling since yesterday, so we tried to find some facts. We went to local newspapers for some news.

We took the following quote from the Globe Gazette, a newspaper from Mason City in northern Iowa:

Food caterer Dean Homme, of All Star Foods in Hudson, Wis., said Thursday morning that he was called by the promoter of the event and told the event was cancelled.

And Tricia Byrnes, a booking agent for one of the bands, Ernie and the Automatics, received information Thursday morning that, “the event may not happen.” She said her company, Fine Productions, was told they would know within 48 hours if the four-day event would be held.

KIMT, Channel 3, out of Mason City, Iowa also reported what you just did.:

The General Manager of Diamond Jo Casino in Worth County tells us they're not allowing Rock Gone Wild to happen on any of the casino's licensed grounds.

So, it doesn't look good. After RGW promoters issue a press release today, Friday Aug. 7th, at 4pm, we'll all know for sure.
August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTawny Khat
Not a big surprise...I kinda saw this coming.
August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBigRobbo
Hello from Russia)
October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPolprav

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.