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Rock on the Range 2011 Bands Announced

I'm pretty excited about this lineup and I'll once again be attending and reporting from this festival! Here's the announcement (full band list in bottom of release).


ROCK ON THE RANGE is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary!  America’s premier destination rock festival--May 21-22at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio--will feature a spectacular lineup of rock heavyweights including A Perfect Circle (first performance of 2011), Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Korn, Stone Sour and Staind (first performance in two years).  The unforgettable weekend will also be highlighted by performances from Danzig, Hollywood Undead, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Label Society and Alter Bridge. In addition, Juliya of Fuse TV will return as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.


"Three years ago my other band Ashes Divide was fortunate enough to play Rock On The Range as a support act; to return to the same festival and headline this year with A Perfect Circle is truly an honor," says Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle.


“We are honored that Rock On The Range has asked us be one of the headliners,” says M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold. “Not only is it an amazing show to be apart of, but it holds a deep spot in our hearts. Rock On The Range was the last American show we played with our best friend and drummer, The Rev. We are looking forward to continuing his legacy of rock n roll insanity that night! See you all there.” 

"If you suffer from stimulus overload, the fifth anniversary of Rock On The Range may be too much for you,” quips Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment.  “Virtually all of the bands that make up the top of the Active Rock charts are performing at America's biggest Rock festival.   When you look at the acts on the bill, and think of the massive list of songs that live in the body of that lineup, it's easy to get overwhelmed with excitement.” 


The ROCK ON THE RANGE celebration will start early on Friday night, May 20 with the nation’s biggest pre-festival Anniversary Party at the venue, featuring performances from two of the world’s craziest throwback rock artists--Steel Panther and Lez Zeppelin.  Best of all, your ticket to the Anniversary Party will be absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase!


“It seems like only yesterday that we created this vision for an active rock festival in the heartland, but it’s actually been five years now.” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live.  “If it weren’t for the loyal fan base of active rock fans, the ‘Rangers,’ Rock On The Range would still just be an idea on the back of a napkin!  We can’t think of a better way to say ‘thank you’ then to throw a big FREE party for everyone!  It will be a night of unmatched celebration!”


A special ROCK ON THE RANGE ticket pre-sale will take place from Wednesday, February 9 at 10:00 AM (ET) through Friday, February 11 at 10:00 PM (ET).  For details on pre-sale, go to:  Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 AM (ET).  Two-day weekend festival passes start at just $99.50plus service and transaction fees. Layaway ticket purchase options are also still available for a limited time.


"We are extremely excited about the lineup for Rock On The Range’s Fifth Anniversary show at Crew Stadium," said Mark McCullers, President & General Manager of the Columbus Crew, a co-executive Producer of Rock On The Range.  "We are coming off another record year in 2010 and are looking forward to raising the bar again in 2011."


Stay tuned to, and for the most up-to-date ROCK ON THE RANGE information. 

The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2011 is as follows: A Perfect Circle, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Korn, Stone Sour, Staind, Danzig, Hollywood Undead, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Label Society, Alter Bridge, A Day To Remember, Hinder, Escape The Fate, All That Remains, P.O.D., The Damned Things, Fu Manchu, Black Veil Brides, Saving Abel, Sick Puppies, Finger Eleven, My Darkest Days, Cavo, Trapt, Rev Theory and Pop Evil.


Reader Comments (11)

Weak line-up!
I'd go see Danzig, Fu Manchu and Black Label Society, that's it.
February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
I remember the ROTR press release stating this year's event was going to have a "throwback" band lineup. These are not "throwback" bands. Most of them are more like "throw away" bands.
February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDustin in Chillicothe
Wake me when this festival stops being realllllly boring.
February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Not a very strong lineup, may be their weakest yet. This is not a show that one would travel cross country for. Way too many repeats and there are tons of great rock bands that have not graced the ROTR stage yet. oh, and if you weren't able to check out Disturbed on last summer's Uproar Tour, or last year's club tour, or this winter's Music as A Weapon tour, and won't be able to catch them on this summer's Mayhem tour, then here is your chance!
February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill
Save your money, bring back the hair metal bands!
February 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
Dammitt... I like ONLY want a ticket to the pre-party with Steel panther! does anybody know if that is any way possible?
February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I am not impressed with the lineup at all , and could no be more sick of Disturbed...APC, B4MV and Danzig are sweet though.. Ill still be there ........Kenny Ozz , I believe that we ( like 9 of us are going sat- sun ) and thus will miss the Fri show ( woulda been great to see Steel Dragon) if this is the case you are welcome to my tocket free of charge , and possibly more ....Ill let ya know in the near future what our plan is ...
February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTommy
Hey Tommy, I would really like to see Steel Panther, too, but I'm not going on Saturday or Sunday. Let me know if you can help me out as well. I need to borrow 3 tickets. Thanks!!!!
February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDustin in Chillicothe
Tommy that would be INCREDIBLE! I would pay for the ticket as well!
February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Kenny and Dustin I should be ordering them by next Friday , my email address is me a remonder next week Friday or so and as soon as I get them , I will mail them ( I will at least have the one, prob more ) , and I expect nothing in return
February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTommy
Danzig and Steel Panther or bust!
February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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