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Candlebox, Filter Added to Shiprocked 2011

The headline says it all: Candlebox and Filter were just added to Shiprocked 2011. They join Buckcherry, Queensryche, Hinder, Hellyeah, Sevendust, Living Colour, In This Moment, Lynam, Broken Teeth and Rival Sons on the lineup. Shiprocked sails November 14-19 out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The cruise goes to ports in Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.

Cabins are still available, if you'd like to book. Be warned: it's a non-stop party, and you will not sleep for a week.

The song below was one of my favorites in high school. Candlebox, "Far Behind"

Reader Comments (12)

Ugh! These bands suck!

Where's Kix?!

If they would just add one other good band. Let's face it, right now, all they've really got are Buckcherry and Broken Teeth.

Look, I understand why many Shiprockerz may be willing to settle for less and pretend the other bands, with the possible exception of Queensryche, are Real Rock'n'Roll, but, c'mon, seriously?

If you genuinely think this is a good line-up, you are kidding yourselves and really have no idea what Rock'n'Roll is.

Big step backward for what could have been a fantastic cruise! When you do something successful like last year's cruise that REALLY ROCKED the boat, you want always want to set out to top it.

The people that run this thing seem clueless. They seriously do not have a pulse on what could really be popular to put on this cruise, expecially when you consider the resurgence in popularity of 80's Glam/Hair Metal among the kids.

Plus, I seriously think the organizers are just going with their own personal taste and limited budget (to increase their profit margin) when they are selecting acts for the cruise with no regard for what fans want.

Why didn't they get Kix and/or some of the other cool bands that are active these days?

To be honest, I was set to go on this cruise. Last year was fantastic and I was really excited because of this year's extended intinerary... until the line-up was revealed. Awful! And getting worse with every addition!

Tell, you what... Just add Kix, or somebody like that and I'll go. Otherwise, Bon Voyage!
May 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I second what Metalboy! says. This will be the first time I'm not on Shiprocked! M3 seems to be all that remains for 80's hairmetal festivals/cruises. I will there and everyone else who is a fan of this music needs to support it in anyway they can, now more than ever!
May 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterricksav65
Hear Hear, Rick!

Thing is, I'm not even sayin' they need to really change the direction. I'm sayin' why not, at the very least, strike a balance>

The Shipsuxx Organizerz who obviously lack a fundamental grasp of what REAL Rock'n'Roll is, with the exception of what limited space on their roster they have devoted to it with Buckcherry, Broken Teeth and, perhaps, Queensryche (tho they've already been on Shipsnot! before).

If they would at least add Kix. I heard Kix was voted #1 requested act for Shiprocked! among passengers and would-be passengers.

Maybe the promoters are waiting to see if they need to add a heavy hitter like Kix in order to sell more cabins or if they sell enough cabins, they can skip the need for that and just stick with the subpar and more inexpensive Modern Rock bands (Ugh! I mean, boring and generic "Modern Rock" Bands).

Give me Kix or make it SKIProcked! for me!
May 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
This announcement, just like all previous announcements, does not make me want to buy a ticket. That said, SEVENDUST HAS ARRIVED! They are the best.

....and SKIProcked.....absolutely hysterical, MB!
May 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian C.
Sevendust, Schmevendust.

There is one last hope for us.

Maybe the organizers of Shiprocked! will be at M3 again and realize they still need Kix after they sees them blow the roof off Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Shiprocked! organizers could also pick up a couple more of the acts playin' there, too.

It amazes me that the organizers would just suddenly walk away from the biggest form of Rock'n'Roll there is, especially now that there is a sudden resurgence in Glam Metal's popularity.
May 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
"Rain" by Candlebox.... awesome tune.
May 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Kix would be enough for me to buy a ticket. They are fantastic live! I can't wait to see them at M3.
May 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterricksav65
May 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Metalboy, don't be hating on sevendust!! Believe it or not there is a world outside GLAM. SEVENDUST is the strongest name on the boat imo. I'm with ya on SKIProcked though!!!
May 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkari Not a lineup that interests me except for three, maybe four of the bands.
May 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteri'mtheone
Uh, yeah, Kari, there is a world outside Glam.

And one thing's for sure, my world duz not include 7Dust!
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I was looking forward to this cruise as well, Buckcherry puts on a great show, kinda weird the other bands they added, I agree with everyone, if they were to add KIX I would go, along with 10 of my friends. Looking forward to goin crazy at M3 though!
May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLegend

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