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Rock on the Range Lineup Announced

COLUMBUS, OH:  America’s premier destination rock festival Rock On The Range--which has expanded to three days this year--will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names.  The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven's Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more. 

“We're really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.

“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!!  Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”

“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale.  “We look forward to seeing you all out there.”

“This massive lineup has scratched our seven-year itch!” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “Getting Soundgarden for their first Ohio play in two decades and having seminal acts Alice In Chains, Korn, Volbeat and Papa Roach return along with bands new to ROTR that include Smashing Pumpkins and Bush, and everything in between--the spectrum of rock n roll is covered…three days of constant energy.  Rock On The Range is truly where rock lives.”

Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. With the addition of a full slate of artists performing on Friday, festival organizers are also adding a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013, including the new ROTR Comedy Tent.

“Our goal with ROTR is to constantly create new and interesting ways to expand the event and give even more value to our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live. “In 2013, we’ve added a comedy tent within the site that will be curated by The Funny Bone comedy club.  Having a slate of incredible, up-and-coming comedians to riff on the rock experience will be a great change of pace for the weekend. The site layout is also changing dramatically in 2013 to create better event flow, to add more interactive fan activity to the festival, and to allow even more people to experience the higher caliber of talent on the second stage this year.”

As a special limited offer, pre-sale weekend tickets startat a low price of $89.50 (plus fees), for Stadium GA tickets only, from Wednesday, January 30 through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm EST. Additionally, a limited number of  Stadium GA “4-ticket packs” are also available for $299--a savings of nearly 25%--beginning on Wednesday, January 30, while supplies last

Pre-sale tickets are available at Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 1 at 10am ET.  Rock On The Range is again offering premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages.  Details and prices for VIP, Hotel, and Camping packagesare online at Visit the website,, and for the most up-to-date information.

"Rock On The Range strives to deliver an outstanding lineup for an affordable price and this year is no different" said Ryan Smith, General Manager of Crew Stadium, co-executive producer of Rock On The Range.  "With the creation of the special $89 pre-sale ticket and 4-pack bundle, rock fans can see over 40 of their favorite bands for an unprecedented value."

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, Rock On The Range is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, f.y.e., and U.S. Army.  The nationally renowned festival, centrally located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

Reader Comments (8)

Nat really impressed by this lineup. It seems as though this has become the 90's grunge version of the 80's M3 hair bands. I would only be interested in seeing Volbeat, Stone Sour, Buckcherry, Halestorm, BVB, and Steel Panther. Other than that, I'll pass. For the life of me I can't figure out how Lamb of God fits in....?
January 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
Yeah, this is not a good line up. BVB are awesome. So is bullet and stone sour. Buckcherry is good, so are heaven's basement. But, overall, I am not sorry to miss this one.
January 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
This actually sounds better to me than recent years but I think they need some even bigger bands -- some REAL Headliners I'm just not seeing in the line-up yet...

Here's who's making me want to go:

Cheap Trick
Black Veil Brides
Steel Panther
Alice in Chains

Including some bands who's names are making me curious to want to check out:

Big Wreck
Young Guns
American Fangs
Love & Death

Here's who's making me not want to go:

Three Days Grace
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
In This Moment
Motionless in White
and others even more boring and UNROCK!
January 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Wow... Metalboy! has this just about right :) Just push Bush up and it would be just about perfect.
January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Well, if you like them or not, Cheap Trick seem like a weird add to this festival. Clutch are an amazing live band, I saw them at a previous ROTR. Three Days Grace I've seen, too, they are not bad. Alice in Chains are terrible, live. Volbeat is really good though.
January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Just booked tickets to BVB in San Fran. Not sure if I can get there yet, but LA was sold out, so I thought I better jump in.
January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
theres some pretty amazing bands, steel panther, bvb, stone sour, bullet for my valentine and a day to remember, im seeing everyone of those bands except steel panther. i like buckcherry, they are pretty amazing live. i dont mind all that remains, pretty decent lineup. not to fond of some of the bands but id go see it.
January 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
Surprise! Surprise! You still just don't get it, Christian...

Cheap Trick are Godfathers to both Crüe AND Nirvana! They are legendary! Did you listen to the first three albums yet? -- The Holy Trinity as they are referred to in Rock Journalism Circles?

1) Cheap Trick (1977)
2) In Color (1977)
3) Heaven Tonight (1978)

WAKE UP! to Rock and Roll!

Geez! I saw Alice In Chains when they first hit the scene at The Cat Club and they were ASTOUNDING! Granted, it was with Lane Staley (RIP), but I would have thought with Cantrell and the rest plus their new singer and the critically acclaimed recent album, they would sound great!

Oh, that's right -- The same "critic" (like you're even remotely qualified to be thought of as such) who is claiming Alice In Chains is "terrible" live also made the same claim about Cheap Trick, a band with one of the most legendary live reputations in the business.

It really is SO beyond laughable how far off the mark you are about music! Then again, you are still hanging by a thread with you're appreciation of Black Veil Brides and you are smart to see them now, as they seem to be really peaking.

I will be catching them soon, as well.

GNR-- Appreciate your positive comments as I am aware we often possess opposing views. I am, honestly not into Bush (the band, Bro, hahaha!!! Sorry Ladies!), so they ain't exactly inspiring me to go out to The Range. To be perfectly candid with you, though I have their first few albums, I find them dreadfully boring.

DJ's right. Buckcherry are LARGE!
January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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