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Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival Announced

The daily band lineup has been announced for the second annual Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival (see below). Northern California's biggest summer rock festival will take place September 14 and 15 at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA.

Steel Panther will kick off the festival at the Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival pre-party on Friday, September 13 at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento. The pre-party is FREE for all Aftershock ticket holders.

The current daily band performance lineup for Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival is as follows:

 Saturday, September 14:

Korn, Megadeth, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, Buckcherry, ??? (TBA), In This Moment, Steel Panther, Device, P.O.D., Pop Evil, Otherwise, SOiL, Heaven’s Basement

Sunday, September 15:

Avenged Sevenfold, special guest co-headliner (to be announced July 1), Volbeat, A Day To Remember, HIM, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, Falling In Reverse, All That Remains, Airbourne, Nothing More 

Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival will also feature a third stage with 14 additional bands that will be announced July 1.

Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival weekend and single day tickets, as well as VIP and hotel packages, go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10:00 AM PT at, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets available during the Aftershock “Pre-Shock” discounted weekend ticket pre-sale--held from June 4-6--were sold out within hours each day, so fans are encouraged to buy early.

Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival ticket prices will be as follows from June 7-17, after which prices will increase:

 Single Day General Admission: $54.50

2-Day General Admission: $99.50

Single Day VIP: $110

2-Day VIP: $199

Revolver GA Ticket 4-Pack: $298 (includes a single one-year subscription to Revolver Magazine per 4-pack purchase)

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining and private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate. 

Discovery Park is a 160-acre park conveniently located near downtown Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. The Discovery Park boat launch allows boaters access to both the American and Sacramento Rivers, and the park features bike trials, picnic areas, and a playground. Discovery Park is located beside I-5 near downtown Sacramento. From I-5, take the Richards Blvd. off-ramp, then go west to get to the south entrance of the park, or follow the Garden Highway exit east from I-5 to find the north entrance. Signs denote the park's location from I-5.

Gates for Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival open at 11:00 AM each day.  

Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, producer of Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, FL, and a partner in the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH, Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC, Epicenter—Southern California’s Rock Festival, as well as the Rock Allegiance Tour.


Reader Comments (8)

HIM (Don't forget to post your own review in "COMMENTS" here, Bro.)
June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Airbourne Rules. Just saw them in Baltimore. Black Dog Barking is their best album yet. Listen to Hungry and Back in the Game and of course Live it Up. Great stuff
June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Saturday is iffy but sunday looks great!
Falling, Asking, A Day, and Avenged!
June 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterflorentine
Well, that was mighty nice of you Metalboy! Haven't posted a lot as of late (no need to say why). But I sure would like to see Airbourne.

Truth be told, HIM isn't really into HIM (that third person stuff gets old real quick).

Wish these festivals were closer to me or I to them.
June 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Steel Panther sucks. If they wanna rag on a musical genre, they should select alternative! Buncha hacks with wigs on, purposefully acting silly to make fun of glam. Smfh
June 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
"HIM really isn't into HIM." Great stuff, HIM!

And I most surely want to see Airbourne!

I am so jealous, Brian L!
June 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
bkallday, I see you still have your head up your ass.
June 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
Snoot, I saw Steel Panther at M3 and I have to agree with BK.

Poseurs Making Fun of Poseurs = Not Funny, especially if it's sorta been done already by Spinal Tap and Kids in the Hall. Panther just leave nothing between the lines with the lyrics. The song titles are funny. Just not their lyrics.

I will say this, however...

Their music is excellent. I ran into the bass player (I think)... Crimey, this guy's like 6'8" (!) and I told him all they need to do is write more clever lyrics, more "between the lines" words a la Cheap Trick's classic stuff off "In Color" (i.e. "Southern Girls") or "Heaven Tonight" (i.e. "High Roller"). I told him if they did that, it would be their biggest album. And you know what? The guy agreed.

Now, look, I get the fact that where they make their money as a crude comedy act playing The Strip and Vegas -- The Lenny Bruce (who was crude but not that funny, either) of Throwback 80's Hair Metal, but they could take the Cheech & Chong approach if they don't want to cross over completely. C&C's approach with their mega successful album, "Big Bamboo", was to deliver half an album that's playable on the radio and half not.

That will get them more exposure AND they will still get the draw of LCD idiots who like their humor as base as possible and, in the case of Steel Panther, even more inane and stupid than that.

I will give them one song, though... Just on the title alone... "Tiger Woods".

Look, I realize
June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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