Rock on the Range, held annually in Columbus, Ohio, will take place May 16 - 18. Lay-away tickets will go on-sale Cyber Monday at 10am and VIP/Hotel/Camping packages will go on-sale December 5 at 10am.
I just want to see I See Stars - I hope they play the festival. There's been a lot of repeats at the festival over the past few years, so here's hoping for some new blood and a giant headliner!
Rock on the Range is part of AEG Live's "World's Loudest Month."
World’s Loudest Month, created in partnership by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents, continues to grow in 2014. Featuring the biggest names in rock music performing in seven distinct U.S. concert atmospheres, the World’s Loudest Month is excited to announce the addition of two new festivals, as well as the 2014 festival dates. In 2013, the World’s Loudest Month featured over 125 artists playing for more than a quarter of a million rock music fans across the country on five consecutive weekends, confirming that rock music is as vital as ever.
Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville: April 26 & 27 in North Florida
Fort Rock: April 26 in Fort Myers, FL
Carolina Rebellion: May 3 & 4 in Charlotte, NC
Rock On The Range: May 16, 17 & 18 in Columbus, OH
Rocklahoma: May 23, 24 & 25 in Pryor, OK
RockFest: May 31 in Kansas City, MO
This is a great idea and cause. If you're around the area during the show, please consider buying a ticket and showing up to rock!
Los Angeles, CA & Bloomington, IL (November 21, 2013) - In response to the recent wave of storms that brought tornadoes and highly-damaging winds to the Midwest, STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON have announced that they are using their combined might to help raise funds for those affected by this tragedy. On Dec. 4, these proud members of the Midwest’s rock elite will appear with special guests (to be announced shortly) at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois in a fundraiser: Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need. Funds will be earmarked for affected families in central Illinois communities that were left reeling in the wake of devastating tornadoes and winds. In order to maximize charitable proceeds, the artists, along with numerous vendors, crew and local staff, have generously forgone any personal compensation for the evening.
Hinder has parted ways with singer Austin Winkler. Most know I'm not a Hinder fan, but a lot of you are, so this seemed like important news to pass along.
Austin had to pull out of a tour recently for rehab and Jared Weeks of Saving Abel filled in for him on most dates. I just spoke with Jared for the Dayton City Paper and we chatted about the Hinder gigs.
The band isn't breaking up, so it will be interesting to see who the remaining members of Hinder choose as their new singer. Thoughts?
I'm a big fan of Black Friday. I like searching for deals and getting some savings (pro tip: a lot of the "deals" are crap, so do your homework before you buy) but I never really see any good ads for music sales. I'm assuming Amazon will discount a lot of their albums, so I'll stock up if that happens. I know a few of the big box stores put "select" albums on sale for $5 or $7 but these "selections" are never metal bands. A lot of stores (Target, Sam's Club) will have deals on discounted iTunes cards, so I'll grab some of those too.
Black Friday will also be Record Store Day. A lot of artists will release special albums to music retailers that day. Record Store Day is always a great chance to support small businesses, too. Still, I wish there were more music deals out there. These days, music just seems like an afterthought, less important than an "add on" item.
Do you know of any good music deals for the upcoming holiday season?
It's hard to believe, but we already know all the headliners for Download Festival in June 2014. The annual event happens at Donnington Park in the UK. The other two headliners are Linkin Park and Avenged Sevenfold.
Other confirmed acts include Alter Bridge, Rob Zombie and Fall Out Boy. Obviously a slew of other bands will be announced in the coming months. I want to go just to see Aerosmith, but it just isn't going to happen. Apparently, Aerosmith is rumored to do some domestic dates this summer, so I'll definitely catch one of those if they come around my area.
Is anyone planning on attending Download this year?
Aerosmith performed at Download in 2010. Here's a clip of that show.
I love the Van Halen album Balance and I love that I got to go to the tour back in 1995, too. That was my first really big rock show, so it holds a special place in my heart. Low and behold, someone has uploaded an entire night of the Balance tour to YouTube. Watching the footage really brings back some good memories of listening to Balance on repeat while sitting on the floor on my bedroom back in high school.
This video is epic: a Bon Jovi fan lip syncing to "Livin' On A Prayer" during a Celtic's game. Talk about grabbing the spotlight! I think this video is old but I just saw it for the first time yesterday. Hilarious.