The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival kicks off year five on August 15 in Detroit with a powerful lineup that includes multiplatinum mainstage bands Godsmack and Seether,along with Skillet, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, Redlight King, 3 Years Hollow, Within Reason, New Medicine, Sons of Revelry (2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands Winner), SuicideGirls burlesque show,These Raven Skies, and Tattered. As part of the 2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands grand prize package, winners Sons Of Revelry will perform on the UPROAR Festival Stage for the entire five week trek.
Initial tour dates are listed below, and additional tour dates for the August 15-September 21 trek will be announced soon. Visit www.RockstarUPROAR.com for the most current festival information.
21st century hard rock titans Godsmack have sold over 20 million records worldwide. The band’s new smash single “1000hp” recently debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock chart and it’s already Top 10 on the Active Rock radio chart in its first week. Godsmack will release their sixth full length album 1000hp on August 5. Frontman and founder Sully Erna says, “UPROAR Festival has been a long part of Godsmack’s history; we can’t wait to get out with some of our longtime friends and play our new music for our fans.”
Multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether will release their highly anticipated, sixth studio album Isolate And Medicate on July 1 via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group. The album features the ferocious first single “Words As Weapons.” Seether says, “We’re looking forward to heading back out and rocking some faces off on this year’s Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival!”
“We’re excited to welcome UPROAR veterans Godsmack, Seether, Escape The Fate and Redlight King back for another year and also can’t wait to hit the road with all the other amazing rock bands joining us for the first time. We look forward to creating an incredible UPROAR experience for rock fans in every city we visit,” say festival producers John Oakes and John Reese.
Tickets for most Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival shows listed below go on sale this Friday, June 20. Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com for full details and to purchase tickets.
For the first 72 hours after tickets go on sale for each show, Godsmack and the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival are offering a ticket upgrade option exclusively through Ticketmaster. During this time period, those who buy a ticket for the festival via www.RockstarUPROAR.com can also pre-order the new Godsmack digital album 1000hp (out August 5) for only $7.99, and will receive Godsmack’s brand new “1000hp” single as an early track.
TheRockstar Energy UPROAR Festival will entertain fans for a full afternoon and evening, with performances from the hottest rock bands on the UPROAR Main Stage and Festival Stage, along with a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.
“one of the most anticipated tours of the summer for rock fans”
–Mary Ouellette, Loudwire.com, August 13, 2013
“A juggernaut of a summer tour illuminating that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well”
–Rick Florino, ARTISTdirect.com, September 19, 2013
“the best tour of the year”
–Brandon Veal, Examiner.com, September 19, 2012
“a dream lineup for hard rock fans”
–Paige Montgomery, Denver Post, October 6, 2011
“one of the most electric tours of the year”
–Revolver, September/October 2010
Friday 8/15 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Saturday 8/16 Peru, IL Illinois Valley Regional Airport + =
Sunday 8/17 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend *
Friday 8/22 Syracuse, NY New York State Fairgrounds * #
Sunday 8/24 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Tuesday 8/26 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Wednesday 8/27 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Pavilion
Friday 8/29 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheater
Saturday 8/30 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre +
Tuesday 9/2 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Wednesday 9/3 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
Friday 9/5 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Sunday 9/7 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Tuesday 9/9 Denver, CO 1STBANK Center $ @ ^ % &
Thursday 9/11 Post Falls, ID Greyhound Park *
(KHTQ’s presents Rock Hard At The Park Powered By Rockstar Energy Drink
Friday 9/12 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre * + ? @ &
(KISW’s Pain In The Grass)
# Buckcherry will not be performing at this show
$ Escape The Fate will not be performing at this show
= Pop Evil will not be performing at this show
^ Redlight King will not be performing at this show
* Seether will not be performing at this show
+ Skillet will not be performing at this show
% Sons Of Revelry will not be performing at this show
? SuicideGirls will not be performing at this show
& Tattered will not be performing at this show
@ These Raven Skies will not be performing at this show
3 Years Hollow will be performing on dates from August 15-26
Within Reason will be performing on dates from August 27-September 9
New Medicine will be performing on dates from September 11-21
The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including
Rockstar Energy Drink, Blackstream Records, Yamaha Motorcycles,
COLDCOCK Herbal Whiskey, Rockford Fosgate, MATADOR Beef Jerky,
F*ck Cancer, and UNKNOWN Industries.
Godsmack stand strong as 21st century hard rock titans. With an unbreakable spirit and diehard work ethic evocative of their hometown, the Boston quartet consists of Sully Erna (vocals), Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merril (bass), and Tony Rombola (lead guitar). To date, they’ve notched a staggering six #1 singles at mainstream rock radio, including “Awake,” “Straight Out of Line,” “Cryin’ Like A Bitch,” and “I Stand Alone.” Moreover, they’ve enjoyed 20 Top 10 hits at the format–the most of any act since February 1999–as well as four Grammy nominations, and were winners of Billboard Music Awards’ Rock Artist of the Year in 2001. Selling over 20 million records worldwide, the band has also unleashed three consecutive albums at #1 on the Billboard Top 200—namely Faceless , IV , and The Oracle. Godsmack’s domination continues with the release of their new smash single “1000hp,” which debuted #1 on the iTunes Rock chart, and upcoming release of their sixth full length album 1000hp on August 5.
Since their formation in 1999, Seether (Shaun Morgan – vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart – bass/vocals, and John Humphrey – drums) have become one of the most successful bands in the world. The hard rocking trio from Pretoria, South Africa has released seven albums, two of which have gone Platinum and two more that are certified Gold, along with a live concert DVD that has sold over 500,000 units, for total worldwide sales in excess of 4.5 million. The consistent hit makers have quietly amassed eleven #1 singles — seventeen Top 5 multi-format hits — resulting in singles sales that top seven million, a level of success few artists working today can match. With over 77 million YouTube/Vevo views and four million Facebook fans, Seether’s powerful online presence is solid proof of their hard won, fiercely loyal worldwide fan base. Seether’s sixth studio album, Isolate and Medicate will be released on July 1, 2014.
Buckcherry–Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Xavier Muriel (drums), Kelly LeMieux (bass)–are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium, having sold more than three million records in America alone and touring virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identifiable and sought-after bands on the radio and the live circuits. The band will release their new EP Fuck in August.
About Pop Evil
Pop Evil represents the American Dream. Raised in the heartland, driven by uncompromising passion and goals, self-made from their bootstraps and energized by diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Pop Evil–Leigh Kakaty (lead vocals), Nick Fuelling (lead guitar), Dave Grahs (rhythm guitar), Matt DiRito (bass) and Chachi Riot (drums)–has used muscle and sweat to put their musical vision into the hearts and minds of hard rock lovers worldwide. After three number one songs at rock radio, a half million digital singles sold and over 1,000 shows a few short years into their impressive career, Pop Evil is a swaggering, fist-pumping, ball-busting ride through American rock. The grandiose melody of the ‘70s, the danger of the ‘80s, the emotion of the ‘90s and the loudest of modern riffs all have a home in Pop Evil, who fashion a fresh sound that looks to the future through the prism of rock’s past. Pop Evil songs are heard on ESPN, ABC, FOX and other networks. Sports teams like the Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, and their very own Detroit Red Wings, Tigers and Michigan Wolverines bang their anthems over the loudspeakers. Pop Evil doesn’t take anything for granted. They know their listeners are open-minded but that they also have a lot of choices. They want to be challenged. They want to be inspired. That’s why the band works hard to create music that stands out.
About Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival
The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival is produced by John Reese and John Oakes of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and CAA’s Darryl Eaton and Ryan Harlacher. SGE is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests.