Rockstar Uproar Tour

Rockstar Energy Presents

WHO: Godsmack, Skillet, Seether, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, Redlight King, Burlesque show bu Suicide Girls + more!

WHERE: Charter Amphitheater, Simpsonville SC

WHEN: Friday August 29th

WHAT ELSE: ALL AGES SHOW, Rain or Shine, $29.33 – $69.33 + fees  Onsale: Fri, June 20th 2014 – 10:00AM EDT


MUSIC NEWS: Theory of a Deadman + Fozzy tour

Theory Of A Deadman has unveiled the first leg of a fall North American tour in support of its fifth album, Savages. The trek kicks off on September 17th in Tempe, Arizona with a dozen dates confirmed so far through October 11th in Cleveland. Fozzy will also be on the bill.

Savages arrives on July 29th and Theory frontman Tyler Connolly explained that the set brings the band back to its roots: “It’s a return to where we started. It really feels like a 360, it’s going back to our roots. I mean, it’s the kind of music we were writing when we were kids. I don’t want to say that our music got away from us, but the last couple of records, it was a little bit different than what we started out on. So this one is really back to the dark riff-rock that Theory Of A Deadman was when we started.”

The Canadian act had to cancel several shows recently due to Connolly being put on vocal rest, but the band is back on the road and plays Fairbanks, Alaska on Friday (July 11th). See them in Atlanta on September 23rd at Center Stage.


MUSIC NEWS: Motley Crue kick off their “final” tour (NSFW)

Motley Crue’s “Final Tour” got off to a disastrous start last Wednesday night (July 2nd) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with both the Detroit News and MLive reporting that the band suffered technical and performance problems three times within the first 40 minutes of the show. The first difficulty occurred when drummer Tommy Lee’s kick drum pedal broke three songs into the set, forcing the band to stop and leave the stage while it was repaired. The rest of the show was thrown off from there, with guitarist Mick Mars botching the intro to “Too Fast For Love,” stopping the show again, and then the whole band flubbing the start of the new song “All Bad Things Must End.” The crowd began to boo at that point, with singer Vince Neil quipping, “We’re breaking down. At least you guys can always say you were here.” The rest of the show went off mostly without a hitch, although the Detroit News said that the band looked “sloppy and unrehearsed.” (Detroit News /


MUSIC NEWS: Crowd Funded shows the future of touring?

Foo Fighters are playing a crowdfunded and fan-organized show in Richmond, Virginia sometime in the near future and frontman Dave Grohl thinks these kinds of gigs could be how touring is done in years to come. Grohl told a South African radio station, “It could become the way that bands decide where they want to play. It’s a fun thing; it sort of changes the game. For the past 20 years we always decided who we’re going to play with and where we’re going to play. But now, if we hear that people want us to come somewhere, maybe we’ll come there.”

The campaign was launched by Andrew Goldin, a Foo Fighters fan who wanted the band to play their first show there since 1998.
Goldin and several collaborators set a goal of selling 1,400 tickets at $50 each, promising donors they would only be charged if the concert sold out, and that their money would be returned if the band didn’t agree to play. A couple of local businesses also got involved, donating $5,000 each and giving away all their tickets for free. Word of the campaign eventually got to the Foos, who agreed to play the show. A date and venue have yet to be announced.

Foo Fighters will release their new album in November, timed to the premiere of a new HBO documentary series called Sonic Highways.


MUSIC NEWS: Ozzy tickets go for cheap

A ticketing error allowed thousands of fans to buy tickets to see Black Sabbath this Friday (July 4th) in London’s Hyde Park for just £2.50 each in British pounds or around $4.25 in U.S. dollars. The heavily discounted tickets were obtained via a “secret” link leaked by a promotional company meant for employees of the event organizers. Normal ticket prices started at £69 U.K., or approximately $117.

The ticketing company AXS told IBTimes UK that the discount was an offer open only to “companies that are connected with the promoter.” It added that the promoter, AEG Live, plans to honor all the discounted tickets. In addition to Sabbath, the concert at Hyde Park will include performances by Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motorhead, Soulfly and Wolfmother.


MUSIC NEWS: Vedder drinks wine from fan’s shoe

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder surprised the almost 24,000 people attending the band’s concert in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday night (June 28th) by drinking wine from a fan’s Converse shoe. It started when a girl held up a sign saying, “Please sign my shoe,” to which Vedder replied, “You picked the wrong guy.” But after being egged on by the audience, Vedder had the girl toss her shoes onstage, signing one a short time later and sending it back to her with a bottle of wine, then filling the other with wine and drinking from it before throwing the shoe back to her. The crowd went nuts.



MUSIC NEWS: Jack White has the plug pulled but carries on

Jack White had the plug pulled on him by the venue owners during his set last Thursday night (June 26th) in Dublin, Ireland just as he was powering through an encore of Leadbelly’s “Goodnight, Irene.” But White didn’t let that stop him, pausing to inform the crowd of what had happened and then proceeding to belt the song out at the top of his lungs with help from the audience.



WTF: Scientist crowd surfs out of classical concert

A leading American scientist was kicked out of classical concert after trying to crowd-surf. Dr. David Glowacki was invited onstage along with other audience members to partake in the concert, but Glowacki became “over-excited”. He tried to crowd-surf during “Hallelujah” chorus of Handel’s “Messiah.” Members of the audience were so annoyed that they physically threw him out of the concert. Glowacki has denied being drunk.



MUSIC NEWS: Linkin Park play surprise set at Warped Tour

Linkin Park played a surprise set on Sunday (June 22nd) at the Ventura, California stop on the Warped Tour to help celebrate the long-running festival’s 20th anniversary. A special stage was constructed between the two main stages solely for Linkin Park’s late-afternoon, seven-song set, which featured guest appearances from A Day To Remember‘s Jeremy McKinnon, Finch‘s Nate Barcalow, The Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hranica and Yellowcard’s Ryan Key, among others.



MUSIC NEWS: Dates/Lineup announced for Rockstar Uproar tour

Godsmack, Seether, Skillet and Buckcherry lead the lineup of the fifth annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, which will kick off on August 15th in Clarkston, Michigan and run through September 21. Also scheduled to appear are Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, Redlight King and others, along with a burlesque show by the Suicide Girls. The first 16 dates have been confirmed, with more to come.

Additional bands include These Raven Skies, Tattered, Sons Of Revelry, 3 Years Hollow, Within Reason and New Medicine. Check your local listing as not every band will appear on all shows.

Tickets for most of the Uproar Festival shows go on sale this Friday (June 20th) at Fans who purchase tickets within the first 72 hours will have the option to buy Godsmack’s upcoming album, 1000 Horsepower, for a special price of $7.99.  August 29 – Simpsonville, SC – Charter Amphitheater