Inaugural Wrecking Ball Fest Revise Line-Up Time Slots

Ever wish you had the power to change a music festival’s schedule just because certain artists that you would like to see play at the same exact time?

This seems to be one of the biggest issues with music festivals that have line-up that feature great artists, but a crazy scheduling process.

As much as you complain about the time slots conflicting, festivals and their organizers really don’t care and in a way tell you to take it or leave it.

Well, as it turns out, there is a music festival out there that has taken the attendees complaints to heart and decided to change their daily schedule.

Wrecking Ball revealed today an updated daily schedule after listening to fans complain about the time slots conflicting.

Why would you have both main stage performance times start and end at the same time? Same for the other two stages.

It looks like the Atlanta festival decided it would be wise to change the times on the schedule so concert goers can at least see 15 minutes of the main bands later in the evening.

Check out the newly revised daily schedule below.

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The Wrecking Ball Festival will hit Atlanta during the weekend of Aug. 8-9. The festival is in honor of Atlanta concert venue, The Masquerade, celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Inaugural Wrecking Ball Festival Reveal Complete Line-Up

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If you’re a fan of “alternative rock” music and are looking for a music festival that’s a little different from the ones the United States has to offer, you might be interested in a brand new festival slated to make its debut later this year.

Earlier today, it was announced that a new music festival named the “Wrecking Ball Festival” will hit Atlanta in August of this year. But before you assume it has to do with Miley Cyrus because of the name, check out the line-up and you’ll see it has nothing to do with the tabloid staple.

Acts like Coheed and Cambria, The Descendents, Glassjaw, The Get Up Kids, the Movielife, Title Fight, and the recently reunited Thrice, will be heading to Atlanta to celebrate the first year of the (hopefully) yearly event. We will admit, we’re a little jealous it’s not happening in our backyard.

Check out the complete list of performers heading “down South” for the festival.

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The festival is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Atlanta’s The Masquerade where a lot of musicians have stopped by to perform at. The event will take place during the weekend of August 8-9.

As the poster points out, two-day passes and VIP tickets will go on sale beginning this Monday, April 6 through Ticketmaster. If you so happen to live in Atlanta and wouldn’t mind the trek to The Masquerade, then tickets can be purchased at the venue’s box office.

Apparently, the festivities will kick off with a punk rock pre-party featuring guests like Greg Hetson (Bad Religion), Eric Melvin (NOFX), and Derek O’Brien (Social Distortion).

The only question now is, where do we sign up?

Morrissey’s Current Tour Hits Road Blocks

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Just when we thought that Morrissey’s current tour was going to go off without a hitch, it looks like the former Smiths’ trek is becoming problematic once again.
 
Last time the Moz went on tour, everything that could go wrong, did from getting food poisoning to have to rush home to be with his ailing mother. When the current tour had been announced, you could hear the sound of people making bets on how long it would be before the tour would fall once again.
 
Yesterday, he flat out cancelled his stop in Atlanta (the fourth times in an 18 month span) and today, he has revealed plans to cancel tomorrow’s (June 5) stop in Atlantic City due to health problems, once again.
 
But all hope is not lost for those ticketholders for Atlantic City’s Reveal Ovation Hall, the venue announced that the show will be rescheduled for Sunday, June 22, and all previously purchased tickets will be honored. As for Atlanta, they are not so lucky; a rescheduled date has not been given yet.
 
According to the singer’s Facebook page, the tour is expected to “resume as originally scheduled, without question, at the Boston Opera House on Saturday, June 7.”

And that’s not where the bad news end. It appears that Kristeen Young may no longer be apart of the tour. After someone posted online how they were excited to see her open for Morrissey, she replied with “don’t get too excited” after she denied that she had gotten the virus that knocked Morrissey and the whole crew out.
 
Young then posted on Facebook, “We won’t be continuing as opening band for the Morrissey tour. Thanks to all who showed up early and gave us such life-sustaining enthusiasm. Thanks to Morrissey for his years of support and generosity. There are lots of plans and lots of possibilities and we can’t wait ti tear into them.”
Back in 2007, Young had been booted off of Morrissey’s tour, but has continued her role as supporting acts for the iconic singer. No explanation besides her statement has been released about the departure.
 
As of now, a handful of Morrissey tour dates remain, well before the release of his tenth studio album, World Peace is None of Your Business set to be released on July 15 through Harvest Records. 

REMAINING MORRISSEY TOUR STOPS:

June 7 – Boston Opera House – Boston, MA
June 10 – Meyerhoff Symphony Hall – Baltimore, MD
June 11 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
June 13 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL
June 14 – James Whiting Auditorium – Flint, MI 
June 16 – Artpark Main Stage Theater – Lewiston, NY
June 17 – Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE
June 19 – Hershey Theatre – Hershey, PA
June 21 – Barclays Center Arena – New York, NY
June 22 – Revel Ovation Hall – Atlantic City, NJ