Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed lead Louder Than Life 2019 lineup


Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed are just some of the bands who will make their way to Kentucky in late September for the 2019 edition of Louder than Life. On Monday (April 8), Danny Wimmer Presents, the production company behind some of the country’s biggest music festivals, unveiled the full lineup for this year’s event.

Joining Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed on this year’s roster are Godsmack, Ice Cube, A Day to Remember, Rob Zombie, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Halestorm, Marilyn Manson, Staind, and more.

This year’s Louder than Life will be Guns N’ Roses’ first performance in 2019 as well as Staind’s first public performance in five years.

“We wouldn’t be living up to the name Louder than Life if we didn’t come back bigger and badder than ever, giving fans something they can’t see anywhere else,” festival producer Danny Wimmer said in a press statement.

“Getting Staind back together and plugged in on the main stage is something that I’ve been working on for years. These are songs that need to be heard, that fans have been dying to hear — Staind has been one of the most requested bands on our socials, and it’s an honor to be bringing their music back for the fans at Louder than Life.”

He continues: “Slipknot has always had some of the most loyal, rabid fans in rock, but now they are at that pivotal moment when they’ve crossed over into iconic status; Disturbed has had their best touring numbers to date this year; then top it off with one of the biggest rock bands of all time in Guns N’ Roses…this year is our most massive lineup yet.”

In total, over 50 bands will take over one of three stages during the three-day event.

In addition to the rocking lineup of acts, attendees will also get to enjoy award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and “the best food Louisville has to offer.”

Tickets for Louder than Life are currently available on the festival’s website. As usual, they will be offering single-day passes, three-day passes, VIP packages as well as hotel and camping passes.

For fans attending Louder than Life’s sister festivals Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival (Sept. 14 – 15) and Bourbon & Beyond (Sept. 20 – 22),  a special Trifesta pass is available for purchase. The Trifesta pass includes general admission into all three music festivals.

Louder than Life will make its grand debut at its new home of Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville during the weekend of Sept. 27-29.


Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Three Days Grace to embark on massive late summer tour

Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, and Three Days Grace are about to hit the road this summer in one of the most mid-2000s hard rock lineups we have seen to date. On Wednesday (Feb. 20), the three bands formally announced plans to embark on a massive North American excursion during the late summer months.

The forthcoming outing will find the acts performing at venues across the continent throughout July, August, and September. The 35-stop jaunt will include shows in Detroit, Hartford, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Dallas, Austin, and more.

The tour begins on July 21 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis and concludes two months later on Sept. 25 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City.

Up-and-coming acts Dorothy and Diamante will hit the road alongside the threesome as the tour’s supporting acts (on select date).

Pre-sale tickets for Citi card members and Breaking Benjamin’s fan club, The First Order, are currently available. General tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. local time.

The impending summer tour is in support of Breaking Benjamin’s 2018 album, Ember. Like Breaking Benjamin, the upcoming trek is in support of Three Days Grace’s 2018 release, Outsider. As for Chevelle, the band is reportedly working on a new album. The yet-to-be-announced record will be the follow-up to 2016’s The North Corridor.


July 21 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
July 23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 24 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre ^#
July 26 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion ^
July 27 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium *
July 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 31 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center ^
Aug. 2 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre &#
Aug. 4 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater ^
Aug. 6 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Aug. 7 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 9 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion *
Aug. 10 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
Aug. 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 17 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 18 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 21 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater *
Aug. 22 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 24 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Aug. 25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center^
Aug. 28 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Aug. 30 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 31 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater ^
Sept. 2 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage ^&
Sept. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ^&
Sept. 6 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP +
Sept. 9 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater **
Sept. 10 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Sept. 13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Sept. 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sept. 16 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sept. 18 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Sept. 21 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sept. 22 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

^ = without Three Days Grace
& = without Chevelle
# = without Diamante
** = without Dorothy

Breaking Benjamin announce tour with Skillet, Underoath

It looks like Breaking Benjamin‘s 2019 is going to be as full of touring as 2018. On Monday (Dec. 10), the Pennsylvania-founded band announced plans to embark on a North American springtime tour. The upcoming trek will find the band performing at venues across the continent throughout the months of March and April.

The 14-date jaunt will include stops in cities like Milwaukee, Madison, Sioux City, Bismarck, and more. The upcoming trek will begin on March 15 at the Dow Event Center in  Saginaw, Michigan and conclude a month later on April 10 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington.

Heading out on the road alongside Breaking Benjamin are Skillet, Asking Alexandria, Underoath, Fight the Fury, and Diamante on select dates. Pre-sales go on sale beginning this Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. EST. General tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. local time.

The upcoming tour will be in support of the band’s recently released album, Ember. The record, the band’s sixth studio effort, debuted at the number three spot on the Billboard 200 chart and has launched a pair of number one rock radio hits; “Red Cold River” and “Torn in Two.”

The new tour announcement comes a few days before the band is scheduled to release the music video for their current single, “Tourniquet.” According to the band, the new music video will conclude their visual trilogy of videos for Ember.

For now, the complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


March 15 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center *
March 18 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center *
March 20 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center *
March 21 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom *
March 23 – La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center Arena *
March 25 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee *
March 27 – Sioux City, IA  Tyson Events Center *
March 29 – Mankato, MN – Verizon Center *
March 31 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center *
April 2 – Rapid City, SD – Barnett Arena *#
April 5 – Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center +
April 7 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center ^
April 8 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena ^
April 10 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center –

* = With Skillet / Underoath / Fight the Fury
+ = With Underoath / Diamante
^ = With Asking Alexandria / Underoath / Diamante
– = With Asking Alexandria / Diamante

Breaking Benjamin share new song ‘Save Yourself’

With a week left until the release of their sixth studio album, Breaking Benjamin are giving their fans one more song to hold them over until then. On Friday (April 6), the Pennsylvania-founded band unleashed another new song from the upcoming release. The new song is titled “Save Yourself” and like the group has previously said about their new sound, the new track pulls from both their harder and softer sides. Listen to “Save Yourself” above.

“Save Yourself” will join previously released tracks “Red Cold River,” “Psycho,” and “Feed the Wolf” on Ember. Ember is set to be released next Friday, April 13. Pre-orders for the album are still available here.

In support of the new album’s release, Breaking Benjamin have announced several upcoming tours. The first outing will begin on April 25 at the National in Richmond and wrap up on May 18 at Rock on the Range in Columbus. 10 Years will support Breaking Benjamin during the springtime excursion.

Following some time off, they will hit the road again for a major co-headlining trek with Five Finger Death Punch in the summer. Those tour dates can be found here.


April 25 – Richmond, VA – The National
April 26 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
April 28 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
April 29 – Sunrise, FL – Fort Rock
May 3 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
May 5 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 7 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
May 9 – Springfield, MO – Shrine Mosque
May 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
May 12 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 15 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
May 16 – Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range

Blink-182, Weezer, Snoop Dogg to headline SunFest 2017

South Florida’s SunFest has just announced its 2017 lineup. Unlike the previous years, any form of teasing about the lineup has been kept at a minimal. Last week, Blink-182 unintentionally confirmed their spot on the annual music festival’s bill while announcing their upcoming tour dates. On Wednesday (Feb. 15), the yearly music festival not only confirmed Blink-182 as one of their headliners, but also a list that will satisfy every musical preference.

Joining Blink-182 on the newly announced lineup will be Weezer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Widespread Panic, Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, the Dirty Heads, Ziggy Marley, Tori Kelly, Flo Rida, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Breaking Benjamin, X Ambassadors, Fetty Wap feat. Monty, Rachel Platten, and more. As described by festival organizers, the festival will feature 50 bands performing on three stages during its five-day run. In addition to the list of artists set to invade South Florida in early May, organizers have also unveiled the daily schedule for all five days.

The 35th annual SunFest will take place from Wednesday, May 3, to Sunday, May 7, in downtown West Palm Beach. Early bird tickets are currently available on the music festival’s website. One-day tickets are $35 while two-day passes are $55. Ticket for the full five days will set you back $75. But keep in mind, these early bird prices will remain until March 10; after that, ticket prices will increase. For now, the complete lineup for SunFest 2017 can be seen below.

SunFest 2017 Lineup: Weezer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Widespead Panic, Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, the Dirty Heads, Ziggy Marley, Toru Kelly, Flo Rida, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Breaking Benjamin, X Ambassadors, Fetty Wap feat. Monty, Rachel Platten, Jon Bellion, Tinashe, Kaleo, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, The Strumbellas, The Nakes and Famous, Loverboy, Stick Figure, Christopher Cross, Marc E. Bassy. Wavves, Night Ranger, Declan McKenna, Filter, Third Story, Ambrosia, Taylor Bennett, Lillie Mae Rische, Thomas Wynn & the Believers, Leilani Wolfgramm, Magic City Hippies, Chemradery, Joe Galaxy, Luxury of Company, Madame Mayhem, Meresha, NOSLEEPKB, Roanoke, Ryan McKenzie, Sunghosts, YVAD

Korn and Breaking Benjamin announce ‘The Nocturnal Underground’ tour

Korn and Breaking Benjamin already have a packed summer with each group going on their own, massive co-headlining tours during the summer months. But don’t expect the two rock giants to go quiet after both treks end, rather, get prepared because their fall is already booked. On Monday (June 6), it was announced that both Korn and Breaking Benjamin will join forces and hit the road this fall for the “Nocturnal Underground” tour.

The month-long trek will kick-off on Sept. 24 at the Scheels Arena in Fargo, ND and wrap up on Oct. 19 at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO. Motionless in White and Silver Snakes will act as supporting acts for the excursion. Tickets for each of the shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, June 10. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


9/24 — Fargo, ND @ Scheels Arena
9/25 — Omaha, NB @ Baxter Arena
9/27 — Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center
9/28 — Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
10/2 — Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival (Korn only)
10/5 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
10/7 — Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
10/8 — Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
10/9 — Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
10/11 — Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the State Fairgrounds
10/12 — Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10/13 — Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10/15 — Rogers, AK @ Walmart Amp.
10/16 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
10/19 — Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena

The fall tour announcement comes a month or so before Korn is set to hit the road with Rob Zombie for their joint “Return of the Dreads” tour. Similarly, Breaking Benjamin’s co-headlining tour with Disturbed won’t begin until mid-July. Just like Breaking Benjamin and Korn, Motionless in White has a pretty busy summer as well. The Pennsylvania-based band will be joining the 2016 Vans Warped Tour for the complete trek.

Breaking Benjamin announce acoustic tour


Breaking Benjamin’s acoustic tour was so successful earlier this year, that it looks like the band is ready to do it again. On Wednesday (March 9), the rock band announced plans to hit the road, acoustically, once more. The newly revealed leg of the acoustic tour is set to kick off on April 19 at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA and wrap up a couple of weeks later on May 9 at the District in Sioux Falls, SD. Tickets for the acoustic trek will go on sale beginning this Friday, March 11, on the band’s website.

In a recent interview, frontman Ben Burnley revealed why the group likes to turn things down and do acoustic shows. “We have a lot of touring with the electric full band thing. We like to do these small acoustic tours just to kinda break it up a little bit for us, to kinda keep our chops up, because we can’t rely on any effects or anything,” Burnley begins.

“We have to keep our meter right, our chords right and all that stuff, because it really comes through if you make a mistake. It keeps us tight as a band. It’s different for us to do and fun! It’s something that the fans to seem to really enjoy, which is the most important thing.” The list of acoustic tour dates can be seen below.


4/19 — Lancaster, Pa. — Chameleon Club
4/26 — Birmingham, Ala. — Iron City
4/27 — Chattanooga, Tenn. — Track 29
4/28 — Knoxville, Tenn. — Tennessee Theatre
4/30 — Toledo, Ohio — Stranahan Theater
5/1 — Kalamazoo, Mich. — State Theatre
5/3 — Columbia, Mo. — Blue Note
5/4 — Wichita, Kan. — Cotillion Ballroom
5/6 — Omaha, Neb. — Sokol Auditorium
5/7 — Clive, Iowa — 7 Flags Event Center
5/8 — Lawrence, Kan. — Granada Theatre
5/9 — Sioux Falls, S.D. — The District

But for those who aren’t too keen on the whole “acoustic tour” thing, don’t worry because the band will be bringing back the loud during the summer. As it was announced earlier this year, Breaking Benjamin will hit the road alongside Disturbed for a massive summer tour. Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia will playing supporting act during the complete excursion. The complete list of the summer tour dates can be seen here. Both these upcoming treks will be in support of Breaking Benjamin’s recently released record, Dark Before Dawn.

Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin Confirm Summer Tour Dates


Almost two weeks after announcing a joint tour, Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin are finally unveiling the official tour stops. On Monday (Feb. 22), the two rock bands confirmed the tour dates for their impending summer excursion. At the beginning of February, fans of the groups had only been given the news that they would be hitting the road together with Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia. Alongside the news and a flyer for the tour, a list of possible tour stops was also released. Now, we have obtained the official tour dates, venues, and when tickets will go on sale.

The summer trek will kick-off on July 9 at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse, NY and wrap up over a month later on Aug. 19 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA. Reportedly, the recently released list is not the complete list of dates, meaning more tour stops may be added in the near future. Tickets for the already-announced stops will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 26. Check out the current list of tour stops below.


July 9 – Syracuse, NY  @ Lakeview Amphitheater
July 10 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 12 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
July 20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Amphitheater
July 22 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
July 23 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 24 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 26 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
July 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 29 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 30 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
July 31 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 4 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of NH Pavilion
August 8 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 12 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater
August 13 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 15 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 17 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
August 19 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

The co-headlining tour will be in support of both bands’ recently released new albums. Breaking Benjamin released their fifth studio album, Dark Before Dawn, in June of 2015 while Disturbed released their post-hiatus record, Immortalized, back in August of 2015.

Chicago Open Air Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup

Last week, it was announced that Rammstein’s only United States show would be happening at the inaugural Chicago Open Air music festival this July. Now, festival organizers have unveiled the complete list of other artists that will be joining the Germany-based band at the festival’s first ever incarnation. On Tuesday (Feb. 16), over 40 bands were added to the lineup including acts like Slipknot, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Of Mice & Men, Bullet for My Valentine, and Chicago’s own Disturbed.

“It is long overdue that one of the greatest rock cities in the world has a festival of its own,” write Disturbed in a press release. “We are honored and excited to be one of the headliners at the inaugural Open Air festival in our hometown of Chicago.”

In addition to those who will be performing at the weekend-long event, organizers also unveiled the daily lineups for each of the three days. As a precaution, do not assume that the order of the daily lineup is when each band is actually scheduled to perform. According to the festival’s website, the official performance times will be announced two weeks before the festival kicks off. Until then, check out the daily lineups below and begin to plan accordingly.

Friday, July 15: Rammstein, Chevelle, Ministry, Of Mice & Men, Meshuggah, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Trivium, Carcass, Hatebreed, Periphery, Drowning Pool, Butcher Babies, Through Fire

Saturday, July 16: Disturbed, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Pop Evil, Gojira, Deafheaven, The Devil Wears Prada, Helmet, Nothing More, Saint Asonia, Miss May I, Beartooth, Silver Snakes, City Of The Weak

Sunday, July 17: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, BABYMETAL, Asking Alexandria, Corrosion of Conformity, letlive., All That Remains, We Came As Romans, Jim Breuer & the Regulators, Upon A Burning Body, Gemini Syndrome

The inaugural Chicago Open Air festival will take place during the weekend of July 15-17 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL. General admission tickets and VIP passes are currently available for purchase on the festival’s website. In addition to a lot of great bands, the festival will also host a craft beer village and gourmet man food. The beer village will offer national and regional craft beers and artist inspired beverages while the gourmet man food will include selections from some of Chicago’s best eats.

Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin to Co-Headline Summer Tour


Disturbed’s spring schedule is already packed with a slew of rock-centric music festivals. Now, it looks like the metal band has no plans in slowing down. On Tuesday (Feb. 9), Disturbed announced via social media that the group will be hitting the road once again this summer. The group’s summer tour will actually be a co-headlining trek with Breaking Benjamin. Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia will support the two rock bands during the summer excursion.

As of now, there is no real information about the tour with the exception of those who will be on it. The official poster for the tour has the name of the artists with “coming soon” at the bottom. Speculation has already begun that the tour will find the groups performing at 24 amphitheaters across the country. The information comes from Breaking Benjamin’s official Facebook page. Venue information as well as additional cities and sale dates for tickets will be announced within the coming weeks. Tickets for the cities listed below will go on sale beginning Friday, Feb. 26, on Live Nation’s website.


Albuquerque, NM
Boston, MA
Bristow, VA
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Concord, CA
Dallas, TX
Darien Center, NY
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Gilford, NH
Hartford, CT
Holmdel, NJ
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Pittsburgh, PA
Saratoga, NY
Scranton, PA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
Syracuse, NY
Toronto, ON
Virginia Beach, VA
Wantagh, NY

The co-headlining tour will be in support of both bands’ recently released new albums. Breaking Benjamin released their fifth studio album, Dark Before Down, in June of 2015 while Disturbed released their post-hiatus record, Immortalized in August of 2015.