Metallica, Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more to play Epicenter 2020

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We may be suffering from a severe case of the winter blues, but that’s not stopping us from daydreaming about the warm weather and all the music festivals that come with it.

On Tuesday (Nov. 19), the masterminds behind some of the best rock-centric music festivals in the United States announced the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of North Carolina’s Epicenter. Let’s just say, it’s going to be EPIC (yes, we did use a pun).

As previously announced, Metallica will headline not one, but two of the three days (Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3). According to Metallica, they will perform two different setlists, so no, you won’t hear “Enter Sandman” on both nights.

“We’re headlining in Charlotte, NC with 2 different sets,” the band tweeted.

Metallica’s appearance at Epicenter is part of an exclusive deal with Danny Wimmer Presents. The joint venture, which was announced last month, will find the iconic metal act headlining all five of the promoters’ hard rock festivals in 2020.

“Metallica isn’t just another headliner. When Metallica takes the stage, it’s an event. It’s an experience. That’s the same standard we’ve set for every DWP festival – from the first band to the last band, and everything that happens in between. I can’t wait to bring the biggest band in the world to the biggest rock festivals in America,” says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents.

“Metallica paved this road that we travel. How many artists on the bill at these five festivals first picked up an instrument, or first started a band, because of Metallica?”

The massive lineup will also feature an exclusive 2020 North Carolina performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Disturbed, Deftones, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Gojira, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Royal Blood, Anthrax, Dropkick Murphys, I Prevail, Alter Bridge, and many more round out the next year’s roster.

In addition to the massive lineup, Danny Wimmer Presents also revealed that Epicenter will move to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. According to a statement, the relocation was one of the biggest requests from fans.

“We’re pleased to announce that Epicenter is moving to Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Rock City Campgrounds,” says Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes.

“The new location offers plenty of nearby lodging, increased camping, and convenient travel options. The number one request we received from the fans was to move the festival to Charlotte, …and we listened.”

Epicenter 2020 will take place during the weekend of May 1-3 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Rock City Campgrounds in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tickets for the weekend-long event are currently on sale.

The full lineup can be found below.

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

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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.

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Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shinedown to headline Rocklahoma 2019

Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, and Shinedown are just some of the acts that will make their way to Oklahoma during Memorial weekend later this year for the 2019 incarnation of Rocklahoma. On Monday (Jan, 14), festival organizers unveiled the complete lineup for the 13th annual mid-western music festival.

Joining the aforementioned acts on this year’s roster are Bush, Seether, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Jackyl, Asking Alexandria, Tech N9NE, Blackberry Smoke, Buckcherry, Beartooth, Sevendust, Black Stone Cherry, Avatar, Fever 333, Lita Ford, Palaye Royale, Ace Frehley, Wheeler Walker Jr, New Years Day, and more.

“We are very much looking forward to bringing everyone at this year’s Rocklahoma our 100% A-GAME!!! Get Up and Get Ready,” says Brent Smith of Shinedown in a press statement.

“Believe it or not, I’ve been doing shows in Oklahoma since 1971, so I know that they have some of the best audiences in the world there,” says Ozzy Osbourne.

“Rocklahoma festival IS pride, culture and community,” Rocklahoma producer Mike DuCharme of AEG Presents says.

“Our fans grew up coming here and now their kids are following suit. We share their same enthusiasm and vision and worked hard to make sure there was something for everyone. We are excited to have the legendary Ozzy Osbourne, surrounded by several fan favorites returning like Shinedown, Disturbed and Bush, plus a few that helped build the history of this event like Jackyl, Lita Ford and Ace Frehley.”

In addition to the rocking lineup, Rocklahoma will offer several new experiences including The Roadhouse which will feature local Oklahoma favorites, top tribute acts, and national legends; Burgers, Brews, & Barbecue where attendees can enjoy local food from burger and barbecue joints from around the southwest; and The ROCK 66 Market where fans can connect with friends, shop for unique one-of-a-kind items, charge their phones, and more.

Early bird weekend passes and VIP packages go on sale beginning this Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. CT. Early bird pricing will last a week, ending on Thursday, Jan. 24, at noon CT. Like many other music festivals, Rocklahoma will offer a payment plan option which will allow festival goers to split the cost into four monthly payments.

Rocklahoma will take place during the weekend of May 24 – 26. The multi-day festival will return to its home of the Catch the Fever Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma.

For more details about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Rocklahoma’s website.

The full lineup for Rocklahoma 2019 can be found below.

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Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Joan Jett lead inaugural Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival

The inaugural Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival is about to show all other music festivals how to put together a rocking roster. On Monday (Nov. 26), Danny Wimmer Presents unveiled the lengthy lineup for the inaugural Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival. The forthcoming festival, which will replace Ohio’s long-running Rock on the Range, will feature some of the biggest names in the rock and metal genre.

The Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Disturbed, Bring Me the Horizon, the Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and the Cult are just some of the major acts that will make their way to Columbus in mid-May.

Joining the aforementioned artists on the bill will be Tom Morello, Killswitch Engage, In This Moment, Parkway Drive, Beartooth, Scars on Broadway, Architects, Avatar, Bad Wolves, The Fever 333, Badflower, The Glorious Sons, Issues, Yungblud, H09909, Black Pistol Fire, Scarlxrd, Zeal & Ardor, Basement, The Black Dahlia Murder, and more.

In addition to the long-list of bands, Sonic Temple will also include a comedy and spoken word tent. Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, and Pauly Shore have been confirmed with more acts to be announced at a later date.

“Although in its inaugural year, Sonic Temple’s pedigree is proven, and its roots are strong; it made total sense for us to be involved,” System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian said in a press statement. “One could argue that it was a long time coming. We’ll see you all in Columbus this May.”

Disturbed’s David Draiman mirrors Odadjian sentiment: “We are honored to share the stage with all of our amazingly talented friends and colleagues at the upcoming Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Are You Ready?!?!”

The Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival will make its debut at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio during the weekend of May 17 – 19.

General admission tickets, VIP tickets, premium VIP tickets, and camping packages go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 30, at noon EST. For more information about the festival, tickets, or the artists, head on over to the festival’s website here.

The upcoming three-day event will replace Columbus’ long-running Rock on the Range Festival. Back in September, Danny Wimmer Presents announced plans to put an end to Rock on The Range, but assured rock and metal fans that something bigger would be coming.

“When we started Rock on the Range, there was no other festival in America quite like it but recently it became clear that we had different visions of where to take the festival next. The city of Columbus and our devoted rock fans deserve a one-of-a-kind, world-class festival, and that is exactly what Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will bring to MAPFRE Stadium.”

The official poster for Sonic Temple can be seen below.

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Disturbed to embark on massive North American/European tour in 2019

With less than 24 hours until the release of their seventh studio album, Disturbed have unveiled a lengthy tour itinerary for the first half of 2019. On Thursday (Oct. 18), the Chicago-founded band unleashed their massive North American tour plans set to take place during the months of January, February, and March.

The upcoming trek will find the band performing at venues across the continent including stops in Los Angeles (the Forum), Las Vegas (T-Mobile Arena), New York (Madison Square Gardens), Montreal (Place Bell), and Toronto (Scotiabank Arena). The tour will begin on Jan. 9 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego and conclude two months later on March 8 at the All State Arena in the band’s hometown of Chicago.

Following a few month or so off, the band will hit the touring circuit once more, this time in Europe. The European leg of their 2019 tour will begin on April 18 at La Riviera in Madrid and conclude a month later on March 14 at the O2 Apollo in Manchester.

Three Days Grace will play the role of supporting act during Disturbed’s North American jaunt.

Tickets for the North American shows will go on sale beginning next Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. local time. Pre-sales for Citi card members will begin on Monday, Oct. 22.

The upcoming tours will be in support of Disturbed’s new studio album, Evolution. Evolution is due out this Friday, Oct. 19. The record has already yield a number one song; lead single “Are You Ready.”

Back in August, frontman David Draiman told Blabbermouth that Evolution is Disturbed’s Black Album.

“If I died after this record came out, and this was the end of our legacy, I’d be okay with that. To me, this is our ‘Black Album,” Draiman explained to the publication.

For now, Disturbed’s 2019 tour itinerary can be seen below.

DISTURBED’S 2019 TOUR DATES:

Jan. 09 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Jan. 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Jan. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Jan. 14 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Jan. 16 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Jan. 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum
Jan. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Jan. 22 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Jan. 23 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Jan. 25 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
Jan. 26 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Jan. 28 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Jan. 30 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Feb. 01 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Feb. 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Feb. 21 – Washington, DC – Capitol One Arena
Feb. 23 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Feb. 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Feb. 27 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
March 01 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell
March 02 – Buffalo, NY – Keybank Center
March 04 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
March 05 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
March 07 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
March 08 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena

April 18 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera
April 19 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz
April 21 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622
April 22 – Milan, IT – Alcatraz
April 24 – Vienna, AT – Stadthalle
April 25 – Munich, DE – Zenith
April 27 – Luxembourg, LU – Rockhal
April 28 – Hamburg, DE – Sporthalle
April 30 – Stockholm, SE – Annexet
May 01 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene
May 03 – Copenhagen, DK – K.B. Hallen
May 04 – Berlin, DE – Verti Music Hall
May 06 – Cologne, DE – Palladium
May 07 – Amsterdam, NL – Afas Live
May 09 – Paris, FR – Élysée Montmartre
May 11 – London, UKB – Alexandria Palace
May 13 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
May 14 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo

Listen: Disturbed give fans ‘A Reason to Fight’ with new single

With the rise of addiction becoming a borderline epidemic, Disturbed have returned to tell fans who are struggling that things will get better. On Friday (Sept. 21), the Illinois-founded band unleashed “A Reason to Fight”; the second single off their upcoming new album. In a press statement, frontman David Draiman and guitarist Dan Donegan explain that the acoustic ballad is about fighting your inner demons no matter what those demons may be.

“The message behind ‘A Reason to Fight’ is a personal one,” begins Draiman. “We’ve all seen people that we care about fall victim to addiction. Dan [Donegan] sent me a rough idea for the song and it hit home particularly hard.”

“I know people who’ve battled addiction and have seen it in their face — the shame they have — feeling they’ve let themselves and others down,” adds Donegan. “We wanted to write a song with a positive message for people in that situation to stay hopeful and not give up the fight, as challenging as it may be. It’s an everyday struggle, but there can also be a light at the end of the tunnel.”

The music video for the new song was directed by Matt Mahurin whose resume includes U2, Metallica, and Disturbed’s music video for their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” Watch the music video for “A Reason to Fight” above.

“A Reason to Fight” will join “Are You Ready” on Disturbed’s upcoming seventh studio album Evolution. Evolution is due out Oct. 19 through Reprise Records. All pre-orders of the forthcoming record will include instant downloads of the two single.

Evolution is the follow-up to 2015’s Immortalized.

North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion announces set times

With just a couple of weeks left until Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is set to invade Concord, NC, festival organizers have unveiled the set times for the artists making their way up north. On Monday (April 25), Carolina Rebellion organizers unveiled the set times for the three-day music festival as well as for the campground pre-party. Previously , it was announced that performers including Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me the Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, and more would head to North Carolina in early May.

Like all the other rock-centric music festivals, organizers have done a good job of making sure that the bands performing on the Monster CAROLINA stage and Monster REBELLION stages (the main stages) do not overlap. The same cannot be said about the bands performing on the BLACK  and GOLD stages. The complete daily lineup for the 2016 incarnation of Carolina Rebellion can be seen below. Door for all days of the festivities will open at 11 a.m.

Friday, May 6:

Monster CAROLINA stage:

12:30 PM – Sick Puppies

2:00 PM – Black Stone Cherry

3:40 PM – Pop Evil

5:30 PM – Sixx:A.M.

8:15 PM – Lynard Skynard

Monster REBELLION stage:

11:30 AM – Aranda

1:00 PM – Lacey Strum

2:35 PM – Avatar

4:20 PM – HELLYEAH

6:15 PM – 3 Doors Down

9:30 PM – Scorpions

BLACK stage:

12:00 PM – The Glorious Sons

1:30 PM – Big Jesus

3:10 PM – Candlebox

5:00 PM – Filter

7:15 PM – Collective Soul

GOLD stage:

12:00 PM – Stitched Up Heart

1:30 PM – From Ashes to New

3:10 PM: New Year’s Day

5:00 PM – Escape the Fate

7:15 PM – Between the Buried & Me

Saturday, May 7:

Monster CAROLINA stage:

1:15 PM – Saint Asonia

2:45 PM – P.O.D.

4:25 PM – Anthrax

6:15 PM – Megadeth

8:45 PM – Five Finger Death Punch

Monster REBELLION stage:

12:15 PM – Red Sun Rising

1:45 PM – Trivium

3:20 PM – Sevendust

5:05 – Bullet For My Valentine

7:15 PM – A Day to Remember

9:45 PM – Shinedown

BLACK stage:

11:45 PM – Monster Truck

12:45 PM – Andrew Watt

2:15 PM – Audiotopsy

3:55 PM – Parkway Drive

5:45 PM – Ghost

8:00 PM – Lamb of God

GOLD stage:

11:45 AM – Cane Hill

12:45 PM – Wilson

2:15 PM – Texas Hippie Coalition

3:55 PM – The Sword

5:45 PM – Clutch

Sunday, May 8:

Monster CAROLINA stage:

1:40 PM – Thousand Foot Krutch

3:10 PM – Yelawolf

4:40 PM – Cypress Hill

6:30 PM – Deftones

8:45 PM – Rob Zombie

Monster REBELLION stage:

2:10 PM – Hands Like Houses

3:40 PM – The Struts

5:20 PM – Pennywise

7:15 PM – Bring Me the Horizon

9:45 PM – Disturbed

BLACK stage:

1:15 PM – The Shrine

2:40 PM – Royal Thunder

4:10 PM – Enter Shikari

6:00 PM – BABYMETAL

8:00 PM – Alice Cooper

GOLD stage:

12:35 PM – ’68

1:15 PM – Unlocking the Truth

2:40 PM – Code Orange

4:15 PM – August Burns Red

6:00 PM – Asking Alexandria

The “Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival” is set to take place during the weekend of May 6-8 at the Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Currently, the festival is offering three-day weekend general admission tickets, two-day general admission tickets, single-day tickets, as well as three-day weekend ticket four-packs. As of now, tickets for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion are at its lowest with ticket prices rising after Monday, May 2. Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is just one of the many rock-centric music festivals taking place in May or as they call it, the “World’s Loudest Month.”

If remembering when your favorite band is performing is a little bit of a task for you, Carolina Rebellion has announced that there is an app to help you keep track of those set times. The app is currently available on both iTunes and Google Play.

Welcome to Rockville unveil daily set times

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With less than two weeks until the sixth annual Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville unleashes a slew of bands on Jacksonville, festival organizers have unveiled the complete lineup for the weekend-long event. On Thursday (April 14), organizers revealed when each of the previously announced artists will hit the stage during the two-day event.  The previously announced lineup will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Disturbed (who return after a four-year hiatus and a hit record), Jacksonville natives Shinedown, fellow Florida-based band A Day to Remember, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me the Horizon, Asking Alexandria, Bullet for My Valentine, Lamb of God, and many more.

The newly unveiled set times for Welcome to Rockville can be seen below.

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 2016 SET TIMES:

Saturday, April 30

Monster Energy Righty Stage
9:55 PM – Shinedown
6:55 PM – Bring Me The Horizon
5:25 PM – Pennywise
4:05 PM – Bullet For My Valentine
2:55 PM – Trivium
1:45 PM – Wilson
11:40 AM – Big Jesus

Monster Energy Lefty Stage
8:50 PM – Disturbed
6:10 PM – Sixx:A.M.
4:40 PM – Hellyeah
3:30 PM – Asking Alexandria
2:20 PM – Red Sun Rising
1:10 PM – Monster Truck

Metropolitan Stage
7:45 PM – 3 Doors Down
6:10 PM – Collective Soul
4:40 PM – Pop Evil
3:30 PM – Candlebox
2:20 PM – Filter
1:10 PM – Lacey Sturm

River Stage
5:25 PM – Escape The Fate
4:05 PM – Crown The Empire
2:55 PM – Enter Shikari
1:45 PM – Miss May I
12:35 PM – Cane Hill

Sunday, May 1

Monster Energy Righty Stage
8:55 PM – Rob Zombie
5:55 PM – A Day To Remember
4:25 PM – Cypress Hill
3:05 PM – P.O.D.
1:55 PM – Sick Puppies
12:45 PM – From Ashes To New

Monster Energy Lefty Stage
7:50 PM – ZZ Top
5:05 PM – Megadeth
3:40 PM – Sevendust
2:30 PM – Yelawolf
1:20 PM – Texas Hippie Coalition
12:10 PM – The Glorious Sons

Metropolitan Stage
6:45 PM – Five Finger Death Punch
5:05 PM – Lamb Of God
3:40 PM – Ghost
2:30 PM – We Came As Romans
1:20 PM – Memphis May Fire
12:10 PM – Avatar

River Stage
4:25 PM – Anthrax
3:05 PM – Clutch
1:55 PM – Parkway Drive
12:45 PM – Issues
11:35 AM – Beartooth

Welcome to Rockville will return to its home of Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Doors for the event will open at 11 am on both days. General admission and VIP tickets are still available on the festival’s website.

Welcome to Rockville kicks off the “World’s Loudest Month” festival series which includes sister festival Monster Energy Fort Rock as well as Rock on the Range, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, Northern Invasion, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and more.

Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin Confirm Summer Tour Dates

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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.

DISTURBED/BREAKING BENJAMIN SUMMER 2016 TOUR DATES:

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.