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

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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.

DISTURBED /BREAKING BENJAMIN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

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.

Rock on the Range Unveil More Information About Tenth Anniversary

Rock on the Range will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this spring. Festival organizers previously confirmed that a slew of artists including the newly reunited At the Drive-In, Rob Zombie, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lamb of God, Disturbed, and more would be making their way to the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH in late May. Now, festival organizers have unveiled another huge band heading to the three-day music festival.

On Monday (Feb. 8), Rock on the Range organizers revealed that the Deftones have been added to their list. The California band recently revealed that their new album, Gore, would be released on April 8, a little over a month before they take the stage at Rock on the Range. “Rock On The Range has always been a show we enjoy playing, and to be a part of the tenth year is particularly exciting for us, especially with a new album in tow. See you all in May,” Deftones frontman Chino Moreno said.

In addition to the Deftones joining the lineup, it was also revealed that on Saturday (May 21), Rock on the Range will include a live version of VH1 Classic’s program, That Metal Show. The live show will feature interviews with various bands on the lineup, a “Stump The Trunk” segment, and That Metal Show commentary by hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine.

Tickets for the Ohio-based festival are currently available on the festival’s website, but it is recommended that those who are digging the lineup so far get their tickets as soon as possible. Beginning Monday, Feb. 22, the prices of all tickets will increase. Weekend general admission prices will increase to $229.50 (plus fees) while weekend stadium general admission tickets will go up to $159.50 (plus fees). For more information about Rock on the Range including the lineup, tickets, or the lineup for the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy tent, head on over to the festival website.

Rocklahoma Unveil 2016 Lineup

The unveiling for the “World’s Loudest Month” festival series continues. On Monday (Jan. 11), the lineup for the Oklahoma-based music festival, Rocklahoma, was announced. Like its companion festivals, Jacksonville’s Welcome to Rockville and Ft. Myers’ Fort Rock, the weekend-long event will feature performances from acts like Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Bullet For My Valentine, 3 Doors Down, SIXX: AM, and many more. The 2016 incarnation of the festival marks the event’s tenth anniversary which means it’s going to be something special, at least according to those behind the annual event.

“Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of Rocklahoma is something that is incredibly special for all of us involved with the festival, and we tried to have something for everyone with this year’s lineup,” explains Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Rocklahoma for AEG Live. “We’ve got some incredible first-timers like Scorpions, Disturbed, Last In Line, and Collective Soul. Some fan favorites returning like Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, and Steel Panther, and as a nod to the inaugural festival in 2007, we even have a few from that first Rocklahoma with Sebastian Bach, Great White, and Bang Tango. It’s going to be an unforgettable anniversary party!”

The three-day festival will invade Pryor, OK during Memorial Weekend, so expect a lot of partying. As always, the festival will include the option to camp at the grounds which comes with perks like the campground stage hosting performances during the Thursday night campground party as well as parties in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Currently, special priced general admission and reserved tickets are available on Rocklahoma’s website. The specially priced tickets will be available until next Monday, Jan. 18 at noon CST. After that time, the general public sales will begin. Rocklahoma will return to their stomping grounds of the Catch the Fever  Festival Grounds in Pryor during the weekend of May 27-29.

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Welcome to Rockville Unveil Lineup, Ticket Sales

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Music festival season is still a couple of months away, but that means it’s almost time for those weekend-long events to unveil their lineups. On Monday (Dec. 7), the lineup for the 2016 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Festival was released. According to organizers, the Jacksonville, FL-based festival will feature over 45 bands including A Day to Remember, Asking Alexandria, Bring Me the Horizon, Bullet for My Valentine, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, and more.

In addition to the lineup, early bird tickets were also announced. From now until Thursday, Dec. 17, there will be two rounds of early bird ticket sales. The first round has already been confirmed as sold out, so the second round is currently in effect. With the early bird special, two-day general admission tickets will begin at $89.50. On Friday, Dec. 18, there will be a limited amount of ticket price at $99.50, but after that, the prices will continue to increase. For more information about tickets, head on over to Rockville’s website.

But if the lineup unveil and the confirmation of ticket sales wasn’t enough, organizers have also posted when each artists on their lengthy lineup is slated to take the stage. Warning: they have only released which day of the festival the artists will perform NOT the performance times or stages. Check out the list below.

Saturday, April 30: Disturbed, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Sixx:A.M., Collective Soul, Pennywise, Pop Evil, Bullet For My Valentine, Hellyeah, Asking Alexandria, Candlebox, Filter, Escape The Fate, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Miss May I, Wilson, Red Sun Rising, Lacey Sturm, Monster Truck, Cane Hill

Sunday, May 1: Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Cypress Hill, Sevendust, Ghost, Anthrax, Clutch, Yelawolf, P.O.D., We Came As Romans, Memphis May Fire, Issues, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, Beartooth, Texas Hippie Coalition, Avatar, From Ashes To New, The Glorious Sons, Wild Throne

The 2016 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Festival is set to take place during the weekend of April 30-May 1 at Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park.

Disturbed to Hit the Road in Early 2016

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Disturbed will be hitting the road in early 2016 in support of their new album, Immortalized. The metal band announced today (Aug. 13) plans to go on tour in March of 2016 for a 19-day trek.The tour will kick off on March 11 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC and wrap up on April 10 at the New Daisy Theatre in Memphis.

General admission tickets for the tour will go sale, beginning Aug. 21, the same day their sixth studio album is set to be released. For fans who pre-order the new album through the band’s website, they will receive exclusive access to pre-sale options on Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. local time.

In an interview, frontman David Draiman was asked about what it feels like to return to the stage and answered with, “Our return from hiatus was for one reason: we are dying for our fix of the live experience. We need to satisfy our addiction to the feeling you get when you play to the most dedicated and vibrant fan base in existence, the Disturbed ones. We know the arena shows will come, but we wanted to start out feeling like it did in the old days. Intimate, hot, and intense. We can’t wait. Prepare yourselves. The Leviathan has risen.”

The complete list of spring 2016 tour dates can be seen below.

DISTURBED SPRING 2016 TOUR DATES:

3/11 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
3/12 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
3/14 – Roseland – Portland, OR
3/16 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
3/17 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
3/20 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
3/23 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
3/24 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
3/25 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
3/27 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL
3/29 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
3/30 – The National – Richmond, VA
4/01 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
4/02 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/04 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
4/05 – Rapids Theater – Niagara Falls, NY
4/07 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
4/08 – Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
4/10 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN

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Disturbed Premiere Title Track from New Record

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It’s been a month since Disturbed announced their return from their four-year hiatus in a big way; with a new album, lead single, and complete track list for the album.

Today, the metal band continues their return with another new song from their upcoming new record. The new song is the title track from the band’s sixth studio album, Immortalized.

“Immortalized” joins first single “The Vengeful One” on the impending record due out on Aug. 21 through Reprise Records.

Immortalized is the follow-up to 2010’s gold-certified Asylum, the last album they released before deciding it was a good idea to go on a hiatus.

Pre-orders for Immortalized are currently available on Disturbed’s website where they are still offering fans limited edition bundles of the record.

Disturbed Return with ‘Immortalized’

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After a four-year hiatus, Disturbed have returned.

Over the past few days, there had been rumors circulating that the hard rockers had recorded a brand new album without anyone’s knowledge. Turned out that the rumors were actually true because today they released a slew of good news for their fan base.

The band will be releasing their sixth studio album, which has been titled Immortalized on Aug. 21 through Reprise Records.

But if that wasn’t enough to get your head banging, they also released the album cover art, track listing, and the first single from the impending release, a track tilted “The Vengeful One.”

Immortalized is the follow-up to 2010’s gold-certified Asylum.

Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website where they are offering several limited edition bundles for the record.

Watch the music video for “The Vengeful One” which was directed by filmmaker Phil Mucci, as well as the complete track listing for Immortalized below.

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IMMORTALIZED TRACK LISTING:

01. “The Eye Of The Storm”
02. “Immortalized”
03. “The Vengeful One”
04. “Open Your Eyes”
05. “The Light”
06. “What Are You Waiting For”
07. “You’re Mine”
08. “Who”
09. “Save Our Last Goodbye”
10. “Fire It Up”
11. “The Sound of Silence”
12. “Never Wrong”
13. “Who Taught You How To Hate”
14. “Tyrant*”
15. “Legion of Monsters*”
16. “The Brave And The Bold*”

*Deluxe only

Disturbed Upset at Rolling Stone Magazine

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Disturbed frontman, David Draiman has taken to the band’s Facebook page to release a statement over Rolling Stone Magazine’s decision to put Boston Bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on the cover of their magazine. While their decision has led to an outpouring of rage from readers, because it would be wise to put a man who is responsible for the deaths of three people and injuries of about 260, Draiman has been the most vocal about it even making sure to capitalize every single letter in the statement he released.

HOW FAR THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN,

I USED TO DREAM OF MAKING THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE, AS IT USED TO BE THE ULTIMATE STATEMENT OF LEGITIMACY FOR AN ASPIRING MUSICIAN AND IT MEANT THAT YOU HAD REALLY MADE IT. OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS, ROLLING STONE HAS BECOME LESS AND LESS ABOUT MUSIC, AND HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE ABOUT BULLSHIT, POP CULTURE NONSENSE. EVEN THOUGH MANY OF US MAY NOT CARE FOR IT, WE WERE ABLE TO LIVE WITH IT…UNTIL THIS.

YOU…DARE…TO…PUT…THE…IMAGE…OF…THE…BOSTON…BOMBER…ON…THE…FUCKING…COVER…OF…YOUR…MAGAZINE!!!!????
ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR ULTRA-LIBERAL, SYMPATHETIC TO A FAULT, FUCKING MINDS???
YOU HAVE NOT ONLY SUCCEEDED IN BLATANTLY INSULTING AND DISHONORING THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES WHOSE LIVES WERE FOREVER EFFECTED BY THIS RABID ANIMAL, BUT YOU HAVE NOW GLORIFIED HIS COWARDLY AND UNFORGIVABLE ACT. WHY? BECAUSE IT WILL SELL MAGAZINES? BECAUSE IT WILL CREATE CONTROVERSY? BECAUSE YOU ACTUALLY DO SYMPATHIZE WITH THIS ABHORRENT, COWARDLY, PIECE OF SHIT? YOU HAVE MADE IT ATTRACTIVE AND VALIDATED THE ACT, TO A WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF WANNA BE TERRORISTS SEEKING MARTYRDOM AND INFAMY. YOU, AND YOUR KIND ARE THE REASON WHY PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY CAN GO OUT “IN A BLAZE OF GLORY” WHILE MURDERING INNOCENTS. HONESTLY, AND I MEAN THIS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART…GO…FUCK…YOURSELVES.

THE NEXT TERRORIST/MURDERING INCIDENT, BE IT ANOTHER BOMBER, OR A MADMAN WITH AN ASSAULT RIFLE, UNLEASHING FIRE UPON A SCHOOL FULL OF CHILDREN, IS ON YOU. 

MAY YOUR CONSCIENCES (IF YOU EVEN HAVE THEM) WEIGH IMMEASURABLE HEAVY ON YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES. I CONDEMN THIS ACT, THIS NOTION, AND THIS WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT FUCKING RAG OF A MAGAZINE. MAY THE POWERS THAT BE HAVE MERCY UPON YOUR SOULS, BECAUSE THE NEXT TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS, I ASSURE YOU, THE WORLD WONT.

-GO TO HELL

-DAVID

“Boycott Rolling Stone” quickly became an instance Boston trend on Twitter. So far the magazine have yet to comment on the matter of giving this suspected terrorist the rock star treatment. Isn’t it bad enough that he has fangirls under the disillusion that he’s an innocent bystander?

What do you guys think about this?