Rob Zombie, The Used, Bring Me the Horizon to headline Las Rageous 2019

Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, and The Used are just some of the bands heading to Las Vegas in October for the third annual Las Rageous music festival. On Tuesday (June 11), festival organizers unveiled the lineup for this year’s multi-day event.

Joining Zombie, The Used, and Bring Me the Horizon on the roster will be Chevelle, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, Atreyu, Sleeping with Sirens, Beartooth, Fever 333, Whitechapel, While She Sleeps, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, He is Legend, The Hu, Shvpes, and more.

“This city has such a rich history of rock and metal music, and we are proud to continue this legacy with Las Rageous,” Live Nation Las Vegas’ Billy Conn said in a press statement.

He adds: “We are looking forward to bringing some of the world’s biggest acts to Downtown Las Vegas for the third year in a row.”

“A lot of festivals take a few years to develop loyalty in the field of tourism, but we’re seeing fans return to Las Rageous for their second or third year based on [the] quality of experience from prior years,” said Bud Pico, general manager of the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

“Customer satisfaction significantly contributes to the social and economic benefits Las Rageous has generated for the City of Las Vegas.”

In addition to the rocking lineup, the event will also feature several new onsite activities like the Bud Light Rock & Refuel Culinary Experience featuring a wide array of dining options and an onsite wedding experience for those feeling a little romantic.

Pre-sales for previous attendees and Las Rageous subscribers begin this Wednesday, June 12, at 10 a.m. PT. For 24 hours, the price for two-day passes will be $149. After the 24-hour window closes, prices will increase to $159.

General ticket sales begin this Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m. PT.

For those feeling like going all out during this year’s event, Las Rageous will be offering two different VIP packages to choose from; the Weekend Metal VIP package and the Weekend Heavy Metal VIP package. More information about the VIP packages, lineup, and general inquiries can be found on Las Rageous’ website.

Las Rageous will return to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas during the weekend of Oct. 18 -19.

Blink-182 to reschedule upcoming ‘Kings of the Weekend’ Las Vegas residency

A week after being forced to cancel several of their “Kings of the Weekend” Las Vegas residency shows, Blink-182 have made the tough decision of cancelling several more. On Tuesday (June 19), the California-founded band made the announcement that their upcoming “Kings of the Weekend” shows set to take place this weekend (June 23-24), have been postponed due to Travis Barker’s health.

“Unfortunately, we will need to reschedule the ‘Kings of the Weekend’ residency dates at the Palms Casino this week (June 23-24) due to blood clots in both of Travis Barker’s arms,” Blink-182’s cancellation statement reads.

“He has been ordered by his doctors to refrain from any activity that may cause further damage or cause the clots to travel.”

Last week, the drummer took to social media to reveal that he had developed thrombophlebitis in his bilateral upper extremities, along with cellulitis. The condition causes blood clots in the veins of a person’s arms and legs.

In the statement, the band sounds optimistic that Barker will be better by early July, though they do not have any scheduled shows until late October.

“As it stands now, he will be prevented from playing until the beginning of July when everything will be re-evaluated.”

The letter goes on to assure fans that these cancelled shows will be rescheduled for a later date, though they do understand that some fans may not be able to make it to the newly announced shows.

“New dates will be posted on the band’s website shortly. If you are not able to attend the rescheduled dates, refunds will be available at point of purchase.”

Back in March, the trio announced they would become the first residency at the city’s newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort. According to a press statement at the time, Blink-182’s residency would be one of the resort’s first major entertainment collaborations as part of its $620 million property-wide overhaul.

The band’s next scheduled “Kings of the Weekend” show will take place on Oct. 26.

The group’s Las Vegas residency comes a couple of years after the band released their last studio album, 2016’s California. Since the album’s release, the band has been alternating between touring nonstop and taking breaks to do other things including recording new music.

blink-182 announce ‘Kings of the Weekend’ residency in Las Vegas

Blink-182 is about to take Las Vegas by the balls and give the Palms a hell of a residency. On Monday (March 19), the California-founded band announced that they will be getting the Las Vegas residency treatment beginning this May. The “Kings of the Weekend” show will reportedly be the first residency at the city’s newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort. According to a press statement, blink-182’s residency is one of the resort’s first major entertainment collaborations as part of its recently announced $620 million property-wide overhaul.

The 16-show run will begin in late-May with sporadic dates through November. The confirmed shows are as follows: May – 26-27; June – 8-9, 15-16, 23-24; October – 26-27; November – 2-3, 9-10, 16-17.

According to the band’s statement about the newly announced event, the shows will bring to life the group’s “nearly 25-year history of hit songs, inappropriate tales, and nonsensical antics.”

“When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said ‘Absolutely!'” begins blink-182’s vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus.

Jokingly he adds: “Now, we just have to cast our show girls, create our set list – a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone on stage…The possibilities in Vegas are endless.”

“Blink-182 is one of those bands that crosses over multiple genres of music, and also transcends many generations of music lovers,” Palms Casino Resort General Manager Jon Gray said in a press statement. “They’re a perfect fit for a true rock residency – our first at the Pearl.”

Tickets for the upcoming shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m. PT. Ticket prices will begin at $59 (plus applicable fees). For more information, visit blink’s official website for the shows here.

The Las Vegas residency comes a couple of years after the band released their last studio album, 2016’s California. Since the album’s release, the group has been alternating between touring nonstop and taking breaks to do other things.

The Killers to celebrate ‘Sam’s Town’ ten-year anniversary

The Killers’ sophomore effort, Sam’s Town, is turning ten this year, and in honor of its momentous occasion, the group has revealed some big plans to celebrate. On Monday (Aug.1 ), the Las Vegas-based band announced that they will be reissuing Sam’s Town on vinyl this fall. The vinyl reissue will feature two tracks not on the original release; a demo of “Peace of Mind” and “Read My Mind (Pet Shop Boys Stars Are Blazing Mix).” The band will release a limit amount of copies (5,016 to be exact) which will include a coffee table-style booklet.

In addition to the reissue of the album, the band has also announced a two-day “Decennial Extravaganza” which will take place at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1. The weekend will include performances by The Killers on Friday and Saturday night as well as a tour of iconic Killers-related locations in Las Vegas.

Tickets for The Killers’ fan club will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. PST. General tickets will then go on sale beginning Friday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. PST. All profits from the event will go to support local Las Vegas charities for the homeless as well as addiction recovery.

Back in May, the four-piece announced that longtime bassist Mark Stoermer would no longer join the group on tour. Since all the celebration is set to take place in Las Vegas, there’s a huge possibility that the bassist will be present for both festive days.

iHeartRadio Music Festival Announce 2015 Line-Up

Months after announcing the return of their annual music festival, iHeartMedia has now revealed the identity of those performers who will be heading to Las Vegas in September for the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Fall Out Boy, The Killers, Duran Duran, Disclosure, Coldplay, and The Who are just some of the big names who will be taking the stage at the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival.

The 2015 line-up will also include Sam Smith, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, Prince Royce, Diplo, Jason Derulo, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Blake Shelton. This year’s line-up seems to give every music taste a little bit of something to look forward to.

The festival will take place during the weekend of Sept. 18-19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ryan Seacrest will, once again, host the event.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale beginning this Saturday, Aug. 1.

For those who won’t be able to make it to Vegas, there’s no need to worry. The festival will be live streamed on Yahoo! and iHeartMedia’s plethora of radio stations. Like last year, the festival will air as a two-day special on The CW Network on Sept. 29-30; a week or so after the live event.

In addition to the big names taking the nighttime main stage, the festival will also include outdoor daytime performances at the MGM Resorts Village on Sept. 19. Previously announced artists for that include Demi Lovato, Hozier, Tove Lo, Trey Songz, Walk the Moon, Nick Jonas, Big Sean, Lee Brice, Echosmith and James Bay.

Rock in Rio USA Add More Artists to Line-Up, Unveil “City of Rock” Streets

Rock in Rio USA announced several headlining artists for the upcoming inaugural gathering in Las Vegas back in January, but it looks like those aren’t the only one heading to Sin City for the two weekends.

Today, the festival took to the web to announce the complete line-up. The line-up includes a couple of more performers on the main stages, some DJs that will represent the countries the festival has already invaded (Spain and Portugal to name a few) and those cool “City of Rock” streets they hinted at when the idea was still being formed (each street represents the musical culture of either the United States, United Kingdom, or Brazil).

Check out the full schedule for the two weekend which have been divided in half. The Rock-centric weekend will take place May 8-9 while the Pop music-centric weekend will take place May 15-16.

ROCK WEEKEND:

May 8:

Main Stage:  No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless, Smallpools

Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory

Electronic Stage: AN21, Ftampa, Wax Motif, MVTH

Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 9:

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men

Electronic Stage: Caked Up, Gaslamp Killer, Felguk, Alok

Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

POP WEEKEND:

May 15:

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo

Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

Electronic Stage: Whitney Fierce, Jeniluv, Valida, Heidi Lawden

Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 16:

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun, Big Sean

Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic, Mikky Ekko

Electronic Stage: Behrouz, Renato Ratier, Uner, Dj Vibe

Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova

Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew

Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

Tickets for Rock in Rio USA are available on the festival’s website.

Of Mice & Men to Head Out on Headlining Tour

Of Mice & Men will be heading out on tour this Spring in support of the re-issue of their 2014 album, Restoring Force.

The tour will feature the California band headlining all dates (minus three stops) and support from Crown the Empire and Volumes.

The tour will begin on Apr. 28 at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale and wrap up a month and a half later on June 7 at Soma in San Diego.

On the tour schedule, which can be seen below, the band reveal that there will be a couple of dates which they will not be headlining. Those three stops are three different music festivals that they will be performing at. Those include:  Carolina Rebellion that will take place in Charlotte, NC; the first annual Rock in Rio due to take place in Las Vegas (they will be performing during the festival’s “Rock” weekend); Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range; and Pryor, OK’s Rocklahoma.

OF MICE & MEN’S SPRING TOUR SCHEDULE:

April 28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

April 30 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

May 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

May 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion **

May 6 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

May 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

May 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ Rock In Rio **

May 11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Balroom

May 12 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

May 13 – New York City, NY @ Best Buy Theater

May 16 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range **

May 17 – Sauget, IL @ Pops

May 19 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

May 20 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

May 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

May 23 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

May 24 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma **

May 26 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

May 27 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall

May 29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

May 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

June 1 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

June 2 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market

June 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

June 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

June 7 – San Diego, CA @ Soma

**=not headlining shows

Last week, Of Mice & Men released the music video for their new song “Broken Generation” from Restoring Force: Full Circle which is scheduled to be released on Feb. 24 through Rise Records.

Watch Paramore Rock the iHeartRadio Music Fest

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For those not in the know (of those that really didn’t care), the annual iHeartRadio Music Festival took place this past weekend with a long list of performers taking to the stage for the two day festival in Las Vegas.

The show, which had the tagline “The Legend Returns,” revealed the list of artists on the bill a few months back which included Ariana Grande, Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Usher, Eric Church, Train, the Zac Brown Band, Coldplay, Bastille and surprisingly Motley Crue (we still aren’t sure how that happened).

Also on the bill were Paramore who at this point fit the requirements to be an iHeartRadio radio staple.

For those Paramore fans out there who might have had better things to do during the weekend than stare at the CW hoping for the band to take the stage, the full stream of their set can be seen below.

iHeartRadio Festival Announce First Batch of Artists

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iHeartRadio have revealed some of the artists who will be taking the stage during this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.

The festival, which will be celebrating its fourth year, announced the first batch of artists which include many of those that are constantly on a loop on majority of the iHeartRadio stations. Ariana Grande, Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Paramore, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Usher, Eric Church, Train and the Zac Brown Band, Coldplay, Bastille have been confirmed to perform already with many more to be announced in the near future. 

Though the posters for the two night event claim that “The Legend Returns,” we still don’t understand that since most of these artists have performed on at least one of the “music” awards that have already happened this year. 

One thing we can say might be legendary is the fact that they somehow managed to get Mötley Crüe on the line-up for the event. Mötley Crüe announced earlier this year that they will be officially calling it a day at the end of their upcoming tour, so for them to be playing a festival like iHeartRadio is a pretty big departure from the hair metal fans that usually flock to their shows.

Who else is wondering how One Direction/Ariana Grande fans will feel about the infamous band?

Anyways, the iHeartRadio Festival is set to take place on September 19th and 20th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The show will be broadcast a week or so after the actual event on The CW, so keep and eye out for that in case you can’t make it to Vegas. 

Britney Spears to Extend Las Vegas Stay

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Good news for Britney Spears and her fans who have no been able to head out to Sin City to see her residential stay; she’s reportedly in talks to extend her show.

The show which is titled “Britney Spears: Piece of Me” began its residential stay at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Axis theater back in December and now the pop star is being given the opportunity to extend her two-year stay to three years. If she chooses to stay in Vegas performing her 90-minute shows, Spears will reportedly make $12 million.

According to both New York Daily News and TMZ, she is about to close the deal extending her stay until December 2016.

“Britney Spears has been a great success for the company and will be extended, if she wants to do it, and I cannot see why not,” Caesars Palace president Gary Selesner told the New York Daily News. “She has been filling out the place every night, and she is enjoying it and is in good health.”

According to TMZ, Spears made $30 million when she signed on for the “Piece of Me” show, which by contract means she will perform 50 shows between 2014 and 2015. As of now, no other details have been given about the impending contract especially how many show she will have to perform with the addition of another year.