Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit to headline Inkcarceration 2020

Inkcarceration_2020_header.jpgIs it just us, or are the 90s making a full comeback?

If you’re shaking your head, not quite sure what we mean, all you need to do is take a look at the current state of fashion or the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of Ohio’s Inkcarceration Festival.

On Wednesday (Dec. 18), the people behind the annual rock-centric music and tattoo festival unveiled their lineup for their third annual event.

Headlining the three-day festivities are Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit (yes, Limp Bizkit).

Joining Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit on the 2020 roster will be Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Atreyu, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, New Years Day, Escape the Fate, and many more.

According to a press statement, additional bands will be unveiled at a later time. Over 40 groups will reportedly take over one of two stages during the weekend-long gig.

Because this is a music and tattoo festival, festival organizers also revealed that 60 tattoo artists will be on hand to give concertgoers some new ink.

In addition to the killer musical lineup and tattoo artists, the event will also include tours of the Ohio State Reformatory (aka the Shawshank prison), gourmet food trucks, drinks, and the return of the popular haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison.

Talk about celebrating Halloween in July.

Inkcarceration 2020 will return to its home at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, during the weekend of July 10-12.

Tickets for Inkcarceration 2020 are currently available for purchase here.


In This Moment to embark on a masquerade-themed tour in the fall

Time to find the best masquerade outfits you can afford because In This Moment are taking their Halloween extravaganza on the road later this year. On Monday (June 17), the California-founded band unveiled a massive tour itinerary for the fall months.

Dubbed the “Mother’s House of Horror” tour, the “traveling All Hallows Eve masquerade” will find the group performing at venues across North America throughout September and October.

The 31-stop Halloween celebration will include shows in Charlotte, Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Louisville, St. Louis, Cleveland, Toronto, New Haven, Philadelphia, and more. The excursion will kick off on Sept. 4 at the Ritz in Raleigh and conclude a month and a half later on Oct. 22 at the Paramount in Huntington, New York.

Motionless in White, New Years Day, and DED will join In This Moment on the upcoming outing. As if several horror-inspired bands taking the stage weren’t enough, In This Moment also announced that circus sideshow revue Hellzapoppin and rock and roll burlesque troupe Little Miss Nasty will also perform during the shows.

When In this Moment said it was an all Hallows Eve party, they weren’t kidding.

Pre-sale tickets for “Mother’s House of Horror” are currently available for purchase here. General ticket sales begin this Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m. local time.

The tour is in support of the group’s upcoming studio album Mother. The record has a tentative release time frame of summer 2019, though it’s been rumored that the record will probably see an August release date.


Sept. 4 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Sept. 6 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
Sept. 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Sept. 10 – Dothan, AL – The Plant
Sept. 12 – Houston, TX / House Of Blues
Sept. 13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion
Sept. 14 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Sept. 15 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
Sept. 17 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans
Sept. 19 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
Sept. 21 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Sept. 22 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Sept. 24 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Sept. 25 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
Sept. 27 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Sept. 28 – Durham, NC – Carolina Arbors Piedmont Hall
Sept. 29 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
Oct. 8 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Oct. 2 – Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center
Oct. 4 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
Oct. 5 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Oct. 7 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Oct. 8 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Oct. 9 – Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center
Oct. 11 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Oct. 15 – Toronto, ON – Rebel Toronto
Oct. 16 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre
Oct. 18 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
Oct. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
Oct. 20 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Oct. 22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

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.


Halestorm extend current tour with In This Moment, New Years Day

With just a handful of days left until the release of their fourth studio album, Halestorm have announced even more tour dates. On Monday (July 23), the Pennsylvania-founded band added additional dates to their upcoming North American tour itinerary. The newly added shows will begin on Nov. 16 at the Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia and conclude on Dec. 16 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Pre-sales for the newly added dates will begin on Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. local time. General tickets sale will then begin on Friday, July 27, the same day the group’s new album is due out.

“You asked for it, and now you’re gonna get it,” said Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale. “I’m so excited to announce the third leg with my empowering, beautifully Vicious women! Three tours and we don’t show any signs of slowing! We are joined by our friends in In This Moment and New Years Day starting in November! Get your tickets now because you don’t want to miss this!”

“We are so beyond excited to be announcing the third leg of such an empowering and beautiful tour,” said Maria Brink of In This Moment. “We knew after completing the first leg that this was something people were going to be paying attention to, and it felt strong, it felt powerful, and it felt liberating. I am so excited to see everybody at the upcoming shows!”

“Touring with Maria and Lzzy has been, by far, the best touring experience I’ve ever had,” said Ash Costello of New Years Day. “I am lifted up and supported by the amazing women of this tour, and everyone feels as if they are family who are rooting for each other to kill it every single night. The positivity is incredible on a personal level. Not to mention, the shows are absolutely ferocious. I am honored to be on stage with these incredible women of metal and rock once again! And honestly, I hope there’s no end in sight!”

The upcoming tour, which will kick off this Friday, is in support of Halestorm’s impending new album, Vicious. Vicious is due out this Friday, July 27. Pre-orders for the new album are still available on the band’s website here. Vicious is the follow-up to Halestorm’s 2015 release, Into the Wild Life.

Halestorm’s complete tour itinerary with In This Moment and New Years Day can be seen below.


July 27— Kansas City, MO — Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
July 28 — Dubuque, IA — Dubuque County Fair (Halestorm only)
July 29 — Toledo, OH — Centennial Terrace
July 31 — Baltimore, MD — UMBC Event Center
Aug. 2 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 3 — Albany, NY— Capital Center
Aug. 4 — Portland, ME — Maine State Pier
Aug. 6 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug. 7 — Columbus, OH — Express Live!
Aug. 9 — Moorehead, MN — Bluestem Amphitheater (w/ Joan Jett — Halestorm only)
Aug. 10 — Council Bluffs, IA — Stir Cove
Aug. 11 — Springfield, IL — Illinois State Fair (Halestorm only)
Aug. 14 — Missoula, MT — Big Sky Brewing Company
Aug. 16 — Spokane, WA — Star Theater at Spokane Arena
Aug. 17 — Seattle, WA — WAMU
Aug. 18 — Eugene, OR — Cuthbert Amphitheater
Aug. 20 — Central Point, OR — Bi-Mart Amphitheater
Aug. 21 — Reno, NV — Grand Sierra Resort
Aug. 23 — San Francisco, CA —The Warfield
Aug. 24 — Valley Center, CA — Harrah’s Resort SoCal Events Center
Aug. 25 — Las Vegas, NV — Fremont Street (Halestorm only)
Sept. 1 — Milwaukee, WI — Veteran’s Park (Halestorm only)

Nov. 16 — Norfolk, VA — Constant Convocation Center*
Nov. 17 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion*
Nov. 20 — Evansville, IN — Old National Events Plaza*
Nov. 21 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Allen County ExpoCenter*
Nov. 23 — Syracuse, NY — Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center*
Nov. 24 — New York, NY — Hammerstein Ballroom*
Nov. 26 — Cleveland, OH — Masonic Auditorium*
Dec. 1— Broomfield, CO — 1st Bank Center*
Dec. 2 — Park City, KS — Hartman Arena*
Dec. 4 — Springfield, MO — Shrine Mosque*
Dec. 5 — Lexington, KY — Rupp Arena*
Dec. 7 — Hammond, IN — Horseshoe Casino*
Dec. 8 — Minneapolis, MN — The Armory*
Dec. 11 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theater*
Dec. 12 — Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom*
Dec. 14 — Orlando, FL — Amway Arena*
Dec. 16 — St. Petersburg, FL — Mahaffey Theather*

*Newly added tour dates

Halestorm, In This Moment to embark on massive spring tour

Halestorm, In this Moment, New Years Day, and Stitched Up Heart are about to take girl power out on the road for a massive tour this spring. On Tuesday (Feb. 20), the female-fronted bands announced a joint tour that will find all four acts performing across the United States. The upcoming tour which is simply going by “Halestorm, In this Moment, New Years Day, Stitched Up Heart: Live in Concert” will kick off on April 30 at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston. After spending a couple of weeks on the road, the excursion will wrap up on May 15 at the Delatplex in Grand Rapids. According to the band, additional dates will be added to the tour.


“We’ve been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time,” begins Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale in a press statement. “We are a few of the hardest working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere.”

“I am very excited about being a part of such an empowering, divine, female-fronted tour,” echoes frontwoman Maria Brink. “It is very rare in rock music to have a movement like this and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Lzzy and I are already discussing the possibility of more tours like this in the future. Let the Amazons rise!”

New Years Day frontwoman Ash Costello added, “I am beyond thrilled to be sharing the stage with such strong women. Having toured with both Halestorm and In This Moment already, they are such powerful forces, it’s just incredible to be a part of every night. I’m very excited for an all female fronted tour, because in all my years of touring, this is the very first time I’ll have been a part of one. I can’t wait to walk on stage and feel the support of a crowd that is there to witness women of rock slay for an entire evening. What an evening it will be! You won’t want to miss this tour, I can promise you that.”

“This is our dream lineup,” said Stitched Up Heart frontwoman Mixi. “Every single band on this bill is a huge inspiration to us and unbelievably talented. We are beyond excited for this run!”

Prior to embarking on the tour, Halestorm will perform at sister Florida music festivals Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville on April 27 and Fort Rock in its new home of Fort Lauderdale on April 28. Halestorm will also stop by North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion mid-way through the tour on May 5.

Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. local time. For more information about the upcoming excursion, head on over to Halestorm’s website here.

Last month, In This Moment and New Years Day embarked on the “Witching Hour” tour which concluded its run earlier this past week.

As for Halestorm, the band is currently in the process of finishing up their fourth studio album. During a recent interview with Eddie Trunk for his Trunk Nation show, Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger not only revealed that they were almost done with the album, but that it’s the heaviest stuff they have ever done. Check out the full transcript of the interview over at Blabbermouth while the full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


April 27 — Jacksonville, FL — Rockville 2018*
April 28 — Fort Lauderdale, FL — Fort Rock*
April 30 — Houston, TX — White Oak Lawn
May 1 — Corpus Christi, TX — Concrete Street Amphitheatre
May 3 — Nashville, TN — Municipal Auditorium
May 4 — Cincinnati, OH — PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
May 5 — Charlotte, NC — Carolina Rebellion*
May 7 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
May 8 — Indianapolis, IN — FBI Lawn @ White River State Park
May 10 — Reading, PA — Santander Arena
May 11— Boston, MA — Tsongas Center @ UMass Lowell
May 12 — Asbury Park, NJ — Summer Stage
May 14 — Huntington, WV — Big Sandy Superstore Arena
May 15 — Grand Rapids, MI —Deltaplex

*Festival appearance

New Years Day announces ‘Diary of a Creep’

New Years Day may have warned fans that they are in the middle of working on their fourth studio album, but it looks like the band is giving their followers a little something to hold them over until that new record is complete. On Wednesday (Jan. 3), the California-founded band announced plans to release a six-song record at the end of January. Titled Diary of a Creep, the EP will feature a total of six songs; five covers and one new song.

The impending album will feature a brand new song titled “Disgust Me” as well as covers of Linkin Park’s “Crawling,” No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak,” Pantera’s “Fucking Hostile,” New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle,” and Garbage’s “Only Happy When It Rains” featuring Halestorm’s Lizzy Hale as the special guest.

“I want to start by saying; it was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to the five songs I wanted to cover the most. Narrowing it down to 20 songs was hard! Let alone just five,” begins frontwoman Ash Costello. “It felt very important to me to not only pay tribute to the artists that shaped who I am today, but to share it with all of you. It’s easy to dismiss where an artist has come from if you have no clue who they worshiped when they were just kids in school, dreaming of being a real musician someday.”

Diary of a Creep is set to be released on Jan. 26 through Red Music / Century Media. Currently, the band is working on new material. Even though there hasn’t been much information revealed about their impending fourth studio album, it looks like the band has tentative plans for a fall 2018 release. The yet-to-be titled record will be the follow-up to 2015’s Malevolence.

As previously announced, New Years Day will hit the road later this month with In This Moment, P.O.D, and DED. “The Witching Hour” tour, named after In This Moment’s song by the same name, will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. After being on the road for a month, the tour will conclude on Feb. 18 at The Palace in St. Paul, Minnesota. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

In This Moment to enchant North America on’ The Witching Hour’ tour

In This Moment has made a name for themselves for not only their hard work, but also for putting on rocking, theatrical performances. After spending much of the year on the road in support of their recently released record, the group has now confirmed that they have no plans on stopping. On Thursday (Nov. 16), the Los Angeles-founded band announced plans to hit the North American touring circuit in early 2018.

Named “The Witching Hour” tour (after one of the tracks on their new studio album), the excursion will kick off on Jan. 16, 2018 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina and conclude a month later on Feb. 18, 2018 at The Palace in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hitting the road alongside In This Moment for the complete trek will be fellow Californians New Years Day and POD as well as Arizona’s DED.

The group unveiled the news in a post on Twitter. “BLOOD LEGION!! We’re excited to bring you The Witching Hour Tour with special guests POD, New Years Day, and DED, on select dates,” the post read. Tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 17 on the band’s website.

The “Witching Hour” tour will be in support of In This Moment’s recently released record, Ritual. Ritual was released this past summer and marked the first album since the departure of drummer Tom Hane. The album landed at the number 23 spot on the Billboard 200 chart while lead single “Oh Lord” peaked at the number six spot on the Billboard Top Mainstream Rock charts.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for the “Witching Hour” tour can be seen below.


Jan. 16 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Jan. 17 – Augusta, GA – Miller Theater
Jan. 19 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Jan. 20 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
Jan. 21 – Orlando, FL – Shiprocked*
Jan. 26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Jan. 27 – Cape Coral, FL – 93X WXNW Block Party
Jan. 28 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Jan. 30 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm
Jan. 31 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Feb. 02 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
Feb. 03 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre
Feb. 06 – Evansville, IN – Victory Theatre
Feb. 07 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Feb. 09 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Feb. 10 – Niagara Fall, NY – Rapids Theatre
Feb. 12 – London, Ontario – London Music Hall
Feb. 13 – Montreal, Quebec – MTELUS
Feb. 14 – Toronto, Ontario – Rebel
Feb. 17 – Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino
Feb. 18 – St. Paul, MO – The Palace

First wave of Alternative Press Music Awards performers announced

The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy Drink is a couple of months away from happening and the people behind the annual music awards have just unveiled the first wave of performers. On Monday (April 17), Alternative Press unveiled that bands like All Time Low, New Years Day, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, and The Pretty Reckless, and more are just some of the artists heading to Ohio in mid-July.

In addition to the above mentioned acts, rap icon Bone Thugs (the extension of Bone Thugs N Harmony), Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Against Me!, Machine Gun Kelly, and metal icons Korn will also grace the stage during the show.

“We’re really excited to perform at this year’s awards and are looking forward to seeing all our fans in Cleveland,” Korn frontman Jonathan Davis said in a statement. “I performed at the first ever APMAs back in 2014 with Asking Alexandria, and it’s been awesome to watch how this show has grown over the years.”

Tickets for the rock music-centric awards show are currently on sale at Alternative Presswebsite. In addition to general tickets which will set you back $40, several VIP packages are available including the Monster VIP Table, the Ultimate VIP, and Premium Seating packages.

The fourth annual Alternative Press Music Awards is set to take place on July 17 at the Quicken Loans Arena in the publication’s hometown of Cleveland. Unlike the past two years, this year’s awards show will be hosted by Black Veil Bride/Andy Black head honcho, Andy Biersack.

Escape the Fate to Hit the Road with HELLYEAH


HELLYEAH, Escape the Fate, New Years Day, and From Ashes to New will be hitting the road together this spring for one major tour. On Tuesday (Feb. 23), it was announced that the four bands will be going on tour together beginning in late April. The tour has fittingly been named the “We’re All in This Together Tour,” though it’s actually the name of HELLYEAH’s upcoming live Blu-ray/DVD due out later this year.

The trek will begin on April 30 at Jacksonville’s Welcome to Rockville music festival and wrap up a little over a month later on June 5 at the The Foundry at SLS in Las Vegas. The tour will offer fans a lot of good things including free music. Each ticket purchase will come with a code redeemable for a free “We’re All in This Together Tour” sampler on iTunes. The sampler will feature hit songs as well as unreleased tracks from all four groups.

Tickets for all the show, minus the festival appearances, will go on sale beginning this Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 am local time on Ticketmaster. For now, check out the complete list of tour dates as well as the official tour announcement below.


Apr. 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville *
May 02 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
May 03 – Clifton Park , NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
May 04 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
May 06 – Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion *
May 07 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
May 09 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
May 10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
May 11 – Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero Nightclub
May 13 – Council Bluffs, IA @ KIWR Rock Fest *
May 14 – Kansas City, MO @ KQRC Rockfest *
May 15 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion *
May 17 – Flint , MI @ The Machine Shop
May 20 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
May 21 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on The Range *
May 22 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse at the International
May 24 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 25 – Arlington Heights, IL @ H.O.M.E.
May 27 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
May 28 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma *
May 29 – San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest *
May 31 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Jun. 01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex- Rockwell
Jun. 03 – San Diego, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Jun. 05 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Foundry at SLS

* Festival appearance