The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival is set to rock North America with a late summer trek featuring a stellar active rock lineup including multi-platinum headliners DISTURBED and AVENGED SEVENFOLD, along with STONE SOUR and HALESTORM featured on the main stage. The potent rock lineup for the touring music and lifestyle jaunt also features performances from Jägermeister Second Stage headliners HELLYEAH, as well as AIRBOURNE, HAIL THE VILLAIN, NEW MEDICINE and the Jägermeister Battle of The Bands Winner in each city. The 36-date tour launches August 17 in Minneapolis, MN and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, WI.
The national on sale for the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival is Saturday, June 12 and tickets will be available via www.RockstarUproar.com and www.LiveNation.com. A special pre-sale will commence Tuesday, June 8. Go to www.RockstarUproar.com for details. Tickets for the September 19 Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre show go on sale Saturday, May 15. Information is available at www.luckymanonline.com.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival is produced by John Reese, John Oakes and CAA. This team has co-founded and continues to co-produce the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. All of the amphitheater dates are being produced in conjunction with Live Nation.
DISTURBED is currently in the studio recording their new CD entitled "Asylum", which will be released by Reprise Records in late summer. "We are truly looking forward to being part of a lineup this strong," says DISTURBED's David Draiman. "It's always good to tour with friends."
Southern California's AVENGED SEVENFOLD recently finished tracking their highly anticipated fifth studio album, slated for release later this year. This tour marks AVENGED SEVENFOLD's first tour since the passing of beloved friend and drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, and frontman M. Shadows shares, "After recently finishing up our new record we were not sure if we were going to continue touring. We got a call from our friends at Uproar and decided this would be the best way to introduce our fans to the new album. We are excited to share the new music with you and our friends on tour."
STONE SOUR is currently holed up in Nashville, Tennessee working on their much anticipated, as-yet-untitled third effort, due out on Roadrunner Records in summer 2010. "Me and the boys are really looking forward to the Uproar Festival this fall," comments the group's Corey Taylor. "Not only is it another chance to tour the great States, but it's also a chance for us to play the new material that we've been working on. It's going to be no holds barred every night, and we hope everyone is ready for it."
"With Uproar, our goal is to bring fans a late summer celebration featuring awesome rock bands, lifestyle attractions and activities. DISTURBED, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and STONE SOUR along with the rest of the bill deliver one of the best rock touring packages in recent times," says tour producer John Reese. "The album sales success of DISTURBED has been unprecedented and they have the opportunity to be one of the only rock bands in history to have an album debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 four consecutive times. "In my opinion, AVENGED SEVENFOLD with this new album are set to take their career to a massive place and STONE SOUR's career is on a path to hugeness."
"The creative duo behind Uproar, John Reese and CAA, are incredibly talented at pulling together a stellar line up of great bands, combined with great activities, in a fun-filled summer environment, at a great price. Our current partnership on Mayhem has been a huge success drawing more than 600,000 fans to our amphitheaters in 2008 and 2009, and given the great roster of bands on Uproar, we anticipate another big hit with fans this summer," said Jason Garner, CEO of Concerts for Live Nation.
"At Rockstar Energy Drink we are committed to the music fan and with Uproar we are ready to unleash one of the best rock packages in recent memory on North America," says Rockstar Energy Drink Marketing Director Mike Kelso. "A plethora of great music and fan friendly surprises will be unveiled at the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival."
"Jägermeister is once again thrilled to be working with John Reese and his team on Uproar," comments Rick Zeiler, Director of Strategic Marketing for Jägermeister. "Our company takes great pride in working with the best in the business and Uproar has all of the elements to be one of the best tours this year. We're also very excited to have HELLYEAH headline the Jägermeister Mobile Stage."
The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival will feature a full afternoon and night of activities, including a concourse midway filled with vendors and activities and a daily wrestling tournament featuring the Detroit-based Blue Collar Wrestling Alliance. The Blue Collar Wrestling Alliance Uproar lineup will feature eight of the finest, fastest rising wrestlers in the world who will put their skills to the ultimate test during the BCWA Uproar Invitational. The 36-event tournament will encompass 245 matches over seven weeks throughout North America. The athlete that perseveres over injuries and adversity will be named King of the Tournament.
Uproar TV launches today and a new episode will air every Tuesday from May 11 through the end of the tour. Uproar TV can be found at www.RockstarUproar.com. Fans can expect exclusive behind the scenes footage and surprises from bands on the tour. In addition, Guitar Player magazine will produce the official festival program which will be distributed free at each show.
The dates are as follows:
Aug. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Aug. 18 - Kansas City, KS - Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
Aug. 20 - Omaha, NE - WestFair Amphitheater
Aug. 21 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 22 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 24 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 - Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City
Aug. 27 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 28 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 29 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 31 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 01 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sep. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sep. 04 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
Sep. 05 - [to be announced]
Sep. 07 - [to be announced]
Sep. 08 - [to be announced]
Sep. 10 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
Sep. 11 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
Sep. 12 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 14 - Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 17 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sep. 18 - San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep. 19 - Tempe, AZ - Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
Sep. 21 - [to be announced]
Sep. 22 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sep. 24 - Portland, OR - Clark County Government Center Amphitheatre
Sep. 25 - Seattle, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre
Sep. 26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
Sep. 28 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Sep. 29 - Calgary, AB - Saddledome
Sep. 30 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
Oct. 02 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Oct. 03 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
Oct. 04 - -Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum