The first annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, presented by Californiaâ€™s Rock Station â€“ 98 Rock, is set for Sunday, September 23 at Discovery Park in downtown Sacramento, CA. The initial lineup for the full-day rock festival includes Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Bush, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, Theory of a Deadman, Oleander, Escape the Fate, Otherwise, Gemini Syndrome and more.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10:00 AM PT at www.AftershockConcert.com, www.Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. A special 98 â€œRock Mobâ€ ticket presale is available from Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00 AM PT through Thursday, June 21 at Midnight PT. For details, visit: http://rockmob.krxq.net/asp2/Register.aspx.
General admission tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock Festival are available for as low as $49.50 plus fees and VIP tickets can be purchased for $99.50 plus fees. VIP tickets include: VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining and private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate. Visit www.AftershockConcert.com for more information.
â€œWhen you’re bringing a new rock festival to any city, it’s important to have a great local radio partner, and a strong feeder system of stations to support the show,â€ says festival creator/producer Danny Wimmer of Arms Division Concerts/DWP/Right Arm Entertainment. â€œSacramento has this and more. Its deep foundation in rock â€“ including bands like Deftones and Oleander, music executives coming out of the area, and vital stations like KDOT, KBRE, and our partner station 98 Rock â€“ proves that rock is a mainstay in Northern California.â€
Discovery Park is conveniently located in downtown Sacramento, where the American River meets the Sacramento River. Gates for the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival open at 11:00 A.M. and the show starts at noon.
Monster Energy Aftershock Festival is produced by Arms Division Concerts/DWP/Right Arm Entertainment, co-creators/producers of the annual Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH, Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC, Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, FL, Epicenterâ€”Southern Californiaâ€™s Rock Festival, and Rock Allegiance.
BUSH has announced a contest called â€œ60 Shows * 60 Days * 60 Pairs of Tickets,â€ a unique promotion that will see lead vocalist Gavin Rossdale personally giving away a pair of tickets to nearly every date on the bandâ€™s upcoming spring and summer tour, including their arena dates with Nickelback, Seether and My Darkest Days.
The contest begins today, a day before the launch of BUSHâ€™s arena tour as special guests of Nickelback at the i wireless Center in Moline, IL.
Hereâ€™s how it works: Each morning at 9am PST, Gavin will announce a particular date/city/show via his Twitter account, @gavinrossdale. Contest hopefuls must visit http://bush.promojam.com/Bush60tix and re-tweet the message from the official contest using the hash tag #Bush60tix. Gavin will then pick a winner and tweet the name at 3PM PST that same day.
The contest follows news of BUSH contributing a new song (â€œInto The Blueâ€) to the upcoming â€œAvengers Assembleâ€ soundtrack, due out May 1st and sets up a busy week for the band, with the tour launch followed by an April 17th performance on the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show, â€œThe View,â€ an April 18th performance on Vh1â€™s â€œBig Morning Buzz Live,â€ and a much-buzzed-about April 19th show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Following their U.S. tour, BUSH will launch a European headline and festival tour, which kicks off August 10 at Germanyâ€™s Open Air Festival and runs through September 8th.
BUSH recently released â€œBaby Come Home,â€ the second single from their acclaimed album THE SEA OF MEMORIES. The song follows the albumâ€™s blockbuster lead single, â€œThe Sound of Winter,â€ which made radio history as the first self-released track ever to hit No. 1 on the Alternative Radio Chart, where it stayed for six weeks. The band teamed with premium music platform VEVO to premiere the â€œBaby Come Homeâ€ companion video, which can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/AbRQXM, and is currently in rotation on VH1.
Donâ€™t miss your chance to catch BUSH live. Dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
April 10 Moline, IL i wireless Center
April 12 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
April 14 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
April 15 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
April 19 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
April 21 Montreal, PQ Bell Centre
April 22 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
April 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
April 25 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
April 27 Hartford, Ct XL Center
April 28 Worcester, MA DCU Center
April 30 Washington, DC Verizon Center
May 2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
May 4 Orlando, FL Amway Center
May 5 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
May 6 Memphis, TN Beale St Music Fest
May 15 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
May 16 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
May 18 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
May 20 Fargo, ND Fargodome
May 21 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
May 22 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center Omaha
May 23 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
May 25 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
May 26 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
May 29 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
May 30 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
June 1 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 2 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 3 San Antonio, TX Sunken Gardens *with Seether
June 5 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
June 7 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
June 8 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
June 10 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
June 12 Salt Lake City UT Energy Solutions Arena
June 15 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
June 16 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
June 18 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
June 20 Nampa, ID Idaho Center
June 21 Portland, OR Rose Garden
June 22 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
June 23 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
June 24 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
June 26 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
July 14 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
July 18 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Ctr
July 20 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Ctr
July 21 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Wireless
July 24 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Springs PAC
July 25 Darien Ctr, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 26 London, Ontario Rock the Park Festival
July 27 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amp
July 28 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
July 30 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pav
Aug 1 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Aug 10 Eschwege, Germany Open Flair Festival
Aug 11 Rothenburg, Germany Taubertal
Aug 18 Gampel, Switzerland Open Air
Sept 1 Bochum, Germany Zelt Festival Ruhr
Bush played a private iHeartRadio show a few weeks ago in New York City at the PC Richard & Son Theater. Two professionally shot videos from the show are available now.
Check out “Everything Zen” and “The Sound of Winter” below and head over to iHeartRadio.com to download the iHeartRadio app to listen to a ton of radio stations on your phone or other mobile device.
When a band disappears near the peak of their fame, then reforms with a new lineup as Bush did, it’s hard to imagine that they’ll be nearly as effective as they were in their heyday. However, the bands new album “The Sea of Memories” has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews and when it comes to live shows, they prove haven’t lost a step.
Thanks to iHeartRadio, 200 lucky fans were able to witness the bands incredible energy and their passion for playing live. Taking the stage to heavy intro music, the band launched into massive hit “Machinehead” off debut album “Sixteen Stone” much to the crowd’s delight. Bassist Corey Britz and guitarist Chris Traynor looked right at home on stage with longtime drummer Robin Goodridge and singer/guitarist Gavin Rossdale (Editor’s note: Corey joined the band in 2010 but Chris has been playing with Gavin since 2002). The unmistakable guitar riff of “The Chemicals Between Us” was next, and for a bit, one could easily forget what year it was exactly. “The Sound of Winter” from their latest album fit in perfectly among the older material, a true testament to the strength of the new record.
Gavin introduced “Everything Zen” as the song that started everything, and he was quite literally right. The first single ever released by the band, it somehow manages to still sound fresh after over 16 years. Gavin even threw in a snippet of R.E.M.’s “The One I Love” during it as tribute to the band recently announcing their breakup. At this point Corey stepped away from his bass to play keyboard on newer track “All Night Doctors”, which although being a great song, seems to slow the energy of the crowd a bit. Given that the band only had a 40 minute set, this seemed like an odd choice for the obligatory slow song, especially when big hit “Glycerine” was overlooked that night. Another new song, “The Heart of the Matter”, followed and fared much better, mainly due to it’s upbeat nature.
The band went back into their hits section to close out the show, with two more tracks from their debut album – “Little Things” and “Comedown”, and once again the dedicated crowd was singing every word along with Gavin, even overtaking him briefly during the latter song. The crowd pleaded for an encore, but it was in vain, as time did not allow for it. Gavin’s energy when performing live can’t be denied, and it’s easy to see just how much fun he has on stage, as well as how much he cares about his fans, making eye contact with us frequently, and even fist bumping a fan he recognized in the front row. On October 12th, Bush proved to everyone in attendance, that despite their long absence, they’re fully prepared to step back into the spotlight. Let’s all hope that the next album doesn’t take nearly as long as “The Sea of Memories”, as I absolutely can not wait to see them perform again.
2. The Chemicals Between Us
3. The Sound of Winter
4. Everything Zen (with a snippet of The One I Love)
5. All Night Doctors
6. The Heart of the Matter
7. Little Things
Bush has returned with their first new album in several years, The Sound of Winter. The band played a sold out show in the summer at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. On this tour now, they’re playing much larger venues. Your chance to see them perform in an intimate setting is GONE. No wait, it ISN’T!.
Tomorrow, Wednesday October 12th, Bush will play a special private invite only concert (sponsored by iHeartRadio) at the PC Richard & Son Theater at 7pm (doors at 6pm). We know that YOU want to be there!
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Winners will be notified by Wednesday morning. Good luck!