This season, Monster Energy and CrÃ¼e Fest 2 partnered to put the Monster Energy Stage on the summer’s most anticipated traveling rock festival, turning up the CrÃ¼e Fest 2 experience to offer fans ten great bands for one price. In nearly every market, Monster Energy empowered local radio stations to run contests for the opportunity for a local band to open the festival on the Monster Energy Stage. Now Monster Energy is taking the opportunity to the next level.
Fans can go to http://CrueFest2.MonsterEnergy.com to see a full list of local bands selected for the tour and find links to check out each band. Starting on September 6th, at the close of the tour, fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite local band. The band that receives the most votes will receive a one-year sponsorship with Monster Energy.
Throughout the tour, http://CrueFest2.MonsterEnergy.com will be consistently updated with more bands, video, and links to the bands’ websites. Fans can also download a free song from the CrÃ¼e Fest 2 mainstage act Charm City Devils, â€œLetâ€™s Rock and Rollâ€ and free song downloads from select Monster Energy Stage bands.
Cavo is one of the hottest rock bands of the year. They have their debut album Bright Nights * Dark Days coming out on August 11th on Reprise Records. They have a hit rock radio single “Champagne” (listen Quicktime, Windows Media, iTunes) and the track “Let It Go” was featured in the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen movie and soundtrack. Here’s a little bit about how the band got their start. The band’s music quickly jumped into rotation among radio stations nationwide simply off of a local St. Louis station playing their EP in 2007. Soon afterward, the band would be opening for major rock bands like Staind and gain the attention of hitmaking producer, David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore). With Bendeth’s help, Cavo signed with Reprise Records in October 2008 and now are preparing their major label debut Bright Nights * Dark Days. The band is currently out on the Crue Fest 2 tour through August. You can see all the dates below the video for “Champagne.” For more on the band, go to cavomusic.com, myspace.com/cavomusic and twitter.com/cavomusic.
TOUR DATES (All dates are on Crue Fest 2 except 8/1):
DATE CITY VENUE
7/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/01 Sacramento, CA KRXQ Radio Show, Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
8/03 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
8/04 Englewood, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
8/05 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
8/07 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/08 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
8/09 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
8/11 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/12 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/14 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/15 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/16 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
8/18 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
8/21 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/23 Raleigh, NC TWC Music Pavilion
8/27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/28 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
8/29 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/30 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Crue Fest 2 launched this past Sunday in Camden, NJ (That city is so nice. First time I was there, I saw a guy starting a fire in a trash can. Ahh.. memories). This year’s lineup consists of 10 bands on 2 stages: Motley Crue, Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Theory Of A Deadman, Charm City Devils, Rev Theory, Cavo, Shram, 16 Second Stare and 1 local band. We didn’t make it to the Camden show but a bunch of other people did and we have videos from the best summer rock touring festival. Check them out below and Rolling Stone’s review of the show:
CrÃ¼e Fest 2 is partnering with Monster Energy to add a second stage at most dates on this yearâ€™s festival. The new Monster Energy Stage doubles the entertainment value at CrÃ¼e Fest 2 with five additional bands: Rev Theory, Cavo, Shram and 16 Second Stare plus one band chosen locally in select markets, showcasing the next generation of rock. You won’t have to pay extra for it. You get to see ten bands for the price of one! For the cost of a MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e concert, fans will see a day long rock festival with MÃ¶tley as the headliners with Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and introducing Charm City Devils. The performances on the Monster Energy Stage will be staggered between the main stage acts creating a non-stop music event and adding to the overall festival atmosphere (you won’t miss your favorite bands!)
“It’s always been in our hearts to turn our fans onto new rock music. Another stage seems to be just what the doctor ordered for CrÃ¼e Fest 2 and gives loyal CrÃ¼e and rock fans more for their hard earned money. See ya there,” said MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e’s Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee.
MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e manager Allen Kovac notes, â€œMÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e has always added value for their fans whether it be through their music, their merchandise or their stage production, it has served them well in their career.â€
The opening band will be chosen by local radio stations. Check out www.cruefest2.com to find more info on how to enter to open the Monster Energy Stage.
To kick off this opportunity, the anthem of CrÃ¼e Fest 2, Charm City Devilsâ€™ â€œLetâ€™s Rock-N-Roll,â€ will be available as a free download. The new site is set to launch soon, visit www.monsterenergy.com for details.
â€œMÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e is such an iconic band with the most loyal fans in the world. In a time where it seems everything is being cut back, MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e is giving more to its fans and at the same time giving up and coming bands exposure. Monster Energy is proud to be a part of the havoc that will be wreaked across the nation this summer,â€ says Brent Hamilton of Monster Energy.
The Monster Second Stage will not travel to Minot, ND, Portland, OR, Las Vegas, NV, Kansas City, MO and Syracuse, NY.
For more information on MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e, please visit: www.motley.com.
CrÃ¼e Fest 2 Tour Dates
19 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
21 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
22 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
24 – Minot, ND – North Dakota State Fair (MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e only) *
27 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
28 – Portland, OR – The Amphitheater at Clark County *
30 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
31 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
1 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino *
3 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
4 – Englewood, CO – Fiddlerâ€™s Green Amphitheatre
5 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion
7 – Spring, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
9 – Kansas City, – MO Sprint Center *
11 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater â€“ St. Louis
12 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center â€“ Indianapolis
14 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
15 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Post Gazette Pavilion
18 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
19 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
21 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
22 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion
23 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
27 – W. Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
28 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
29 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
30 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
1 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
3 – Syracuse, NY – New York State Fair *
4 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
5 – Darien Lake, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Drowning Pool have a new video out for “Shame,” the follow-up to their hit single “37 Stitches.” You can check out the video below or by going to this link. The band have returned home from playing a private show for the troops at Guantanamo Bay on Memorial Day, May 25th. â€œAnytime we get the chance to play in front of the troops, it is a great honor and theyâ€™re always the best crowds. When we got the call we were like – hell yeah, letâ€™s go rock Guantanamo Bay. Itâ€™s a once in a lifetime chance and I donâ€™t know of many artists that get an invitation like this,â€ says Drowning Pool frontman Ryan McCombs.
You can check out Drowning Pool on Crue Fest 2. Dates are below the video.
Appearing at “KQRC Rockfest”
Sat 05/30/09 Kansas City, MO Liberty Memorial Park
Fri 06/19/09 Houma, LA The City Club of Houma
Tue 06/23/09 Tallahassee, FL Floyd’s Music Store
Appearing at “WCPR Fest”
Fri 06/26/09 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Tue 07/07/09 Tupelo, MS Good Time Charlies
Appearing at “Crue Fest”
Sun 07/19/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Tue 07/21/09 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Wed 07/22/09 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Mon 07/27/09 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Tue 07/28/09 Ridgefield, WA The Amphitheater At Clark County
Thu 07/30/09 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Fri 07/31/09 Devore, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
Sat 08/01/09 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Mon 08/03/09 Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
Tue 08/04/09 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Wed 08/05/09 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Fri 08/07/09 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat 08/08/09 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Sun 08/09/09 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Tue 08/11/09 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
Wed 08/12/09 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Fri 08/14/09 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat 08/15/09 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun 08/16/09 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
Appearing at “Crue Fest” \ MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e
Tue 08/18/09 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Appearing at “Crue Fest”
Wed 08/19/09 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Fri 08/21/09 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Sat 08/22/09 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
Sun 08/23/09 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Thu 08/27/09 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Fri 08/28/09 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrds.
Sat 08/29/09 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
Sun 08/30/09 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue 09/01/09 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Appearing at “Crue Fest” \ MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e
Thu 09/03/09 Syracuse, NY Mohegan Sun Grandstand
Appearing at “New York State Fair”
Thu 09/03/09 Syracuse, NY Mohegan Sun Grandstand
Appearing at “Crue Fest”
Fri 09/04/09 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
Sat 09/05/09 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Drowning Pool are set to release the follow-up to the biggest hit of their career, â€œ37 Stitchesâ€ — which reached #4 at Active Rock — with their next single â€œShameâ€ off of their triumphant album, Full Circle. The band recently finished the high-energy video for â€œShame,â€ giving fans yet another look at the depth and consistency Drowning Pool has shown throughout their impressive career. To view the â€œShameâ€ music video, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h98-p7_1qBM.
After two years on the road in support of their album Full Circle, Drowning Pool will be bringing their brand of Texas rock and roll to the highly anticipated CrÃ¼e Fest 2 Tour which stars MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e and features support from Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and introduces Charm City Devils. The sequel to last summerâ€™s most successful touring festival begins its North American trek in Camden, NJ on July 19th and comes to an end on September 5th in Darien Lake, NY.
For more information on Drowning Pool, please visit: www.drowningpool.com.
For more information on CrÃ¼e Fest 2, please visit: www.cruefest2.com.
What better way to announce a tour than to stop New York City traffic riding around in an ambulance to Fuse studios outside of MSG. Motley Crue arrived at their press conference in a Dr. Feelgood era ambulance accompanied by scantily clad nurses. Also in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their first #1 album, the band will be playing Dr. Feelgood from beginning to end every night of Crue Fest 2 in addition to all their hits and songs off of their new album “Saints of Los Angeles”.
The lineup this year will feature Motley Crue, Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool, and Nikki Sixx’s new proteges, Charm City Devils. At the press conference, Motley Crue debuted a new music video featuring members of all five Crue Fest 2 bands performing the single “White Trash Circus”, which hit radio today. Accompanying the band on stage were Sully Erna of Godsmack, Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman, Ryan McCombs of Drowning Pool and John Allen of Charm City Devils.
The tour starts off on July 19th in Camden, NJ tours and finishes on September 5th in Darien Lake, NY. Tickets go onsale March 20th and 21st. Check out www.CrueFest2.com and www.Motley.com for exact on-sale information and for tickets. There’s also a tour hotline with extra details that you can reach by calling 818.748.9075. Presale tickets to Citi cardholders are available tomorrow March 17th at 10am local time.
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx says, “This is what we imagined when we came up with the idea of Crue Fest last summer – putting together the most kick ass bands on one bill for a day of rock. All of the bands on this tour complement the others — musically, theatrically and passionately.”
Theory of A Deadman’s Tyler Connolly states, “This Saints of Los Angeles tour with Motley Crue has been, so far, the greatest rock experience for Theory of a Deadman, and I can happily say that they have been nothing but amazing to us. We so look forward to Crue Fest 2 this summer and are honoured to be a part of the best f#@%in’ tour this summer. Period!”
Ryan McCombs from Drowning Pool notes, “Drowning Pool has been touring straight through for the past two years and we are psyched to bring a kick ass show to these crowds on the ultimate rock festival.”
Charm City Devils’ John Allen says, “We are so lucky that Nikki Sixx has taken Charm City Devils under his wicked yet brilliant wing and is allowing us to share the same stage with this incredible bill just as our record, Let’s Rock -n- Roll is hitting on Eleven Seven Music.”
Crue Fest 2 Tour Dates
19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
21 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
22 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
24 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair (Motley Crue only)
27 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
28 Portland, OR The Amphitheater at Clark County
30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
31 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
1 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
3 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
4 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
5 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
7 Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
9 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
11 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis
12 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis
14 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
15 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
16 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
21 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
22 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
23 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
27 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
28 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
29 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
30 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
1 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
3 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair (Motley Crue only)
4 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
5 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center