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30 Jul
2012


The daily band lineup has been announced for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink–”Sin City’s Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival,” Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

The two-day rock extravaganza will feature performances from Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, and Godsmack, plus Staind, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Adelitas Way, All That Remains, P.O.D., Art of Dying, Redlight King, New Medicine, Deuce, Otherwise and more. See below for the daily lineup.

Rob Zombie provides some insight into what fans can expect from his theatrical live performance, noting: “I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City’s loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain’t seen nothing like this.”

The daily performance lineup for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is as follows:

Friday, September 28
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Deuce, Redlight King

Saturday, September 29
Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Otherwise

Tickets are on sale now and priced as low as $39 each, plus fees. VIP packages will also be available for purchase. Discounted hotel rates at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur are exclusively available for ROCK VEGAS attendees. To buy tickets, make hotel reservations, and for all ROCK VEGAS info, visit www.RockVegasFest.com.

ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is also giving away a trip for two. The grand prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two from a U.S. city to ROCK VEGAS, hotel accommodations, airport transfers, $500 spending cash, and VIP treatment at the show. Go to www.rockvegasfest.com/flyaway to enter for a chance to win between July 27 and August 26, 2012.

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10 Feb
2012

Carolina Rebellion returns Saturday, May 5 bigger and better than ever and boasting a solid rock lineup for the multi-stage festival, including Shinedown, Korn, Evanescence, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch and Slash (see below for full lineup).

2012 marks the debut of Carolina Rebellion at its new home at the legendary Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, NC, conveniently situated between Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro. Also new in 2012: weekend RV and Tent Camping and the Friday Night Campground Party presented by Jägermeister, featuring performances from Foxy Shazam, Lez Zeppelin, One…The Only Tribute to Metallica. Full details are available at www.CarolinaRebellion.com.

The current lineup for Carolina Rebellion is as follows: Shinedown, Korn, Evanescence, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Chevelle, Volbeat, Halestorm, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Paper Tongues, Weaving The Fate, Redlight King, Red, New Medicine and Ghosts Of August. The festival will once again feature the two Monster Energy main stages and the Jägermeister third stage.

Jonathan Davis of Korn says: “We’re excited to bring Korn’s new show to North Carolina and we fully intend on blasting out the loudest set of new dope sh#t ever at the Carolina Rebellion!!!”

“It is an absolute honor to be the headliner at such an amazing festival. It’s been a minute North Carolina…It’s good to be back. We can’t wait to see the masses at the Rebellion!” comments Brent Smith of Shinedown.

“Along with AEG Live, Right Arm is beyond excited to unleash the Carolina Rebellion lineup,” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producerof the festival for Right Arm Entertainment. “Like last year, it was our goal to make sure the 2012 lineup was stacked from top to bottom. Three stages of non-stop rock ‘n roll and a Friday night party to kick it all off…The ultimate rock festival in the Carolinas. Let the Rebellion begin!”

General Admission tickets for Carolina Rebellion go on sale to the public on Friday, February 17 at 10am EST at www.carolinarebellion.com and www.ticketmaster.com. To get access to the internet pre-sale, which will be held from Wednesday, February 15 at 10am EST through Thursday, February 16 at 10pm EST, go to the festival’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CRebellion) or www.carolinarebellion.com and sign up to receive the Rebellion newsletter. A limited number of early bird tickets will be available for only $59.50 plus fees.

This year, Carolina Rebellion–which was called “this generation’s Woodstock” by Examiner.com–will also feature an extensive selection of Camping Packages, as well as a VIP Lounge ticket option to invite the ‘Rebels’ to spend the weekend on-site in Rockingham and create an unforgettable party. The packages will be available via the internet pre-sale as well as the public on-sale. With every purchase of a Camping Package comes FREE TICKETS to the inaugural Friday Night Campground Party! Details for all Camping Packages and VIP Lounge tickets can be found at www.CarolinaRebellion.com.

Based on 2011 attendee feedback, Carolina Rebellion organizers have implemented various upgrades and vast venue improvements to provide a premier concert experience at the multi-stage rock festival. The new centrally-located site provides plenty of space to expand, including more food and beverage stands, merchandise stands, restrooms and parking, and also offers more traffic routes to and from the event.

“When our fans speak, we listen,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “We personally responded to every person who sent us comments, and because of that important feedback, our motto this year is ‘Let’s double it!’ Double the number of entrance points into the festival, double the number of concession stands, double the number of merchandise stands, and double the number of locations for free water…We’re taking the steps to make Carolina Rebellion an upgraded experience for everyone.”

In addition, all ticket prices will include parking to ensure quicker access to the parking areas, and earlier entry into the parking areas and will be allowed, along with earlier door times, to better alleviate the traffic and lines. The inclusion of the new Camping Packages will encourage fans to arrive on Friday starting at 10am and stay until Noon on Sunday, thereby relieving traffic congestion on Saturday.

Further improvements to amenities include: a larger box office area for will call pickup, shade locations in public areas and the Hangover Recovery VIP Lounge area inside the festival grounds to allow those with VIP Lounge tickets to have a special place to enjoy the event.

“Our sponsors mean as much to us as our fans do,” added Litvag. “And without the support of music-centric companies like Monster Energy, who present our two main stages at Rebellion, we couldn’t put a festival of this size and scope on for the people.”

Carolina Rebellion is also proud to be sponsored by Jägermeister, Hangover Recovery, and f.y.e. – for your entertainment (which will be on site selling CDs and DVDs and will host band autograph signings throughout the festival day). Carolina Rebellion is produced by Right Arm Entertainment and AEG Live, the same team that produces the highly successful Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH. Tickets for the 2011 inaugural Carolina Rebellion sold out more than one month in advance and attendance exceeded 30,000.

Rockingham Speedway is located at 2152 N US HWY 1, Rockingham, NC, less than two hours from Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro.

For more information, go to:
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24 Jan
2012


Atlantic recording group Halestorm has announced the release of their hugely anticipated new album. “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” arrives in stores and at all DSPs on April 10th.

The album is heralded by the electrifying new single, “Love Bites (So Do I),” impacting now at Rock radio outlets nationwide. The track – as well as three other highlights from “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” – is featured on Halestorm’s new EP, “HELLO, IT’S MZ. HYDE,” which is available today at all leading digital retailers.

Produced by Howard Benson (who previously collaborated with the Pennsylvania-based hard rock band on their self-titled 2009 debut), “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” was recently named among Revolver’s “Most Anticipated Albums of the Year.” “Led by one of our favorite rocker babes, singer-guitarist Lzzy Hale, (Halestorm) promise a more personal album for their follow-up,” the magazine noted. “But don’t expect them to get all sappy on us. There should still be more than enough of the band’s now signature raucous attitude and righteous riffs for any headbanger to get off.”

Currently poised to embark on a European tour alongside Atlantic’s own Shinedown, Halestorm will hit the road hard to support “THE STRANGE CASE OF…,” beginning with a major U.S. trek alongside Godsmack and fellow Atlantic recording group Staind. The dates get underway April 13th at Augusta, Georgia’s John Paul Jones Arena and then continue through mid-May (see attached itinerary). For full details and ticket information, visit www.halestormrocks.com/tour-dates.

Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has been hailed far and wide as an incendiary new force in modern hard rock. “HALESTORM” made a top 5 debut on SoundScan’s “Hard Music” chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. The album subsequently sold more than 300,000 copies, and half a million cumulative tracks. Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album earned extensive acclaim for its infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough-and-tumble grooves.

“THE STRANGE CASE OF…” marks Halestorm’s first release since last year’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP,” which saw the band putting their unique stamp on a diverse collection of classic songs, including tracks by Guns N’ Roses, The Beatles, Heart, Temple Of The Dog, Skid Row, and Lady Gaga. Halestorm also unleashed their first-ever live CD/DVD, “LIVE IN PHILLY 2010,” featuring such favorites from the band’s self-titled debut as “It’s Not You,” “Familiar Taste of Poison,” and the rock radio smash “I Get Off.”

True road warriors, Halestorm made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such artists as Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, and Disturbed. Last year saw the band traveling the country on the blockbuster “Avalanche Tour 2011,” joining such hard rock luminaries as Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Art of Dying, and fellow Atlantic recording group Skillet.
For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, visit Halestorm at www.myspace.com/halestorm, www.halestormrocks.com and www.twitter.com/halestormrocks.

HALESTORM
“THE STRANGE CASE OF…” (Atlantic)
Release Date: April 10th

Love Bites (So Do I)
Mz. Hyde
I Miss The Misery
Freak Like Me
Beautiful With You
In Your Room
Break In
Rock Show
Daughters Of Darkness
You Call Me A Bitch Like It’s A Bad Thing
American Boys
Here’s To Us

All Dates Supporting STAIND/GODSMACK except *
April
13 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
15 Estero, FL Germain Arena
17 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
18 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
21 Lubbock, TX Lone Star Amphitheatre
22 Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center
24 Beaumont, TX Ford Pavilion
25 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Arena
28 Tampa, FL St. Petersburg Times Forum*

May
1 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
2 San Antonio, TX Illusions Theatre / Alamodome
6 Evansville, IN Ford Center
9 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
12 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
15 Syracuse, NY SRC Arena & Event Center
16 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
18 Flint, MI Machine Shop*

16 Sep
2011

By Michel R Dussack

On September 15th, Staind played a special benefit show at the Best Buy Theater (as well as an album release show of sorts as their new self-titled album “Staind” came out two days prior), with all the money from the show going to the families of first responders of the 9/11/01 attacks. To be part of this show was truly humbling, and to be able to sit down with the band before the show was even more so. The band touched on their doubts that the music industry as it is can continue to function and the lack of rock radio in major markets such as New York saying that “a lot of program directions think they know what people want to hear more than the people” and that the radio stations that do exist seem to be going for a playlist focusing more on “tried and true” than new music. The band discussed piracy, mentioning how they all still don’t own iPods, and countering an argument seen all too much online – that people don’t buy music because tickets to see bands are $100. To this Aaron Lewis said “I don’t know who’s charging $100 a ticket, but it’s not us” and then jokingly added “maybe we should”. In a truly somber moment, Aaron said how amazing it was to be able to do something special for the families of people who dropped everything on that terrible day and ran into the belly of the beast. Mike Mushok shared how the band was in NYC as the VMAs were a few weeks prior, and when the attacks happened he sat on his couch with his dad the entire day, and that he’ll never forget that feeling of helplessness that day.

Staind took the stage shortly after their scheduled 9 o’clock start time to play a 75 minute, 15 song set – kicking things off with the oldest song they would play of the night – “Mudshovel” off of their 1999 album “Dysfunction”. It was a smart to start with everyone in the crowd headbanging and screaming the chorus along with Lewis. Guitarist Mike Mushok was jumping all over the place and it was clear that despite the absence of long time drummer Jon Wysocki, the band was just as sharp as ever. The intensity of “Mudshovel” is hard to follow up, but they did a great job in doing so with “Throw It All Away” from their new album. Featuring a heavy bassline and an easily singable hook, the crowd continued to feed off the bands high energy level. A guitar tech brought out an acoustic guitar for Mushok to play and that could only mean one song was next. Ballad “Right Here” we met with the loudest cheers so far of the night as well as nearly everyone’s hands in the air, though the fairly subdued (compared to their other material) song brought down the energy that they had established. For much of the rest of the night this situation continued – a heavy new song such as “Failing” followed by a softer hit such as “So Far Away”.

New song “Wanna Be”, one of the heaviest songs of the night, touched upon the theme of music piracy that was discussed with the band earlier with lines “So now you want to talk about me; You know the songs that you download for free” coming out of Lewis’ mouth like venom. Massive hit “Outside” followed, and featured such a loud sing-a-long that Lewis stepped away from the mic to let the crowd finish the last chorus for him, a truly amazing moment to be a part of. One of Lewis’ solo songs, “Country Boy”, was next, and despite it being about something that almost no one could relate to here in NYC (life in the country), the crowd loved it, particularly lines about smoking weed and carrying guns. Continuing with their “new song, hit” format, “The Bottom” came next, followed by “It’s Been A While”. The band quickly moved into heavier newer material again with “Not Again” and the excellent “Paper Wings”, which actually sparked the first bit of rowdiness on the main floor on the theater, something that was expected to start much sooner based on the heavy security presence at the front of the crowd from the start of the show. Closing the main set was personal favorite “For You” from the bands most successful album to date – “Break The Cycle” which had the crowd literally climbing over each other to try to get closer to Lewis.

The band quickly returned to play one more song for the crowd, album closer “Something To Remind You”, which Lewis introduced as a song that can mean “whatever you want it to mean”. The song was a somber end to the show, with poignant lyrics about saying goodbye. Line “The road is long, just one more song, a little something to remind you when I’m gone” was a fitting end for the show, both as a show closer in general, and as a way to pay tribute to all those who passed away ten years ago.

All photos courtesy of Michel R Dussack

11 Sep
2011

Multi-platinum Atlantic recording artist, STAIND have announced they will mark the release of their new self-titled album by performing a special show in New York City to benefit the families of 9/11. The show will be held at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on September 15th. In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, tickets to the show will be priced at $9.11, with all revenue from the show to benefit the families of 9/11 victims.

“As the release of our new album coincides with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we wanted to use the attention to make the point that there is still much work for all of us to do, “ said Aaron Lewis, lead singer of Staind. “We are deliberately making the ticket price $9.11 to underscore the point that if enough of us do just a little bit, together we can make a big difference in the lives of the families who’s members made the supreme sacrifice for our country.”

Fans could purchase tickets beginning at 12:00 noon Saturday September 10th at www.staindbenefit911.com. Members of Dysfunction, Staind’s official fan club, will have the opportunity to purchase tickets immediately through the website www.dysfunctionalstaind.com. Purchases will be limited to 2 tickets per buyer.

Moreover, Atlantic Records will match Staind’s donation from ticket sales for a separate additional donation to the charity.

Those not able to attend the event in person will be able to stream the concert live on www.staind.com courtesy of Ustream.

Produced by Johnny K (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Sevendust) Staind’s seventh studio album has been described as the most heavy and intense Staind album to date. The debut single, “Not Again” is the fastest rising single of the band’s career – currently #2 on the Active Rock chart, and climbing fast at Alternative.

“Staind” will be released in-stores and all digital retailers September 13th and the band will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel live that night.

12 Jul
2011

Staind premiered the new track “Not Again” today. Head over to Revolver to read about the band’s inspiration for the song and more.

Listen to “Not Again” below:

30 Jun
2011

Atlantic recording group Staind has announced details of their hugely anticipated new album. “STAIND” – which marks the iconic hard rock band’s seventh studio album and first full-length release in three years – arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on September 13th.

Produced by Johnny K – known for his work with 3 Doors Down, Disturbed, and Sevendust, not to mention his Grammy Award-nominated collaboration with Staind, 2008’s “THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS” – and mixed by the legendary Chris Lord-Alge, “STAIND” stands as Staind’s most intense and powerful work to date. The album is heralded by the new song, “Eyes Wide Open,” which premieres today at www.staind.com. “Not Again,” the first official single from “STAIND,” will then impact multi-format rock radio outlets nationwide in mid-July.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lewis recent described “STAIND” as “the heaviest thing we have recorded in a long time. It’s definitely one of the heaviest collections of songs that we have put together.”

“It’s completely different than the last record,” agrees guitarist Mike Mushok. “It’s more of a throwback to where we came from. I definitely think it’s fresh. It’s a modern-sounding version of a heavy Staind record. It’s pretty cool.”

“STAIND” has already earned advance acclaim from ARTISTDirect, which hailed the album as a “timeless masterpiece,” praising Lewis’ vocals for “reach(ing) heights that only legends can touch.”
In other news, Staind will perform at KROQ’s annual rock festival, Epicenter 2011, slated for September 24th at Irvine, California’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. For up-to-the-minute details, see www.staind.com/events.

Staind’s decade-plus career has seen worldwide album sales in excess of 13 million and five #1 singles spanning three different radio formats. With honest, heartfelt lyrics, resounding guitar chords, and Aaron Lewis’ unmistakable voice, the New England-based band leapt to the forefront of American alternative metal with 2001’s hugely popular Flip/Elektra third album, “BREAK THE CYCLE.” Fueled by the hit singles, “Outside” and “It’s Been Awhile,” the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, ultimately going on to five-times RIAA platinum certification and worldwide sales of 7 million.
2003’s “14 SHADES OF GRAY” saw Staind continuing to dominate rock radio, spawning the mainstream rock hits, “Price To Play” and “So Far Away” and earning RIAA platinum certification.

Released two years later, “CHAPTER V” entered the Billboard 200 at #1 – Staind’s third consecutive platinum-certified, chart-topping debut. In 2008, “THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS” made a top 3 debut on the Billboard 200 driven by the #1 alternative rock song, “Believe.”

In addition to his continuing work with Staind, singer Aaron Lewis is a fervent road warrior, performing solo acoustic shows featuring both classic Staind songs like “It’s Been Awhile” and “Right Here” and songs from his solo EP “Town Line,” which debuted at in the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart, and #7 on the Billboard 200. “Town Line” also earned him two CMT video nominations, one for the lead single “Country Boy,” the video for which currently has 10 million views on CMT.com and YouTube alone.

For additional news and information, visit www.staind.com.

STAIND
“STAIND”
(Atlantic Records)
Release Date: September 13th

1. Not Again

2. Eyes Wide Open

3. Failing

4. Wannabe

5. Throw It All Away

6. Now

7. The Bottom

8. Take a Breath

9. Paper Wings

10. Something To Remind You

21 Jun
2011

EPICENTER–Southern California’s Rock Festival–is set for Saturday, September 24 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA. The day-long rock festival will feature headliners Limp Bizkit in their first Southern California show in over a decade and their first American live performance of 2011.

“Limp Bizkit is back, more dangerous and contagious than ever with our original lineup, NEW album Gold Cobra, and EPICENTER to take your rock and roll fantasy past the extreme,” says Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. “I promise this will be a party you do NOT want to miss. EPICENTER will be our first and only Southern California shindig. And fellas, don’t be mad that EPICENTER will be filled with women…that’s how we roll.”

EPICENTER will feature 12 hours of rock music with performances from over a dozen bands on two stages, including: Limp Bizkit, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Puddle Of Mudd, Asking Alexandria, Skillet, Redlight King, Middle Class Rut and Drive A.

“EPICENTER IS Southern California’s Rock Festival,” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “With our partners at Live Nation and Monster Energy we are now able to give Southern California rock fans what they want…a ROCK festival to call their own. From the opening band all the way through Limp Bizkit’s first area show in a decade, EPICENTER will be a non-stop day of amazing entertainment.”

“I’m excited about our partnership with Right Arm Entertainment,” says Rich Best, Senior Vice President of Booking for Live Nation/So-Cal. “After just two years, EPICENTER is now known as one of the major festivals of the summer concert season. Credibility with the audience is everything, and with EPICENTER, rock fans know they are going to get a killer lineup at a great value. We can’t wait to get started on the 2011 edition.“

EPICENTER ticket prices start as low as $20.00. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 25 at all Ticketmaster outlets and www.LiveNation.com. Go to www.EpicenterFestival.com and www.Facebook.com/epicenterfestival for all show information.

EPICENTER is presented by Right Arm Entertainment (creators of Columbus, Ohio’s annual Rock On The Range, which this year celebrated its fifth anniversary, and Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC), Live Nation and Monster Energy. Additional sponsors include Gibson and Ubisoft.

01 Mar
2011

ROCKLAHOMA is excited to announce the addition of POISON and HINDER to the 2011 lineup.

The ROCKLAHOMA lineup includes: Mötley Crüe, Poison, Staind, Whitesnake, Seether, Papa Roach, Hinder, Saving Abel, Skillet, Sick Puppies, Sebastian Bach, Black Label Society, Drowning Pool, My Darkest Days, Rev Theory, All That Remains, Escape The Fate, Cavo, The Gracious Few (featuring members of Live and Candlebox), Hail the Villain, Pop Evil, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, Taddy Porter, Pop Evil, Crooked X, Texas Hippie Coalition, New Medicine, Art of Dying, Electric Touch, One Less Reason, Gypsy Pistoleros, Alias, Wildstreet, The Glitter Boys, Gunner Sixx, Black Tora, Mad Max, Aura Surreal, Firstryke, Aska, Pretty Little Suicide, Arena, Blue Tiger, Bad Things, Cutlass and Mock Star.

ROCKLAHOMA organizers continue to offer fan-friendly ticket prices for the 3-day weekend rock event which features over 40 artists on three stages. Three-day general admission tickets are still available for only $99* and 3-day VIP tickets can be purchased for as low as $295* through Tuesday, March 15 at 11:59pm CST. *plus applicable service fees

Beginning Wednesday, March 16 at 12:00am CST, 3-day general admission ticket prices will increase to $119* and 3-day VIP tickets will start at $320*. *plus applicable service fees

GA and Reserved tickets can be purchase through all Ticketmaster outlets and www.rocklahoma.com. To reserve your camping package, please call the ROCKLAHOMA Camping Office at (866) 310-2288.

ROCKLAHOMA is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes on-site camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.

For additional information, visit www.rocklahoma.com.

11 Feb
2011

ROCKLAHOMA returns May 27-29 to kick off summer with the nation’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK! 2011 marks the 5th Anniversary of the three-day camp & rock festival that will feature a mix of the best classic bands and today’s top active rock artists. ROCKLAHOMA is proud to be presented by Bud Light.

The initial ROCKLAHOMA lineup includes: Mötley Crüe, Staind, Whitesnake, Seether, Papa Roach, Saving Abel, Skillet, Sick Puppies, Sebastian Bach, Black Label Society, Drowning Pool, My Darkest Days, Rev Theory, All That Remains, Escape The Fate, Cavo, The Gracious Few (featuring members of Live and Candlebox), Hail the Villain, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, Taddy Porter, Pop Evil, Crooked X, Texas Hippie Coalition, New Medicine, Art of Dying, Electric Touch, One Less Reason, Gypsy Pistoleros, Alias, Wildstreet, The Glitter Boys, Gunner Sixx, Black Tora, Mad Max, Aura Surreal, Firstryke, Aska, Pretty Little Suicide, Arena, Blue Tiger, Bad Things, Cutlass, Mock Star and more special guests to be announced.

“2011 promises to deliver the biggest ROCKLAHOMA punch to date!” says Joe Litvag, Senior Vice President of AEG Live and Co-Executive Producer of ROCKLAHOMA. “Not only have we stepped up our game with the top active rock artists on the charts this year like Seether, Papa Roach and Sick Puppies, but we’ve also taken the classic artists to a new level of insanity with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Whitesnake, and a few surprises yet to come! The ROCKLAHOMA loyalists asked for it, and we heard them loud and clear…This is the perfect balance of talent that will give something to every rock fan in the region!”

General Admission and VIP packages for ROCKLAHOMA go on sale Friday, February 18 at 10am CST at all Ticketmaster outlets and www.rocklahoma.com. General Admission 3-day ticket prices start as low as $99.50. Fans can save by buying early as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks. Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the ROCKLAHOMA Camping Office at (866) 310-2288, where fans can choose their exact campsite.

The VIP tickets and packages for the 2011 festival are sure to please the most rabid rock fans. This year’s VIP packages include:

GROUPIE PACKAGE(1 Person)
- VIP Reserved Ticket
- Access to air-conditioned VIP Catering Tent
- Private Backstage Lounge Access
- Weekend Pit Access

ROADIE PACKAGE(1 Person)
- VIP Reserved Ticket
- Access to air-conditioned VIP Catering Tent
- Private Backstage Lounge Access
- Private Restroom Access
- Weekend Pit Access
- VIP Deck Access
- Event Poster, T-Shirt and Festival Mug
- Commemorative Laminate

ROCKSTAR PACKAGE (2 Person)
- All amenities from Roadie Package
- Three Night Stay at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
- Shuttle Service to and from festival
- Best Seats in the House

For a detailed list of amenities included in the 2011 ROCKLAHOMA VIP ticket packages, visit www.rocklahoma.com.

“We’ve always tried to offer the greatest experience to our ROCKLAHOMA VIPs,” comments Mark Nuessle, President of Catch the Fever Festival Grounds and Co-Executive Producer of the festival. “This year we’ve brought back the air-conditioning to our VIP catering tent and backstage lounge, by popular demand, and we’ve expanded our packages to include Pit access, Best Seats in the House, and even hotel accommodations and transportation this year! For those who want to be pampered, ROCKLAHOMA will take good care of you!”

ROCKLAHOMA is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes on-site camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.

Established in 2007 as a classic rock destination festival with the motto “life, liberty and the pursuit of rock,” ROCKLAHOMA was revamped for 2010 as organizers teamed with AEG Live to create an event encompassing a much broader mix of classic, current and up-and-coming rock artists.

For additional information, visit www.rocklahoma.com.