DIRK VERBEUREN NAMED AS FULL-TIME DRUMMER FOR MEGADETH
MEGADETH’S DYSTOPIA WORLD TOUR ROLLS ON
WITH UPCOMING DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
LOS ANGELES, CA – MEGADETH are happy to announce the addition of Dirk Verbeuren as the band’s new drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was Rock on The Range festival in May, to a crowd of 40,000 concertgoers.
Most recently, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler had performed all the drums on the band’s latest album, Dystopia, and had toured with MEGADETH when not otherwise busy with his band.
Said bandleader Dave Mustaine: “Chris Adler’s contributions are sure to be felt for years to come. Megadeth has been revitalized by Chris’ playing, as well as his excellent suggestion of Dirk Verbeuren to drum with us. Tremendous thanks to Chris, and a big welcome to Dirk.”
New drummer Verbeuren had this to say: “Dave, David and Kiko, I’m thankful for your warm welcome and thrilled at the opportunity to perform and create badass music with you guys. Chris Adler, thank you for introducing me to Megadeth – and for your encouragement and support.”
Said Adler: “It has been an honor and a pleasure to join my favorite band of all time, and to be a part of their return to the top. I had an amazing time with everyone involved, from the writing, arranging and recording, to the touring and friendships built along the way. There was no argument or drama, no hidden story. Megadeth needs and deserves a full time drummer, and as much as I’d like to be, I can’t be in two places at once. For my part, I am very lucky to be a part of Lamb of God, and to also have gotten a chance to dance with my heroes at the ball. I still can’t believe it sometimes when I think of myself as a kid, opening up my Megadeth albums…and now I’m an alumni! I’m very proud of that – and I will continue to be their biggest fan.”
The global Dystopia tour, which is currently in full swing, will have visited five continents by the end of 2016. Current tour dates are included below, with full information available at www.megadeth.com/tour.
Dystopia originally debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, No. 1 album on the Hard Music and Top Rock charts. and No. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart. Globally, Dystopia also achieved top 10 debuts in Canada (No. 2), Japan (No. 2 international chart), Finland (No. 3), Mexico (No. 4), Czech Republic (No. 5), Australia (No. 6), New Zealand (No. 6), Switzerland (No. 7), Poland (No. 8) and Germany (No. 10), which along with Belgium, Ireland and Spain contributed to achieve MEGADETH’s highest ever chart positions in their thirty year history in a total of 10 countries around the world. Other countries with significant sales or chart debuts included UK, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, and France. A truly worldwide success. Heralded by fans and critics alike as ranking among MEGADETH’s strongest albums ever, Dystopia had already outsold the entire sales history of the band’s previous album – in only it’s first two weeks of release.
Go to www.megadeth.com/tour for ticketing info and up-to-date information.
MEGADETH DYSTOPIA WORLD TOUR 2016:
Jul 15 Rockmaraton Festival Dunaujvaros, Hungary
Jul 16 Harley Festival @ Tatran Handball Presov, Slovakia
Jul 17 Masters Of Rock @ Distillery R Jelinek Vizovicev, Czech Republic
Jul 30 Teleferico Quito, Ecuador
Aug 02 Teatro Caupolicán Santiago, Chile
Aug 04 Estadio Ruca Che Neuquen, Argentina
Aug 05 Estadio Ruca Che Neuquen, Argentina
Aug 07 Espaço das Américas Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aug 09 Expominas Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Aug 12 Net Live Brasília Brasilia, Brazil
Aug 13 Siará Hall Fortaleza, Brazil
Aug 16 Pepsi on Stage Porto Alegre, Brazil
Aug 18 Spazio Van Curitiba, Brazil
Aug 20 Jockey Club Asuncion, Paraguay
Aug 22 Luna Park Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aug 23 Luna Park Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aug 26 Estadio Jorge “El Magico” Gonzales San Salvador, El Salvador
Aug 29 Pepsi Center Mexico City, Mexico
Sep 01 Plaza de Toros Santa Maria Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico
Sep 03 Mexico Metal Fest Monterrey, Mexico
Sep 24 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @San Manuel Amp. San Bernardino, CA U.S.A.
MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.
FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES FROM RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, DISTURBED, ROB ZOMBIE, SHINEDOWN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON, MEGADETH, AT THE DRIVE-IN, AND MANY MORE
Rock On The Range—the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States—celebrates its 10th Anniversary May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadiumin Columbus, OH. The incredible lineup features the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titansDisturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), and rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie topping a lineup that’s packed with rock royalty such as Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God,Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists.
With three days of music on three stages, sets from rock’s favorite comedians in the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, new art installations, and unique onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals.
Disturbed says, “We’ve waited long enough, and so have you. Get ready, ’cause Disturbed is back and we can’t wait to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rock On The Range.”
“Rock On The Range is easily one of the best festivals I’ve ever played. Looking forward to doing it again,” says Rob Zombie.
Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah says, “12 years after my last performance in Columbus, Ohio I have decided it’s time to bring the music of Hellyeah to the great rock & roll fans that attend Rock On The Range!! We are looking forward to kickin’ your ass at this great event!!”
The current band lineup for Rock On The Range—fueled by Monster Energy—is as follows: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, Pennywise, Bullet For My Valentine, Steel Panther, Ghost, Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979, Machine Gun Kelly, Clutch, The Struts, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Trivium, Between The Buried & Me, P.O.D., Saint Asonia, Issues, Highly Suspect, The Sword, Tiger Army, Sick Puppies, New Years Day, Aranda, Wilson, Enter Shikari, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, Red Sun Rising, Memphis May Fire, Lacey Sturm, Turbowolf, We Came As Romans, Miss May I, Crown The Empire, Jelly Roll, Avatar, Code Orange, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Monster Truck, Glorious Sons, Wild Throne, Cane Hill, and Citizen Zero, with more to be announced.
Tickets for Rock On The Range have sold out in advance for three years in a row, with a monumental 120,000 in attendance over the three days of the 2015 festival. Die-hard fans annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus for this festival, making it the largest of its kind in North America.
“Everything has been turned up a notch to celebrate the10th Anniversary of Rock On The Range,” says ROTR co-executive producer of the festival for Danny Wimmer Presents, Gary Spivack. “From headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, to the reunion of fan favorites Disturbed, to the welcomed return of Vinnie Pauland his band Hellyeah to the state of Ohio for the first time in over a decade, and countless others, it’s paramount that we continue to raise the bar so Rock On The Range remains the elite rock festival in America. We feel we’ve accomplished this goal and then some.”
Rock On The Range specially priced weekend presale tickets are available now. Visit the ROTR Facebook and Twitter pages for a password to purchase these tickets (Weekend Field GA: $199.50 + fees, Weekend Stadium GA: $99.50 + fees). Layaway Packages, VIP tickets, Camping, Hotel Packages, and Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Packs ($349 + fees) are also available for purchase at www.RockOnTheRange.com.
Regularly priced General Admission tickets for America’s premier hard rock festival go on sale Friday, December 4 at 10:00 AM ET at the MAPFRE Stadium Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, and www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets will be priced as follows:
- Weekend Field General Admission: $219.50 + fees
- Weekend Stadium General Admission: $139.50 + fees
A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Rock On The Range partner GovX.
Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge upgrades will be available to all Field ticket purchasers, while supplies last. Upgrades include access to the newly located VIP Tent with LED screens, seating areas, heating/air conditioning, premium cash bar, free WiFi, access to charging stations and lockers, dedicated VIP bathroom, and early entrance to the festival. VIP Lounge upgrades will also include easier access and private walkway to the Monster Energy Main Stage area from the VIP Tent.
Monster Energy returns to Rock On The Range as the main stage sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and sampling Monster Energy Drink.
Download the Rock On The Range mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.
Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.
Rock On The Range is supported by great sponsors including: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, The Music Experience (formerly known as Crazy Dave’s) and Bud Light.
ROCK ON THE RANGE & ROCKLAHOMA CELEBRATE 10 YEARS!
MONSTER ENERGY CAROLINA REBELLION, MONSTER ENERGY FORT ROCK,
MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE, ALL BIGGER & BETTER
ROCK ON THE RANGE PRE-SALE LAYAWAY PACKAGES ON SALE NOW,
VIP & HOTEL PACKAGES ON SALE NOVEMBER 16
ROCKLAHOMA RENEWALS BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 16
ARTIST LINEUPS FOR ALL FESTIVALS COMING SOON!
The 2016 dates for the World’s Loudest Month festival series have been announced, including exciting new elements at many events as demand continues to grow. Created by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres in April and May.
More than 426,000 fans turned out for the 2015 World’s Loudest Month festivals across the U.S., breaking all attendance records and solidifying the significance of rock and metal music in America.
“You said you wanted more, and we heard you loud and clear,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the WLM festival series for AEG Live. “More days, more bands, more stages, more art, more food…And a few special surprises, too! We can’t wait for spring to get here!”
The 2016 World’s Loudest Month festival dates and locations are as follows:
Monster Energy Fort Rock: April 30 & May 1 in Fort Myers, FL
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville: April 30 & May 1 in Jacksonville, FL
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion: May 6, 7 & 8 in Concord, NC
Northern Invasion: May 14 & 15 in Somerset, WI
Rockfest: May 14 in Kansas City, MO
Rock On The Range 10th Anniversary: May 20, 21 & 22 in Columbus, OH
Rocklahoma 10th Anniversary: May 27, 28, 29 in Pryor, OK
The Bud Light River City Rockfest: May 29 in San Antonio, TX
Rock On The Range (May 20, 21 & 22, Columbus, OH)
Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2016. Tickets for the 2015 festival sold out, with a monumental 120,000 in attendance over the three days. Die-hard fans (known as “Rangers”) annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus, OH for Rock On The Range, resulting in consecutive sell-outs. With three days of music on three stages, a comedy tent, new art installations, and many onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals. Rock On The Range truly is “Where Rock Lives.”
Rock On The Range Layaway Packages are on sale NOW and VIP and Hotel Packages go on sale Monday, November 16 at RockOnTheRange.com. Lineup coming soon!
Rocklahoma (May 27, 28 & 29, Pryor, OK)
Rocklahoma is also thrilled to be celebrating the 10 year mark in 2016! 60,000 fans were in attendance for the last Rocklahoma–America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party featuring the best current rock artists and classic bands–at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds, just outside Tulsa, OK. The three-day camping festival features music on three stages, as well as a campground stage to keep the music going all night long! With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.”
Ticket renewals for Rocklahoma 2016 will begin on Monday, November 16, please call 866.310.2288 or email email@example.com. The renewal option is available for those who purchased a weekend reserved or VIP package in 2015. Lineup coming in early 2016!
Monster Energy Fort Rock (April 30 & May 1, Fort Myers, FL)
Monster Energy Fort Rock expands to two days in 2016 after selling out the single-day festival at JetBlue Park for three years in a row. In 2015, South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival had 14,000 in attendance.
Monster Energy Fort Rock lineup will be announced Monday, December 7 at 8am EST. Discounted tickets as well as VIP packages will be available when the lineup is announced. General festival pricing begins on December 21, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save.
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville (April 30 & May 1, Jacksonville, FL)
After expanding into the adjacent EverBank Field grounds in 2015, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville drew a record crowd of 50,000 for the fifth anniversary of Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. The 2015 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville featured performances from over 50 bands, Tequila World, art installations, a diverse food selection, wine tastings, and other onsite activities.
The full Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival experience will be announced Monday, December 7 at 8am EST with discounted tickets, VIP and hotel packages available at that time. General festival pricing begins on December 21, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save.
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (May 6, 7 & 8, Concord, NC)
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion grows to three full days in 2016. Tickets for the Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival sold out in advance in 2015, with 80,000 fans in attendance for the fifth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway just outside Charlotte, NC. The festival features the best of today’s rock, along with legendary classic artists, playing on four stages, a world-class BBQ village and top notch camping facilities.
Northern Invasion (May 14 & 15, Somerset, WI)
Northern Invasion jumps to two full days after tickets sold out quickly in year one. The inaugural festival in 2015 gave 25,000 fans in the great north the chance to rock out to the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours and offered a top tier campground experience. In addition to expanding to two days, a third stage will be added along with expanded campgrounds. Lineup, ticket and on sale information for Northern Invasion will be announced soon!
Rockfest (May 14, Kansas City, MO)
Rockfest, a Kansas City tradition, has been thrilling rock fans since 1992. In 2015, tickets were sold out with 50,000 in attendance for the 23rd year of Rockfest at Penn Valley Park in downtown Kansas City. This marked the eighth consecutive year with over 50,000 in attendance for America’s largest one-day music festival, which is known as THE rock & roll event of the Midwest, with three stages and 12 hours of hard-hitting music. Lineup, ticket and on sale information for Rockfest will be announced in early 2016!
The Bud Light River City Rockfest (May 29, San Antonio, TX)
2015 marked the biggest audience yet for The Bud Light River City Rockfest at San Antonio’s AT&T Park, with 27,500 in attendance for the festival’s third year. Lineup, ticket and on sale information for The Bud Light River City Rockfest will be announced in early 2016!
The World’s Loudest Month is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Anheuser Busch, Zippo and Jack Daniel’s.
ROCK ON THE RANGE 2014: Performance Times Confirmed For America’s Premier Rock Festival May 16, 17, & 18
ROCK ON THE RANGE 2014:
PERFORMANCE TIMES CONFIRMED
FOR AMERICA’S PREMIER ROCK FESTIVAL
MAY 16, 17 & 18
AT OHIO’S COLUMBUS CREW STADIUM
2014 VERSION OF FREE MOBILE APP NOW AVAILABLE
DETAILS ON VENDOR VILLAGE AND SPONSOR ACTIVATIONS ANNOUNCED
Set times have been confirmed for ROCK ON THE RANGE, America’s premier rock festival May 16, 17 and 18 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. This year marks the festival’s expansion to include three full days of music. Doors open daily at 11:00 AM with music kicking off at Noon.
The day-by-day line-ups include closing sets from Guns N’ Roses (9:30 PM) and Staind (8:00 PM) on Friday, Avenged Sevenfold (9:30 PM) and Slayer (8:15 PM) on Saturday and Kid Rock (9:15 PM) and Five Finger Death Punch (7:45 PM) on Sunday. Full ROTR 2014 set times are as follows:
FRIDAY, MAY 16
Monster Main Stage
Redlight King: 1:10 PM
Black Stone Cherry: 2:15 PM
Killswitch Engage: 3:35 PM
Black Label Society: 4:55 PM
Seether: 6:20 PM
Staind: 8:00 PM
Guns N Roses: 9:30 PM
Ernie Ball Stage
Devour the Day: 12:00 PM
Kyng: 12:40 PM
Thousand Ft Krutch: 1:45 PM
We Came as Romans: 3:00 PM
Reignwolf: 4:20 PM
Living Colour: 5:45 PM
Down: 7:15 PM
Kill Devil Hill: 12:00 PM
Werm: 12:40 PM
Truckfighters: 1:45 PM
One OK Rock: 3:00 PM
Butcher Babies: 4:20 PM
Lacuna Coil: 5:45 PM
The Old Milwaukee Comedy Tent
Keith Bender: 6:20 PM
Sumukh Torgalkar: 6:35 PM
Chuck Zumock: 6:50 PM
Michael Harrisson: 7:10 PM
Jim Florentine: 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Monster Main Stage
Rev Theory: 1:15 PM
Fuel: 2:30 PM
Pop Evil: 3:50 PM
Theory of a Deadman: 5:10 PM
Chevelle: 6:35 PM
Slayer: 8:15 PM
Avenged Sevenfold: 9:35 PM
Ernie Ball Stage
Stars in Stereo: 12:00 PM
We As Humans: 12:40 PM
King 810: 1:55
Texas Hippie Coalition: 3:15 PM
Nothing More: 4:35 PM
The Pretty Reckless: 6:00 PM
Suicidal Tendencies: 7:30 PM
FOX Rocks Winner: 12:00 PM
Wilson: 12:40 PM
Crobot: 1:55 PM
Avatar: 3:15 PM
Fozzy: 4:35 PM
Exodus: 6:00 PM
The Old Milwaukee Comedy Tent
Brian Kenny: 6:35 PM
Bill Squire: 6:50 PM
Bill Crawford: 7:25 PM
Joe Howard: 7:25 PM
Don Jamieson: 7:45 PM
SUNDAY, MAY 19
Monster Main Stage
Trivium: 1:15 PM
Adelitas Way: 2:25 PM
Wolfmother: 3:40 PM
Mastodon: 4:55 PM
Alter Bridge: 6:15 PM
Five Finger Death Punch: 7:45 PM
Kid Rock: 9:15 PM
Ernie Ball Stage
ERNIE BALL Winner: 12:00 PM
Gemini Syndrome: 12:40 PM
Heaven’s Basement: 1:50 PM
We Are Harlot: 3:05 PM
Miss May I: 4:20 PM
Of Mice & Men: 5:40 PM
Jason Bonham LZE: 7:00 PM
Sleepwave: 12:00 PM
Monster Truck: 12:40 PM
Twelve Foot Ninja: 1:50 PM
Jim Breuer Band: 3:05 PM
Kvelertak: 4:20 PM
Gojira: 5:40 PM
The Old Milwaukee Comedy Tent
Darrell Dawson: 6:15 PM
Chris Coen: 6:35 PM
Aaron Kleiber: 6:55 PM
Jim Breuer: 7:15 PM
ROCK ON THE RANGE 2014
EXPANDS TO THREE FULL DAYS
GUNS N’ ROSES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD AND KID ROCK
TOP BILL OF MORE THAN 60 ACTS AFTER SELL-OUT IN 2013
PERFORMERS FOR AMERICA’S PREMIER ROCK FESTIVAL
MAY 16, 17 & 18 AT OHIO’S COLUMBUS CREW STADIUM
INCLUDE FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SLAYER, STAIND, MOTORHEAD,
SEETHER, CHEVELLE, ALTER BRIDGE, MASTODON AND MANY MORE
Following last year’s expansion to include three nights of music, America’s premier rock festival—ROCK ON THE RANGE–has once again upped the ante by growing to three full days of music for this year’s annual event, May 16, 17 & 18 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.
Featuring headlining sets from Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock, the lineup includes more than 60 of the World’s hardest rocking acts including: Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage and many more (the full line-up is below). Beyond the expanded musical offerings, this year’s festival will include the return of ROTR Comedy Tent, featuring Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and many up-and-coming comedians.
Weekend passes including Field GA, Stadium GA, hotel and VIP packages and a stadium 4-pack go on sale Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM (ET). Additional details about the variety of ticketing, hotel and camping packages can be found at RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, www.facebook.com/rockontherange and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.
Some of the ROTR 2014 artists weigh in with their thoughts on performing this coming May:
“We are so honored to be headlining Rock on the Range. We take pride in our show and always try to outdo ourselves from the time before. Rock on the Range will be the perfect place to celebrate with our fans from all over the world and put on the killer show that they have come to expect from us. We are pulling out all the stops.”
—M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold
“We have had legendary shows at ROTR. We always try to arrange our tour schedules so we can be part of this festival. It’s just a must do.Rock On The Range has become a destination event where people travel to from all over the country, if not all over the world.”
—Zoltan, Five Finger Death Punch
“Super excited to be a part of Rock On The Range this year!! I think it’s awesome to have an edgy band like Slayer on board for this round. Can’t wait to hit the stage!!!”
—Kerry King, Slayer
The full ROTR 2014 Line-Up:
Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Bring Me The Horizon, Theory of a Deadman, Down, Black Stone Cherry, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Pop Evil, Of Mice & Men, Adelitas Way, Trivium, Gojira, Suicidal Tendencies, The Pretty Reckless, We Came as Romans, Fuel, Redlight King, Miss May I, Reignwolf, Thousand Foot Krutch, Texas Hippie Coalition, Rev Theory, Skindred, Kyng, Fozzy, Heaven’s Basement, Butcher Babies, Nothing More, Exodus, King 810, Devour the Day, We As Human, We Are Harlot, Kvelertak, Jim Breuer Band, One OK Rock, Twelve Foot Ninja, Avatar, WERM, Monster Truck, Wilson, Crobot and Truckfighters with comedians Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and more.
“Sure it’s important to do this festival for the bands, but mostly we do it for the incredibly loyal rock fans…They truly are the lifeblood ofRock on the Range, and it’s really all about the value proposition to them,” commented Joe Litvag, Co-Executive Producer of ROTR for AEG Live. “So now we come with GnR, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and more than 60 other amazing bands starting at $99 to deliver on our commitment of ‘value’ to rock fans everywhere…It’s going to be an unforgettable weekend!”
“When ROTR sold out last year we knew the bar had to be raised. With these headliners along with Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Motorhead, Staind, Seether and so many more, there is no doubt now that Rock On The Range has become THE #1 rock festival.” said Gary Spivack, Co-Executive Producer of ROTR. “And since year one, Monster Energy has been a partner at the festival and we are excited to announce their expanding support; their dedication to the genre as well as breaking new artists is second to none.”
“Rock on the Range has emerged as a powerhouse event for our organization, the City of Columbus and rock fans from around the country,” said Columbus Crew President Mark McCullers. “We have invested in some significant facility improvements that will add to the Ranger experience and this year’s event will be another blockbuster show.”
Presented by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, who return as the Main Stage sponsor; Crazy Dave’s Music Experience (an interactive exhibit that features all the elements that are involved in making music in in a professional band setting); the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Contest (launching this Spring for your chance to play the stage at ROTR).
The nationally renowned festival, part of the World’s Loudest Month Festival Series, is centrally located in the heart of the country and has annually drawn huge weekend crowds since its inception in 2007, including a sold-out crowd of over 103,000 fans in 2013.