2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival
with Skillet & Pop Evil
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT 7PM
Tickets on sale Friday at 10am
The 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival featuring multi-platinum band Godsmack, along with Skillet and Pop Evil, makes a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, September 17. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am.
21st century hard rock titans Godsmack have sold over 20 million records worldwide. The band’s new smash single “1000hp” recently debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock chart and it’s already Top 10 on the Active Rock radio chart in its first week. Godsmack will release their sixth full length album 1000hp on August 5. Frontman and founder Sully Erna says, “UPROAR Festival has been a long part of Godsmack’s history; we can’t wait to get out with some of our longtime friends and play our new music for our fans.”
“We’re excited to welcome UPROAR veterans Godsmack back for another year and also can’t wait to hit the road with all the other amazing rock bands joining us for the first time. We look forward to creating an incredible UPROAR experience for rock fans in every city we visit,” say festival producers John Oakes and John Reese.
Check out a promo video for the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival which includes an appearance from Sully Erna from Godsmack here
Since its inception in 2010, the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival continues to receive widespread praise from the media. Here’s a sample of what the press have said:
“one of the most anticipated tours of the summer for rock fans”
–Mary Ouellette, Loudwire.com, August 13, 2013
“A juggernaut of a summer tour illuminating that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well”
–Rick Florino, ARTISTdirect.com, September 19, 2013
“the best tour of the year”
–Brandon Veal, Examiner.com, September 19, 2012
“a dream lineup for hard rock fans”
–Paige Montgomery, Denver Post, October 6, 2011
“one of the most electric tours of the year”
–Revolver, September/October 2010
Tickets, starting at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees), go on sale Friday at 10am at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at AXS.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.
Godsmack stand strong as 21st century hard rock titans. With an unbreakable spirit and diehard work ethic evocative of their hometown, the Boston quartet consists of Sully Erna (vocals), Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merril (bass), and Tony Rombola (lead guitar). To date, they’ve notched a staggering six #1 singles at mainstream rock radio, including “Awake,” “Straight Out of Line,” “Cryin’ Like A Bitch,” and “I Stand Alone.” Moreover, they’ve enjoyed 20 Top 10 hits at the format–the most of any act since February 1999–as well as four Grammy nominations, and were winners of Billboard Music Awards’ Rock Artist of the Year in 2001. Selling over 20 million records worldwide, the band has also unleashed three consecutive albums at #1 on the Billboard Top 200—namely Faceless , IV , and The Oracle. Godsmack’s domination continues with the release of their new smash single “1000hp,” which debuted #1 on the iTunes Rock chart, and upcoming release of their sixth full length album 1000hp on August 5th.
Over the course of the past few years, GRAMMY® nominated and platinum selling rock band Skillet has sold more than two million units in the U.S., racked up more than 160 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number over five million on Facebook alone. Their 2013 release RISE debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard Rock and Christian charts, which led to No. 1 radio hits for “American Noise,” “Not Gonna Die” and “Sick Of It.” RISE also gave Skillet their late night television debut on Conan. RISE follows the band’s 2009 blockbuster, Awake, which was certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the U.S. and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. In addition, the record hit No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart, garnered three Billboard Music Awards and spawned four hit singles including the No. 1 Active Rock smash and gold-certified “Awake & Alive,” the gold-certified “Hero,” “It’s Not Me It’s You” and the platinum-certified “Monster.” “Monster” lived up to its name, selling more than a million copies and hitting Top 5 at Active Rock radio (the first in a string of multiple Top 5 active rock hits), while its companion video has generated over 69 million YouTube views. Skillet was the only active rock band to achieve RIAA Platinum Certification in 2012, and was one of only three rock bands (the other two being Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys) to strike platinum in 2012. Skillet is made up of John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Jen Ledger and Seth Morrison.
About Pop Evil
Pop Evil represents the American Dream. Raised in the heartland, driven by uncompromising passion and goals, self-made from their bootstraps and energized by diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Pop Evil–Leigh Kakaty (lead vocals), Nick Fuelling (lead guitar), Dave Grahs (rhythm guitar), Matt DiRito (bass) and Chachi Riot (drums)–has used muscle and sweat to put their musical vision into the hearts and minds of hard rock lovers worldwide. After three number one songs at rock radio, a half million digital singles sold and over 1,000 shows a few short years into their impressive career, Pop Evil is a swaggering, fist-pumping, ball-busting ride through American rock. The grandiose melody of the ‘70s, the danger of the ‘80s, the emotion of the ‘90s and the loudest of modern riffs all have a home in Pop Evil, who fashion a fresh sound that looks to the future through the prism of rock’s past. Pop Evil songs are heard on ESPN, ABC, FOX and other networks. Sports teams like the Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, and their very own Detroit Red Wings, Tigers and Michigan Wolverines bang their anthems over the loudspeakers. Pop Evil doesn’t take anything for granted. They know their listeners are open-minded but that they also have a lot of choices. They want to be challenged. They want to be inspired. That’s why the band works hard to create music that stands out.
About Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival
The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival is produced by John Reese and John Oakes of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and CAA’s Darryl Eaton and Ryan Harlacher. SGE is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests.
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About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy, Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert featuring electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com