THIRD ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL

Check back Monday, September 3rd, for The Rock Tribune’s full coverage!

The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will kick off August 17 in Kansas City, MO, criss-crossing the U.S. before wrapping September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. Please see below for the current tour dates, cities and venues.

Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, June 15 and are affordably priced between $15 and $75 (plus fees). Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com for full details and to purchase tickets. In addition, exclusive Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival meet & greet and VIP packages will be available.

Also, visit www.RockstarUPROAR.com/UPROARTV to see a new video clip of some of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival bands announcing this year’s tour dates and talking about what to expect at the shows.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way. In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner.

***UPDATE***

Papa Roach has been forced to withdraw from the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix has been diagnosed with a nodule on his left vocal cord, and at the advice of his physician he will undergo corrective surgery to remove the nodule and prevent further damage.

“It’s no secret that I’ve been having issues with my voice lately. I was hoping to be able to go out there and kill it on this tour by resting and doing vocal exercises, but my voice has just gone out on me. I hate to let our fans down, but unfortunately surgery is the only way to fix it,” Shaddix said. “The last thing we want to do is give our fans less than 100% every night. We know they’ll understand and we’ll be back better than ever.”

“It was amazing having Papa Roach on the road with us for the first few UPROAR shows. We’re disappointed that they can’t continue for the rest of the tour, but Jacoby’s health is the priority and we wish him a speedy recovery,” says Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes.

Beginning Friday, August 24, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage schedule will be adjusted to allow longer performances from Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way.

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Look for details about the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records to be announced next week, and go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com/battleofthebands for more info.

The current Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:

*Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show

**Fozzy and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show

◊In This Moment will not be performing at this show

†In This Moment and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show

‡Fozzy, Redlight King and In This Moment will not be performing at this show

Date Market Venue
Fri. 8/17 Kansas City, MO Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone *
Sat. 8/18 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show) *
Sun. 8/19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre **
Tue. 8/21 Grand Rapids, MI Rock The Rapids (downtown)main stage bands only
Wed. 8/22 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
Fri. 8/24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center *
Sat. 8/25 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair *
Sun. 8/26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center *
Tue. 8/28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
Wed. 8/29 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center **
Fri. 8/31 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion *
Sat. 9/1 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
Sun. 9/2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live *
Wed. 9/5 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park *
Fri. 9/7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre ◊
Sat. 9/8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center †
Sun. 9/9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center ◊
Tue. 9/11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek ◊
Wed. 9/12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood ◊
Thu. 9/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ◊
Sat. 9/15 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion †
Sun. 9/16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion ◊
Tue. 9/18 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater ‡
Wed. 9/19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre ◊
Fri. 9/21 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park and Events Center ◊
Sat. 9/22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre ◊
Sun. 9/23 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater ◊
Tue. 9/25 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater ◊
Sat. 9/29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion †
Sun. 9/30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion †

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will entertain fans for a full afternoon and evening, with performances from the hottest rock bands, along with a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is proud to continue its alliance with Child Find of America, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and resolution of child abduction. In addition, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has joined forces with MusiCares®, a nonprofit health and human service organization established in 1989 by The Recording Academy® that helps members of the music industry in times of financial, medical and personal hardship. Various fundraising and awareness campaigns will be implemented to support these two charities. More information can be found at www.RockstarUPROAR.com/causes.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Ernie Ball, Jägermeister, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Imagen Records, Truth, Lunarpages, Matador Beef Jerky, Schecter Guitars, South Surf, Slurpee, and Zippo Lighters.

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