The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will launch next week with a stellar active rock lineup including multi-platinum headliner Disturbed, who will release their Asylum CD August 31, following three consecutive #1 album debuts; and multi-platinum co-headliner Avenged Sevenfold, whose newly-released Nightmare just debuted at #1 on the “Billboard 200” album chart with 163,000 copies sold. In addition, the main stage will feature Stone Sour, set to release Audio Secrecy September 7 and Halestorm, touring in support of their self-titled debut CD. The potent rock lineup for the touring music and lifestyle jaunt also features performances from Jägermeister Second Stage headliners Hellyeah (whose new CD Stampede recently debuted at #8 on the “Billboard 200” album chart), as well as Airbourne, Hail The Villain, New Medicine and the local Jägermeister-sponsored opener in each city.
UPROAR features four artists with current Top 10 R&R active rock songs: #1 Disturbed’s “Another Way To Die,” #3 Avenged Sevenfold’s “Nightmare,” #5 Hellyeah’s “Hell Of A Time” and #8 Stone Sour’s “Say You’ll Haunt Me.” Hail The Villain and Halestorm hold slots in the Top 40 at active rock: #22 Hail The Villain’s “Take Back The Fear” and #33 Halestorm “Familiar Taste Of Poison.”
The late summer trek will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America and is being produced by John Reese, John Oakes and CAA in conjunction with Live Nation. The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will feature a full afternoon and night of activities, including a concourse midway filled with vendors and activities. Tickets for all shows are available now. Go right here for a full list of dates and purchasing information.
As previously announced, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has formed a partnership with Child Find of America, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and resolution of child abduction (1-800-I-AM-LOST). UPROAR and mGive mobile giving have created a text-to-donate campaign to benefit Child Find of America that will continue throughout the year. Text “FIND” to 50555 to donate $5 to Child Find of America.
To enhance the festival experience, Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival sponsors are offering a variety of activities and contests, which are detailed below.
Roadrunner Records Ticket Giveaway: Roadrunner is offering a free pair of tickets to each show along the Festival's inaugural run. Kicking off August 17th and running until October 4th, there will be a winner for each date.
Rockstar Energy Drink: Rockstar Energy Drink is offering a MEGA Rockstar Prize Pack which includes a Rockstar Energy Drink Skateboard, Rockstar Energy Drink Wakeboard, a one-year supply of Rockstar Energy Drink and a $100 gift card to spend at DiNGLIFE.com!
Best Buy Musical Instruments: Best Buy Musical Instruments connects fans to the music this summer on the road with the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. At each venue, the Best Buy Musical Instruments pop-up store will feature musical instruments, CDs and scheduled signings where fans can meet the bands. Additionally, Best Buy MI brings the tour in-store with special band appearances and opportunities to win free festival tickets.
Jägermeister USA: Jägermeister, the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and the top shot brand in the country, is taking the show on the road this summer with the Jägermeister Mobile stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The one of a kind Jägermeister Mobile Stage is the exclusive festival stage at Uproar and will host top acts such as Hellyeah, Airbourne and many more. Visit the Jägermeister area, better known as Jäger World, to get in on the fun, take a picture with the world famous Jägerettes, meet some of the bands and for the chance to win an iconic Jägermeister Tap Machine. Jägermeister Mobile Stage. You Rock, We Roll.
Skull Candy featuring their “2xl Disturbed buds”: 2XL Headphones are causing a ruckus at the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival this summer. Come to the 2XL tent to try your luck at Plinko and score some extra swag. Be sure to check out a set of limited custom Disturbed headphones while milling through the tent. Check us out at each of the festival stops.
The Marines: Come by the Marines tent in select markets and show your strength at the chin-up bar. Also, enter to win various prizes including a pair of upgraded tickets courtesy of the United States Marine Corps. The Few, The Proud, The Marines.
D'Addario Guitar Strings/Evans Drumheads/Planet Waves: D’Addario Guitar Strings, Evans Drumheads and Planet Waves music accessories are on tour this summer with the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Check out the D’Addario, Evans and Planet Waves Ultimate Band Giveaway on www.rockstaruproar.com/contests and enter your band to win everything you need to go on tour.
Zoom: This summer, Zoom is bringing its diverse line of innovative audio products on tour with the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. World-renowned for its handy audio and video recorders, Zoom will be showcasing its Q3 Handy Video Recorder and the new H1 Handy Recorder throughout the tour. UPROAR and Zoom will also sponsor a contest in which five lucky winners will become “pit reporters” receiving a limited edition Zoom Q3 Video Recorder, a ticket upgrade with press pit access to film the show up close, a limited edition tour poster, a signed program from all the bands and more. Go to www.soundmakesthemovie.com to see exclusive artist videos and learn more about the Q3.
Bleeding Star Clothing: Many people follow trends, few people set trends, and even less create an entire culture! Bleeding Star Clothing has become a veteran of rock influenced alternative street fashion. Starting up in 2004, Bleeding Star has spent the last five years essentially becoming a household name in the alternative scene. Bleeding Star has been known for breaking the rules, and going above and beyond expectations. We’re an independent art-based fashion line, but our quality of artwork and production has continually set the standards and raised inspiration. We are packing up and hitting the road as a sponsor of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, so we can show all you crazy folks first hand just what we’ve got to offer. Be sure to spot be our tent and check out our newest 7 Deadly Sins line; our most provocative line to date!
Zippo: Be sure to stop by the Zippo booth to purchase a limited edition UPROAR Zippo lighter. These lighters will only be available at the festival. Based in Bradford, PA, and distributed in more than 152 countries worldwide, Zippo has produced nearly 475 million windproof lighters since its founding in 1932. Although best known for its iconic refillable windproof lighter, the Zippo product line also includes lighter accessories, butane candle lighters, lifestyle products for men, and an outdoor line of products and accessories introduced earlier this year. Zippo owns W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, one of America's oldest and finest cutlery manufacturers; Zippo Fashion Italia, maker of Italian fashion leather goods; and substantially all of the assets of Ronson Consumer Products Corporation.
Metal Mulisha: Come by the Metal Mulisha trailer to get autographs from the best FMX riders in the world! We will also have exclusive merchandise just for the tour! This is a tour that you will never forget.
Krank Amplification: Krank Amps is proud to be the official guitar and bass amp sponsor on the loudest tour of 2010, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival! Come by the Best Buy pop up store between bands and rock the amps firsthand to see why thousands of players all over planet have become certifiable Krank Addicts!
Sennheiser: Sennheiser delivers the ultimate audio experience for people who crave true-to-life sound and put the same high demand on their gear as they do on themselves. Sennheiser will feature its array of premium headphone and microphone products at the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Sound enthusiasts and musicians are invited to demo Sennheiser products at the Best Buy presentation at the festival ground. Sennheiser products allow discerning listeners to “own” their personal listening experiences, if you are into sound, Sennheiser is your choice. A leader in audio technology for over 65 years, Sennheiser understands the desires and demands of audio professionals and enthusiasts.
THQ: WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2011 joins the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival this summer to showcase destiny-defining moments, the latest WWE Superstars, WWE Divas, match types like Hell in a Cell and Tables, Ladders and Chairs, as well as a new physics system for uber-realistic and unpredictable matches. Be among the first ever to play WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2011, THQ’s annual WWE videogame blockbuster! Stop by the Best Buy booth to play the videogame and take advantage of a special pre-order offer. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will be available on October 26, 2010.
SABIAN: SABIAN is globally renowned as the world's leading designer and maker of musical cymbals. This award-winning company offers cymbals and sounds for every musical application, playing level and price point. Today’s most influential drummers are guaranteed to blow away audiences with their high-powered, aggressive rock at this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Headliners Mike Wengren (Disturbed) and Mike Portnoy (Avenged Sevenfold), along with Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and Vinnie Paul (Hellyeah) all play SABIAN because sound matters.
Shirts For A Cure: Shirts For A Cure is heading back out on the road this fall with the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Stop by our booth in the main concourse to check out our new shirt offerings and pick up one of our new f*ck cancer wristbands. As with everything we offer, 100% of the proceeds go directly to fighting breast cancer.
www.DiNGLIFE.com: DiNGS are custom skins for your iPhone, Blackberry, laptop, iPod, Wii, X-Box 360, as well as hundreds of other cell phones, game consoles and devices. DiNG Skins provide a thin, stylish, protective vinyl skin cover with exclusive artwork available from hundreds of bands including Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Hellyeah, tattoo artist, and more. DiNG skins are easy to apply and leave no sticky residue when removed.
Pilfer Clothing: PILFER is a dynamic lifestyle clothing line that combines the ethos of heavy music with baby soft cotton and freakish designs that are sourced from the planet Krypton! Wearing Pilfer will change your sex life, your positivity and move you to a place you never thought existed! PILFER is new, now and needed.
Guitar Player: The galaxy's most respected, credible, and stylistically diverse guitar magazine since 1967 is thrilled to be part of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival as publisher of the official program. For more than 40 years, GUITAR PLAYER has taught obsessed guitarists how to sound better and play better with insightful artist interviews, how-to lessons, and gear reviews. We also promote unsigned guitarists with our annual GUITAR PLAYER's GUITAR SUPERSTAR competition.